Hawaii still lags behind other states in how quickly the state processes initial unemployment payments.
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.
The vice principal, while accepting responsibility, says that dismissal for the affair with a principal was too harsh.
HSTA Vice President Osa Tui Jr., registrar at McKinley High, will take the helm of the union in July.
In Hawaii and across the U.S., advocates for police accountability are scrutinizing the union contracts that keep troublesome officers on the job.
Some education insiders said while union opposition was damaging, it was not “as simple as unions throwing their weight around.”
SHOPO has filed a series of legal challenges meant to undermine a new law that makes officers’ disciplinary files a matter of public record.
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.
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.