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Friday, January 24, 2014
Hawaii's Weak Congressional Delegation Unable to Protect Tsunami Center
By News Release @ 4:57 AM :: 4137 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Labor

...NOAA has quietly elevated its tsunami warning center in Alaska by relegating its Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii to secondary status....

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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Video: Homosexual Child Molester's Alleged Victims Describe Grooming Process at Maui Pineapple Camp
By Video @ 8:58 PM :: 4768 Views :: Family, Labor, Religion

...alleged victims of homosexual child molestation who give a very clear description of how homosexual child molesters single out and groom boys....

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Sunday, January 19, 2014
Furloughs: Abercrombie Caught in Lie as He Launches First Campaign Ad
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 6010 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Politicians

Sound financial management required making tough decisions and hard choices. All with NO furloughs** (this is a lie, Abercrombie continued Furloughs, renamed as DLWOP Days)....

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Sunday, January 19, 2014
Bumble Bee CEO to Faleomavaega: You’re a Liar
By Selected News Articles @ 2:00 AM :: 5104 Views :: National News, World News, Labor

Bumble Bee chief executive Chris Lischewski has called untrue the Delegate’s assertion that Bumble Bee tuna is processed by child labor....

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Prominent labor leader convicted of mortgage fraud
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:44 PM :: 3691 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Rail

Perry Artates, a former Maui Hawaiian Homeland commissioner and prominent labor leader, will spend 45 days in federal prison for his role in a mortgage fraud case that left a Maui family homeless....

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Monday, January 13, 2014
New IRS Rule Could Cut Into Restaurant Workers' Tips
By NCPA @ 11:35 AM :: 3685 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

As of January 1, a new tax rule will prevent restaurant workers from collecting automatic tips....

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Friday, January 10, 2014
Hauula Teacher Wins Back Pay After Pot-Fueled Firing
By Selected News Articles @ 12:07 PM :: 3343 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Kathleen Morita was teaching at Hauula Elementary School in September 2007 when a custodian reported the smell of marijuana coming from her classroom. He also reported what he thought was a bottle of wine in a paper bag....

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Will Minimum Wage Legislation Wreck American Samoa Economy Again?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 3954 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Labor

Faleomavaega got caught napping in 2007 and by the time he raced back to Washington in an effort to get us extricated, it was too late....

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Friday, January 03, 2014
Flawed Minimum Wage Hike Advocacy Will Cost Hawaii's Poorest Workers $7M this Year
By Andrew Walden @ 12:34 AM :: 4802 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

...7,000 well-paid waiters are being played against 7,000 underpaid dishwashers....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Informational Briefing on Violence at State Hospital
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 2843 Views :: Health Care, Labor
  • DATE: Tuesday, January 07, 2014
  • TIME: 10 a.m.
  • PLACE: Conference Room 229, State Capitol
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Monday, December 30, 2013
Auditor Looks at Workers Comp Medical Fee Review Process
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 2963 Views :: Health Care, Labor

While expenses have been slowly increasing for health care providers, legislated payment updates have remained flat since 2011....

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Saturday, December 28, 2013
HGEA BU 10, 13 Contracts Detail ‘Huge Payout to Union’
By Andrew Walden @ 9:25 PM :: 7032 Views :: Labor

...BU13 salary schedules reveal a base salary scale which will top out at $148,704....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
HSTA Legislative Agenda: Bring Back Pre-Kindergarten
By News Release @ 7:08 PM :: 3292 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Hawaii State Teachers Association urges the Legislature to support and fund the following....

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
HSTA Joins AFL-CIO
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 2389 Views :: Labor

Certificates of Affiliation were presented to HSTA at the biennial Hawaii State AFL-CIO Convention on November 14....

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Sunday, December 15, 2013
Creating a Fairer State Tax System and Economy for All Families
By News Release @ 12:53 PM :: 3762 Views :: Labor, Taxes, Cost of Living

Our state’s lower-income families are faced with almost insurmountable structural challenges to escaping poverty....

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Violence at Hawaii State Hospital: Senate Committees Set Informational Briefing
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 2664 Views :: Health Care, Labor
  • DATE: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  • TIME: 10 a.m.
  • PLACE: Conference Room 229, State Capitol
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Thursday, December 05, 2013
Federal safety inspectors investigating violence at Hawaii State Hospital
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:35 PM :: 3211 Views :: Health Care, Labor

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating  the Hawaii State Hospital, hospital administrators have confirmed....

