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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.
Why The Public Needs To Know More About Police Contract Talks Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Why The Public Needs To Know More About Police Contract Talks

In Hawaii and across the U.S., advocates for police accountability are scrutinizing the union contracts that keep troublesome officers on the job.
Did Unions’ Lack of Support Spell Trouble for School Superintendent? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Did Unions’ Lack of Support Spell Trouble for School Superintendent?

Some education insiders said while union opposition was damaging, it was not "as simple as unions throwing their weight around."
Hawaii Judge Blocks Police Union Attempt To Keep Cop Misconduct Secret Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Hawaii Judge Blocks Police Union Attempt To Keep Cop Misconduct Secret

SHOPO has filed a series of legal challenges meant to undermine a new law that makes officers' disciplinary files a matter of public record.
Here’s How One Honolulu Cop Got His Job Back After He Was Fired For Misconduct Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Here’s How One Honolulu Cop Got His Job Back After He Was Fired For Misconduct

Ofc. William Suarez crashed his car and left the scene of the accident. He was fired but an arbitrator sided with the police union and gave him his job back.
SHOPO Tries Again To Keep Officer Misconduct Secret Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2013

SHOPO Tries Again To Keep Officer Misconduct Secret

The Hawaii police union is trying to subvert a new law that grants public access to officers' disciplinary records if they are suspended or fired for misconduct.
Ige Planning To Defer $1.85B In Health Fund Payments, Furloughs Still On The Table Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Planning To Defer $1.85B In Health Fund Payments, Furloughs Still On The Table

Discussions with unions are already underway as furloughs could begin in December. Gov. David Ige's financial plan also includes a big loan from the feds.
Another Federal Grand Jury In Hawaii? This Time It’s About United Public Workers Union Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Another Federal Grand Jury In Hawaii? This Time It’s About United Public Workers Union

The U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service have subpoenaed stacks of records from one of the state's largest unions.