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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
December Unemployment 3.2%
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 252 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... in comparison with March 2020 (last month prior to pandemic effects), nonfarm jobs were down by 36,200, or -5.5 percent ....

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Friday, January 20, 2023
BLS: Hawaii Most Unionized State in USA
By News Release @ 1:53 AM :: 467 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Two states had union membership rates over 20.0 percent in 2022: Hawaii (21.9 percent) and New York (20.7 percent) ....

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Sunday, January 15, 2023
Searching for a Side Job? In Hawaii you've got lots of company
By Selected News Articles @ 9:02 PM :: 509 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

... According to recent data, searches for side jobs have seen an increase of 49.89%, with Hawaii ranking sixth among the states ....

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Saturday, January 14, 2023
Prioritizing lists
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 714 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

... The list is directly from the HGEA’s email to members earlier this week, January 9, 2023 ....

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Sunday, January 8, 2023
Green tells HSTA he will propose new $500 teacher tax credit
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 669 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... because HSTA didn't get two paid days vacation from their vacation .... 

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Monday, December 26, 2022
Convicted Meth Dealer Asks Federal Court Permission to Take Over Laborer’s Union
By Andrew Walden @ 10:48 PM :: 4052 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Rail, Drugs

... “If my name sounds familiar it's because my dad was President of the Hawaii AFL-CIO and the Business Manager/ Financial Secretary for the Hawaii Carpenters Union Local 745 for over 20 years.”….

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Hawaii November Unemployment 3.3%
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 791 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... Jobs increased by 25,800 over-the-year ....

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Saturday, December 3, 2022
How Secure Are Hawaii Public Pensions?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:22 PM :: 954 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Hawaii, pension liabilities totaled an estimated $32.7 billion in 2020. Meanwhile, the state's pension assets totaled $17.4 billion. Considering both assets and liabilities, Hawaii's pension funding ratio is 53.2%, the seventh lowest in the country ....

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Saturday, December 3, 2022
Licensing laws a license to hold back workers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:12 PM :: 807 Views :: Labor, Small Business

... “License to Work” study looks at state regulations nationwide ....

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Hawaii Licensing Regs Burden Low-Income Occupations
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 772 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

... Hawaii has the highest average burdens across the occupations it licenses ....

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Friday, November 25, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment 3.4%
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 870 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... total nonagricultural jobs increased by 4,900 in October over September ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
IBEW Cheers Ahakuelo Convictions
By News Release @ 10:33 AM :: 1182 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... Former IBEW Local 1260 boss found guilty of fraud, embezzlement ....

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Monday, November 7, 2022
Hawaii County could use ‘Konno’ exceptions to address permit backlog
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:26 AM :: 853 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Labor

... “Konno” has a provision that has an exemption for special or unique services that are essential to the public and cannot be filled by civil servants ....

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
Unemployment Trust Fund Grows to $205M
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 787 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, Taxes

... Hawaii’s unemployment insurance (UI) program is funded exclusively by employers via state and federal payroll taxes on wages ....

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Friday, October 21, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 3.5%
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 904 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Job gains occurred in Leisure & Hospitality (+2,700); Education & Health Services (+500); Construction (+400); and Professional & Business Services (+200)....

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Friday, October 14, 2022
Jones Act News: ILWU Endorses Republican Conrad Kress for CD1
By Michael Hansen @ 11:45 PM :: 1097 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Labor, Republican Party

... Kress is challenging the incumbent Ed Case (D, HI-1) who has been a longtime supporter of Jones Act reform ....

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Confirmation bias in the pros and cons of minimum-wage studies
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:34 AM :: 1028 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

... Video of presentation at Hawaii Pacific University ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
More Endorsements for Sam King for OHA Trustee
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 8:55 PM :: 2990 Views :: Labor, OHA, Police, Politicians

... The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) represents over 2,700 police officers of the Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Police departments .... 

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Coast Guard Busts Illegal Fireworks Shipments at Honolulu Harbor
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 1240 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Military

... 13,449 pounds of unpermitted fireworks with an estimated street value of 2.7 million dollars ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment at 4.1% in August
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 967 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Statewide, 651,550 were employed and 27,650 unemployed in August ....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
How Much Money Gen Z Makes in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:05 PM :: 1345 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... median weekly and annual earnings for 16- to 19-year-olds and 20- to 24-year-olds ....

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Sunday, September 11, 2022
Hawaii 3rd Highest Unemployment Claims Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 1:23 AM :: 858 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... 189 Unemployment Claims per 100,000 People in the Labor Force ....

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Thursday, September 8, 2022
First Bargaining Session Since Beginning of Kaiser Strike
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 886 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... Union Reports No Progress in First Bargaining Session Since Beginning of Strike, No Talks Scheduled This Week, Picketing Continues Today, Sept. 7 on Maui ....

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Will Hawaii's Minimum Wage Backfire?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:45 AM :: 1176 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

... might the wage increase backfire and actually end up harming the very people it was supposed to help ....

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Hawaii Teachers Earn 18.7% More than Average--6th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 1402 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... We compared the average salary of primary and secondary school teachers to the average salary for all jobs in each state .... 

