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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.
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.
Labor Unions in Hawaii