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Hawaii State Teachers Association

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.

Court Strikes Down Education Tax Ballot Measure Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

Court Strikes Down Education Tax Ballot Measure

UPDATED: The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled the language wasn’t clear enough on a proposed constitutional amendment to fund public schools.

Hawaii Counties Ask Court To Block School Property Tax Measure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Counties Ask Court To Block School Property Tax Measure

All the state’s counties oppose the proposed constitutional amendment, arguing it would siphon dollars from their tax base.

Teachers Channel Frustrations Into Political Campaigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Teachers Channel Frustrations Into Political Campaigns

Union leaders say the four teachers seeking House seats are the highest number of teacher-candidates in recent years.

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.

Charter Schools And Special Ed Will Be In The Legislative Spotlight Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Charter Schools And Special Ed Will Be In The Legislative Spotlight

The Hawaii teachers union is also pushing lawmakers to place a tax increase proposal on the ballot this year to pay for improving schools.

New School Fees Approved Along Final Stretch Of Rail Line Department of Education

New School Fees Approved Along Final Stretch Of Rail Line

Developers or residents in the 4-mile section from Kalihi to Ala Moana would eventually be forced to pay fees or donate land.

Governor’s Political Fortunes May Rise With New Teachers’ Contract Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Governor’s Political Fortunes May Rise With New Teachers’ Contract

Many other union contracts are still being negotiated, but David Ige is being praised by the teachers union after it reached a deal with the state.

Hawaii Teacher: Stalled Contract Talks Are Prompting Whispers Of A Strike Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teacher: Stalled Contract Talks Are Prompting Whispers Of A Strike

The current teacher contract negotiations invoke memories of 2001, the last time teachers went on strike.

 

Hawaii Teacher: We’re Getting What We Asked For From HSTA Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teacher: We’re Getting What We Asked For From HSTA

The unprecedented move of releasing the union’s negotiating positions — and the state’s pay offer — brings a new level of transparency.

Fee Plan Along Rail Line Pits Schools Against Affordable Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fee Plan Along Rail Line Pits Schools Against Affordable Housing

About 39,000 additional residential units are expected along a 4-mile stretch of the Honolulu rail route, requiring more schools.

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