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Ala Moana union pact ratified
Members of Unite Here! Local 5 have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new four-year contract with the Ala Moana Hotel
. Ninety-nine percent of the members who cast ballots voted in favor of the agreement covering 340 workers, reached Oct. 24.
The contract will raise the pay of non-tipped and tipped workers; provide tipped employees double-time pay while on sick leave; reduce the maximum number of rooms assigned to housekeeping employees to 15 from 16; and guarantee no additional subcontracting by the hotel.
The contract includes the same health, welfare and pension benefits workers receive at the larger Waikiki hotels, and now has the same expiration date as other hotels with Local 5 contracts.
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ON A ROLL
Toyota said its July-September quarter profit rose 11 percent to $4 billion on solid overseas sales and raised its earnings forecast for the full year. Sales were stagnant in its home market, but strong in North America, Europe, Asia and other markets.
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NEW HIRES / PROMOTIONS
» The University of Hawaii Foundation has announced the following new hires and promotions: Jennifer Hee
has been promoted to director of development for the William S. Richardson School of Law from director of institutional advancement for Kapiolani Community College. Linh Hoang
has been promoted to director of development for Kapiolani Community College from associate director of estate and gift planning. Unyong Nakata
has been promoted to assistant director of estate and gift planning from communications director. Amy Watari
has been promoted to director of alumni and development and communications for the Shidler College of Business from alumni relations coordinator. Margaret Shiba
has been promoted to senior director of development for the University of Hawaii at Hilo from director of development. Kristi Bates
has been hired as development associate. She previously served as a special projects coordinator at the School of Travel Industry Management. Mangmang Qiu Brown
has been hired as director of international engagement. She previously served as general coordinator for U.S.-ASIA Law Institute and as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Honolulu. Stacia Garlach
has been hired as assistant director of alumni relations, communications and marketing. She previously served as publications editor and creative director for the Office of Institutional Advancement and adjunct professor of communication at Chaminade University of Honolulu. Cori Miller
has been hired as assistant director of alumni relations, membership and chapter relations. She previously served as student affairs officer for UC Berkeley's statistics department. Margot Schrire
has been hired as director of communications. She previously served as director of community relations for the Institute for Human Services Honolulu.
» Group 70 International has named Ralph E. Portmore
of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Planning Association. He currently serves as the American Institute of Certified Planners, of counsel to the firm and has almost 40 years of urban and regional planning experience with local, national and international projects.
» Junior Achievement of Hawaii has elected the following new members for its board of directors through 2008: Gregg Harris, Servco Pacific; Carol Higa, Bank of Hawaii; Michael Nale, Manpower Professional Inc.; Nancy C. Rose, KPMG; Bobby Senaha, Hawaii Business; Mathew Shido, Allstate Insurance Co.; and Gerald Shintaku, Kraft Foods Inc.
» The Hawaii State AFL-CIO has re-elected Randy Perreira as president at its 22nd biennial convention on Oct. 26, 2007. He has served as president since 2005 and also serves as deputy director of HGEA, AFSCME Local 152.
» The Hawaii Theatre Center Stars, a volunteer organization of the Hawaii Theatre Center, has announced its directors: Jeffrie Jones, president; Sandra Johnston, vice president; Donna Ambrose, treasurer; Tracey Stott Kelly, corresponding secretary; Bonnie Wellman, recording secretary; Noelle Baker, newsletter editor; Karen Huffman, past president; Gail Hutchinson, membership activities; Kathy Wright, membership administration; and Mele Pochereva and Elli Winnik, nominating committee.