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Saturday, August 1, 2020
161,000 Hawaii Unemployed Fall off Cliff at Midnight?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 5:20 AM :: 1359 Views :: Economy, Labor

"...At the stroke of midnight tonight (July 31) there will be over 161,000 Hawaii residents about to fall off the federal unemployment cliff and there appears to be no solution at hand...."

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Saturday, July 25, 2020
DLIR: Fraudsters got $35.98M from Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 1637 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...Through July 14, the department has issued $35,980,789 to imposter fraud claimants....

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
HSTA, HGEA, UPW issue joint statement calling for delayed return of students to campus
By News Release @ 5:05 AM :: 1080 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...DoE's designed-to-fail scheme is falling apart....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
HSTA urges state, Board of Education to delay return of students to campus
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 1016 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...“Our schools are woefully underprepared to deliver a distance learning program should a school be shut down by the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) due to the spread of COVID-19,” said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee....

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
Ige COVID Solution: Just Stop Paying EUTF
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 1664 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...Waiving the entire “annual required contribution” or ARC payment to EUTF for this year would save the state about $840 million, according to one official….

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
UH Regents: Use COVID Emergency to Re-write Labor Contracts
By Selected News Articles @ 2:12 AM :: 1273 Views :: Higher Education, Labor, COVID-19

... UH Board of Regents resolution calls for emergency proclamation, drastic cuts ....

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Sunday, July 12, 2020
Future of Unemployment Insurance
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1465 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

...unemployment insurance and how it is going to fare after the pandemic....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
HSTA reaches school reopening agreement with state of Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:13 AM :: 1315 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii public schools to reopen with safeguards ....

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
SB785 --$150M Raises for Public Employees-- How They Voted
By Selected News Articles @ 5:53 PM :: 2644 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...Laughing at your sacrifice: Senate votes 21-3, House votes 45-4....

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Friday, June 26, 2020
Letter: Legislators 'Concerned' About DoE Plan to Continue 'Distance Learning' Scam
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 1423 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...The letter outlines low participation rates for distance learning, internet connectivity and device access inequities among students, and the lack of a concise plan for how they will spend the federal CARES Act funding they have received....

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Friday, June 26, 2020
Kauai DoE Pilot Program to Continue 'Distance Learning' Scam with no Evaluations Until Fall of 2021
By News Release @ 5:05 AM :: 1944 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...The Kaua‘i Education Technology Pilot Project is reimagining how much HSTA members can get away with in response to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Thursday, June 25, 2020
DLIR: Fraudsters Stole $15.8M Unemployment Benefits
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 2062 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...5,989 victims have reported Identity theft after receiving a letter about eligibility for PUA benefits....

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Survey: Teachers Report Low Participation in Online Learning
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 1546 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...48% of middle and high school teachers report 0-20% of students consistently participated in distance learning....

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Sunday, June 21, 2020
Legislators Outline Plan to use CARES Funds
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 1014 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...The plan provides discretion to the Ige Administration to spend the remaining CARES funds to pay for unanticipated and emerging needs....

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Sunday, June 21, 2020
Hawaii Worst Unemployment Recovery in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:48 PM :: 1495 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

...Hawaii State Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Least....

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Thursday, June 18, 2020
UHERO: Estimating the Need for Rental Assistance in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 3:02 PM :: 1295 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...the augmented unemployment payments have done a fairly good job  preventing the worst from happening so far. But that program is set to expire August 1....

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Thursday, June 18, 2020
Hawaii 20.2% Unemployment -- 3rd Highest in USA
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 1156 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...only Nevada and Puerto Rico are higher....

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Sunday, June 14, 2020
June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 40421 Views :: Hawaii History, Labor

Hawaii was the last place in the US to abolish indentured servitude....

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Thursday, June 11, 2020
DLIR Updates Unemployment Claims Processing Numbers
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 1347 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

... State Has Issued $803,200,377 in Benefits Since March 1 ....

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Confronting Police Abuse Requires Shifting Power From Police Unions
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:22 AM :: 2001 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Police

...“We do not have the ability to get rid of many of these officers that we know have done wrong in the past due to issues with both the contract and the arbitration associated with the union.”....

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Saturday, June 6, 2020
Repeal Bill 40, Honolulu's discriminatory builder contracting law
By Joe Kent @ 9:56 PM :: 1407 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...use of CWAs, also known as project labor agreements, would drastically limit the use of nonunion employees on public projects, thereby reducing competition among bidding contractors and increasing costs for Honolulu taxpayers....

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Saturday, June 6, 2020
State Finally Launches Digital Time and Leave System
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 1076 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Timesheets and leave requests are now transmitted electronically to payroll offices, replacing paper-based manual labor-intensive tracking methods in employee pay calculation....  

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Friday, June 5, 2020
UPW Prison Guard Busted Allegedly Smuggling Meth into OCCC
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 1785 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the UPW still has not agreed to allow all guards to be searched for contraband....

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Thursday, June 4, 2020
ERS Risks $75M of Your Retirement Fund on Hawaii High Tech Startups
By News Release @ 10:45 PM :: 1286 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Tax Credits

...how many times will Hawaii fall for phony High-Tech scamsters?....

