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Thursday, February 15, 2018
ERS Fires Investment Officer After Losses on VIX Puts
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 538 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Chattergy told WSJ Hawaii will continue to sell these put contracts, convinced the income will offset market turbulence....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Honolulu Rail Creates One Tenth of Jobs Promised
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:33 PM :: 429 Views :: Labor, Rail

...HART rail is being built one segment at a time by a single builder, instead of having, say 4 builders building 5 miles each, simultaneously....

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Friday, February 09, 2018
2018 Employment Bills Introduced
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 478 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Want to know what labor and employment bills will be considered during this year’s legislative session?....

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Friday, February 09, 2018
Minimum Wage: Good intentions don’t always equal good policy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:38 PM :: 498 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...SB2291 would raise the minimum wage in Hawaii to $15 an hour by 2020....

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Thursday, February 08, 2018
Ige Appoints Leonard Hoshijo to Head DLIR
By News Release @ 1:30 AM :: 439 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Hoshijo served as education and political director with the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters. He also worked for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union for 26 years....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Ige Asks Legislators to 'Governmentize' Services
By Joe Kent @ 4:11 AM :: 638 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...HB 2368 and SB 2795 would begin replacing private contractors with civil service employees....

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Legislators Want CWS to Investigate All Homeschooling Families
By News Release @ 1:32 AM :: 1889 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Labor

...Last week, three bills were introduced by the Hawaii Legislature that would significantly restrict homeschool freedom: Senate Bills 2274 and 2323, and House Bill 2244....

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Friday, February 02, 2018
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Janus?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:17 PM :: 686 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...a decision by the court’s nine justices that state employees can't be required to pay union dues could lead to some interesting outcomes in Hawaii....

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Friday, February 02, 2018
Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Introduces Legislative Package
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 600 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Tax Credits

...Bill to address Adams v. CDM court ruling (HB2201/SB2993)....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
HSTA Pushing Massive Property Tax Hike
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 770 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes, Tourism

....more money and less accountability....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
FCC: Hawaii false missile alert sent by worker believing attack was real
By News Release @ 11:28 AM :: 843 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Military

...Federal Communications Commission conducts open meeting to hear investigator's report on false missile alert....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Wage floor great for robots
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:57 AM :: 488 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...it’s not a living wage if you’ve been replaced by a robot....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Ward: Fire Employees who do not Cooperate with Missile Alert Investigation
By Rep Gene Ward @ 9:33 PM :: 873 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Military

“This is not about an individual, this is about our national security."

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Hawaii 2nd Most Unionized State
By News Release @ 12:55 AM :: 731 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii -- 21.3 percent of employees are union members....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
In Hawaii, No Heads Roll over False Missile Alarm
By Selected News Articles @ 6:27 PM :: 860 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...“Once a Japanese manager or his underlings are caught in a scandalous situation, they have no other choice but to resign so that the many others who are dependent on them do not take the blame or suffer any of the consequences.”....

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Hawaii: Happiest Workers in America?
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 634 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Creativity was a big factor in job satisfaction — Video Game Producer, Film Director, Music Producer and Comedian were labelled as the happiest jobs in the country, along with Neurosurgeon....

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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Fishermen Settle Labor-Trafficking Case
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 PM :: 645 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...“We hope it becomes a model for all captains who want to do right by their immigrant crew.”....

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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Maui hospitals point the way
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:16 AM :: 1011 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

...the state should consider privatizing more of its medical facilities....

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Best Place to Find a Job? With Record Low Unemployment Honolulu Still Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 2:13 PM :: 842 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

...comparind more than 180 U.S. cities across 26 key indicators of job-market strength....

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Friday, December 22, 2017
Hawaii Unemployment Sets Record Low as Labor Force Shrinks
By News Release @ 2:30 AM :: 989 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Labor force drops 1% -- from 690,800 to 684,350 year over year....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Bloomberg: Jones Act political contributions and lobbying
By Michael Hansen @ 6:36 PM :: 928 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act, Labor

...Still playing with U.S. ports....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
State pension woes raise specter of county bankruptcies
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:15 PM :: 2239 Views :: Maui County, Labor, Taxes

...Hokama also asked Thom Williams, executive director of the ERS, if the debt would still be owed if the county went bankrupt....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Bureaucracy thwarts state modernization
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:07 PM :: 1069 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...Hawaii’s entrenched state and county bureaucracies delaying the advance of high technology into their own operations....

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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Tech: 'Clinically Psychotic' HGEA Signs Suicide Pact
By Andrew Walden @ 8:27 PM :: 1989 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor, Politicians

...The seeming political power play is actually a sign of Perreira’s weakness.... 

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Ige Appoints DLIR Director to Head DoTax
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 1141 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...Takayama has served as the director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) since April 2015. She will assume her new position on Monday, Dec. 11....

