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Why More Than 600 Foodland Workers Are Poised To Strike In Hawaii Civil Beat/2010

Why More Than 600 Foodland Workers Are Poised To Strike In Hawaii

The local supermarket chain has been in talks with the union since its collective bargaining agreement expired in April 2021.

Police Raises Approved by Honolulu City Council Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Police Raises Approved by Honolulu City Council

All four counties get a last look at the 5% wage increases before the agreement is finalized

New Hawaii Police Contract Includes Pay Increases Through 2024 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

New Hawaii Police Contract Includes Pay Increases Through 2024

The deal means 5% pay increases per year for three years for more than 2,700 officers across the state.

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.