Workers protest job cuts at Oahu newspaper


Marcel Honore (foreground) and others demonstrate during a “Save Hawai’i News” rally Thursday on Oahu outside the offices of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The rally was organized by the Pacific Media Workers Guild, which represents workers at the state’s largest daily newspaper. More than 40 Guild and other union members and the general public participated in the rally, aimed at protesting cuts made by the Star-Advertiser’s parent company, Oahu Publications Inc., which is owned by David Black. The publisher of the newspaper is Dennis Francis. Nearly a quarter of the newspaper’s reporting staff — 25 positions — has been cut in the last year.

Pacific Media Workers Guild / CRAIG KOJIMA photo