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Chad Blair: Fresh Interest In Organized Labor May Bode Well For Democrats Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Chad Blair: Fresh Interest In Organized Labor May Bode Well For Democrats

A new report finds that Hawaii is the most unionized state. That’s not good news for Republicans.

Why Isn’t Hawaii’s Largest Union Weighing In On The Kauai Prosecutor’s Race?

Why Isn’t Hawaii’s Largest Union Weighing In On The Kauai Prosecutor’s Race?

HGEA is unusually silent on the special election for Kauai prosecuting attorney.

HPD Chief Disputes ‘Inaccurate’ SHOPO Patrol Staffing Criticism Honolulu Police Commission/2021

HPD Chief Disputes ‘Inaccurate’ SHOPO Patrol Staffing Criticism

Chief Rade Vanic said the department has explored multiple ways to bolster police patrols across the island.

Longtime Corrections Officer Elected To Lead United Public Workers Screenshot

Longtime Corrections Officer Elected To Lead United Public Workers

Kalani Werner was elected state director of the union in a runoff contest, replacing longtime UPW leader Dayton Nakanelua.

SHOPO Leader Wants Faster Progress In Finding A New Honolulu Police Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

SHOPO Leader Wants Faster Progress In Finding A New Honolulu Police Chief

The union’s newly elected president, Robert Cavaco, criticized the police commission’s decision to hire a consulting firm to help with the search.

Troubled United Public Workers Union Holds A Pivotal Election Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Troubled United Public Workers Union Holds A Pivotal Election

Amid an ongoing federal investigation, members of one of the most influential unions in Hawaii are electing a new state director.

Workers In Hawaii Face New Job Losses — This Time Without A Safety Net Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Workers In Hawaii Face New Job Losses — This Time Without A Safety Net

Hawaii still lags behind other states in how quickly the state processes initial unemployment payments.

Election Violations Prompt New Vote For Hawaii Hotel Union Leadership Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Election Violations Prompt New Vote For Hawaii Hotel Union Leadership

Some members say the Unite Here Local 5 election do-over is still unfair to opposition candidates and members who were out of work during the pandemic.

Vice Principal Fired For Affair On Campus Accuses Her Union Of Failing To Defend Her Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Vice Principal Fired For Affair On Campus Accuses Her Union Of Failing To Defend Her

The vice principal, while accepting responsibility, says that dismissal for the affair with a principal was too harsh.

Incoming Hawaii Teachers Union Chief Offers Changes In Style Not Substance Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Incoming Hawaii Teachers Union Chief Offers Changes In Style Not Substance

HSTA Vice President Osa Tui Jr., registrar at McKinley High, will take the helm of the union in July.