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Pasha Hawaii charged in labor dispute
By Michael Hansen @ 11:46 PM :: 999 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...It may also lead to speculation that Pasha and the shipbuilder Keppel have not yet completed their ship design....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
Ethics Fine: Guard Must Return Cash after $10K Inmate Payoff
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 1219 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement

...In or around November 2009, Respondent Kanazawa-Yee and two other ACOs, ACO A and ACO B, planned to obtain money from Inmate....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Hawaii's Best Workplace? Monsanto
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 1057 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, GMOs

...Monsanto took first place, scoring an impressive 91.6 percent....

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Pension pinches profligacy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:00 AM :: 1097 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Hawaii’s county governments — and county taxpayers — are about to feel the pinch....

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Hawaii State Hospital Employees Game Overtime System
By Andrew Walden @ 2:01 AM :: 3809 Views :: Health Care, Labor

A federal court order is being ignored so union members at the Hawai’i State Hospital can manipulate work rules....

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Hospital Crisis: How to Use Union Work Rules for Fun and Profit
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 AM :: 4788 Views :: Health Care, Labor

Hawaii public hospital workers earn less but cost more than their private sector counterparts.  How is that possible?

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
HGEA Hospital Debacle: DOH Places Seven On Leave
By News Release @ 1:48 AM :: 1094 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

...after decades ignoring the festering problems at the HGEA job trust State Hospital, AG and DoH pretend to suddenly be oh-so-very-concerned....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
‘Psychopathic’ escapee from Hawaii arrested in Stockton
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 PM :: 1019 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Law Enforcement

San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Deputies said they arrested Randall Saito, the Hawaii State Hospital escapee, at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
$1.8B Special Fund Audit: DHRD Refuses to Report to Legislature
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:42 AM :: 1138 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

..."We disagree with DHRD. The statutory requirements that DHRD report to the Legislature are unambiguous and do not exempt these trust funds." -- Auditor....

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Saturday, November 11, 2017
Counties stuck with bailing out pension debt
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:11 PM :: 999 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...the state Legislature has discovered a new tactic for meeting its public pension financial obligations: passing the costs on to the counties....

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Thursday, November 09, 2017
Legacy Pension Costs--Hawaii Scores D-
By Selected News Articles @ 1:57 AM :: 1037 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

Legacy Costs evaluates whether states provided adequate funding, as defined by retirement system actuaries, for pensions and other promised retirement benefits for public workers.....

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Thursday, November 02, 2017
Video: ERS not out of woods yet
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:08 PM :: 1016 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Featuring: Thom Williams, Executive director, Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii....

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
Audit: New Clause in Union Contract Boosts Overtime 50%
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 1285 Views :: Maui County, Labor

...a correspondence received on October 20, 2017 from the Fire Chief, essentially claiming the Office of the County Auditor has no right to audit the MFD....

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Friday, October 13, 2017
Workers Protest as Star-Adv lays off 25% of Newsroom
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 2095 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...publisher Dennis Francis of OPI, owned by Canada-based Black Press Ltd., is insisting on slashing wages and benefits for the remaining journalists....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Recent Federal Court Ruling Affects Hawaii Tip Credit
By Selected News Articles @ 9:58 PM :: 1420 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...the 9th Circuit Court’s Marsh v. J. Alexander LLC decision makes life much easier for employers with tipped employees in Hawaii....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Why is Hawaii so Healthy? Gallup vs Bloomberg
By Selected News Articles @ 1:32 PM :: 1730 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

...Gallup says it's exercise, Bloomberg says it's labor unions....

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Does the Jones Act Endanger American Seamen?
By Michael Hansen @ 12:16 AM :: 1024 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...the Jones Act has contributed to a smaller and older domestic shipping industry with more dangerous conditions for American seamen....

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Hawaii Lowest Teacher Salaries in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 1415 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...adjusted for cost of living....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Hawaii is #1 in Teacher Absenteeism at 79% 
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 2093 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

In Hawaii about 79 percent of traditional public school teachers are chronically absent. In Hawaii charter schools it’s 23 percent…..

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Hawaii 6th Most Indebted State
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 1697 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...$27,100 = Each taxpayer's share of Hawaii's debt....

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Monday, September 04, 2017
Honolulu Republicans: On Labor Day Celebrate Entrepreneurship
By Brett Kulbis @ 1:00 PM :: 1306 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...We hope you take a moment and reflect on how much America’s entrepreneurial spirit and free market economy have enabled us to prosper and enjoy a standard of living unrivalled in history....

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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Obamacare Could Bankrupt ERS
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:18 PM :: 1585 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...a 1% increase in health care costs equals a $2 billion increase in unfunded liabilities....

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Saturday, August 26, 2017
UHPA: Fund our Contract During Special Session
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 1248 Views :: Higher Education, Labor

..."Chapter 89, might not allow an appropriation be made during a Special Legislative Session"....

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Monday, August 21, 2017
Survey: 70 Percent of Union Members Want Re-certification Vote
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 1077 Views :: Labor

...Survey Coincides with Fifth Annual National Employee Freedom Week (Aug 20-26) to Promote Workplace Rights....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Audit: Bulky Pickup Schemes Generate Millions in Overtime
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 1515 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor

...153 employees received $1.7 million in overtime for bulky and white goods collection....

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