No winner in union contest at Kauai’s Princeville Resort
There will likely be a runoff for the union selected by hotel workers at the Princeville Resort on Kauai, given that no one group got a majority vote.
An election was held on Monday, after a one-month postponement due to dispute over the exclusion of some Princeville employees.
Thomas Cestare, officer in charge of the National Labor and Relations Board in Hawaii and the Pacific, said the hotel had about 320 eligible voters.
There were 114 votes for the International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 142, 62 for Unite Here Local 5 and 86 against joining any labor organization. Eight of the ballots are being challenged for eligibility.
The resort is a Starwood Hotels & Resorts property. Unite Here Local 5 represents about 3,200 Starwood workers across the state and was vying with the ILWU for representation of the Princeville Resort workers.
Cestare said the board will wait for to see if any objections are filed this week, and then schedule a runoff election.