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Thursday, June 4, 2020
Free Food Giveaways set to conclude
By News Release @ 7:24 PM :: 1359 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...to provide food assistance to recently unemployed individuals is set to conclude with two remaining food distribution events at Aloha Stadium....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Legislators Short $2B: "We are going to have to look for strategic cuts"
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 1854 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...no details until after the June 2 deadline to file for election....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
No Bill 40 PLA: Contractors Demand Full Repeal of Union Preference Ordinance
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 1330 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...City Council to hear union preference 'fixer bill' next Wednesday, June 3....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
HGEA Endorses Keith Amemiya for Honolulu Mayor
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 1174 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Politicians

... They need better protections such as higher wages and safer working conditions....  Keith understands this deeply ....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Blue Crush: How a One-Party State is Crushing the Little Guy
By Selected News Articles @ 7:48 PM :: 1895 Views :: Democratic Party, Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...The roughly half of the population who cannot work from home are getting screwed over by those who can....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Which Hawaii Zip Codes Have the Most Unemployed?
By UHERO @ 6:20 PM :: 3092 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

...claims are clustered in zip codes where the tourism industry is a particularly important source of employment....

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Nigerian Princes Apply for Hawaii Unemployment
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 5499 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...as of Sunday, May 17, Hawaii became Scattered Canary’s latest unemployment fraud victim....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
26 States Will Protect Businesses from COVID-19-Related Unemployment Tax Hikes--Hawaii isn't one of them
By Tax Foundation @ 11:44 PM :: 1885 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

...One way policymakers can help expedite their state’s economic recovery is by protecting employers from facing higher UI tax rates at a time when they can least afford to pay them....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
6 in 10 Hawaiʻi adults now live in a household in which at least one person has lost income
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 1162 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...According to the United States Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, released on May 20....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Hawaii Now 3rd Highest Unemployment in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 1767 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...only Nevada and Michigan are higher....

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment Jumps to 22.3% in April
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 1038 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...Jobs declined by 121,800 over-the-month....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Travel-Related Unemployment Hits 51% Just Ahead of Memorial Day
By News Release @ 8:04 AM :: 1237 Views :: Economy, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

...Double Nat'l Unemployment at Height of Great Depression....

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Friday, May 15, 2020
Hawaii 3rd-Highest Share of Workforce Filing for Unemployment
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 1266 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...32.2% of Hawaii's workforce has filed an unemployment claim....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Forcing United Public Workers to Enter New Era
By Selected News Articles @ 6:26 PM :: 1932 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...it isn’t the kind its leaders were counting on....

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Monday, May 11, 2020
VIDEO: Keli'i Akina Urges Gov. Ige to Continue to Reopen Economy in Balanced Way  
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:39 PM :: 1488 Views :: Economy, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

"...Thousands of people in Hawaii are calling upon the governor to 'Let Hawaii Work' again...."

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Saturday, May 9, 2020
How Solvent is Hawaii Unemployment Trust Fund?
By Tax Foundation @ 3:17 AM :: 1354 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...A Visual Guide to Unemployment Benefit Claims....

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Friday, May 8, 2020
New Hawaii Unemployment Claims Still Running 1338% Above Last Year
By Selected News Articles @ 5:33 AM :: 1241 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...Refers to the increase in the number of unemployment insurance initial claims in the week of April 27, 2020 compared to the week of April 29, 2019....

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
COVID Wipes Out 69% of Jobs on Maui
By UHERO @ 9:45 PM :: 2894 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...total job reductions between January and April in Honolulu county were 34% of full-time jobs and 41% of part-time. These numbers were much higher on Hawaii (50% and 67%), Maui (69% and 68%), and Kauai (56% and 62%)....

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Monday, May 4, 2020
Hawaii 3rd Worst State for Nurses
By Selected News Articles @ 1:43 PM :: 1432 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

...2020’s Best & Worst States for Nurses....

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Saturday, May 2, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment Claims Jump 2785%
By Selected News Articles @ 4:53 PM :: 1429 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

... States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to Coronavirus ....

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Saturday, May 2, 2020
AFSCME Takes Control of UPW--Boots Nakanelua, Endo
By News Release @ 2:12 PM :: 2615 Views :: Ethics, Labor

"...abuse and misuse of union funds and the existence of questionable perks and benefits...."

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Hawaii ERS headed for disaster if economy keeps heading south
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:57 PM :: 2777 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

... Major reforms could help the pension system honor its promises ....

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Friday, April 24, 2020
A 50-State Visual Guide to Unemployment Benefit Claims
By Tax Foundation @ 9:24 PM :: 1356 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...another 4,267,395 people filed initial unemployment benefit claims during the week ending April 18, the second week of a decline in the rate of new claims, but still among the highest levels in U.S. history....

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to COVID-19
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 PM :: 1350 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...Hawaii -- 3009.22% -- Increase in Unemployment Claims (April vs Start of COVID-19 Crisis)....

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Sunday, April 19, 2020
UPW: We Like Sitting at Home Getting Paid--Do Not Reassign Us
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 3657 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

...we have still not received a response to the question posed as to whether employees who are redeployed are still eligible to benefit entitlements provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act....

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Sunday, April 19, 2020
HSTA Claims 20% Pay Cut Will be 'Implemented' June 1
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 1747 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...After unions notified their members of the salary reduction idea Tuesday night, state officials informed union leaders the implementation date of the salary cuts has been delayed by at least one month, to June 1 instead of May 1.... 

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