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Monday, June 29, 2020
HSTA reaches school reopening agreement with state of Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:13 AM :: 601 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii public schools to reopen with safeguards ....

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
SB785 --$150M Raises for Public Employees-- How They Voted
By Selected News Articles @ 5:53 PM :: 1877 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...Laughing at your sacrifice: Senate votes 21-3, House votes 45-4....

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Friday, June 26, 2020
Letter: Legislators 'Concerned' About DoE Plan to Continue 'Distance Learning' Scam
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 574 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...The letter outlines low participation rates for distance learning, internet connectivity and device access inequities among students, and the lack of a concise plan for how they will spend the federal CARES Act funding they have received....

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Friday, June 26, 2020
Kauai DoE Pilot Program to Continue 'Distance Learning' Scam with no Evaluations Until Fall of 2021
By News Release @ 5:05 AM :: 869 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...The Kaua‘i Education Technology Pilot Project is reimagining how much HSTA members can get away with in response to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Thursday, June 25, 2020
DLIR: Fraudsters Stole $15.8M Unemployment Benefits
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 1170 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...5,989 victims have reported Identity theft after receiving a letter about eligibility for PUA benefits....

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Survey: Teachers Report Low Participation in Online Learning
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 863 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...48% of middle and high school teachers report 0-20% of students consistently participated in distance learning....

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Sunday, June 21, 2020
Legislators Outline Plan to use CARES Funds
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 424 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...The plan provides discretion to the Ige Administration to spend the remaining CARES funds to pay for unanticipated and emerging needs....

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Sunday, June 21, 2020
Hawaii Worst Unemployment Recovery in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:48 PM :: 936 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

...Hawaii State Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Least....

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Thursday, June 18, 2020
UHERO: Estimating the Need for Rental Assistance in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 3:02 PM :: 682 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...the augmented unemployment payments have done a fairly good job  preventing the worst from happening so far. But that program is set to expire August 1....

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Thursday, June 18, 2020
Hawaii 20.2% Unemployment -- 3rd Highest in USA
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 620 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...only Nevada and Puerto Rico are higher....

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Sunday, June 14, 2020
June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 37022 Views :: Hawaii History, Labor

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

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Thursday, June 11, 2020
DLIR Updates Unemployment Claims Processing Numbers
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 721 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

... State Has Issued $803,200,377 in Benefits Since March 1 ....

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Confronting Police Abuse Requires Shifting Power From Police Unions
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:22 AM :: 1226 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Police

...“We do not have the ability to get rid of many of these officers that we know have done wrong in the past due to issues with both the contract and the arbitration associated with the union.”....

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Saturday, June 06, 2020
Repeal Bill 40, Honolulu's discriminatory builder contracting law
By Joe Kent @ 9:56 PM :: 717 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...use of CWAs, also known as project labor agreements, would drastically limit the use of nonunion employees on public projects, thereby reducing competition among bidding contractors and increasing costs for Honolulu taxpayers....

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Saturday, June 06, 2020
State Finally Launches Digital Time and Leave System
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 587 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Timesheets and leave requests are now transmitted electronically to payroll offices, replacing paper-based manual labor-intensive tracking methods in employee pay calculation....  

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Friday, June 05, 2020
UPW Prison Guard Busted Allegedly Smuggling Meth into OCCC
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 951 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the UPW still has not agreed to allow all guards to be searched for contraband....

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
ERS Risks $75M of Your Retirement Fund on Hawaii High Tech Startups
By News Release @ 10:45 PM :: 705 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Tax Credits

...how many times will Hawaii fall for phony High-Tech scamsters?....

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Free Food Giveaways set to conclude
By News Release @ 7:24 PM :: 605 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...to provide food assistance to recently unemployed individuals is set to conclude with two remaining food distribution events at Aloha Stadium....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Legislators Short $2B: "We are going to have to look for strategic cuts"
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 1241 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...no details until after the June 2 deadline to file for election....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
No Bill 40 PLA: Contractors Demand Full Repeal of Union Preference Ordinance
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 736 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...City Council to hear union preference 'fixer bill' next Wednesday, June 3....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
HGEA Endorses Keith Amemiya for Honolulu Mayor
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 578 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Politicians

... They need better protections such as higher wages and safer working conditions....  Keith understands this deeply ....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Blue Crush: How a One-Party State is Crushing the Little Guy
By Selected News Articles @ 7:48 PM :: 1163 Views :: Democratic Party, Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...The roughly half of the population who cannot work from home are getting screwed over by those who can....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Which Hawaii Zip Codes Have the Most Unemployed?
By UHERO @ 6:20 PM :: 2411 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

...claims are clustered in zip codes where the tourism industry is a particularly important source of employment....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Nigerian Princes Apply for Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 1638 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...as of Sunday, May 17, Hawaii became Scattered Canary’s latest unemployment fraud victim....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
26 States Will Protect Businesses from COVID-19-Related Unemployment Tax Hikes--Hawaii isn't one of them
By Tax Foundation @ 11:44 PM :: 1100 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

...One way policymakers can help expedite their state’s economic recovery is by protecting employers from facing higher UI tax rates at a time when they can least afford to pay them....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
6 in 10 Hawaiʻi adults now live in a household in which at least one person has lost income
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 658 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...According to the United States Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, released on May 20....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Hawaii Now 3rd Highest Unemployment in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 1064 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...only Nevada and Michigan are higher....

