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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 26, 2001

Business briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Hawaiian, union seek mediation

Hawaiian Airlines and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have requested mediation assistance from the National Mediation Board in their contract talks for the airline's clerical and mechanics' workers.

The sides have been in talks since January 2000. Both contracts became amendable Feb. 28, 2000.

IAM represents about 1,600 employees at Hawaiian who work in clerical, crew scheduling, ramp handling, mechanical and related jobs.

Hawaiian Airlines recently settled contracts with the Air Line Pilots Association and the Association of Flight Attendants. The airline still is negotiating contracts with the Transport Workers Union and Communications Section Employees Union.

Marc Resorts to run Kihei inn

Marc Resorts Hawai'i, which operates 20 properties in the state, said it will take over management of Maui Oceanfront Inn in Kihei on June 1.

The inn has 72 units and is home to Sarento's on the Beach restaurant.

Get2Hawaii hires president

Get2Hawaii, an affiliate of Honolulu-based Panda travel, has hired Stephen Kim as president of the travel-software system start-up.

Kim, a former Hawai'i resident, joins the company from Seattle-based Aegis Capital Inc. and Aegis Software, Design & Manufacturing where he held positions as chief operating officer and chief financial officer, respectively.

Sugar workers still need jobs

Five months after the closure of Amfac/JMB's sugar operations on Kaua'i, many of those put out of work still have not found new jobs.

Unemployment benefits will begin to expire in the next few weeks for some of the workers.

The Kaua'i chapter of the state Workforce Development Division is trying to reach those who still have not found jobs. Of 416 people who were displaced, about 250 are actively seeking work. Officials say only 75 have contacted the agency.