HSTA President Corey Rosenlee’s BOE testimony on the dangers of furloughs

2020-12-16T11:50:00-10:00December 16, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

“The Hawaii State Teachers Association requests that the Board of Education stand with our keiki and write a letter urging Gov. David Ige to prevent destructive furloughs and protect public education funding for our keiki.”

Initial successor contract proposals exchanged; COVID-19 negotiations unproductive

2021-02-07T13:48:53-10:00December 12, 2020|Categories: Negotiations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

These negotiations updates on the governor’s imposed furloughs, negotiations for HSTA’s next contract, and COVID-19 impact negotiations for school year 2020–21 could potentially impact your working conditions and future compensation.

Joint statement: Governor creates chaos and confusion with badly planned furlough rollout

2020-12-11T10:20:00-10:00December 11, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

One day after Gov. David Ige announced plans to furlough tens of thousands of employees in his state workforce, details are emerging showing the so-called plan actually isn’t one.

HSTA ready to fight governor’s plan for furloughs, pay cuts

2021-02-06T10:32:34-10:00December 10, 2020|Categories: Negotiations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

HSTA opposes this action, and we are willing to take the governor to court to keep it from happening by asserting and protecting our collective bargaining rights. These furloughs would create devastating, long-lasting consequences for our schools and our keiki.

HSTA, HGEA, UHPA, UPW issue joint statement on furloughs

2020-12-10T10:55:00-10:00December 10, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA), the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA), the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA), and the United Public Workers (UPW) stand in strong opposition to Gov. David Ige’s plan to unilaterally implement furloughs starting in January 2021.

Honolulu mayor: ‘If I had my way, I’d close all schools for two weeks’

2020-08-27T11:38:00-10:00August 27, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Wednesday that he wanted to include public schools in the “Stay-at-Home, Work-at-Home” order that goes into effect on Oahu at midnight, but Gov. David Ige asked that public schools and University of Hawaii campuses remain open. 

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

2020-05-15T11:41:00-10:00May 15, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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

2020-05-13T14:25:00-10:00May 13, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“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.

Lawmakers’ short-term plan will avoid state employee pay cuts

2020-05-09T05:52:00-10:00May 9, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The chairs of the state Senate Ways and Means and state House Finance committees say they believe they can balance the state budget that’s been hit hard by a lack of tourism during the coronavirus, without having to reduce public employees’ pay in the months ahead.

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