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Hotel workers union reaches tentative deal with Hilton Hawaiian Village

Union workers applauded the tentative deal announced over the weekend.
Union workers applauded the tentative deal announced over the weekend.(UNITEHERE! Local 5 (custom credit))
Updated: May. 27, 2019 at 10:54 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Unionized hotel workers and the Hilton Hawaiian Village reached a tentative deal in contract negotiations.

The tentative deal is for a four-year union contract that reportedly covers some 1,800 workers.

It includes a wage increase, and terms for job preservation. The union’s negotiation committee worked with the company from May 24 to 26 to reach the tentative deal.

“This is a historic agreement that will set a standard for hotel and timeshare workers in Hawaii. Hilton members stuck together to achieve a great contract that raises the standards for workers from all departments in the hotel and timeshares," Eric Gill, Financial Secretary-Treasurer of UNITE HERE Local 5, said.

The union contract expired on June 30, 2018.

Hilton workers will vote to either ratify or reject the deal on Wednesday.

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