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Former UPW Officials Sue Union Over Ousters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former UPW Officials Sue Union Over Ousters

Attorneys for the officials say they were not granted due process rights.
Honolulu Council Chair Ikaika Anderson Already On Payroll Of Local Union Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Honolulu Council Chair Ikaika Anderson Already On Payroll Of Local Union

Anderson said Wednesday he would resign from the council before his term ends to care for his grandparents. He started work for Local 630 Sept. 1.
Union Labor Now Required On Big Honolulu Public Works Jobs Christina Jedra/Civil Beat/2020

Union Labor Now Required On Big Honolulu Public Works Jobs

The community workforce agreement is a first of its kind in Hawaii.
Teachers Union Wants School Reopening Postponed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teachers Union Wants School Reopening Postponed

The teachers union is calling for an indefinite delay to the Aug. 4 start date.
Honolulu Fire Chief’s Plan For A New Rescue Unit Ignites Controversy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Fire Chief’s Plan For A New Rescue Unit Ignites Controversy

All six rescue captains are protesting, accusing the chief of retaliation against them. And a City Council member now wants to limit his ability to move forward quickly.
The Hawaii Legislature Should Not Delay Tough Calls

The Hawaii Legislature Should Not Delay Tough Calls

If the economy tanks further, it will be necessary to cut salaries, implement furloughs, skip pay raises and reduce payments to health plans and pensions.
Economic Downturn Could Hit Public Pension Funds Hard PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Economic Downturn Could Hit Public Pension Funds Hard

Hawaii owes billions to its state retirement system. The coronavirus pandemic could make repaying those funds even harder.
UPW Head Ousted Over Financial Abuse Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

UPW Head Ousted Over Financial Abuse

UPW's parent union announced the removal of the Hawaii president on Friday.
Lawmakers, Union Officials Are Pushing Back Against State Pay Cuts Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Lawmakers, Union Officials Are Pushing Back Against State Pay Cuts

Other options like eliminating vacant positions or tapping the rainy day fund should be considered first.
More Than 700 State Workers Are Home Awaiting Reassignment Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

More Than 700 State Workers Are Home Awaiting Reassignment

UPDATED: The Senate special COVID-19 committee has been trying to get the workers moved to agencies that need extra help during the coronavirus crisis.