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Email the Board of Education, push for changes to keep our schools safe

Email the Board of Education, push for changes to keep our schools safe

Please advocate for 100% distance learning, telework, and health guidance

Despite our calls to the contrary, many schools across the state welcomed thousands of students on campuses today, and additional face-to-face interactions are planned through the week. This cannot continue if we truly want to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in our communities.

  Monday, August 17, 2020  /  Number of views (1108)
HSTA employee on Oahu exposed to COVID-19

HSTA employee on Oahu exposed to COVID-19

Union tells all Oahu staff to work from home, closes headquarters for cleaning

This employee is currently self-isolating and, out of an abundance of caution, the HSTA closed the building for deep cleaning Monday. Due to strict safety protocols that included mask and social distancing requirements, no other employees were likely exposed.

  Monday, August 17, 2020  /  Number of views (1236)
Days before students return, 7 more COVID-19 cases reported at schools

Days before students return, 7 more COVID-19 cases reported at schools

Health Department has still not provided guidelines for when schools are safe or should be closed

In the last four days, the Hawaii State Teachers Association has received reports of employees at seven Oahu schools diagnosed with COVID-19, even before students return to public school campuses on Monday.

  Saturday, August 15, 2020  /  Number of views (2599)
After HSTA's outcry, schools roll back in-person plans for Monday

After HSTA's outcry, schools roll back in-person plans for Monday

Numerous schools have switched to grab-and-go pickups instead of hours-long classroom sessions

Many principals and complex area superintendents have drastically changed their approach, opting for grab-and-go arrangements to keep the number of students on campuses much lower than originally planned.

  Friday, August 14, 2020  /  Number of views (3205)
HSTA files labor complaint against state over unsafe, in-person instruction plans

HSTA files labor complaint against state over unsafe, in-person instruction plans

Prohibited practice complaint says employer failed to bargain in good faith

The state’s dangerous plans for in-person learning while coronavirus cases are exploding in our state, along with other violations of labor agreements, prompted the Hawaii State Teachers Association to file a prohibited practice complaint with the Hawaii Labor Relations Board against the state of Hawaii.

  Friday, August 14, 2020  /  Number of views (3440)
HSTA, educators respond to inaccurate claims by governor, superintendent

HSTA, educators respond to inaccurate claims by governor, superintendent

Ige, Kishimoto completely unaware of what’s planned at public schools

Nothing would make HSTA happier than if their statements were a reality, but teachers have been telling us the exact opposite.

  Thursday, August 13, 2020  /  Number of views (4007)
HSTA taking legal action over HIDOE's unsafe reopening plans

HSTA taking legal action over HIDOE's unsafe reopening plans

Members, supporters asked to wear black on Monday, Aug. 17

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.

  Thursday, August 13, 2020  /  Number of views (2916)
Financial assistance, loan options available to HSTA members

Financial assistance, loan options available to HSTA members

Resources and support from trusted partners and local financial institutions

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.

  Thursday, August 13, 2020  /  Number of views (1491)
How to receive an HSTA VEBA Trust 2020–22 calendar

How to receive an HSTA VEBA Trust 2020–22 calendar

This year calendars were a benefit for HSTA VEBA Trust plan participants only

It’s not too late to become an HSTA VEBA Trust participant. Enroll in one of our plans and take advantage of our incredible group rates and members-only premium subsidies. 

  Thursday, August 13, 2020  /  Number of views (390)
HSTA Higher Education Benefit now offers Bachelor of Science programs

HSTA Higher Education Benefit now offers Bachelor of Science programs

Attend a virtual information session to learn more

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.

  Thursday, August 13, 2020  /  Number of views (1287)
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