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Hawaii Officials Are Struggling To Get Help To Overburdened Agencies Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Officials Are Struggling To Get Help To Overburdened Agencies

Confusion within the Ige administration over Hawaii's collective bargaining law is slowing aid to departments feeling the crunch of the coronavirus crisis.
Hawaii Public Workers Want Hazard Pay During Coronavirus Pandemic Photo courtesy of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Public Workers Want Hazard Pay During Coronavirus Pandemic

Public sector leaders are also criticizing Gov. David Ige for what they see as shoddy communication and coordination during the crisis.
Hawaii Public Employees May Lose Out On Pay Raises Due To Virus Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Public Employees May Lose Out On Pay Raises Due To Virus

When the Legislature recessed indefinitely, pay increases for workers was among its unfinished business.
Honolulu Mayor Should Veto City Council’s Union-Friendly Public Works Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor Should Veto City Council’s Union-Friendly Public Works Bill

Bill 37 offers unsupported justifications to favor organized labor over nonunion general contractors.
Sweeping Local-Hire Bill Draws Pushback From Nonunion Builders Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Sweeping Local-Hire Bill Draws Pushback From Nonunion Builders

City Councilman Joey Manahan says the purpose of the legislation is to make sure that union labor is used on any public works project worth over $250,000.
Feds Indict Former Union Official Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2017

Feds Indict Former Union Official

Former stevedores union treasurer embezzled money, indictment alleges.
‘It’s More Than Pay’: The Plight Of UH Grad Assistants Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

‘It’s More Than Pay’: The Plight Of UH Grad Assistants

The students want a union, but UH argues that a union will not resolve issues like workplace harassment, low wages or unfair treatment.
Labor Board: Police Chief Did Nothing Wrong When She Transferred SHOPO President Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Labor Board: Police Chief Did Nothing Wrong When She Transferred SHOPO President

It was OK for Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard to publicly explain why she felt it necessary to reassign Tenari Ma'afala and other union officials.
Want To Teach In Hawaii? The Job Often Comes With A Big Pay Cut Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Want To Teach In Hawaii? The Job Often Comes With A Big Pay Cut

Teachers from the mainland only get credit for a few years of seniority, creating another challenge in efforts to address Hawaii's teacher shortage.
Will Kiosks And Robots Replace Hotel Workers? Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Will Kiosks And Robots Replace Hotel Workers?

Striking hotel workers in Hawaii and elsewhere, fearful of losing jobs, want a seat at the table as management rolls out disruptive technology.