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment Jumps to 22.3% in April
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 554 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...Jobs declined by 121,800 over-the-month....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Travel-Related Unemployment Hits 51% Just Ahead of Memorial Day
By News Release @ 8:04 AM :: 661 Views :: Economy, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

...Double Nat'l Unemployment at Height of Great Depression....

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Friday, May 15, 2020
Hawaii 3rd-Highest Share of Workforce Filing for Unemployment
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 741 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...32.2% of Hawaii's workforce has filed an unemployment claim....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Forcing United Public Workers to Enter New Era
By Selected News Articles @ 6:26 PM :: 1269 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...it isn’t the kind its leaders were counting on....

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Monday, May 11, 2020
VIDEO: Keli'i Akina Urges Gov. Ige to Continue to Reopen Economy in Balanced Way  
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:39 PM :: 880 Views :: Economy, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

"...Thousands of people in Hawaii are calling upon the governor to 'Let Hawaii Work' again...."

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Saturday, May 09, 2020
How Solvent is Hawaii Unemployment Trust Fund?
By Tax Foundation @ 3:17 AM :: 761 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...A Visual Guide to Unemployment Benefit Claims....

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Friday, May 08, 2020
New Hawaii Unemployment Claims Still Running 1338% Above Last Year
By Selected News Articles @ 5:33 AM :: 658 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...Refers to the increase in the number of unemployment insurance initial claims in the week of April 27, 2020 compared to the week of April 29, 2019....

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Tuesday, May 05, 2020
COVID Wipes Out 69% of Jobs on Maui
By UHERO @ 9:45 PM :: 1793 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...total job reductions between January and April in Honolulu county were 34% of full-time jobs and 41% of part-time. These numbers were much higher on Hawaii (50% and 67%), Maui (69% and 68%), and Kauai (56% and 62%)....

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Monday, May 04, 2020
Hawaii 3rd Worst State for Nurses
By Selected News Articles @ 1:43 PM :: 889 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

...2020’s Best & Worst States for Nurses....

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Saturday, May 02, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment Claims Jump 2785%
By Selected News Articles @ 4:53 PM :: 975 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

... States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to Coronavirus ....

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Saturday, May 02, 2020
AFSCME Takes Control of UPW--Boots Nakanelua, Endo
By News Release @ 2:12 PM :: 1936 Views :: Ethics, Labor

"...abuse and misuse of union funds and the existence of questionable perks and benefits...."

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Hawaii ERS headed for disaster if economy keeps heading south
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:57 PM :: 2270 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

... Major reforms could help the pension system honor its promises ....

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Friday, April 24, 2020
A 50-State Visual Guide to Unemployment Benefit Claims
By Tax Foundation @ 9:24 PM :: 790 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...another 4,267,395 people filed initial unemployment benefit claims during the week ending April 18, the second week of a decline in the rate of new claims, but still among the highest levels in U.S. history....

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to COVID-19
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 PM :: 882 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...Hawaii -- 3009.22% -- Increase in Unemployment Claims (April vs Start of COVID-19 Crisis)....

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Sunday, April 19, 2020
UPW: We Like Sitting at Home Getting Paid--Do Not Reassign Us
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 3230 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

...we have still not received a response to the question posed as to whether employees who are redeployed are still eligible to benefit entitlements provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act....

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Sunday, April 19, 2020
HSTA Claims 20% Pay Cut Will be 'Implemented' June 1
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 1207 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...After unions notified their members of the salary reduction idea Tuesday night, state officials informed union leaders the implementation date of the salary cuts has been delayed by at least one month, to June 1 instead of May 1.... 

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Sunday, April 19, 2020
UHPA: Ige Has No Right to Cut our Pay
By News Release @ 3:29 AM :: 981 Views :: Higher Education, Labor, COVID-19

"...We want to reassure you that the Governor has no legal authority, right, or privilege to unilaterally negate or disregard our current Unit 7 contract...."

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Thursday, April 16, 2020
How Well-Funded Are Pension Plans in Your State?
By Tax Foundation @ 2:59 PM :: 780 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii pension plan only 55% funded ranks 43rd among states....

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Thursday, April 16, 2020
Rep Case, Legislators Challenge Ige on Union Pay Cuts
By News Release @ 3:56 AM :: 859 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...Representative Case says money from the CARES Act should be used for covering revenue losses....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Petition: Hawaii COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits Not Being Paid!
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 1465 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

... Department of Labor and Industrial Relations seem to have dropped the ball ....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
UNITE Here Local 5 -- "Safe Hotel Operations in Pandemic Conditions"
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 799 Views :: Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

...Safe Hotels, Safe Hawaii Operational Guidelines for Safe Hotel Operations in Pandemic Conditions....

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Sunday, April 12, 2020
And We Aren’t Moving People Around Because?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1471 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...The emergency proclamation suspends several laws, including chapters 89 and 89C, HRS, relating to collective bargaining....

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Sunday, April 12, 2020
Hawaii 12.8% of Workforce on Unemployment
By Tax Foundation @ 4:46 AM :: 888 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...Hawaii Unemployment Comp funds will run out in 21 weeks....

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