Waikiki's, Pacific Beach Hotel is a great place to vacation...as long as one overlooks the treatment of staffers.
"Our rulings likely come as no surprise to the parties. Two themes repeat themselves in the decade-long history of this dispute. The first is HTH’s defiance of the Labor Act and its employees’ statutory rights. The second is HTH’s consistent losses before the agency and the courts. A skeptical adjudicator might question whether HTH has ever taken seriously its obligations under the law."
The decision is here. But it goes without saying, bad things happen when good people are treated shabbily, as the opinion in this long-running dispute indicated.
"One of the employees HTH declined to rehire was union
organizer Rhandy Villanueva. Villanueva had worked in the
Hotel’s housekeeping department as a houseman for over
fourteen years prior to his termination. In 2005, the housekeeping
staff had selected Villanueva to be one of its representatives
on the Union’s negotiating committee. He served
continuously on that committee through December 2007, at
which time HTH ceased bargaining. Villanueva was not
rehired by HTH. Villanueva had no written disciplinary
records in his file, although other housemen who were rehired