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On third day of Hilton strike, guests complain

October 18, 2010
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HONOLULU — On day three of a strike by hotel workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort and Spa in Waikiki, guests complained about cleaning hotel rooms themselves, closed restaurants and noise from the strikers, according to KITV-TV.
About 1,500 Local 5 union members who''d usually work as housekeepers, front desk clerks, restaurant staff, bellmen and maintenance technicians went on strike Thursday for five days, the article noted.
"The rooms are not being maintained at the level at which they were three weeks ago, or even on Monday," said Fayth Hill, who has been staying at the Hilton with her husband for the last few weeks, while they await Coast Guard housing.
Jerry Gibson, the vice president of Hilton Hawaii said the hotel is operating with managers and about 300 temporary non-union staff filling in.
According to the article, the strike is scheduled to continue until 12:01 a.m. Tuesday: The next round of union negotiations is set for October 25 and 26.
The union said Hilton management is trying to lock them into a recessionary contract without promising that staff will not lose their jobs because of outsourcing to non-union employees, the article stated.
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