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Thursday, December 05, 2013
Senate Committees to Examine ERS Financial status
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 3587 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...informational briefing is to provide the legislature with an update on the ERS’ financial status and actuarial valuation report prepared by Gabriel Roeder Smith and Company....

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Thursday, December 05, 2013
Medicaid Buy-in Task Force Meeting Monday
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 3046 Views :: Health Care, Labor
  • DATE: Monday, December 09, 2013
  • TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • PLACE: Conference Room 229, State Capitol
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Sunday, December 01, 2013
Taking Minimum Wage out of Context
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 4:01 AM :: 3000 Views :: Labor
There is obvious ignorance demonstrated when the minimum wage is characterized as a “living wage.”
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Friday, November 22, 2013
Fort Shafter Project Labor Agreement Survey Due Dec. 2
By News Release @ 12:49 AM :: 5794 Views :: Labor, Military, Small Business

...a federal construction contract to build Phase 2 of the USARPAC Command and Control Facility at Fort Shafter....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
EEOC: Del Monte Hawaii Settles Thai Farm Workers Case
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 3444 Views :: Agriculture, Labor

The EEOC named Del Monte Fresh Produce's Hawaii subsidiary, which contracted with Global for approximately three years ending in 2005 to tend pineapple fields the subsidiary leased on the island of Oahu....

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Friday, November 15, 2013
Tsunami Center Evictions: Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
By News Release @ 12:14 PM :: 2379 Views :: Labor

The National Weather Service is facing allegations of "waste, fraud and abuse" over the eviction of Pacific Tsunami Warning Center employees from their government housing....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Medicaid Buy-In Task Force to Meet
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 3948 Views :: Health Care, Labor
  • DATE: Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • TIME: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • PLACE: Conference Room 229 State Capitol 
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Thursday, November 07, 2013
New lawsuit alleges former gubernatorial appointee’s involvement in financial shenanigans at union
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:08 PM :: 6952 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Labor, Rail

Hit men, Yakuza, Hells Angels, the Chinese crime syndicate and Hawaii politicians....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Lawsuit: Gangsters Terrorize Union Members Forced to Fund Illegal Pro-Rail PAC Headed by Hawaiian Homes Commissioner
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 9240 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Labor, Rail

...Union of Operating Engineers cavorts with international crime syndicates, spends union dues illegally and intimidates dissenters with threats of violence....

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Saturday, October 26, 2013
Hearings Set for HGEA Unit 10 & 13 Contract Appropriation
By News Release @ 9:24 PM :: 3198 Views :: Labor
Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for all collective bargaining cost items ....
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
How Obamacare Hurts You If You’re Looking for a Job
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:09 AM :: 3447 Views :: Health Care, Labor

Obamacare is keeping businesses from hiring....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Abercrombie Proposes More Items for Special Session Agenda
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 4252 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Abercrombie has asked the Hawaii State Legislature to expand the agenda....

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Sunday, October 20, 2013
McDermott: HGEA Contract Should be on Special Session Agenda
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 2723 Views :: Labor

Legislation to fund pay raises for government professional and scientific employees will be introduced by House Republicans during the Special Session....

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Monday, October 14, 2013
HGEA: Unit 13 Contract Restores Lost ‘Step Movements’
By News Release @ 12:08 PM :: 5960 Views :: Labor

Second year: Placement of employees on their appropriate step and continuation of the step movement plan....

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The UHERO Dashboard Project Jobs Explorer: Occupations in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 12:31 AM :: 3885 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

The Hawaii Jobs Explorer, the first interactive tool to be released as a part of the ongoing UHERO Dashboard Project, is now available for public use....

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Comparing Economies: Hawaii and Greece -- The Writing on the Wall
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:13 PM :: 5713 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living
Recently UHERO presented a detailed inforgraphic of jobs in Hawaii. The inforgraphic answers questions like: What type of jobs, how many and how much do they make?
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Tuesday, October 08, 2013
AG Louie the Grinch: Subs Won’t get Back Pay for Christmas
By News Release @ 3:08 PM :: 3467 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

In September, Plaintiffs’ counsel was informed that the State anticipates that the earliest date on which payments can be made will be the March 5, 2014 pay date....

