Monday, January 30, 2023
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Thursday, April 23, 2015
HSTA Contract Reopener Showers Teachers in Cash
By News Release @ 5:33 AM :: 7523 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Contract Re-opener a $58M Giveaway to HSTA

SA: The Hawaii State Teachers Association has negotiated additional compensation totaling $58.1 million over the next two years for its 13,500 members. Here is what they are getting....

Flashback: Ige's Dirty Deal With HSTA: Phony 'Procedural Mixup' Dooms Key Education Measures

read ... Pot O' Gold

HSTA AND STATE REACH AGREEMENT ON CONTRACT REOPENER

Supplemental Agreement Covers Remainder of the 2013-2017 Contract

News Release from HSTA, April 22, 2015

Honolulu, Hawaii – The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) is pleased to announce that following contract reopener negotiations with the State of Hawaii and Board of Education, a Supplemental Agreement has been reached that will increase levels of salary and other compensation for its members for the remainder of their 2013- 2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

“Teachers are pillars in the community who help to shape and enhance society through their commitment to our students,” said HSTA President Wil Okabe. “In order to pursue excellence in Hawai’i’s schools, we must continue to work towards the level of compensation and support necessary to attract and retain teaching professionals who are committed to student learning in Hawaii’s public and public charter schools.”

As part of the 2013-2017 HSTA Collective Bargaining Agreement, the union and the State reopened the current teacher contract to specifically address issues related to salary and other compensation. The contract reopener negotiations took into consideration a joint salary study conducted by the HSTA and the Department of Education (DOE) as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The results of the “Study of Hawaii’s Compensation System” are available online at http://bit.ly/1DAbdrt. The settlement reflects movement in addressing issues that were identified in the salary study. The contract reopener negotiations also took into consideration the additional time teachers are required to work to meet the goals and priorities of the DOE strategic plan.

Modifications to the HSTA contract include increased levels of salary and other compensation for the remainder of the 2013-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement, and include:

  • One-time lump sum payment of $2000 for all active, full-time licensed teachers who have completed probation or began serving probation prior to July 1, 2013. Half-time teachers will receive $1,000. This is in addition to the current agreement which calls for a step movement (3%) at the start of the 2015-2016 school year, or $1,500 bonus for teachers on step 14B. 
  • Base Salary Increase: Effective on the last day of the current contract, June 30, 2017, the teacher salary schedule shall be amended to reflect an across-the-board (ATB) increase of 1.8 percent. New teachers will also benefit from the 1.8 percent ATB value. This is in addition to the current agreement, which established a 3.2 percent ATB increase to teachers’ base salary at the start of the 2016-2017 school year. 
  • Additional Professional Development Hours: The current 21 hours of job embedded Professional Development (PD) will be renewed and modified for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. The new agreement will continue to provide professional development opportunities, compensation for workload and will now include teacher input in scheduling. 
  • Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund: EUTF Active Plans that are not connected to the “formerly under HSTA VEBA” programs will be raised to parity level with the employer contributions for Units 6 (Educational officers) and 13 (Professional and scientific employees).

The monthly and annual savings for members in 2015-2016 include:

EUTF (Regular) MONTHLY SAVINGS ANNUAL SAVINGS
Single        $23.12 $277.44
Two-Party $47.18 $566.16
Family $69.62 $835.44

---30---

SA: Hawaii teachers reach tentative salary agreement with state

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Back da Blue Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

ChinaTownWatch.com

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

HIEC.Coop

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT