Saturday, July 13, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives


Labor

 

NO Image:
Friday, January 25, 2013
Secrecy in Public Union Collective Bargaining
By NCPA @ 12:44 PM :: 5864 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...

Read More..
Friday, January 25, 2013
DoE Scores 'D' for Teacher Preparation
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 6284 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

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

Read More..
Friday, January 25, 2013
HSTA: 'Prepare for Negotiations to Continue at Length'
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 5961 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Given the nature of negotiations, the proposal HSTA took to the table is a starting point and is subject to change....

Read More..
Thursday, January 24, 2013
HGEA, DOE Agree on Evaluation and Support System for Principals
By News Release @ 9:29 PM :: 7033 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

All Hawaii public school principals will receive enhanced supports and evaluations beginning in the 2013-14 school year under an agreement between the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) and the Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA)....

Read More..
Thursday, January 17, 2013
HSTA: "Time and Money Needed"
By News Release @ 10:17 PM :: 5848 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

“The State informed HSTA that there will be a formal response made at our next bargaining session on January 22."

Read More..
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
HHSC Exec Discusses Banner Partnership with Hilo MDs
By Selected News Articles @ 9:36 PM :: 11449 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

Approximately four years ago, the Hawaii State Legislature commissioned Stroudwater Associates to evaluate our Hawaii Health System Safety Net Hospitals....

Read More..
Saturday, January 12, 2013
FULL TEXT: HSTA's $440M Contract Proposal
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 7490 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...if every union were to get the same raises and benefits, it would cost the state an extra $1.4 billion beyond the budget....

Read More..
Thursday, January 10, 2013
HSTA Survey: "Hawaii teachers welcome an evaluation process"
By News Release @ 10:46 PM :: 6590 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"Our intent is to work with the DOE to create a successful Educator Effectiveness System that could lend itself to being a model, nationwide.”

Read More..
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Abercrombie, Star-Advertiser Laugh at Union Effort to Save Tesoro, Price Spikes Predicted
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 PM :: 6344 Views :: Energy, Labor

"Tesoro does not know what potential buyers might ask of state of Hawaii or federal officials."

Read More..
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
HSTA: Another Union Soon to Win Big Arbitration Award
By News Release @ 11:36 PM :: 4791 Views :: Labor

We are also cognizant of related 2011 - 13 contract disputes being undertaken by other Hawaii public employee unions, including several ongoing arbitrations....

Read More..
Friday, December 28, 2012
Former Kauai Prosecutor Makes List of "America's Worst Bosses"
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 8855 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, Law Enforcement

The managers who made this year’s list of America’s Worst Bosses were named in workplace lawsuits filed by their employees ....

Read More..
Monday, December 17, 2012
Federal Worker Happiness Drops
By NCPA @ 1:23 PM :: 4978 Views :: National News, Labor

Rankings were determined by responses from about 700,000 federal workers from various agencies in the government....

Read More..
Thursday, December 13, 2012
FULL TEXT: Former HSTA President Challenges Okabe on Negotiations
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 5623 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Former Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) President Jim Williams yesterday sent a letter to current HSTA President Wil Okabe asking for clarification on Mr. Okabe’s recent public statements on negotiations....

Read More..
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Supreme Court: Labor Board Can Slow Walk HSTA
By News Release @ 12:16 AM :: 5898 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...The Court’s ruling this morning confirms that the HLRB's determination of when and how to issue a ruling in this case remains in its discretion....

Read More..
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Unions Losing in Their Last Stronghold
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:15 PM :: 5472 Views :: National News, Labor

In November, Michigan voters rejected a ballot proposal that would have amended the state constitution to prevent the legislature from passing a right-to-work law and elevated union contracts above state law....It lost by 15 points.

Read More..
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
HSTA Rejects Teacher Evaluations, Turns Down State's Offer
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 6724 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... an advisory committee, including HSTA representatives, to review the new teacher evaluation system ....

Read More..
Saturday, December 8, 2012
HSTA: Contract Negotiations 'Most Productive in Months'
By News Release @ 10:51 PM :: 5159 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

“Yesterday, HSTA and the State resumed negotiations. While this is only our second bargaining session, talks were the most productive in months.”

Read More..
Thursday, December 6, 2012
HSTA Claims 'Work to Rule' Protests Legal
By News Release @ 2:09 PM :: 5927 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

“This argument over what is covered by the contract and what isn’t, is a distraction and a deflection from the real issue - the fact that teachers have been disrespected by the governor.” -- Wil Okabe, HSTA President

Read More..
Friday, November 16, 2012
HSTA Protest Video: "Abercrombie Proposal Offers Little Hope"
By Video @ 9:41 PM :: 7857 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Politicians

If no one is watching, what’s going to happen next will affect the future of public education in Hawaii.... 

