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Labor Unions in Hawaii

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.
Hawaii Signs Another Union Contract, But At What Cost?

Hawaii Signs Another Union Contract, But At What Cost?

State inks UPW deal as lawmakers fail to find money for new initiatives.
Budgeting Blind: Pending Union Negotiations Leave Blanks on Balance Sheet

Budgeting Blind: Pending Union Negotiations Leave Blanks on Balance Sheet

Arbitration award, HSTA agreement will likely set a 3 percent pay raise precedent.
Lawsuit: Hawaii IBEW Chief Wanted Hitman To Take Out His Enemies

Lawsuit: Hawaii IBEW Chief Wanted Hitman To Take Out His Enemies

But union leader says the allegations are bogus.
New Hawaii Teacher Contract Nowhere in Sight

New Hawaii Teacher Contract Nowhere in Sight

HSTA president ups insults, threats to governor as standoff continues.
Pro-Rail Union Group Ups Ante Against Cayetano

Pro-Rail Union Group Ups Ante Against Cayetano

UPDATED Honolulu mayoral race heats up on eve of first TV debate.
HSTA President Okabe in Labor Board’s Hot Seat

HSTA President Okabe in Labor Board’s Hot Seat

Attorneys ask him about negotiations process, contract laws.
Kirk Caldwell, Friend of the Working Man

Kirk Caldwell, Friend of the Working Man

Six more union endorsements for Honolulu mayor underdog.
Are Honolulu Rail Backers’ New Radio Ads Accurate?

Are Honolulu Rail Backers’ New Radio Ads Accurate?

Transit authority, carpenters union take to the air to promote train.
Hawaii Grad Students Fight for Collective Bargaining Rights

Hawaii Grad Students Fight for Collective Bargaining Rights

Graduate assistants are state employees, but pay is same as 2004 while workload has increased.
Back Into The Lion’s Den, Cayetano Asking for Professors’ Support

Back Into The Lion’s Den, Cayetano Asking for Professors’ Support

Honolulu mayoral hopeful clashed with UHPA as Hawaii governor.

July 2018

Friday, July 27

Four Takeaways From Hawaii’s Pre-Primary Election Spending

June 2018

Thursday, June 28

Hirono Bill Aims To Strengthen Unions

Wednesday, June 27

Economists: Public Employee Union Membership Is Bound To Drop

Supreme Court Deals A Major Blow To Public Sector Unions

May 2018

Monday, May 21

United Airlines Resists Honolulu Workers’ Effort To Unionize

November 2016

Thursday, November 17

Hawaii Union Works To Overthrow State House Leaders

July 2016

Tuesday, July 12

Lawmakers, Governor Seek Compromise On Maui Hospital Bill

Friday, July 8

Lawmakers May Call Special Session To Aid Maui Hospital Workers

Wednesday, July 6

Police Union Wants Final Say On Body Cams

March 2016

Thursday, March 31

SCOTUS Tie A Win For Hawaii Unions

December 2013

Sunday, December 22

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

September 2013

Thursday, September 19

Unions Spared From Taxes After Honolulu Mayor Defers His Own Bill

August 2013

Friday, August 23

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

April 2013

Tuesday, April 30

Hawaii Signs Another Union Contract, But At What Cost?

March 2013

Tuesday, March 26

Budgeting Blind: Pending Union Negotiations Leave Blanks on Balance Sheet

November 2012

Monday, November 12

Hawaii Teachers Union Ramps Up Protests Amid Contract Stalemate

July 2012

Tuesday, July 31

Lawsuit: Hawaii IBEW Chief Wanted Hitman To Take Out His Enemies

Tuesday, July 24

New Hawaii Teacher Contract Nowhere in Sight

May 2012

Thursday, May 24

Pro-Rail Union Group Ups Ante Against Cayetano

Thursday, May 10

HSTA President Okabe in Labor Board’s Hot Seat

March 2012

Thursday, March 22

Kirk Caldwell, Friend of the Working Man

Wednesday, March 7

Are Honolulu Rail Backers’ New Radio Ads Accurate?

Thursday, March 1

Hawaii Grad Students Fight for Collective Bargaining Rights

February 2012

Friday, February 3

Back Into The Lion’s Den, Cayetano Asking for Professors’ Support

Wednesday, February 1

Labor Board Expedites Teachers Union Case

January 2012

Tuesday, January 31

Loophole for Collective Bargaining in Hawaii?

Friday, January 13

Teacher Agreement Better Than ‘Last, Best and Final’? Too Soon To Say

December 2011

Saturday, December 17

Still No Resolution on HGEA’s Favored Nation Perk

Thursday, December 15

HSTA Focuses On Bond Sale At Labor Hearing Against The State

Friday, December 2

Prediction: HSTA Dispute Won’t End Before 2017

Impasse Law Key To Hawaii’s Defense Against Union Accusations

November 2011

Wednesday, November 30

State to Teachers: Drop Your Complaint and Strike

Thursday, November 10

Judge Shoots Down HSTA Appeal Of Pay Cuts

October 2011

Thursday, October 6

Judge: HSTA Attorney ‘Promoted Confusion’

September 2011

Thursday, September 29

HSTA’s Legal Strategy Is Perplexing

Tuesday, September 27

Supreme Court: Hawaii Teachers Can Strike

August 2011

Tuesday, August 30

HSTA Turns To Supreme Court For Help

Saturday, August 27

The Negotiators Behind Hawaii Teachers Contract

Friday, August 26

Hawaii Teachers Bungling Legal Case Against State?

Friday, August 19

Hawaii Labor Board: And Then There Were Two

Tuesday, August 16

Ethics Question A Snag In Union’s Dispute With State

Monday, August 15

Notes From the Hawaii Labor Relations Board

Not Caring in a Caring Profession?

Thursday, August 11

Abercrombie: State Has Not Met With UPW

Abercrombie Delivers Rousing Pro-Union Speech

Tuesday, August 9

Live Blog: Hawaii Labor Board Hears Teachers’ Complaints Against State

Gov to Keynote Collective Bargaining Convention

Monday, August 8

Unrest In Hawaii Union Ranks Over Arbitration

Friday, August 5

UH Faculty Step Into Teacher Contract Dispute

July 2011

Friday, July 29

Hearings Set For Teachers’ Complaint Against State

Wednesday, July 27

Hawaii Pays $50K For Help In Labor Dispute

Thursday, July 21

Newsmaker: Watch the Interview With HGEA Executive Director Randy Perreira

Tuesday, July 19

Abercrombie vs. Hawaii Teachers: What’s at Stake

June 2011

Thursday, June 30

Are Nurses Worth It? Open Letter to Nurses

May 2011

Tuesday, May 3

HGEA: Public Nurse Pay ‘Woefully’ Behind Private Sector

April 2011

Tuesday, April 26

Inside Honolulu: April 26

February 2011

Friday, February 18

Off The Beat: FBI And Sick Leave/Overtime Fraud

Monday, February 14

Straight Talk From Hawaii Union Rep to His Members

December 2010

Tuesday, December 7

Mayor Shifts Stance on Furloughs

October 2010

Thursday, October 28

Hawaii Unions Donate Just $275K to Campaigns

Labor Unions in Hawaii