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Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Act 268 Hawaii Unfunded Liabilities Plan: Pot of Gold for Corrupt Union Leaders
By Andrew Walden @ 9:29 PM :: 6744 Views :: Labor

OPEB-related corruption has been in the news for years.  For instance....

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Monday, August 05, 2013
Federal Government in Worse Shape than Detroit
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:04 PM :: 3622 Views :: National News, Labor, Taxes

Detroit’s demise was the result of big-government, liberal policies promoted by self-interested politicians and coercive public employee unions....

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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Serious New Questions on Obama Labor Nominee
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:48 PM :: 2843 Views :: National News, Labor

Perez has faced questions about his misleading congressional testimony about his involvement in a quid pro quo deal with the city of St. Paul, Minnesota....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Hotel Workers, Teamsters, UFCW Turning Against Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:44 PM :: 3614 Views :: Health Care, Labor

"The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe...."

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Sunday, July 14, 2013
Opportunity to Strengthen Accountability for Tax Dollars
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:01 AM :: 3025 Views :: Labor, Taxes

News of the very generous pay increases granted to police officers sent shock waves through the ranks of city and county officials across the state generating calls for “revenue enhancements” or tax increases....

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Monday, July 01, 2013
Governor Signs Bills Expanding Protections, Support for Women and Keiki
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 3775 Views :: Family, Labor, Law Enforcement

The Governor also signed bills that extend the voluntary foster care age to 21 as well as keep keiki safe from a parent who has been convicted of a sexual assault....

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Monday, July 01, 2013
As Pritzger Nomination Ratified, UNITE HERE, Hyatt Settle
By News Release @ 3:29 PM :: 2499 Views :: Labor

The agreement will go into effect upon the settlement and ratification of union contracts by Hyatt associates in San Francisco, Honolulu, Los Angeles, and Chicago.....

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Act 137: Abercrombie Creates New HGEA Bargaining Unit
By News Release @ 12:21 AM :: 3593 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement

Bargaining Unit 14, to represent state law enforcement officers, and state and county ocean safety and water safety officers....

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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Abercrombie Quietly Orders More Pay Hikes, Publishes HGEA, UPW Contracts
By Andrew Walden @ 1:24 AM :: 2836 Views :: Labor
Abercrombie’s office quietly slipped three more executive orders onto its webpage this week....
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Saturday, June 08, 2013
HSTA’s ‘Multi-Front War’ Against ‘Rogue Teachers’
By Selected News Articles @ 12:38 PM :: 3461 Views :: Education K-12, Labor
The Hawaii State Teachers Association’s weekly briefing meeting had turned into a battle-planning session....
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Saturday, June 08, 2013
Abercrombie Quietly Orders Pay Hikes
By Andrew Walden @ 12:17 AM :: 2626 Views :: Labor

Abercrombie’s office quietly slipped two more executive orders onto its webpage this week....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
HSTA Appoints Team to Tackle Teacher Evaluations
By Video @ 10:43 PM :: 2873 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

HSTA won a victory through bargaining this spring with agreement by the Employer to create a Joint Committee to study the Educator Evaluation System....

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Saturday, June 01, 2013
UHPA to NEA: "Thank you for trying to destroy our union"
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 3539 Views :: Higher Education, Labor
You threatened to destroy us (“decertify” is the technical term) when you visited last June if we ceased our relationship with NEA....
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Monday, May 20, 2013
Penny Pritzker: Waikiki Hotel Workers Union to Protest Obama Commerce Nominee
By Selected News Articles @ 4:36 PM :: 3970 Views :: Labor, Obama

One of the largest hospitality unions in the nation will protest President Barack Obama’s commerce secretary nominee on Thursday, the first day of her confirmation hearings....

