Nothing would make HSTA happier than if their statements were a reality, but teachers have been telling us the exact opposite.
Returning students to in-person learning, especially during a time when Hawaii has the fastest growing infection rate in the country with today’s one-day record of 355 cases, creates an unsafe working condition for members of Bargaining Unit 05.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy financial toll on many Hawaii families, our members included. With all that is going on, bills still need to be paid, groceries purchased, and basic needs met. Many individuals and families may also experience changes to employment that can affect household income.
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The HSTA Higher Education Benefit just got better! HSTA members and their families can now earn a bachelor’s degree with no out-of-pocket costs. Bachelor of Science degree programs are available in the following areas: Teacher Education, Criminal Justice, and Business Administration.
This year marks a significant opportunity to get a glimpse of the USS Missouri’s place in history as the Battleship Missouri Memorial commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II on Sept. 2, 2020.
John Radcliffe, who was executive director of the Hawaii State Teachers Association from 1975 to 1988, died Tuesday night after a long battle with cancer.
On Tuesday, HIDOE announced public schools on Kauai, Hawaii Island, and Maui County, with the exception of Molokai schools and Hana High & Elementary, will transition to full distance learning for the first four weeks of the 2020–21 school year.
Over the last few days, teachers across the state have contacted HSTA to report confirmed COVID-19 cases at four schools. In each of these cases, teachers were notified, but parents and the greater public were not. This is happening less than one week before students are supposed to return for face-to-face learning and testing on school campuses.
HSTA was not consulted nor notified prior to Friday’s announcement, and learned of the developments alongside the public. HSTA has subsequently demanded impact bargaining with the employer as the changes would have ramifications on numerous parts of our current contract.