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
VIDEO: HSTA Leaders talk about priorities for 2013-2014
By Video @ 12:38 AM :: 3427 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

President Wil Okabe shares HSTA’s “Three Priorities” for 2013-2014....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
HPR: Grassroot Institute on the “Critical State of Hawaii’s Unfunded Liabilities”
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:14 PM :: 4053 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...listen to Dr. Akina further discuss the problem on HPR’s “The Conversation”....

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Monday, September 16, 2013
Will Unions Want to Repeal Obamacare?
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:23 PM :: 3271 Views :: Health Care, Labor

In a typical Friday afternoon “news dump,” the Treasury Department announced it could not grant unions’ request for another special Obamacare break....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
$340K in Fines: Hawaii Wins Back OSHA Job After Unicold Raid
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 6708 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business
Feds Let Hawaii Resume Control of Regulating Manufacturing Industries....
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Friday, September 13, 2013
AFL-CIO: Obamacare Fundamentally Unfair to Union Workers
By News Release @ 12:45 AM :: 5186 Views :: Health Care, Labor

...without changes to the way the ACA is implemented, there are likely to be "unintended consequences" that will hurt workers' health care coverage....

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Monday, September 02, 2013
ILWU: An injury to one of our corporate employers is an injury to all?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 PM :: 5118 Views :: Environment, Development, Labor

"I'm going to f*** with the environmentalists even if I don't have a dog in the fight"

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Monday, September 02, 2013
FULL TEXT: ILWU Quits AFL-CIO Over Obamacare, Union Raids
By News Release @ 12:40 PM :: 4855 Views :: Health Care, Labor
IRONY: The ILWU is quitting AFL-CIO in part due to the signature achievement of a President whose teenage political lessons were learned from Frank Marshall Davis, formerly a columnist at the ILWU-owned Honolulu Record, which was printed back in the days when the ILWU was "too red" to be in the AFL-CIO....
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Monday, September 02, 2013
Is America Still the Land of Labor?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:22 AM :: 2529 Views :: Labor

For all the talk these days of how to revive our supposedly moribund American Dream, it took a college dropout-turned-actor to state the obvious....

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Friday, August 23, 2013
Keeping the Promise: State Solutions for Government Pension Reform
By NCPA @ 2:48 PM :: 3535 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

Once they establish principles for reform, legislators can choose from a menu of options. Tinkering with existing plans is the most obvious, and sometimes the easiest....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
It pays not to work: Hawaii highest welfare benefits in US
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:36 PM :: 4178 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...benefits in Hawaii average $49,175 — tops in the nation....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Hawaii Leads Nation in Making Welfare More Attractive than Work
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:37 AM :: 6293 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

Grassroot Institute President Akina calls for strengthening system to improve employment incentive....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
OSHA hits Hawaii refrigerated food warehouse: $253K Fine, 63 Violations
By News Release @ 3:59 PM :: 4176 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...a refrigerated food warehouse in Honolulu occupied by Unicold Corp. and nine tenants....

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
JN Musto: Will Hawaii Become the Next Detroit?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:32 PM :: 4114 Views :: Economy, Labor

Musto discusses with Grassroot Institute’s president Keli’i Akina the similarities and differences between Detroit and Hawaii in light of Detroit’s recent declaration of bankruptcy....

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Thursday, August 08, 2013
UHERO: School's Out, Unemployment Up?
By UHERO @ 4:51 PM :: 3866 Views :: Economy, Labor
Last week's Star Advertiser reported that Honolulu’s unemployment rate increased from May’s 4.0% to 4.7% in June....
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Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Hawaiian Homelands Commissioner Resigns After Mortgage Fraud Conviction Exposed
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:05 PM :: 5841 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Labor

Artates is also executive director of the Hawaii Operating Engineers Stabilization Fund...Sentencing hearings are scheduled Sept. 23....

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Act 268 Hawaii Unfunded Liabilities Plan: Pot of Gold for Corrupt Union Leaders
By Andrew Walden @ 9:29 PM :: 7395 Views :: Ethics, Labor

OPEB-related corruption has been in the news for years.  For instance....

