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1,300+ HSTA members attend State of Our Union rally

1,300+ HSTA members attend State of Our Union rally

First-ever broadcast features emotional speeches by national, state leaders

More than 1,300 HSTA members logged on to view their first-ever State of Our Union Saturday morning, which featured streamed video reports from committee chairs and motivating remote speeches from national and state association leaders as well as the awarding of two important awards.

  Monday, May 18, 2020  /  Number of views (625)
HSTA president addresses national meeting to boost relief for schools, states during pandemic

HSTA president addresses national meeting to boost relief for schools, states during pandemic

Members can get involved to pressure Congress to pass the $3 trillion aid package

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee told a National Education Association tele-town hall audience Thursday about the HSTA’s successful efforts to fight a proposal that would have cut the pay of teachers and other state workers in the islands.

  Thursday, May 14, 2020  /  Number of views (721)
Ige's message to state workers: ‘No immediate need to consider pay cuts’

Ige's message to state workers: ‘No immediate need to consider pay cuts’

The governor made the announcement in a video late Tuesday

“There is no immediate need to consider pay cuts or furloughs. This is the last thing that anyone wants to do, and I’m hopeful that we will find ways to narrow the budget gap," Gov. David Ige said Tuesday.

  Tuesday, May 12, 2020  /  Number of views (1771)
$1 trillion for states, cities in new $3 trillion congressional aid package

$1 trillion for states, cities in new $3 trillion congressional aid package

Aid would eliminate the need for Hawaii pay cuts or furloughs to maintain critical services

Hawaii State Teachers Association President Corey Rosenelee said the plan will “ensure the U.S. supports the neediest in our society and will fund a trillion dollars to support state and local governments. If approved, this bill could give Hawaii enough funding to ensure we can avoid pay cuts for state employees, including teachers.”

  Tuesday, May 12, 2020  /  Number of views (424)
HSTA updates members, answers questions in live stream event on April 30

HSTA updates members, answers questions in live stream event on April 30

Our Facebook and YouTube live simulcast delved into end-of-year procedures, EES and more

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee and HSTA Deputy Executive Director Andrea Eshelman provided the latest on everything from teacher evaluation modifications and end-of-year checkout procedures to possible COVID-19 economic impacts in the form of those ill-advised potential pay cuts.

  Friday, May 01, 2020  /  Number of views (674)
Hawaii business leaders caution against cutting government employees’ pay

Hawaii business leaders caution against cutting government employees’ pay

'I don’t think now is the time to have pay cuts,' said one well-known developer

Successful Hawaii developer and well-known business leader Stanford Carr spoke out Wednesday against state worker pay cuts floated earlier this month by the administration of Gov. David Ige.

  Wednesday, April 29, 2020  /  Number of views (625)
HSTA, AFSCME, HGEA offer governor 15+ alternatives to public worker pay cuts

HSTA, AFSCME, HGEA offer governor 15+ alternatives to public worker pay cuts

Firefighters' union president assails possible pay reductions for airport firefighters

Union leaders offer more than 15 budgetary options to avoid docking state employees' pay because of plummeting state revenues caused by the coronavirus.

  Thursday, April 23, 2020  /  Number of views (2256)
Economic experts say cutting employees’ pay would make Hawaii’s economy worse

Economic experts say cutting employees’ pay would make Hawaii’s economy worse

A 20% pay reduction would lead to billions of losses to the state, study found

University of Hawaii economic experts say a 20-percent pay cut for state employees, including public school teachers, floated by Gov. David Ige’s administration would worsen Hawaii’s economic slump for several years.

  Wednesday, April 22, 2020  /  Number of views (1029)
Pay cuts less likely as Congress poised to give states more federal aid

Pay cuts less likely as Congress poised to give states more federal aid

President says aid to states will be discussed in future bailout bill

Pay cuts for Hawaii state employees seem less likely after a new $470 billion coronavirus relief plan appeared ready for Congressional approval, while the president said further aid to state and localities would be discussed as part of the next aid package.

  Tuesday, April 21, 2020  /  Number of views (1107)
Governor says state pay cuts ‘the last resort’ in dealing with coronavirus' financial effects

Governor says state pay cuts ‘the last resort’ in dealing with coronavirus' financial effects

Ige would tap the state’s rainy day fund, federal support before cutting salaries

Gov. David Ige told a news conference Monday, “I just really want to assure everyone that salary reductions would be the last resort” in dealing with plummeting tax revenues because of the coronavirus.

  Monday, April 20, 2020  /  Number of views (1146)
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