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Thousands of Hawaii School Employees To Get Up To 25% In Pandemic Hazard Pay Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Thousands of Hawaii School Employees To Get Up To 25% In Pandemic Hazard Pay

HGEA estimated that the arbitration decision could cost the state as much as $150 million.

A Big Bill From The Pandemic Is Coming Due: Hazard Pay For State And County Workers Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

A Big Bill From The Pandemic Is Coming Due: Hazard Pay For State And County Workers

Expected settlements could put a significant dent into county budgets. The state, meanwhile, has yet to enter into negotiations with unions over the issue.

Cleaning Up: The Aftermath Of A Honolulu Union’s Embezzlement Scandal Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Cleaning Up: The Aftermath Of A Honolulu Union’s Embezzlement Scandal

Members of IBEW 1260 had to pick up the pieces after former business manager Brian Ahakuelo and his wife were convicted.

Big Island Prison Guard Fired For His Role In An Inmate Beating Is Ordered Reinstated Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Big Island Prison Guard Fired For His Role In An Inmate Beating Is Ordered Reinstated

But Jonathan Taum also was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for the attack, so he isn't expected back at work anytime soon.

Should Hawaii Tighten Its Work-From-Home Policies For State Employees? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Should Hawaii Tighten Its Work-From-Home Policies For State Employees?

Some senators want to ensure the remote workers are properly supervised and are productive.

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.