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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Minimum Wage Should Not Be Living Wage
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:00 AM :: 3638 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor
...those critics probably never held a real job or never ran their own business....
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Hawaii leads nation in per-capita debt for unfunded union benefits
By Malia Zimmerman @ 10:32 PM :: 4211 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes
Source: Truth in Accounting...
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Atheists Attack HGEA, UPW Contract: Demand Unions Give Up Paid Holiday
By Andrew Walden @ 2:58 PM :: 3490 Views :: First Amendment, Labor
sponsored by gay ‘marriage’ activist, convicted thief Michael ‘Bitchbear’ Golujuch, Jr....
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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Starting in October: 15% Penalty on Overpaid Unemployment Comp
By Selected News Articles @ 7:18 AM :: 3698 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

Hawaii has amended its Employment Security Law as follows....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
States Could Push Part-Time Employees Into Obamacare Exchanges
By NCPA @ 8:35 AM :: 2814 Views :: Health Care, Labor
Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way of transferring a large chunk of their health care expenses into the health exchanges....
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Abercrombie: UPW Contract 'Positive Result of Partnership'
By News Release @ 12:04 AM :: 2505 Views :: Labor
The Governor also acknowledged the efforts of UH Manoa Industrial Relations Center Director Joyce Najita, whose mediation services greatly contributed to achieving consensus....
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
HGEA Announces Unit 8 Contract Settlement
By News Release @ 10:47 AM :: 4048 Views :: Labor

HGEA’s Unit 8 membership consists of approximately 2,350 administrative, professional and technical University of Hawaii employees....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
HSTA Cheers Defeat of 'Instructional Hours', Targets Preschool Vouchers
By News Release @ 12:10 PM :: 3111 Views :: Education K-12, Labor
...SB 1084 is a voucher that will allow public money to pay for private preschools....
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Sunday, April 21, 2013
Abercrombie Orders ‘Flexible Pay’ Hikes to Match Outside Job Offers
By Andrew Walden @ 11:36 PM :: 3122 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor
... the new, legal, and inexpensive way of bribing Cabinet members and their top lieutenants ....
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
UHPA Pushes Back Against NEA Raid, Cyberattack
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 4628 Views :: Higher Education, Labor
When asked whether she believed the cyberattack could be related to the NEA issue, Hanselman said, "It's a strange coincidence."
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
HB634 Obstructs Sale of Businesses With Over 100 Employees
By News Release @ 2:01 AM :: 2470 Views :: Labor

House Bill 634, which would require the purchase of a company to hire 100 percent of the seller’s employees, is now in a conference committee....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
SB535: Illegal to Fire Your Child’s Babysitter
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 5105 Views :: Family, Labor

SB535SD1HD2 would make it illegal for any Hawaii family to fire or otherwise change the employment status of nannies, babysitters, caretakers, and other domestic workers....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
HSTA Membership Ratifies Contract
By News Release @ 11:55 PM :: 3884 Views :: Education K-12, Labor
...After more than two years working without a contract, 95% of teachers statewide voted in favor of the tentative agreement....
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
HSTA Convention Urges Ratification: Contract Vote Today
By News Release @ 1:04 PM :: 2929 Views :: Education K-12, Labor
... poll sites will be open from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.....
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Monday, April 08, 2013
UHERO: Improved Employment Numbers Still Short of Pre-Recession Peak
By Selected News Articles @ 12:55 PM :: 2900 Views :: Economy, Labor
...4,000 more jobs were created in Hawaii over the past two years than previously thought....
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Sunday, April 07, 2013
Creative Insolvency: EUTF to Enter ‘Shadow Insurance Industry’?
By Andrew Walden @ 1:36 PM :: 6115 Views :: Health Care, Labor
...a multi-billion dollar scheme to rework Hawaii government employees pension and health insurance funding is made its way through the legislature....
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Thursday, April 04, 2013
To Encourage Hanabusa to Run Against Abercrombie, Trade Unions Endorse Schatz
By Selected News Articles @ 1:47 PM :: 4493 Views :: Democratic Party, Labor
“We’re trying to push her to run against the governor.”
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
NFIB to Lobby Against Minimum Wage Hike Today
By News Release @ 1:59 PM :: 4728 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living
Hawaii small-business owners will gather in Room 329 in the State Capitol, today, March 27, at 4 p.m. at about the same time the House Finance Committee takes up HB 331....
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Monday, March 25, 2013
HSTA, DoE Announce $333M Tentative Agreement--Contract Vote April 17
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 5053 Views :: Education K-12, Labor
The four-year tentative agreement that the HSTA will now take to its members for ratification, includes annual pay increases and performance evaluations for teachers....
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Preemptive Strike: UHPA Endorses Schatz
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 4810 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Labor
... the early endorsement was the result of unprecedented changes in Congress with the retirement of Sen. Daniel Akaka and the passing of Sen. Daniel Inouye, and the need for a fresh perspective ....
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
5,000 Petition Abercrombie to Keep Tesoro Open
By News Release @ 8:25 PM :: 3696 Views :: Energy, Labor

