HSTA and the employer met for the second negotiations session on Friday, Jan. 29. We were very concerned about the lack of focus and preparation on the other side of the table.
Given the current impact of COVID-19 on the state of Hawaii's financial outlook, HSTA anticipates bargaining will be difficult. We believe the state will come to the bargaining table with proposals for cost savings. In order to gather as much input as possible, we are offering several opportunities for members to provide feedback.