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HSTA submits testimony on behalf of nearly 200 educators who fear retaliation

HSTA submits testimony on behalf of nearly 200 educators who fear retaliation

HSTA Board of Directors supports 100-percent distance learning through at least first semester

In written testimony ahead of the BOE’s general meeting Thursday afternoon, members cited flawed Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) policies and procedures in response to COVID-19.

  Wednesday, September 16, 2020  /  Number of views (2445)
Email the BOE for changes to keep our schools safe

Email the BOE for changes to keep our schools safe

Push for 100% distance learning, telework, and health guidance

We want to inform board members about the real conditions occurring in our schools during the coronavirus pandemic, especially with regards to schools where all teachers are being unilaterally denied telework when requested, and conditions in classrooms with in-person instruction, particularly those involving special education and fully self-contained educators.

  Monday, September 14, 2020  /  Number of views (724)
Superintendent says DOH took days to respond to Dole positive cases

Superintendent says DOH took days to respond to Dole positive cases

An office employee has died and others from the school are quarantined

Dole Middle School’s principal notified employees about the death via email shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday. The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) has refused to approve telework for any Dole teachers, despite the fact that many of them have no students in their classes.

  Friday, September 11, 2020  /  Number of views (1952)
HSTA members set to receive raises in the 2nd quarter

HSTA members set to receive raises in the 2nd quarter

Increases negotiated three years ago, funded two years ago

Hawaii public school teachers are scheduled to receive negotiated pay increases this fall. Effective the first day of the second quarter, educators will receive a 3.5 percent across-the-board pay raise, which will show up in their paychecks starting Nov. 5.

  Friday, September 11, 2020  /  Number of views (1991)
HSTA, HIDOE head back to the bargaining table over COVID-19

HSTA, HIDOE head back to the bargaining table over COVID-19

The union’s prohibited practice complaint is on hold

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is pleased to report a positive development in our prohibited practice complaint regarding the state’s refusal to bargain over rapidly changing coronavirus threats to our members.

  Friday, September 11, 2020  /  Number of views (3019)
NEA offers distance learning webinars

NEA offers distance learning webinars

Series designed to help members master the ins and outs of distance learning

Join NEA Teacher Quality in a series of webinars designed to help you master the ins and outs of distance learning.

  Tuesday, September 8, 2020  /  Number of views (868)
HSTA to live stream school reopening listening session

HSTA to live stream school reopening listening session

Share your stories, concerns with HSTA officers in live virtual event Thursday

HSTA’s officers want to hear about front-line teachers’ school reopening concerns in a virtual listening session on Thursday, Sept. 10.

  Friday, September 4, 2020  /  Number of views (602)
Know Your Rights: Filing a HIOSH complaint

Know Your Rights: Filing a HIOSH complaint

Members have asked how to file workplace safety complaints

If your individual situation or school has specific circumstances in which there is an unsafe, or unhealthful condition, you have the right as an employee to file a confidential complaint with HIOSH and ask for an inspection.

  Friday, September 4, 2020  /  Number of views (433)
Labor board gives green light to HSTA case

Labor board gives green light to HSTA case

Union’s prohibited practice complaint will be heard later this month

The Hawaii Labor Relations Board (HLRB) this week denied the state’s motion to dismiss the HSTA's prohibited practice complaint about the state refusing to bargain with HSTA over rapidly changing coronavirus threats to its members.

  Friday, September 4, 2020  /  Number of views (1694)
HSTA holds virtual listening session to hear charter school concerns

HSTA holds virtual listening session to hear charter school concerns

Please join us on Friday, Sept. 11, with your questions and concerns

Hawaii State Teachers Association members at public charter schools are encouraged to share their questions and concerns as we continue to advocate for all members during this COVID-19 pandemic.

  Friday, September 4, 2020  /  Number of views (246)
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