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Labor Unions in Hawaii

Union Labor Now Required On Big Honolulu Public Works Jobs Christina Jedra/Civil Beat

Union Labor Now Required On Big Honolulu Public Works Jobs

The community workforce agreement is a first of its kind in Hawaii.

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.

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.

United Airlines Food Service Workers Vote To Unionize Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

United Airlines Food Service Workers Vote To Unionize

Many of the workers in Honolulu are Pacific Islanders who rely on flight benefits to avoid paying for expensive trips back home to Micronesia.

Four Takeaways From Hawaii’s Pre-Primary Election Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Four Takeaways From Hawaii’s Pre-Primary Election Spending

Gubernatorial candidate Colleen Hanabusa is the big winner in labor unions’ super PAC sweepstakes, election reports show.

Hirono Bill Aims To Strengthen Unions Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Bill Aims To Strengthen Unions

Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono was joined by Democratic leaders a day after the Supreme Court ruled against organized labor to try to shore up membership.

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.

Supreme Court Deals A Major Blow To Public Sector Unions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Deals A Major Blow To Public Sector Unions

The high court rules that unions can’t force nonmembers to pay membership dues, saying it violates the First Amendment.

United Airlines Resists Honolulu Workers’ Effort To Unionize Cory Lum/Civil Beat

United Airlines Resists Honolulu Workers’ Effort To Unionize

Most employees in the Honolulu catering department are from islands in Micronesia and rely on flight benefits to go home.

Labor Unions in Hawaii