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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Eight Bills Behind 'Joint Economic Package'
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 1766 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Measures tackle housing, childcare, wage issues highlighted in ALICE report....

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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Hawaii Highest Union Membership in USA
By News Release @ 12:51 AM :: 1433 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii has the highest union membership rate at 23.5 percent....

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Ige, Legislators Announce "Joint Economic Package"
By News Release @ 8:04 PM :: 2681 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business, Tax Credits, Taxes

"...legislative package of bills to reduce income inequality...."

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
HSTA Pushing ANOTHER Massive Pay Hike with No Accountability
By Andrew Walden @ 2:21 PM :: 2251 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...HSTA got $45M in a contract reopener April 1, 2019.  On December 5, 2019 HSTA and DoE announced a massive pay hike for teachers working in so-called 'hard to fill' positions.  Now in a January 10, 2020, anouncement, the HSTA and Kishimoto are proposing to bump thousands of union members up five steps....

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Sunday, January 12, 2020
What Really Is a Minimum Wage?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2180 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

...the reasons for an ever-increasing “living wage” have been a second tier topic of discussion....

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Thursday, January 9, 2020
Hawaii Female Salaries 82.6% of Male
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 1761 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings of $797, or 82.6 percent of the $965 median usual weekly earnings of their male counterparts....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Hawaii Unemployment Insurance System Ranks 28th in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 10:28 AM :: 2102 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

...Well-designed UI tax systems emphasize greater stability and predictability....

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Friday, December 13, 2019
HPD Settles Employment Discrimination Suit
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 1751 Views :: Labor, Police

...The Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) today announced the settlement of a complaint alleging employment discrimination by the Honolulu Police Department (“HPD”) on the basis of credit history and credit report.... 

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Yet Another Campaign for HSTA Pay Hikes
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 2074 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...Just 7 months after HSTA's last contract reopener....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Hawaiian Flight Attendants Vote to Authorize a Strike
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 2038 Views :: Labor, Tourism

...Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants today voted 99.9 percent to authorize a strike, with 95.1 percent participating....

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Saturday, October 26, 2019
Blocks 2/3 of Contractors from Bidding: Caldwell Allows Bill 37 to Become Law
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 2880 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...In the period between now and when Bill 37 becomes effective, the mayor will work with interested parties to rectify the issues concerning this bill....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
HSTA wins award for tobacco control efforts
By News Release @ 7:23 PM :: 2194 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Labor

...teachers union says state should ban flavored vape products....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
PLA measure is pilau
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:53 PM :: 2582 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

... What happens when a government tries to fix a system that isn’t broken? ....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Honolulu GOP: Veto Bill 37
By Brett Kulbis @ 3:22 PM :: 2397 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...Bill 37 amounts to a sweetheart deal for big union labor and will guarantee that the county will have to spend more on future infrastructure projects....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Bill 37: Why Contractors Should Compete
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:42 PM :: 2231 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...a proposed policy in Honolulu may prevent nonunion employers from bidding on government projects....

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Council approves PLAs despite many concerns
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:59 PM :: 3300 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...After a public hearing, the Council approved the bill, 7-2, It now goes to the mayor....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Hawaii’s One-Stop Solution for Professional Licensees Wins State Government Project Experience Award
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 2472 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...“A recent enhancement that allowed new applications to be submitted online has cut Guard Employee (GDE) processing time from 15 days to two!”....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Hawaii Public School Spending 16th Highest per Pupil
By Selected News Articles @ 12:05 AM :: 3063 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

...and teachers salaries are the lowest in USA when adjusted for cost of living....

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Friday, September 20, 2019
Hawaii retiree health care severely underfunded
By News Release @ 4:37 AM :: 2106 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Hawaii's OPEB plans are only 12.7 percent funded. Hawaii, like many others, treats OPEB on a pay-as-you-go basis, whereby benefits are paid when retirees receive the health care. This leaves future taxpayers stuck paying for OPEB benefits earned by current employees....

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
6 Months After Last Raise--DoE Begins Process of Hiking HSTA Pay Again
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 2339 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...Sham Public Meetings Begin Next Round of HSTA Pay Hike Deals....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 1990 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...The Small Business Caucus is hosting the first-ever panel of speakers at the Hawaii State Capitol to discuss the future of A.I. in Hawaii's economy....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
Matson pays the highest wages in Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 10:35 PM :: 2832 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...The relatively high median compensation level is probably related to Matson’s high degree of unionization....

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Friday, September 6, 2019
DHS Amends REAL ID Rules for Micronesia
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 3130 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Labor

...to Secure REAL ID Act-Compliant Identification for FAS Citizens....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
$15 Minimum Wage Differential for City & County of Honolulu Employees Ratified
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 2971 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...A supplemental agreement pilot project that provides a wage differential for City & County of Honolulu employees to make $15 an hour....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Former union boss charged in massive fraud, embezzlement indictment
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 3490 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...Ahakuelo lead the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1260 until he was ousted three years ago after the union was placed under trusteeship....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Deadline Nears to Block UHPA Political Fund Deductions
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 2188 Views :: Higher Education, Labor

...The UHPA Board of Directors has taken this action in response to the strong feelings held by some members that the union should not participate in making candidate endorsements or political contributions....

