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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Hawaiʻi educators urged to take part in presidential selection process
By News Release @ 12:50 PM :: 669 Views :: Democratic Party, Education K-12, Labor, Republican Party

... Democrats hold primary March 6; GOP caucuses will be March 12 ....

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Monday, February 26, 2024
SHOPO & Maui County Reach Agreement on COVID Hazard Pay
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 494 Views :: Maui County, Labor, Police, COVID-19

... officers who worked in a patrol function through the pandemic will receive 20% Hazard Pay based on the actual number of hours worked during the pandemic. All other officers will receive 15% Hazard Pay. All officers will receive 15% Hazard Pay for actual overtime hours ....

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Friday, February 23, 2024
HGEA members win substantial hazard pay from the Hawaii Education Department
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 741 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... 7,800 HGEA employees of the state’s public school system will receive 25% of their base salary for the duration of Gov. David Ige’s emergency proclamation from March 4, 2020, to March 25, 2022 ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
SB3381: Stop Lahaina Property Owners from Rebuilding
By Andrew Walden @ 9:07 PM :: 2745 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development, Labor

... will Lahaina literally be handed over to the HCDA and an appointed ‘Community Board’ comprised of Josh Green’s hand-picked Carpenters Union representatives? ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Rule Forcing Corrupt Project Labor Agreements Will Face Legal Challenges
By News Release @ 1:54 AM :: 909 Views :: Maui County, Labor

... a construction contract that required a PLA would be more expensive ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
More cost, More delay: Green Signs 'PLA' for Lahaina Rebuild
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 959 Views :: Maui County, Labor

"...the rebuilding of housing units in Lahaina alone will require at least 2,000 additional construction workers...."

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Executive Order: Hawaii is a 'Trauma-Informed' State
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 1004 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

... first, Green's task force will seek out 'traumatized' State employees ....

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
18 Years Later State Wins Dannenberg EUTF Suit
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 1161 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

... contending that the EUTF had unconstitutionally diminished accrued retiree health benefits under Article XVI, Section 2 of the Hawai‘i Constitution ....

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Saturday, January 27, 2024
Audit Exposes Widespread Payroll Cheating at State Hospital
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 7:57 PM :: 1602 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor

"...staff’s intentional attempts to inflate their pay...."

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Thursday, December 28, 2023
Minimum wage jumps to $14 January 1st
By News Release @ 2:18 PM :: 810 Views :: Labor, Small Business

... the minimum wage will increase to $14 per hour beginning on Jan. 1, 2024. Act 114 incrementally increases the minimum wage to $16 per hour Jan. 1, 2026, and to $18 per hour Jan. 1, 2028 ....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Hawaii slowest to recover pandemic job losses
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 1193 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii has recovered only 81% of lost jobs since COVID ....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Hawaii Teacher Certification Wins Praise from Heritage Foundation
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:07 AM :: 1240 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

"... Almost three-fourths (72 percent) of its teachers are alternatively certified ...."

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
The Two Gorillas Still Menace the Budget
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:14 AM :: 1630 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

 ... The names of the two gorillas are ERS and EUTF ....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Confirmed: Union Lawyer Appointed to Supreme Court
By Andrew Walden @ 2:44 PM :: 1333 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Labor

... Devens’ legal experiences go beyond corporate practice, having represented several labor unions, including the State of Hawaiʻi Organization of Police Officers, the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association, and more ....

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Saturday, November 18, 2023
VIDEO: Bissen open to Seizing Condotels Which Compete with Full-Service ILWU-Controlled Hotels
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 2298 Views :: Maui County, Development, Labor, Land Use

... 'Minatoya List' short-term rentals are condotels competing with the ILWU controlled hotels.  That is why they are being targeted ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Telling Evening News Anchors What to Say: Carpenters Union Wages War Against Affordable Modular Housing on Kauai
By News Release @ 4:59 AM :: 4978 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Labor, Cost of Living

... Were you fooled when the Carpenters Union pretended to end its opposition to panelized construction after the Lahaina Fires?  Sucker ....

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Saturday, October 21, 2023
Maui Unemployment Jumps to 8.4% After Fires
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 1532 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Maui’s unemployment rate surges for second straight month ....

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Saturday, September 30, 2023
Before the Disaster: Hawaii Unemployment 3.1%
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 1454 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Data are collected each month from sample establishments for the single pay period that includes the 12th of the month. ...

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Monday, September 18, 2023
​Hawaii 3rd Worst State for Teachers
By Selected News Articles @ 8:54 PM :: 1778 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

... 51st – Avg. Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living) ....

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Friday, September 8, 2023
Kunia Woman Arraigned on Scheme to Defraud Pandemic Unemployment Recipients
By News Release @ 5:55 AM :: 1711 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Vakameilalo allegedly changed the bank account she previously had designated to receive the PUA unemployment benefit payments from the claimant’s bank account to her own ....

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Resolutions would ease hiring challenges, save city money
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:41 PM :: 1544 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor

... resolutions would assist the city administration in hiring for critical positions, delete unfilled and unnecessary positions and likely contribute to lower budgetary costs ....

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Monday, September 4, 2023
Lahaina: Those who Labor are Heavy Laden
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1469 Views :: Maui County, Labor

... deploying with the Red Cross from Big Island to Maui to serve displaced residents ....

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Sunday, September 3, 2023
Another Big Pay Hike for DoE Employees
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 1863 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... increase pay for educational assistants and vice principals in Hawai‘i public schools ....

