The state has reached a tentative deal on a four-year contract for several thousand members of the Hawaii Government Employees Association.

Bargaining Unit 13, which covers 8,100 professional and scientific employees, can expect more details from the negotiating team next week, HGEA Executive Director Randy Perreira said in a statement Thursday.

Just over half of HGEA Unit 13 members rejected the state’s two-year contract offer in April and were ready to head to binding arbitration.

Read past Civil Beat coverage of union contract issues here.

Nathan Eagle