Governor warns of potential pay cuts, however any salary reductions require bargaining

2021-02-04T14:30:14-10:00September 23, 2020|Categories: Negotiations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday afternoon, Gov. David Ige met with leaders of Hawaii’s six public worker unions, including the Hawaii State Teachers Association. Because of the pandemic, Ige said the state expects to be billions of dollars in deficit, and additional steps need to be taken to balance the budget.

HSTA members speak out to BOE on telework, SPED concerns, more

2020-09-18T13:00:00-10:00September 18, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

At Thursday’s BOE meeting, Rosenlee testified about HSTA members’ concerns and said, “The lack of action and transparency from the DOE has put the lives and health of teachers, staff, and our students in jeopardy. This was clearly evident today when the Department of Education and the Department of Health announced metrics for reopening schools. HSTA was never consulted in the creation of these metrics.”

Sister, daughter of school clerk who died of COVID-19 make case for telework

2020-11-05T15:53:03-10:00September 18, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Angie Choi, a school counselor at Dole Middle School, submitted testimony to the Board of Education Wednesday asking them on behalf of her late sister to assure that educators can telework during the pandemic.

HSTA submits testimony on behalf of nearly 200 educators who fear retaliation

2020-09-17T15:59:00-10:00September 17, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In written testimony ahead of the BOE’s general meeting Thursday afternoon, members cited flawed Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) policies and procedures in response to COVID-19.

HSTA submits testimony on behalf of nearly 200 educators who fear retaliation

2020-09-17T15:59:00-10:00September 17, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In written testimony ahead of the BOE’s general meeting Thursday afternoon, members cited flawed Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) policies and procedures in response to COVID-19.

Email the BOE for changes to keep our schools safe

2020-09-15T16:33:00-10:00September 15, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We want to inform board members about the real conditions occurring in our schools during the coronavirus pandemic, especially with regards to schools where all teachers are being unilaterally denied telework when requested, and conditions in classrooms with in-person instruction, particularly those involving special education and fully self-contained educators.

Email the BOE for changes to keep our schools safe

2020-09-15T16:33:00-10:00September 15, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We want to inform board members about the real conditions occurring in our schools during the coronavirus pandemic, especially with regards to schools where all teachers are being unilaterally denied telework when requested, and conditions in classrooms with in-person instruction, particularly those involving special education and fully self-contained educators.

Superintendent says DOH took days to respond to Dole positive cases

2020-11-05T15:53:09-10:00September 12, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dole Middle School’s principal notified employees about the death via email shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday. The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) has refused to approve telework for any Dole teachers, despite the fact that many of them have no students in their classes.

HSTA, HIDOE head back to the bargaining table over COVID-19

2020-11-05T15:53:14-10:00September 12, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is pleased to report a positive development in our prohibited practice complaint regarding the state’s refusal to bargain over rapidly changing coronavirus threats to our members.

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