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Economists: Public Employee Union Membership Is Bound To Drop Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Economists: Public Employee Union Membership Is Bound To Drop

Compulsory union dues are a thing of the past due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. But some say a pro-union culture in the islands will prevail.

Looming Supreme Court Case Could Weaken Hawaii’s Unions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Looming Supreme Court Case Could Weaken Hawaii’s Unions

Many expect the nation’s highest court to make public-sector union dues voluntary, reversing four decades of labor law.

Election Reveals Limits Of Hawaii’s Biggest Labor Union Civil Beat

Election Reveals Limits Of Hawaii’s Biggest Labor Union

The Hawaii Government Employees Association did well backing Democratic incumbents, but got mixed results in other races.
It’s Your Money: Special Session’s Price Tag At Least $10,000 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It’s Your Money: Special Session’s Price Tag At Least $10,000

The Hawaii Legislature met for three days to override the governor's veto of the Maui hospitals employee bill.
Labor Pains: Still No Deal On Bill To Assist Maui Hospital Workers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Labor Pains: Still No Deal On Bill To Assist Maui Hospital Workers

State lawmakers plan to reconvene in special session Wednesday as the governor continues talks with union members.
Lawmakers May Call Special Session To Aid Maui Hospital Workers Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Lawmakers May Call Special Session To Aid Maui Hospital Workers

UPDATED: Gov. Ige has said he might veto a current aid bill, calling $40 million in severance or pension bonuses to public employees "too generous."
HGEA Reaches New Tentative Contract Agreement Sara Lin/Civil Beat

HGEA Reaches New Tentative Contract Agreement

Hawaii's biggest union announces new deal, albeit without any specifics.
New Law Gives Hawaii Unions Even More Power Nanea Kalani/Civil Beat

New Law Gives Hawaii Unions Even More Power

The next governor will have less say over who sits on the board that resolves labor disputes.
No Surprise: HGEA Endorses Top Democratic Candidates Civil Beat file photo

No Surprise: HGEA Endorses Top Democratic Candidates

The state's largest labor union backs Ige, Tsutsui, Schatz, Takai and Gabbard.
Clayton Hee Says HGEA Radio Ad a Campaign ‘Smear’ Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Clayton Hee Says HGEA Radio Ad a Campaign ‘Smear’

But union leader Randy Perreira says the spot "sets the record straight" on Hee ads implying HGEA's endorsement of LG candidate.

HGEA Unit 13 Ratifies 4-year Contract

The Hawaii Government Employees Association’s Bargaining Unit 13 overwhelmingly ratified a four-year contract with the state, covering July 1…

HGEA Unit 13 Reaches Tentative Contract Deal

The state has reached a tentative deal on a four-year contract for several thousand members of the Hawaii Government…
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