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Monday, August 29, 2022
Mental Health Workers Strike Kaiser Beginning Monday
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 1017 Views :: Health Care, Labor

...Clinicians will strike for as long as it takes to make Kaiser address an understaffing crisis that leaves patients waiting months for therapy sessions....

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Sunday, August 28, 2022
Dept. of Education Welcomes Two New $190K Hires
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1358 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

... in excess of $579,000 once fringe benefits are factored in ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
The cost of employment in each state--Hawaii 7th Highest
By Selected News Articles @ 10:52 PM :: 1427 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... How much does it cost to hire an employee in Hawaii? ....

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Sunday, August 21, 2022
Union Members May Opt-out of Political Contributions
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 1120 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Labor

... If you do not wish to contribute to the “candidate endorsement” fund for fiscal year 2022-2023, then you must sign, date, and return an UHPA Allocation Objection Form by September 16, 2022....

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment Rate 4.1% for July, 2022
By News Release @ 12:28 PM :: 890 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 4.1 percent, compared to the revised rate of 4.2 percent in June ....

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Kaiser mental health worker strike expands to Hawaii
By Court House News @ 10:46 AM :: 1098 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... Mental health workers will join their counterparts in California already on strike over understaffing and long wait times for patients ....

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Monday, August 8, 2022
It's too late for now for Hawaii, but evidence against minimum-wage hikes keeps piling up
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:57 PM :: 1154 Views :: Labor, Small Business

"...as firms reorganize their production in response to the higher minimum, they start substituting away from these workers on whom the minimum wage binds and towards those on whom it does not....”

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Sunday, August 7, 2022
HSTA Forced to Stop Enrolling Hawaii Teachers in Illegal For-Profit Education Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 12:45 AM :: 2393 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Higher Education, Labor

... According the a July 18, 2022 letter from the US Department of Education, EGCC was illegally looting Pell Grant money to provide ‘free’ tuition ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
States Where Unemployment Claims Are Decreasing the Most--Hawaii 45th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:19 PM :: 1270 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

... based on changes in unemployment claims for several key benchmark weeks ....

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Friday, July 22, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment Rate Increases to 4.3%
By News Release @ 6:09 AM :: 1105 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 4.3 percent, compared to the revised rate of 4.1 percent in May ....

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022
ERS Hides $96.75M of So-Called ‘Tech’ Investments--Losses Begin to Mount
By Andrew Walden @ 9:30 PM :: 2768 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Tax Credits

... Taxpayer losses are in the billions.  Now they are grabbing for public employees’ retirement fund.  How much will retirees lose? ....

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Monday, July 18, 2022
​SHOPO Endorsing Duke Aiona for Governor
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 1227 Views :: Labor, Police, Republican Party

... SHOPO cites Aiona's experience prosecuting criminals and keeping neighborhoods safe ....

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Monday, July 18, 2022
Kaiser Hawaii Mental Health Accreditation Threatened
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 1474 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... Citing “shortcomings in its behavioral health services,” the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which accredits all health insurers in the United States, has called for “corrective action” at Kaiser Permanente’s mental health clinics in Hawai’i ....

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Thursday, July 7, 2022
July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 1:35 AM :: 42947 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, July 1, 2022
Governor tells HSTA he will OK $164.5M teacher pay funds
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 1086 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"... Implementation may take time, but HSTA will ensure retroactivity to July 1 ...."

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Thursday, June 23, 2022
HSTA primary election endorsements
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1336 Views :: Democratic Party, Labor, Politicians

... Hawaii State Teachers Association recommendations for Hawaii State House and Senate candidates in the upcoming 2022 primary election ....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Ige Signs Minimum Wage Hike, makes Earned Income Tax Credit Refundable
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 1300 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Tax Credits

... Act 114 increases the minimum wage to $12.00 per hour starting Oct. 1, 2022 ....

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Monday, June 20, 2022
Hawaii Loses 4.3% of Construction Jobs
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 1365 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Hawaii lost 1,600 construction jobs, -4.3 percent, the largest percentage loss in USA ....

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Sunday, June 19, 2022
Hawaii's labor force participation rate increasing, jobs report shows
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 PM :: 1138 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... Hawaii's labor force increased by 7,400 people from May 2021 to May 2022 ....

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Saturday, June 18, 2022
Evidence keeps rolling in against proposed minimum-wage increase
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:42 PM :: 1161 Views :: Labor, Small Business

“...Evidence of the Unintended Labor Scheduling Implications of the Minimum Wage....”

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Thursday, June 16, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment Rate 4.2% for May
By News Release @ 8:07 PM :: 1012 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 4.2 percent, compared to the revised rate of 4.1 percent in April ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:49 PM :: 1229 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the highest unemployment rate in Hawaii using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 53166 Views :: Hawaii History, Labor

Hawaii was the last place in the US to abolish indentured servitude....

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Saturday, June 11, 2022
Hawaii Per-Capita Pension Liability 4th Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 1131 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Hawaii per-capita pension liability $39,939.43 ....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Audit: 50 Years of UPW Overtime Games at DPS
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:40 PM :: 1188 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Labor, Law Enforcement

... Nearly 30 years ago, in our 1992 report, we had raised concerns about the quality of the data used by the department (and nothing has changed since) ....

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