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Thursday, December 05, 2013
We Bet You Haven't Heard This About Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:44 PM :: 2703 Views :: Health Care, Labor

The plan on the table in Congress would raise the federal minimum wage above $10 an hour (which is higher than all existing state rates)....

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Thursday, December 05, 2013
Senate Committees to Examine ERS Financial status
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 3061 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...informational briefing is to provide the legislature with an update on the ERS’ financial status and actuarial valuation report prepared by Gabriel Roeder Smith and Company....

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Thursday, December 05, 2013
Medicaid Buy-in Task Force Meeting Monday
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 2610 Views :: Health Care, Labor
  • DATE: Monday, December 09, 2013
  • TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • PLACE: Conference Room 229, State Capitol
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Sunday, December 01, 2013
Taking Minimum Wage out of Context
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 4:01 AM :: 2656 Views :: Labor
There is obvious ignorance demonstrated when the minimum wage is characterized as a “living wage.”
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Friday, November 22, 2013
Fort Shafter Project Labor Agreement Survey Due Dec. 2
By News Release @ 12:49 AM :: 5215 Views :: Labor, Military, Small Business

...a federal construction contract to build Phase 2 of the USARPAC Command and Control Facility at Fort Shafter....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
EEOC: Del Monte Hawaii Settles Thai Farm Workers Case
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 2989 Views :: Agriculture, Labor

The EEOC named Del Monte Fresh Produce's Hawaii subsidiary, which contracted with Global for approximately three years ending in 2005 to tend pineapple fields the subsidiary leased on the island of Oahu....

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Friday, November 15, 2013
Tsunami Center Evictions: Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
By News Release @ 12:14 PM :: 2082 Views :: Labor

The National Weather Service is facing allegations of "waste, fraud and abuse" over the eviction of Pacific Tsunami Warning Center employees from their government housing....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Medicaid Buy-In Task Force to Meet
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 3539 Views :: Health Care, Labor
  • DATE: Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • TIME: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • PLACE: Conference Room 229 State Capitol 
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Thursday, November 07, 2013
New lawsuit alleges former gubernatorial appointee’s involvement in financial shenanigans at union
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:08 PM :: 6299 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Labor, Rail

Hit men, Yakuza, Hells Angels, the Chinese crime syndicate and Hawaii politicians....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Lawsuit: Gangsters Terrorize Union Members Forced to Fund Illegal Pro-Rail PAC Headed by Hawaiian Homes Commissioner
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 8484 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Labor, Rail

...Union of Operating Engineers cavorts with international crime syndicates, spends union dues illegally and intimidates dissenters with threats of violence....

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Saturday, October 26, 2013
Hearings Set for HGEA Unit 10 & 13 Contract Appropriation
By News Release @ 9:24 PM :: 2817 Views :: Labor
Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for all collective bargaining cost items ....
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
How Obamacare Hurts You If You’re Looking for a Job
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:09 AM :: 2956 Views :: Health Care, Labor

Obamacare is keeping businesses from hiring....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Abercrombie Proposes More Items for Special Session Agenda
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 3738 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Abercrombie has asked the Hawaii State Legislature to expand the agenda....

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Sunday, October 20, 2013
McDermott: HGEA Contract Should be on Special Session Agenda
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 2445 Views :: Labor

Legislation to fund pay raises for government professional and scientific employees will be introduced by House Republicans during the Special Session....

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Monday, October 14, 2013
HGEA: Unit 13 Contract Restores Lost ‘Step Movements’
By News Release @ 12:08 PM :: 5484 Views :: Labor

Second year: Placement of employees on their appropriate step and continuation of the step movement plan....

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The UHERO Dashboard Project Jobs Explorer: Occupations in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 12:31 AM :: 3453 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

The Hawaii Jobs Explorer, the first interactive tool to be released as a part of the ongoing UHERO Dashboard Project, is now available for public use....

