March 17: Legislative Hearings Scheduled

Joan Kamila Lewis
2015 Teacher Lobbyist Joan Kamila Lewis

LISTEN TO JOAN’S INTERVIEW on Hawaii Public Radio HERE: http://hpr2.org/post/education-bills-wwii-story-heroism-sb1280

2015 HSTA Lobbying Team


Your Lobbying Team works with the teachers on the Government Relations Committee, meets with lawmakers, tracks legislation, and advocates for Hawaii’s public school teachers and students at the State Capitol every day during the session.

Joan Kamila Lewis
Teacher Lobbyist
Kendra Ito-Mizota
Government Relations Specialist
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Wil Okabe
President
Wilbert Holck
Executive Director

Read about HSTA’s 2015 Legislative Priorities HERE » (pdf)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - HSTA submitted testimony in SUPPORT of the following bills:

SB1011
Collective Bargaining; EUTF
Repeals provision providing that arbitration shall not be available to resolve disputes regarding EUTF contributions by State and counties. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1)
Read HSTA Testimony - SUPPORT » (pdf)

Hearing Notice
COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
10:00 AM
State Capitol - Conference Room 309
415 South Beretania Street


HB553
Collective Bargaining Units; UH Graduate Students
Creates bargaining unit (15) for graduate students assistants employed by the University of Hawaii. (HB553 HD1)
Read HSTA Testimony - SUPPORT » (pdf)

Hearing Notice
COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE ARTS
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND LABOR
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
2:00 P.M.
State Capitol - Conference Room 224
415 South Beretania Street