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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 (543)
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 (1814)
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 (356)
HSTA pushes HIDOE for COVID-19 guidance, procedures, clarification

HSTA pushes HIDOE for COVID-19 guidance, procedures, clarification

Written request follows class grievance for BU05 members

This formal written request follows the class grievance that HSTA filed Aug. 17 on behalf of Bargaining Unit 05 employees over violations to the HSTA collective bargaining agreement (contract) and memorandum of understanding (MOU) reached with the state of Hawaii in June.  

  Friday, September 4, 2020  /  Number of views (1842)
HIDOE to offer surge testing at Oahu schools this weekend

HIDOE to offer surge testing at Oahu schools this weekend

Employees, families encouraged to get tested

The Hawaii State Department of Education is hosting surge testing sites at several Oahu schools over the holiday weekend to accommodate HIDOE employees and their families.

  Friday, September 4, 2020  /  Number of views (455)
State auditor slams HIDOE for lack of transparency on campus COVID-19 cases

State auditor slams HIDOE for lack of transparency on campus COVID-19 cases

The agency says the department must report specifics quickly, and the number of students and staff who are quarantined

“DOE had not been publicizing positive cases until pressed by HSTA. Then, citing privacy laws, DOE only provided information by large complex areas, prompting the teachers’ union to begin identifying specific schools,” the auditor’s report said. 

  Friday, August 28, 2020  /  Number of views (1885)
Know Your Rights: COVID-19 and personal protective equipment (PPE)

Know Your Rights: COVID-19 and personal protective equipment (PPE)

The HIDOE has an obligation to provide a safe, healthy work environment

This guidance is provided as a member resource highlighting the topic of personal protective equipment (PPE) and/or face coverings. This guidance should not be considered exhaustive.

  Friday, August 28, 2020  /  Number of views (584)
BOE chair expects more flexibility to request telework

BOE chair expects more flexibility to request telework

Kauai teacher calls for more teacher tech support during PBS Insights program

“My understanding is, as we move into the next phase of this, after the first four weeks, there will be much more flexibility to request telework from home, but along with that will be some discussion about whether they have that capability to provide the technological support that they need from their homes,” Board of Education Chair Catherine Payne said Thursday night on Insights on PBS Hawaii, during a panel discussion titled “Back to School During COVID-19.”

  Friday, August 28, 2020  /  Number of views (2635)
NEA uses market research firm to survey educators

NEA uses market research firm to survey educators

3,000 members, 1,500 potential members to be contacted

The survey will begin fielding the week of Sept. 6 and will continue through most of September through postcard alerts, emails, and phone calls.

  Friday, August 28, 2020  /  Number of views (204)
Stipends available through the Grow Our Own Teachers Initiative

Stipends available through the Grow Our Own Teachers Initiative

Learn about this partnership between the Hawaii State Department of Education and University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Education

Emergency hires, substitutes, and educational assistants are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity so they can expand their knowledge and gain substantial raises by becoming full-fledged licensed teachers.

  Friday, August 28, 2020  /  Number of views (2797)
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