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Friday, August 9, 2019
How really to help low-income earners
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:40 PM :: 2358 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Minimum wage hikes are often promoted as a way to help the less fortunate out of poverty. But are they really the best tool for the job?....

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
840 Maui Hospital Workers Liberated from HGEA—UPW Next?
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 3789 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...By joining more than 32,000 sisters and brothers at UNAC/UHCP, the Maui Health System members gain significant strength in dealing with Kaiser Permanente....

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Exclude 2/3 of Contractors from Bidding? Proposal on Council Agenda
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:03 PM :: 3406 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor

...Bill 37 would restrict those who can bid on all county projects worth $250,000 or more by requiring that they be willing to adhere to “community workforce agreements.”....

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Friday, July 26, 2019
Honolulu CWAs a recipe for disaster
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:21 PM :: 2413 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor

...Bill Would Block 2/3 of Contractors from Bidding on City Contracts.... 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Fighting for Details on How Hawaii DoE Spends $2 Billion
By Selected News Articles @ 7:05 PM :: 2515 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"...The problem is the data we provide is based on an accounting system that is more than two decades out of use...."

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Former Laborers Union leader charged, accused of stealing thousands
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 2902 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...The union since has been placed under trusteeship by LIUNA headquarters after running into difficulties not unrelated to the thefts....

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hawaii Pension Funds Only 55% Funded
By Tax Foundation @ 4:50 PM :: 3105 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...How Well-Funded are Pension Plans in Your State?....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
HART Board: Kim not gone--Stays on to Maintain Quorum
By Andrew Walden @ 10:22 PM :: 23154 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Rail

...Kim says he will stay until a replacement Board member is selected....

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Kapiolani CC apprenticeship program showcased at mayors conference
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 2067 Views :: Higher Education, Labor

...invited to present a Best Practices session on its apprenticeship program and how it could address employee shortages....

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Sunday, July 7, 2019
HSTA Members Grill Dem Presidential Contenders--Demand More Money
By News Release @ 9:25 PM :: 3247 Views :: Democratic Party, Education K-12, Labor

...First Question: “How are you going to increase salaries...."

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Sunday, July 7, 2019
July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 32838 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Labor

...When the USSR collapsed in 1991, long-secret archives of the Communist International were thrown open to western researchers for the first time.  Many previously unknown details of communist history have been revealed--including the 1935 Comintern orders directing Communists to begin work in Hawaii....

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Friday, June 21, 2019
​Why doesn’t Hawaii privatize more public services?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:49 PM :: 3382 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...Hawaii’s state and county governments aren’t known for delivering high-quality public services in a cost-efficient manner....

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Saturday, June 1, 2019
Help the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board develop ethics training
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 3180 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...work with Dr. Troy Hutchings to make the Model Code of Ethics for Educators 'appropriate for Hawaii'....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ethics: Caldwell Admin Asked Neighborhood Boards to Campaign Against HSTA Property Tax
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 3796 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...The Official requested...all 33 Neighborhood Board chairs...place the ballot issue  ...on their board’s monthly agenda between September 15 and October 15, 2018, so that a certain political action committee “and others” could publicly discuss this topic prior to the election....

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Saturday, May 18, 2019
HGEA / UPW / HSTA: Opt Out Today
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 2641 Views :: Labor

...Today, state and local public employees can choose whether they want to join a union....

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Saturday, May 18, 2019
HGEA: Contract Negotiations go to Arbitration
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 2269 Views :: Labor

...Unit 9 has completed their arbitration hearing. We anticipate a decision will be rendered early this summer....

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Friday, May 17, 2019
Putting a spike into pension spiking
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:41 PM :: 3997 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...The first step is admitting you have a problem....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
JP Morgan Report Highlights Hawaii Pension Problems
By Selected News Articles @ 3:54 AM :: 3493 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii was third behind Illinois and New Jersey for how much of its total revenue would be required to pay off its unfunded retirement liabilities over the next 30 years....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
HSTA: Stop Ranking our Failing Schools
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 3154 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Ranking schools based largely on test results perpetuates the failed "test and punish" culture of the past -- HSTA ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
HSTA Evaluates Legislative Session
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 3203 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...HB1070: Tenured and probationary teachers will no longer have to pay their own licensure fees....

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Thursday, May 9, 2019
Ethics: No Union Logo on City Uniforms
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 2278 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...allowing a non-city entity's logo to be adopted as part of the official uniform would give the non-city entity preferential treatment....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
DoE Changes Teacher Evaluations: De-Emphasizes Student Performance
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 3268 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"...In an effort to eliminate the predictive nature of expected targets, EES will focus on student-centered growth that assesses what is valued in the school or Complex Area rather than on Student Learner Outcomes (SLOs)...."

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Contract Reopener: HSTA Gets Another $45.6M
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 3304 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

“This agreement is worth more than $45 million for our members in salary increases and employer contributions to our health care plan, while establishing a pilot program to give teachers more control over their 21 hours (of professional development time)....”

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Monday, April 29, 2019
ERS Invested Millions With Alleged Fraudster
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 AM :: 4056 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...As of Sept. 30, Hawaii has paid $36.4 million to Abraaj Global Growth Markets Fund....

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