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Comparing Economies: Hawaii and Greece -- The Writing on the Wall
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:13 PM :: 4970 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living
Recently UHERO presented a detailed inforgraphic of jobs in Hawaii. The inforgraphic answers questions like: What type of jobs, how many and how much do they make?
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Tuesday, October 08, 2013
AG Louie the Grinch: Subs Won’t get Back Pay for Christmas
By News Release @ 3:08 PM :: 3048 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

In September, Plaintiffs’ counsel was informed that the State anticipates that the earliest date on which payments can be made will be the March 5, 2014 pay date....

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
VIDEO: HSTA Leaders talk about priorities for 2013-2014
By Video @ 12:38 AM :: 3000 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

President Wil Okabe shares HSTA’s “Three Priorities” for 2013-2014....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
HPR: Grassroot Institute on the “Critical State of Hawaii’s Unfunded Liabilities”
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:14 PM :: 3510 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...listen to Dr. Akina further discuss the problem on HPR’s “The Conversation”....

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Monday, September 16, 2013
Will Unions Want to Repeal Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:23 PM :: 2818 Views :: Health Care, Labor

In a typical Friday afternoon “news dump,” the Treasury Department announced it could not grant unions’ request for another special Obamacare break....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
$340K in Fines: Hawaii Wins Back OSHA Job After Unicold Raid
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 6161 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business
Feds Let Hawaii Resume Control of Regulating Manufacturing Industries....
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Friday, September 13, 2013
AFL-CIO: Obamacare Fundamentally Unfair to Union Workers
By News Release @ 12:45 AM :: 4315 Views :: Health Care, Labor

...without changes to the way the ACA is implemented, there are likely to be "unintended consequences" that will hurt workers' health care coverage....

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Monday, September 02, 2013
ILWU: An injury to one of our corporate employers is an injury to all?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 PM :: 4485 Views :: Environment, Development, Labor

"I'm going to f*** with the environmentalists even if I don't have a dog in the fight"

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Monday, September 02, 2013
FULL TEXT: ILWU Quits AFL-CIO Over Obamacare, Union Raids
By News Release @ 12:40 PM :: 4430 Views :: Health Care, Labor
IRONY: The ILWU is quitting AFL-CIO in part due to the signature achievement of a President whose teenage political lessons were learned from Frank Marshall Davis, formerly a columnist at the ILWU-owned Honolulu Record, which was printed back in the days when the ILWU was "too red" to be in the AFL-CIO....
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Monday, September 02, 2013
Is America Still the Land of Labor?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:22 AM :: 2251 Views :: Labor

For all the talk these days of how to revive our supposedly moribund American Dream, it took a college dropout-turned-actor to state the obvious....

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Friday, August 23, 2013
Keeping the Promise: State Solutions for Government Pension Reform
By NCPA @ 2:48 PM :: 3031 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

Once they establish principles for reform, legislators can choose from a menu of options. Tinkering with existing plans is the most obvious, and sometimes the easiest....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
It pays not to work: Hawaii highest welfare benefits in US
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:36 PM :: 3744 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...benefits in Hawaii average $49,175 — tops in the nation....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Hawaii Leads Nation in Making Welfare More Attractive than Work
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:37 AM :: 5897 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

Grassroot Institute President Akina calls for strengthening system to improve employment incentive....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
OSHA hits Hawaii refrigerated food warehouse: $253K Fine, 63 Violations
By News Release @ 3:59 PM :: 3771 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...a refrigerated food warehouse in Honolulu occupied by Unicold Corp. and nine tenants....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
JN Musto: Will Hawaii Become the Next Detroit?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:32 PM :: 3687 Views :: Economy, Labor

Musto discusses with Grassroot Institute’s president Keli’i Akina the similarities and differences between Detroit and Hawaii in light of Detroit’s recent declaration of bankruptcy....

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Thursday, August 08, 2013
UHERO: School's Out, Unemployment Up?
By UHERO @ 4:51 PM :: 3413 Views :: Economy, Labor
Last week's Star Advertiser reported that Honolulu’s unemployment rate increased from May’s 4.0% to 4.7% in June....
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Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Hawaiian Homelands Commissioner Resigns After Mortgage Fraud Conviction Exposed
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:05 PM :: 5243 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Labor

Artates is also executive director of the Hawaii Operating Engineers Stabilization Fund...Sentencing hearings are scheduled Sept. 23....

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