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.

Unions submit joint testimony to BOE on school reopening options

2020-07-29T13:07:00-10:00July 29, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Thursday, July 30, at 1 p.m., the board will hold a special meeting to discuss school reopening options. The agenda includes three action items that link to background, recommendations, and implications as submitted by the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE). On Tuesday, July 28, we submitted joint testimony with HGEA and UPW on all three action items, which we are sharing below.

HSTA, HGEA, UPW issue joint statement calling for delayed return of students to campus

2020-07-23T12:11:00-10:00July 23, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We have a critical obligation to our communities to take every step and precaution necessary to ensure the safety of our students and members as we reopen schools.

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