Strike authorized for North Shore Oahu resort
KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Union workers at a North Shore Oahu resort have voted to authorize a strike.
More than 300 Local 5 members voted Thursday to allow the union to call for a strike at Turtle Bay Resort.
The union says they have been working without a contract for more than two years while the resort owner moves forward with expansion plans.
Resort officials say they’re disappointed by the vote and are doing everything possible to provide an attractive and competitive benefits package.
Bargaining resumes on Monday.
Local 5 represents more than 10,000 workers in Hawaii’s hospitality, health care and food service industries.