 ...The USW expects a response from the governor....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
How Hawaii Minimum Wage Workers Earn $24.24 per hour
By Selected News Articles @ 4:34 PM :: 5939 Views :: Labor, Cost of Living

The average wage when adding in tips for the front of the house is $24.24 per hour....

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Thursday, March 07, 2013
HSTA, DoE, HLRB Agree to Mediation
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 3548 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

The parties are negotiating a 2013-15 contract....

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Busting 5 Myths About the Minimum Wage
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:29 PM :: 3290 Views :: Labor, Cost of Living

Do you think of teenagers flipping burgers? Or a single parent trying to feed several kids?

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Sunday, March 03, 2013
Keep The Promise for Better Wages as Goal
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:42 AM :: 4173 Views :: Labor, Cost of Living

If the minimum wage does rise, where do our elected officials think businesses will get the money to pay the higher wages?

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Full Text: Rep Hanohano Accused of Workplace Violence after Racist Tirade Aimed at State Workers
By Selected News Articles @ 9:10 PM :: 6974 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

Transcript of letter from State employees attacked by Rep Faye Hanohano....

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Gallup: Hawaii Again Tops Nation in Well-Being
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 6654 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor, Cost of Living

Between 2011 and 2012 Hawaii jumped from 44th to 1st in “Work Environment” but fell from 4th to 14th  in “Basic Access"....

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
UHERO: Minimum Wage Hike Unlikely to Help Working Poor
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 5016 Views :: Economy, Labor, Tourism, Cost of Living

...higher minimum wage is unlikely to accomplish the stated goal of raising the living standards of the working poor....

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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Just a Vicious Circle, Higher Minimum Wage, Higher Prices
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:27 AM :: 4891 Views :: Economy, Labor, Cost of Living

...look at the issue from an economic and financial well-being stand point instead of the emotional and social welfare perspective....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
McDermott: It is time to settle the teachers’ contract!
By Selected News Articles @ 2:12 AM :: 2934 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Making them grovel over less than a 2% increase (when health care costs are factored in), while at the same time proposing an expensive new preschool program is breathtakingly insulting....

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Saturday, February 16, 2013
Trafficked Thai Workers' Dreams Become Nightmares
By Selected News Articles @ 6:52 PM :: 5078 Views :: Agriculture, Labor

In 2004, Nopphon Fuchumpa was promised a great opportunity in the United States.... 

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Saturday, February 02, 2013
Minimum Wage Increase Could Put People Out of Work
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 4126 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

The House Minority Caucus urged caution today as two bills to increase the minimum wage to 120 percent its current level passed the Labor & Public Employment and Economic Development & Business committees....

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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tax Cut or Minimum Wage Hike? Hawaii 4th-Highest Taxes for Low Income Residents
By Andrew Walden @ 4:14 AM :: 4781 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

Instead of cutting taxes on the poor, Abercrombie proposes to extract more taxes from them by hiking the minimum wage.

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Friday, January 25, 2013
State Rejects HSTA's Billion Dollar Contract Proposal, Feb 1 'Impasse' Looms
By News Release @ 8:24 PM :: 3935 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

In its proposal, HSTA seeks to:

  • Increase teachers’ base pay by 48.1 percent over the next four years,
  • Delay implementation of the new Educator Effectiveness System,
  • Gain veto power over development of each step of the system.
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Friday, January 25, 2013
Secrecy in Public Union Collective Bargaining
By NCPA @ 12:44 PM :: 3618 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

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Friday, January 25, 2013
DoE Scores 'D' for Teacher Preparation
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 3803 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...there is much more that can be done to help ensure that new teachers are “classroom ready.” ...

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