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HSTA and HIDOE sign letter of agreement for public school educators

HSTA and HIDOE sign letter of agreement for public school educators

Agreement provides framework for remote work by Bargaining Unit 05 members

This morning, the Hawaii State Teachers Association and Hawaii State Department of Education signed a letter of agreement that provides a framework to allow our members to work from home for the duration of preparations and response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

  Friday, March 20, 2020  /  Number of views (811)
Public school educators will remain home until April 6, but will work remotely

Public school educators will remain home until April 6, but will work remotely

Initial agreement reached regarding extended spring break, school closures

HSTA leaders spent about three hours negotiating with the employer today to work out a conceptual agreement for our members to work from home. When that agreement is finalized, we will send an email update to our members with more details.

  Thursday, March 19, 2020  /  Number of views (153)
HIDOE extends school closures, implements remote work to maintain essential functions

HIDOE extends school closures, implements remote work to maintain essential functions

Instruction is expected to resume April 7 for students, grab-and-go meal service will be provided

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) announced today it will keep all public schools closed for a total of three weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

  Thursday, March 19, 2020  /  Number of views (153)
HSTA finds HIDOE’s announcement to delay school openings inadequate

HSTA finds HIDOE’s announcement to delay school openings inadequate

We have not negotiated an agreement for Bargaining Unit 05 teachers

We feel, as many of you do, that this announcement is incredibly vague. We have not negotiated an agreement regarding the work of Bargaining Unit 05 teachers from March 23 on.

  Wednesday, March 18, 2020  /  Number of views (149)
2020 HSTA election results

2020 HSTA election results

Ballots cast on Teacher Institute Day have been counted and certified

Ballots cast on Teacher Institute Day 2020 were counted and the results have been certified. Please note most chapters will have two sets of results: one for elections and one for leaders elected by acclamation.

  Wednesday, March 18, 2020  /  Number of views (4778)
12-month teachers can request to work from home March 16-23

12-month teachers can request to work from home March 16-23

Please reach out to your supervisor and discuss your options

If you are a 12-month teacher and not on a multi-track, please review the procedures and related documents, then reach out to your supervisor and discuss your options.

  Tuesday, March 17, 2020  /  Number of views (166)
HSTA files complaint with Hawaii Labor Relations Board over governor's directive

HSTA files complaint with Hawaii Labor Relations Board over governor's directive

The plan violates two key provisions of our Collective Bargaining Agreement

On March 17, the Hawaii State Teachers Association filed a prohibited practice complaint with the Hawaii Labor Relations Board over Gov. David Ige’s plan directing teachers to return to public schools on March 23.

  Tuesday, March 17, 2020  /  Number of views (150)
VIDEO: HSTA streams live coronavirus briefing on March 16

VIDEO: HSTA streams live coronavirus briefing on March 16

HSTA leaders offer overview, answer questions on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube

On March 16, HSTA live-streamed a briefing on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to offer a comprehensive overview of where things currently stood, and what questions and concerns we posed to the HIDOE.

  Monday, March 16, 2020  /  Number of views (174)
HSTA takes action to protect the public's health, safety, and educators' contractual rights

HSTA takes action to protect the public's health, safety, and educators' contractual rights

With Hawaii and the United States in declared states of emergency, the Hawaii State Teachers Association is taking action to ensure our members’ contractual rights, and health and well-being are protected.

  Sunday, March 15, 2020  /  Number of views (113)
HSTA addresses coronavirus preparations in letters to HIDOE, public charter schools

HSTA addresses coronavirus preparations in letters to HIDOE, public charter schools

The letters cover wages, hours, and working conditions for members

On March 13, the HSTA sent communication to both the HIDOE and all 37 public charter schools regarding their obligation to consult and/or bargain with the HSTA regarding the wages, hours, and working conditions of our members.

  Friday, March 13, 2020  /  Number of views (225)
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