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Monday, August 05, 2013
Federal Government in Worse Shape than Detroit
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:04 PM :: 4205 Views :: National News, Labor, Taxes

Detroit’s demise was the result of big-government, liberal policies promoted by self-interested politicians and coercive public employee unions....

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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Serious New Questions on Obama Labor Nominee
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:48 PM :: 3276 Views :: National News, Labor

Perez has faced questions about his misleading congressional testimony about his involvement in a quid pro quo deal with the city of St. Paul, Minnesota....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Hotel Workers, Teamsters, UFCW Turning Against Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:44 PM :: 3996 Views :: Health Care, Labor

"The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe...."

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Sunday, July 14, 2013
Opportunity to Strengthen Accountability for Tax Dollars
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:01 AM :: 3384 Views :: Labor, Taxes

News of the very generous pay increases granted to police officers sent shock waves through the ranks of city and county officials across the state generating calls for “revenue enhancements” or tax increases....

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Monday, July 01, 2013
Governor Signs Bills Expanding Protections, Support for Women and Keiki
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 4393 Views :: Family, Labor, Law Enforcement

The Governor also signed bills that extend the voluntary foster care age to 21 as well as keep keiki safe from a parent who has been convicted of a sexual assault....

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Monday, July 01, 2013
As Pritzger Nomination Ratified, UNITE HERE, Hyatt Settle
By News Release @ 3:29 PM :: 2778 Views :: Labor

The agreement will go into effect upon the settlement and ratification of union contracts by Hyatt associates in San Francisco, Honolulu, Los Angeles, and Chicago.....

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Act 137: Abercrombie Creates New HGEA Bargaining Unit
By News Release @ 12:21 AM :: 4105 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement

Bargaining Unit 14, to represent state law enforcement officers, and state and county ocean safety and water safety officers....

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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Abercrombie Quietly Orders More Pay Hikes, Publishes HGEA, UPW Contracts
By Andrew Walden @ 1:24 AM :: 3114 Views :: Labor
Abercrombie’s office quietly slipped three more executive orders onto its webpage this week....
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Saturday, June 08, 2013
HSTA’s ‘Multi-Front War’ Against ‘Rogue Teachers’
By Selected News Articles @ 12:38 PM :: 3927 Views :: Education K-12, Labor
The Hawaii State Teachers Association’s weekly briefing meeting had turned into a battle-planning session....
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Saturday, June 08, 2013
Abercrombie Quietly Orders Pay Hikes
By Andrew Walden @ 12:17 AM :: 2887 Views :: Labor

Abercrombie’s office quietly slipped two more executive orders onto its webpage this week....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
HSTA Appoints Team to Tackle Teacher Evaluations
By Video @ 10:43 PM :: 3256 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

HSTA won a victory through bargaining this spring with agreement by the Employer to create a Joint Committee to study the Educator Evaluation System....

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Saturday, June 01, 2013
UHPA to NEA: "Thank you for trying to destroy our union"
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 3861 Views :: Higher Education, Labor
You threatened to destroy us (“decertify” is the technical term) when you visited last June if we ceased our relationship with NEA....
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Monday, May 20, 2013
Penny Pritzker: Waikiki Hotel Workers Union to Protest Obama Commerce Nominee
By Selected News Articles @ 4:36 PM :: 4576 Views :: Labor, Obama

One of the largest hospitality unions in the nation will protest President Barack Obama’s commerce secretary nominee on Thursday, the first day of her confirmation hearings....

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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Minimum Wage Should Not Be Living Wage
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:00 AM :: 4091 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor
...those critics probably never held a real job or never ran their own business....
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Hawaii leads nation in per-capita debt for unfunded union benefits
By Malia Zimmerman @ 10:32 PM :: 4677 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes
Source: Truth in Accounting...
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Atheists Attack HGEA, UPW Contract: Demand Unions Give Up Paid Holiday
By Andrew Walden @ 2:58 PM :: 3970 Views :: First Amendment, Labor
sponsored by gay ‘marriage’ activist, convicted thief Michael ‘Bitchbear’ Golujuch, Jr....
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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Starting in October: 15% Penalty on Overpaid Unemployment Comp
By Selected News Articles @ 7:18 AM :: 4284 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

Hawaii has amended its Employment Security Law as follows....

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