HONOLULU — A monthlong strike that left some hotel guests making their own beds ended Saturday when negotiators for workers at 11 Hawaii hotels agreed to a tentative five-year contract.
Terms of the deal between Local 5 of the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees and the Council of Hawaii Hotels were not revealed, but the union called it an improvement over a pact approved at one big hotel last week.
The strike by 7,500 employees affected about a fourth of the 37,000 hotel rooms in Waikiki, the state's tourist capital, and about 1 in 7 of the state's total hotel rooms.
The tentative accord was announced Saturday by union and management representatives, Gov. John Waihee and federal mediator Frank Schoeppel.
The union achieved its main goal of bringing pay in line with that of mainland hotel workers, said union spokesman Roderick Rodriguez.