Read More..
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hirono Joins HSTA Protest Against Abercrombie
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 PM :: 10298 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Politicians

...

Read More..
Monday, October 29, 2012
Study: HSTA Strongest Teachers' Union in US
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 9397 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

This timely study represents the most comprehensive analysis of American teacher unions’ strength ever conducted....

Read More..
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Rail Fail: Oahu Construction Jobs Drop as Sister Isles Job Boom tops Nation
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 PM :: 7042 Views :: Labor, Rail

Oahu lost 4% of its construction jobs while the sister isles gained 27% more constrction jobs.

Read More..
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Hanabusa Campaign Exploits Forced ‘Volunteers’, Contributors
By Rep Charles Djou @ 5:41 PM :: 8351 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Politicians

Hanabusa said she doesn't condone the practice, but will gladly continue to accept all the money and political help that comes from it.

Read More..
Thursday, September 27, 2012
VIDEO: PRP Renews Pay for Play Attack on Cayetano
By Video @ 3:48 AM :: 8536 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Politicians, Rail

Pro-Rail Pacific Resources Partnership today released its first anti-Cayetano ad for the General Election season....

Read More..
Monday, September 17, 2012
UPW Fires Employees for Refusing to Contribute to Hanabusa
By Selected News Articles @ 10:28 PM :: 13185 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Labor

Democratic FEC commissioners argued that UPW did in fact coerce “employees to participate in the union’s political activities” in violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971....

Read More..
Friday, August 17, 2012
AUDIO: Abercrombie Voicemail Message to HSTA, Mediation Proposed
By Audio @ 5:50 AM :: 7094 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

HSTA President Wil Okabe today released the audio of an August 14 voice mail message from Gov Neil Abercrombie....

Read More..
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Rail Jobs? Honolulu Construction Employment Down 6%
By Andrew Walden @ 2:17 PM :: 8765 Views :: Labor, Rail

As Rail construction continues, Honolulu construction employments continues to drop, losing 1,300 jobs between June, 2011 and June, 2012....

Read More..
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Pay to Play: Will Cayetano Retaliate Against Hirono?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:29 PM :: 12501 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Politicians

"Is PRP implying that Mazie Hirono who also received illegal contributions did any wrongdoing?" -- Ben Cayetano

Read More..
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Honolulu Loses 1,400 Construction Jobs as Rail Work Begins
By Andrew Walden @ 1:47 PM :: 7141 Views :: Labor, Rail

According to the Associated General Contractors of America, Hononlulu ranks 272nd in construction growth, losing 1,400 construction jobs over the past year.

Read More..
Friday, June 15, 2012
Hawaii Loses 10 Construction Jobs a Day as Rail Work Begins
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 PM :: 6953 Views :: Labor, Rail

Union members who have been led to believe rail would put them back to work can now see that it simply isn’t happening....

Read More..
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
ABC Hawaii Chapter Blasts Abercrombie’s PLA Directive
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 9527 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...

Read More..
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
As Rail Project Begins Hawaii Loses Construction Jobs
By Andrew Walden @ 11:56 AM :: 8357 Views :: Labor, Rail

For months building trades unions and the management-labor Pacific Resources Partnership have been putting union members to work—as pro-rail protesters.

Read More..
Sunday, May 13, 2012
France, Flights, and Free Cars: A Peek into a $10B Jones Act 'Union'
By Selected News Articles @ 8:03 PM :: 8057 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

First-class travel. Six-figure salaries for half the 132 officers and staffers. Plenty of plum jobs for family members. Life is good at the top of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers.

Read More..
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Lawsuits, Workers Comp Claims Detail Violence, Retaliation at State DoT
By Selected News Articles @ 4:17 PM :: 9441 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...a total of seven employment-based lawsuits against HDOT presently filed in state or federal court, at various stages of litigation, some involving workplace violence in one form or another. Also, there are Workers’ Compensation claims filed as a result of workplace violence at different stages of that process....

Read More..
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Honolulu Loses 600 jobs as Road Construction Lags
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 8912 Views :: Labor, Rail

Another 600 construction jobs were lost in the Honolulu area between January 2011 and January 2012, a 3 percent decline, according to an analysis released by the Associated General Contractors of America ....

Read More..
Monday, January 30, 2012
Right to Work Heads to Indiana
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:56 AM :: 4579 Views :: Labor
In 22 states in the Union, workers have the freedom under "Right-to-Work" laws to decide whether or not to pay union dues, and now Indiana is poised to become 23rd ....
Read More..
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Lihue TSA Worker Sues, Claims Sex Assault
By Selected News Articles @ 11:46 PM :: 10870 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, Tourism

Marugame claims a TSA investigator (TSI) "sexually assaulted her" on Aug. 26, 2009....

