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Sheraton Kauai contract ratified
Unite Here Local 5 workers at the Sheraton Kauai Resort have voted to accept a new three-year contract that will put their wages and benefits on par with Waikiki Starwood properties.
Union workers at the Kauai resort began negotiations several months ago. The new agreement brings wages and benefits up to the industry-leading Waikiki standards for the first time since Hurricane Iniki. The agreement also unites the Unite Here Local 5 units on Kauai, Maui and Waikiki under a common expiration date in 2010, allowing statewide bargaining for the first time since 1990.
"With this agreement, Sheraton has stepped up to the plate to pay for great improvements for Sheraton Kauai workers," said Local 5 representative Daniel Kerwin.