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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Hawaii Shippers Council Discusses Port Slowdown, Jones Act Reform on Guam Radio
By Michael Hansen @ 10:41 PM :: 2749 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

Mike Hansen, President of the Hawaii Shippers Council (HSC) interviewed by K57 Guam’s leading talk radio host Ray Gibson....

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Management: No Takeaways in Proposed Contract, but ILWU Rejects
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 2649 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...To date, the ILWU and PMA have reached tentative agreements on health care and increases to pay guarantees....

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Saturday, January 10, 2015
HGEA Boss: Borreca is an Anti-Union Parrot
By Andrew Walden @ 6:53 PM :: 3498 Views :: Health Care, Labor

All of the problems sister isle medical patients face trace back to Randy Perreira's need to keep his pathetic little union presidency job....

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Friday, January 09, 2015
Last Chance? Maui Memorial Proposes Partnership with Straub, Pali Momi--HGEA Rejects
By Andrew Walden @ 11:36 PM :: 4703 Views :: Health Care, Labor

Setting the stage as the executives walked in, the Hawaiian flag flew upside down outside HHSC's Leahi Hospital....

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015
ILWU Agrees to Federal Mediation of West Coast Port Dispute
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 2659 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

“In response to a joint request for assistance from the parties, collective bargaining...will continue as soon as possible under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service...."

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Monday, January 05, 2015
Hawaii Election 2014: Public Sector Unions Defeat Private Sector Unions
By Selected News Articles @ 12:09 PM :: 3377 Views :: Labor, Rail, Republican Party

The goals of public and private unions are diverging....

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Saturday, January 03, 2015
West Coast Port Slowdowns Worsen: ILWU, PMA Blame Each Other
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 3234 Views :: Jones Act, Labor
“The congestion in the terminals is near a breaking point."
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Thursday, January 01, 2015
SHOPO Sues City to Block Release of Police Disciplinary Records
By Andrew Walden @ 10:04 AM :: 3489 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement
Defendant City further informed Plaintiff SHOPO, "please be aware if Civil Beat threatens further legal action, the decision may be to tum over an unredacted copy."
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Monday, December 22, 2014
PMA Requests Federal Mediation in West Coast Longshore Negotiations
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 2805 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

ILWU slowdown tactics have reduced productivity at Pacific Northwest ports for more than a month and a half....

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
ILWU Port Slowdowns Behind Japanese Potato Crisis?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:37 AM :: 3366 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

The problem has also affected other restaurant chains, as a dockworker dispute on the West Coast of the United States has reverberated across the Pacific Ocean....

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Monday, December 15, 2014
Unemployment Insurance Rates Drop 22%
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 3103 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

...resulting in employers paying $50 million less in taxes, or $100 less per employee on average for 2015....

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Friday, December 05, 2014
DoE Leaders Embrace Education Reform Proposals
By News Release @ 12:31 AM :: 2924 Views :: Education K-12, Labor
“Race to the Top was very prescriptive. It was tremendously important change, but now we have to ask ourselves, ‘How can we change more collaboratively?’”
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Friday, December 05, 2014
182 Days: BOE Adopts Teacher-Proposed School Calendar for School Year 2015-2016
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 3011 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

The BOE was set to approve a calendar submitted by the DOE until teachers presented their proposals....

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Averting West Coast Port Shutdowns
By Selected News Articles @ 1:27 AM :: 2944 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

West Coast ports are suffering a series of slowdowns....

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Monday, December 01, 2014
Audit: 67% of 'Exempt' State Positions Vacant
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 3429 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

DHRD’s jurisdiction consisted of 21,783 positions, of which 15,069 were civil service and 6,714 exempt....

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Hawaii Unfunded Liabilities Could Become a "Broken Promise"
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:39 PM :: 3031 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...the state may one day be forced to break the promise it made to its employees regarding their pensions and benefits....

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
State Retirement Funds Play Tricks on Retirees, Taxpayers
By Selected News Articles @ 1:22 PM :: 2717 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

Hawaii has employed gimmicks to give the appearance of fiscal improvements in their entitlement programs....

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Saturday, November 15, 2014
Manoa Graduate Students Spur Campus-Wide Protest
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 3477 Views :: Higher Education, Labor

Graduate students have planned a sit-in at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Campus Center to protest sudden and drastic budget cuts....

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Teachers Unions Oppose Teacher Accountability Standards in Common Core
By NCPA @ 5:21 PM :: 3167 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Proposed reforms to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) threaten teacher accountability....

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Friday, November 07, 2014
Transition: Ige Chooses McCartney, Hiraoka
By Selected News Articles @ 6:18 PM :: 4950 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

McCartney is a former executive director of the Hawaii State Teachers Association....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
VIDEO: Ige Voted to Approve Furlough Fridays
By Video @ 8:48 PM :: 5141 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History, Labor, Politicians

...Furlough Fridays, as they ACTUALLY happened, including David Ige's role....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
What Will It Take to Grow GDP? (Part 3)
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3005 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii fell eight rungs from last year, tying the great state of New Jersey for the honor of being the least improved state....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
How to Increase the Value of a Dollar? Move.
By NCPA @ 3:16 PM :: 3805 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

Hawaii salaries are 16th highest in USA.  When adjusted for cost of living, Hawaii salaries drop to 50th....

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Free Markets and Jones Act Reform at Union Meeting?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:57 PM :: 2860 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...allow the purchase of less expensive but more efficient foreign-built ferries....

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Hawaii Work Force Participation Down 7%
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:30 PM :: 2551 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

A study of labor force participation in all 50 states ranks Hawaii at 42 in the nation....

