"HCC program trains up next generation of construction workers"
Hawaii News Now - July 8, 2016
Honolulu Community College's construction academy is being praised for its efforts to ready young people for the construction industry -- before they even graduate from high school. And there's hope the academy will help Hawaii meet the needs of a booming construction industry.
"Hawaii increases penalties for labor law violations"
KHON2 - July 7, 2016
New laws increase the penalties for companies that violate certain labor laws in Hawaii. According to the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR), the changes aim to better protect workers by increasing the penalties for employers who fail to provide adequate pay or insurance protection.
"Construction halts after $20,000 in equipment stolen from Ewa site"
KHON2 - June 9, 2016
Construction theft could cut down if the island stays vigilant.
"Construction Alliance Endorses Caldwell"
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - May 13, 2016
Tyler Dos Santos-Tam, Hawaii Construction Alliance executive director, applauded Caldwell for supporting key road, sewer and parks projects that are critical to the island and have provided jobs for Alliance workers.
"Labor Department orders Hawaii contractor to pay back $500k in back wages to its employees"
Pacific Business News - March 2, 2016
The Hawaii Construction Alliance is backing a number of bills on the state level aimed at increasing enforcement, including House Bill 2472 and Senate Bill 2725, which would appropriate funds for five more wage inspector positions at DLIR and increase fines to help prevent wage violations from happening in the first place. House Bill 2473 and Senate Bill 2723, which would increase fines for wage violations on public works projects.
"Taste of Kalihi block party revitalizes community good"
KHON2 - January 16, 2016
“Taste of Kalihi is an opportunity to bring people together from business, labor, social services and government agencies all based in Kalihi,” said Hawaii Construction Alliance executive director Tyler Dos Santos-Tam. “We all got our start in Kalihi and this is way to give back and for people to enjoy a Saturday afternoon.”
"State investigates 28 Ala Moana Center building contractors"
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - November 14, 2015
Tyler Dos Santos-Tam, executive director of the Hawaii Construction Alliance, representing five union groups, said “We were informed by some of the workers who were working on the individual stores within the Ewa wing that they were getting cash payments and not being provided with insurance and health coverage.”
"Hawaii labor officials say contractors at Ala Moana Center's Ewa wing violated state labor laws"
Pacific Business News - November 13, 2015
"Our concerns were not limited to the temporary disability insurance and prepaid health care violations which the state released yesterday," Hawaii Construction Alliance Executive Director Tyler Dos Santos-Tam told PBN.
"Worker alleges unsafe, unfair conditions during Ala Moana construction"
KHON2 - October 28, 2015
A man who worked on the construction of Ala Moana Center’s new Ewa Wing expansion said he experienced unsafe work conditions with no one watching. State investigators went to the center Monday after the Hawaii Construction Alliance filed a complaint about labor violations, based on allegations by multiple workers.
"Video: Worker at Ala Moana Center claims cash pay without benefits"
KHON2 - October 27, 2015
The Hawaii Construction Alliance provided KHON2 with video of a worker at Ala Moana Center during Monday’s investigation. The Alliance has been looking into the allegations for weeks, and plans to provide the state with more claims, including information provided in the video.
"State investigates labor, licensing, tax compliance during Ala Moana Center expansion"
KHON2 - October 26, 2015
The Alliance has been looking at possible unlicensed contracting activity for the past several weeks at nine stores in the Ewa wing, according to its executive director. Tyler Dos Santos-Tam told KHON2, “When people are being underpaid and undervalued for the work that they put in, that’s a problem for us as a community, and we need to say no to that.”
"Forty Under 40: Tyler Dos Santos-Tam, 27"
Pacific Business News - June 19, 2015
"Statewide employment forecasted to expand by 3 percent"
KHON2 - April 13, 2015
The report forecasts that construction and extraction jobs will grow the most rapidly at 6.1 percent, creating 1,540 job openings annually. “We still have a number of workers on the bench; we’re really looking forward to putting them to work,” said Tyler Dos Santos-Tam with the Hawaii Construction Alliance.
"Comedians Help Raise Funds For Haiyan Victims"
Big Island Now - February 5, 2014
Filipino-American comedian Rex Navarrete will join Hawaii’s Augie T in a statewide comedy tour in March to benefit the continuing efforts to provide relief to the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan. “Laugh For Relief” is being presented by the Hawaii Construction Alliance.
"Construction trade unions, contractors head to bargaining table"
Pacific Business News - March 13, 2014
For the first time in a generation, all construction labor unions that are part of the Hawaii Construction Alliance will be at the bargaining table with general contractors to discuss a new contract this year, as the expiration date of its current agreement approaches.
"Construction Alliance endorses Anderson for Congressional seat"
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - February 4, 2014