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Saturday, July 29, 2023
Green Appoints Thielen, Hannemann ... and Ex-Con Stacy Moniz
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 3842 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

... The Moniz appointment is due in large part from a new law. Under a recent law, Act 260 Session Laws of Hawaii, the Governor must appoint the person nominated by the public employee unions. ....

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Friday, July 21, 2023
Former Union Officer Sentenced to 140 Months in Prison for Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, and Embezzlement
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 2258 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... 140 months for conspiracy, wire fraud, and embezzlement from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1260 and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $209,391.72 ....

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Thursday, July 20, 2023
​Hawaii's unemployment rate down slightly
By Selected News Articles @ 6:41 PM :: 1967 Views :: Economy, Labor

... but the number of jobs decreased ....

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Sunday, July 16, 2023
Auditor: Honolulu Human Resources Data Almost 100% Erroneous
By News Release @ 4:47 AM :: 1999 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Based on the high error rates, we concluded that DHR’s data was unreliable and insufficient to conduct further analysis .... 

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Saturday, July 8, 2023
HSTA Flies 98 to Florida Rally for Transsexual Agenda
By News Release @ 1:34 PM :: 1949 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Labor

... transsexual recruitment must not be opposed ....

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Friday, July 7, 2023
July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 5:35 AM :: 47533 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Labor

...When the USSR collapsed in 1991, long-secret archives of the Communist International were thrown open to western researchers for the first time.  Many previously unknown details of communist history have been revealed--including the 1935 Comintern orders directing Communists to begin work in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Green hopes housing will alleviate teacher shortage
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 1484 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Cost of Living

... Senate Bill 941 allows the School Facilities Authority to join with public and private agencies in developing off or on-campus housing for teachers and other staff ....

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Monday, July 3, 2023
OHA Ends 'Work-from-Home' for Employees
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:00 PM :: 1758 Views :: Labor, OHA, COVID-19

... concerns raised by OHA’s administration in response to the directive to end telework ....

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Saturday, July 1, 2023
Long COVID and Unemployment in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 8:50 PM :: 1604 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...Roughly 10-30% of people who get COVID, suffer persistent symptoms colloquially known as “long COVID”....

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Friday, June 16, 2023
Hawaii May Unemployment 3.1%
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 1897 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... in comparison with March 2020 (the last month prior to pandemic effects), nonfarm jobs were down by 24,200, or -3.7 percent ....

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Thursday, June 15, 2023
Hawaii Worker Productivity Drops Sharply
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 PM :: 1969 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Energy-producing and tourism-dependent states took the biggest hits in productivity: Hawaii was down 5.3% to $75.39 ....

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023
June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 58686 Views :: Hawaii History, Labor

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

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Sunday, June 11, 2023
Fevella’s Film Feud
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2172 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... Apparently Fevella filed a personnel complaint against the head of the Hawaii Film Office, Donne Dawson, to emphasize this point ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Hawaii Job Satisfaction 3rd Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 1790 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

... Three Lowest States: Arkansas (2.1), Mississippi (2.3), Hawaii (2.5) ....

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Thursday, June 1, 2023
Grassroot Institute urges special session to block huge unemployment tax increase
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:48 PM :: 1740 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

... If no action is taken, Hawaii businesses will pay about $355 million for 2023, up 46% over last year ....

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Friday, May 12, 2023
Overtime Violation: Feds Bust Kauai Cleaning Company Again
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 1988 Views :: Kauai County, Labor

... In a 2014 investigation, the division discovered the employer failed to pay overtime when required and recovered $33,612 ....

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Friday, May 12, 2023
EEOC Sues Honolulu Restaurant and HR Company for Sexual Harassment of Male Employees
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 2861 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... Restaurant Co-Owner Sexually Harassed Male Employees, Federal Agency Charges ....

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Thursday, May 4, 2023
Former ILWU Officer Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Embezzlement
By News Release @ 5:47 AM :: 2536 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... for embezzling $96,000 while he was the Secretary-Treasurer of the Hawaii Longshore Division of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142 ....

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Thursday, April 27, 2023
HSTA Contract Ratified--14.5% raise
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 4154 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... Ninety-two percent of the nearly 7,000 valid ballots cast approved the contract ....

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Friday, April 21, 2023
Hawaii March Unemployment 3.5%
By News Release @ 6:56 PM :: 2164 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Jobs increased by 22,900 year-over-year ....

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Saturday, April 15, 2023
"Transparency" or unwarranted government meddling?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:28 PM :: 2237 Views :: Labor, Small Business

... SB1057 would hurt the people it is aiming to help by hamstringing those who are best able to help them — their potential employers ....

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Friday, April 7, 2023
Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:00 PM :: 34578 Views :: Hawaii History, Labor, Religion

If you ask how "a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary" squares with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, let us explain ....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Lawmakers broaden educator housing eligibility to all school employees
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1666 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... The committees approved $185 million in total to finance the teacher housing projects at or near three schools ....

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Monday, March 27, 2023
Hawaii February 2023 Unemployment 3.6%
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 1725 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Hawaii is exactly average ....

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Monday, March 20, 2023
Counties where the most people work from home in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 10:30 PM :: 3233 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii County -- 13.0% of workers work from home ....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Unsolved Mysteries releases ‘Hawaiian Homicide’ podcast
By Video @ 6:40 PM :: 2333 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, Law Enforcement

... Information sought in the 2010 murder of HSTA employee Amber Jackson ....

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Friday, March 10, 2023
Hawaii Unemployment Claims Jump 26.59%
By Wallet Hub @ 5:38 PM :: 1723 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... 210 Initial Claims per 100,000 People in Labor Force ....

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