The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA), the State of Hawaii, and Board of Education have agreed on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to allow continuity of education next school year with certain contract modifications while assuring the safety of educators and students.
The Maui News employees at the newspaper are in the middle of difficult contract negotiations with Ogden Newspapers. The Wheeling, West Virginia-based corporate owner has not agreed to raise the salaries of Maui News for workers in more than a decade.
Since late April, the Hawaii State Teachers Association has repeatedly asked the Hawaii State Department of Education what model(s) will be used to reopen public schools in school year 2020–21.
Our members shared their desires about improving wages, compensation, benefits, workday/week, and general working conditions.