Read More..
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Classified Documents reveal United Farm Workers made pact with Global Horizons in hope of profiting from Immigration Reform
By Andrew Walden @ 8:32 PM :: 10698 Views :: Agriculture, Labor

... a July 3, 2008 memo from the US Embassy in Mexico—revealed earlier this week with the latest batch of classified Wikileaks documents—shows that the UFW had signed a contract with Global Horizons and was itself looking forwards to becoming a major labor contractor ....

Read More..
Friday, September 2, 2011
Murder in Kona: A flurry of phone calls, then Union Leader Walks Free
By Andrew Walden @ 10:44 PM :: 20904 Views :: Hawaii County , Labor, Law Enforcement

... "We were the only two people in the room so you have to reach your own conclusions."....

Read More..
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
After Abercrombie puts Videotaped Foot in Mouth, he rejects Binding Arbitration with HSTA
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 6320 Views :: Labor

“Negotiations via the media are not productive."  -- In other words, Abercrombie should have kept his mouth shut in Hilo....

Read More..
Monday, August 8, 2011
Human Trafficking: Did the US DoJ Purposefully lose the Aloun Farms Case?
By Andrew Walden @ 1:37 AM :: 19692 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Judiciary, Labor, Law Enforcement, Pierre Omidyar

How could federal prosecutors “accidentally” debase their entire prosecution of crimes alleged to have occurred in 2004 by telling a Federal Grand Jury that the defendants’ collection of “recruitment fees” was a violation of a law which did not take effect until 2008?

Read More..
Thursday, August 4, 2011
VIDEO: Abercrombie argues with retired teacher in Hilo
By Video @ 5:18 PM :: 10484 Views :: Labor, Politicians

Abercrombie gets rolling about 1:30 and keeps on rolling for the next ten minutes.  Starting about 6:50 you can hear Abercrombie's handlers trying to pull him away....

Read More..
Friday, May 20, 2011
VIDEO: Abercrombie squares off with Maui Nurses
By Video @ 1:09 AM :: 13263 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Politicians

Listen carefully to the nurses in this video. They are ready to dump the HGEA.

Read More..
Friday, April 8, 2011
Unity House HQ up for Sale
By Andrew Walden @ 3:27 PM :: 8318 Views :: Ethics, Labor

1701 Ala Wai Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96815 – Cityfeet.com

Read More..
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Gulen Cult: Legislators to welcome “Ugly Unionbusting” to Hawaii schools?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:16 AM :: 28276 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Military, Religion

.

Read More..
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Act 100: How Hanabusa and Cayetano launched Hawaii Pension crisis
By Andrew Walden @ 10:37 PM :: 30575 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Politicians

Read More..
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Audit fuels “clinically psychotic” HGEA effort to strangle tax collection
By Andrew Walden @ 8:17 PM :: 15672 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Taxes

The inevitable failure of DOTax to replicate CGI’s tax collection frenzy should cut revenues by about $27M per year. How many government union jobs will be lost or furloughed due to the bumbling HGEA leaders’ choice of targets?

Read More..
Monday, December 6, 2010
Gaming Industry Lobbyist, Progressive activist screen Abercrombie cabinet picks
By Andrew Walden @ 2:50 PM :: 15983 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

Progressive Democrat Keneko, and lobbyist Radcliffe sitting around in an “union hall in Kalihi” determining whether Clayton Hee will head DLNR or DHHL.  Will anti-Superferry protester Gary Hooser get a cabinet position?  It is an exercise in self-parody.  The image of the corporatist one-party State could not be any clearer.

Read More..
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Honolulu Council Special Election: Mel Kahele, Waimanalo Gulch, and other baggage
By Andrew Walden @ 11:53 PM :: 14788 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor, Politicians

In the formally non-partisan winner-take-all race, Kahele, a Democrat, will face former GOP State Rep Bob McDermott, and Democrats Matthew LoPresti and Christopher Lewis.  But Kahele’s chances may hinge on voters, media, and opposing campaigns not having time to do research.  Kahele carries a lot of baggage, including a metaphorical steamer trunk loaded with the fragrant burden of Waimanalo Gulch.

Read More..
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Neil Abercrombie's slavery problem
By Andrew Walden @ 6:44 PM :: 23099 Views :: Democratic Party, Labor, Politicians

...when it comes to the civil rights violation known as slavery, Neil Abercrombie has remained silent as his key supporters organize and lead the defense of Democratic donors Mike and Alec Sou of Aloun Farms entangled in the "largest human trafficking case in US history."

Read More..
Page 22 of 23First   Previous   14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  [22]  23  Next   Last   
Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii Military History

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Together

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

July 4 in Hawaii

Land and Power in Hawaii

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii