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Labor Unions in Hawaii

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.

Hawaii Union Works To Overthrow State House Leaders Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Union Works To Overthrow State House Leaders

Through endorsements and contributions, United Public Workers backed old-guard candidates and others who challenged current leadership.

Lawmakers, Governor Seek Compromise On Maui Hospital Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers, Governor Seek Compromise On Maui Hospital Bill

UPDATED: The Legislature plans to amend the vetoed measure next week to provide severance pay to unionized workers, address legal flaws in the legislation and honor union contracts.
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."
Police Union Wants Final Say On Body Cams Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Union Wants Final Say On Body Cams

The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers wants more control over rules for the cameras, which are meant to improve accountability and transparency.
SCOTUS Tie A Win For Hawaii Unions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SCOTUS Tie A Win For Hawaii Unions

A ruling in favor of the California teacher suing her union could have had major ramifications for organized labor in Hawaii.
Another Union, Another Raise: Who’s To Say There’s No Money?

Another Union, Another Raise: Who’s To Say There’s No Money?

Arbitrator decision presents differing narrative about economy despite Honolulu's budget woes.
Unions Spared From Taxes After Honolulu Mayor Defers His Own Bill Flickr: RambergMediaImages

Unions Spared From Taxes After Honolulu Mayor Defers His Own Bill

Caldwell says he pulled his bill after council chairman introduced an amended measure that went too far.
Why Didn’t Hawaii Counties Fight Back Against SHOPO Contract? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Why Didn’t Hawaii Counties Fight Back Against SHOPO Contract?

Arbitrator says counties did poor job of making a case against hundreds of millions of dollars in wage increases for cops.
Labor Unions in Hawaii