We are writing to inform you that labor disputes may erupt at hotels across our
islands in the coming months. Despite the fact that the hotel industry has remained
fundamentally profitable through the recession, hotel companies in Hawaii are trying to
outsource our work, combine job duties, and decrease sick pay.
We represent the hard-working housekeepers, dishwashers, cooks, bellpersons and
others that are in charge of making your event a success. To that end, we strongly urge
to visit our website often (www.unitehere.org/hotelguide) to make sure your hotel is not
subject to a strike or boycott. Please protect yourself. Include protective language in your
contract to ensure your event is a success. Below we have included sample language othercustomers have negotiated into their contracts.
EXCUSED NON-PERFORMANCE DUE TO LABOR DISPUTE.
Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, if performance hereunder would foreseeably involve [Group] in or subject it to the effects of a boycott, strike, lockout, picketing or other labor dispute and [Group] therefore withholds, delays or cancels performance, it shall have no liability there from, provided that [Group] may not withhold, delay or cancel performance based upon a labor dispute involving its own employees. In the event of a cancellation under this Section, neither [Group] nor its members shall have any future obligation under this Agreement, and any deposits or other payments made to the Hotel by [Group] or its members to reserve rooms or other space for use, and/or for services to be provided, shall promptly be refunded to [Group] or its members. This Section shall supersede all other provisions of this Agreement and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of [Groupâ€™s home state here]
(808) 941-2141 ext 226
(808) 941-2166 (f)