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Friday, October 03, 2014
UPW Collects Forced Dues from 1,122 Non-Members
By Selected News Articles @ 5:28 AM :: 3310 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

Public-sector unions can impose agency fees in 23 states....

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
For Second Day In A Row, Ige Under Fire For State Hospital Mismanagement
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 3453 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Politicians

"Shamefully, legislators have known about this impending implosion for years, at least since late 2009...."

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Monday, September 29, 2014
Hawaii is the 5th Worst State for Teachers
By News Release @ 1:00 PM :: 3451 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 key metrics....

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Monday, September 22, 2014
HSTA Launches Campaign Against Preschool Voucher program
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 3076 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...Starting today, the Hawaii State Teachers Association is launching a statewide informational campaign....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Abercrombie Releases $335,600 to New Nonprofit Formed by Leader of Carpenter's Union
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 3375 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor
Question: Which one of these things is not like the others?
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Hawaii Campaign Commission goes along with cover-up
By Selected News Articles @ 5:38 AM :: 2620 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...the Hawai'i Campaign Commission has given the Hawaii Carpenters Market Recovery Program Fund a pass on disclosing where its contributions come from....

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Friday, September 12, 2014
DLIR Retakes Occupational Safety Job from OSHA
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 3052 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...OSHA and HIOSH have shared regulatory responsibility for Hawaii per an Operational Status Agreement that went into effect in September 2012....

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Monday, September 08, 2014
Islamic Gulen Cult Pours Money into Takai Campaign
By Andrew Walden @ 12:16 AM :: 7709 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Military, Politicians

Cult members laboring for the Imam under "Tuzuk contracts" are obligated to kick back all of their salaries beyond a bare minimum needed to survive....

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Teachers in Honolulu Lowest Adjusted Salary in USA
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 3794 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

The median adjusted salaries in the 60 metro areas range from $32,312 in Honolulu, Hawaii to $73,078 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin....

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
UHPA Approves Abercrombie $32M Gift Contract with 99% 'Yes' Vote
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 3065 Views :: Higher Education, Labor
(Flashback June 27, 2014: Abercrombie Rewards UHPA's Campaign Support with $32M -- 'Unprecedented' Early Contract)
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
HGEA, Legislature Force More State Employees into Union
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 2433 Views :: Labor

Since 2003, efforts have been made to facilitate the conversion of exempt positions to civil service in the Executive Branch of state government....

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Sunday, August 31, 2014
At First, Takai Voted For the Pension Tax 'Every Time'
By Andrew Walden @ 11:21 PM :: 5170 Views :: Labor, Politicians, Taxes

Even weeks after angry kupuna and union members began crowding committee hearings to protest, Takai voted 'aye' for the pension tax bill HB1092 HD1....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
DLIR Snapshot of State's 662,150 Workers
By News Release @ 10:46 PM :: 2817 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

The largest occupational groups in Hawaii are retail sales followed by general office clerks and cashiers....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Study: Hawaii 'Ban the Box' Law Reduces Crime
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 4721 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Justice Reinvestment, Labor, Law Enforcement

Statistics show that without income from a paying job an ex-offender often will return to criminal activity....

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Saturday, August 23, 2014
HART: Only 743 Local Jobs Created by Rail Work
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 3546 Views :: Labor, Rail

September 14, 2011: "The city initially claimed that rail would create 17,000 new jobs during the construction phase..."

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Friday, August 22, 2014
Duncan Announces One Year Delay in Teacher Evaluations
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 2585 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...I believe testing issues today are sucking the oxygen out of the room....

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
DHS Fraud Investigator Allegedly Worked for TSA on State Time
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 4317 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement
... charged with Theft in the Second Degree for receiving unearned compensation from the State of Hawaii from 2008 through 2012....
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Yakuza? Triads? Technicalities Shred $50M Racketeering Suit Against Pro-Rail Hawaiian Stabilization Fund
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 4808 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Labor, Rail

...Judge Chen found that all of the union members' allegations regarding the Hawaiian Stabilization Fund involve state-law causes of action over which the federal court has no jurisdiction....

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Accountability: DoE Identifies Almost All Teachers as Effective
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 2741 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...0.2 percent of teachers were rated unsatisfactory, which means teachers do not show evidence of effective teacher practice, positive student outcomes....

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Monday, August 18, 2014
Not Red Hot: Hawaii Construction Employment Drops 1.4%
By News Release @ 9:01 PM :: 3299 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Rail

...Rail boss Grabauskas blames "red hot" construction market for rail cost overruns, but....

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Friday, August 15, 2014
Non-Teachers Make Up Half of Public School Workforce
By NCPA @ 10:28 AM :: 2282 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...25 percent of education expenditures going to non-teacher salaries and benefits....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
UPW Scores Massive Pay Hikes After Disrupting Honolulu Ambulance Service
By News Release @ 6:47 PM :: 6908 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor

Field Operation Supervisors

  • Current: $70,692-$80,388
  • New: $89,860-$102,185
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Obama Executive Order to Screen Unions, Federal Contractors for Labor Law Violations
By NCPA @ 1:37 PM :: 2097 Views :: Labor

...Labor Compliance Advisors -- appointed by each government agency -- will decide whether the contractors have shown a "lack of integrity or business ethics."....

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Monday, August 11, 2014
2 PRP Candidates Win, 3 More Head to General
By News Release @ 10:57 PM :: 3488 Views :: Labor, Politicians, Rail

... News Release from PRP Frontgroup "Forward Progress" ....

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Candidate Forced by UH to Take Leave Without Pay
By Selected News Articles @ 10:05 PM :: 5104 Views :: Higher Education, Labor, Politicians

...J N Musto, Executive Director of UHPA indicated that they had been fighting the contract language for 30 years and did reach an agreement that UH professors could maintain their position while campaigning....

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