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Friday, May 12, 2023
Overtime Violation: Feds Bust Kauai Cleaning Company Again
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 2171 Views :: Kauai County, Labor

... In a 2014 investigation, the division discovered the employer failed to pay overtime when required and recovered $33,612 ....

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Friday, May 12, 2023
EEOC Sues Honolulu Restaurant and HR Company for Sexual Harassment of Male Employees
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 3043 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... Restaurant Co-Owner Sexually Harassed Male Employees, Federal Agency Charges ....

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Thursday, May 4, 2023
Former ILWU Officer Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Embezzlement
By News Release @ 5:47 AM :: 2708 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... for embezzling $96,000 while he was the Secretary-Treasurer of the Hawaii Longshore Division of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142 ....

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Thursday, April 27, 2023
HSTA Contract Ratified--14.5% raise
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 4468 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... Ninety-two percent of the nearly 7,000 valid ballots cast approved the contract ....

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Friday, April 21, 2023
Hawaii March Unemployment 3.5%
By News Release @ 6:56 PM :: 2286 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Jobs increased by 22,900 year-over-year ....

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Saturday, April 15, 2023
"Transparency" or unwarranted government meddling?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:28 PM :: 2351 Views :: Labor, Small Business

... SB1057 would hurt the people it is aiming to help by hamstringing those who are best able to help them — their potential employers ....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Lawmakers broaden educator housing eligibility to all school employees
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1784 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... The committees approved $185 million in total to finance the teacher housing projects at or near three schools ....

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Monday, March 27, 2023
Hawaii February 2023 Unemployment 3.6%
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 1845 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Hawaii is exactly average ....

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Monday, March 20, 2023
Counties where the most people work from home in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 10:30 PM :: 3446 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii County -- 13.0% of workers work from home ....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Unsolved Mysteries releases ‘Hawaiian Homicide’ podcast
By Video @ 6:40 PM :: 2491 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, Law Enforcement

... Information sought in the 2010 murder of HSTA employee Amber Jackson ....

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Friday, March 10, 2023
Hawaii Unemployment Claims Jump 26.59%
By Wallet Hub @ 5:38 PM :: 1831 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... 210 Initial Claims per 100,000 People in Labor Force ....

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Five bills of importance to small business
By News Release @ 12:06 AM :: 2318 Views :: Labor, Small Business

... Any bills that made it past this deadline now have until March 9 to complete their last committee hearing ....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act Keeps Employer Insurance Costs High
By Selected News Articles @ 3:26 AM :: 2134 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

... This can make it very difficult for Hawaii employers to offer HDHPs to their employees ....

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
December Unemployment 3.2%
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 1432 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... in comparison with March 2020 (last month prior to pandemic effects), nonfarm jobs were down by 36,200, or -5.5 percent ....

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Friday, January 20, 2023
BLS: Hawaii Most Unionized State in USA
By News Release @ 1:53 AM :: 1570 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Two states had union membership rates over 20.0 percent in 2022: Hawaii (21.9 percent) and New York (20.7 percent) ....

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Sunday, January 15, 2023
Searching for a Side Job? In Hawaii you've got lots of company
By Selected News Articles @ 9:02 PM :: 2023 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

... According to recent data, searches for side jobs have seen an increase of 49.89%, with Hawaii ranking sixth among the states ....

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Saturday, January 14, 2023
Prioritizing lists
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 1900 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

... The list is directly from the HGEA’s email to members earlier this week, January 9, 2023 ....

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Sunday, January 8, 2023
Green tells HSTA he will propose new $500 teacher tax credit
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 1767 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... because HSTA didn't get two paid days vacation from their vacation .... 

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Monday, December 26, 2022
Convicted Meth Dealer Asks Federal Court Permission to Take Over Laborer’s Union
By Andrew Walden @ 10:48 PM :: 6676 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Rail, Drugs

... “If my name sounds familiar it's because my dad was President of the Hawaii AFL-CIO and the Business Manager/ Financial Secretary for the Hawaii Carpenters Union Local 745 for over 20 years.”….

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Hawaii November Unemployment 3.3%
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 2085 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... Jobs increased by 25,800 over-the-year ....

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Saturday, December 3, 2022
How Secure Are Hawaii Public Pensions?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:22 PM :: 2266 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Hawaii, pension liabilities totaled an estimated $32.7 billion in 2020. Meanwhile, the state's pension assets totaled $17.4 billion. Considering both assets and liabilities, Hawaii's pension funding ratio is 53.2%, the seventh lowest in the country ....

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Saturday, December 3, 2022
Licensing laws a license to hold back workers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:12 PM :: 1902 Views :: Labor, Small Business

... “License to Work” study looks at state regulations nationwide ....

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Hawaii Licensing Regs Burden Low-Income Occupations
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 1830 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

... Hawaii has the highest average burdens across the occupations it licenses ....

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Friday, November 25, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment 3.4%
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 1952 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... total nonagricultural jobs increased by 4,900 in October over September ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
IBEW Cheers Ahakuelo Convictions
By News Release @ 10:33 AM :: 2270 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... Former IBEW Local 1260 boss found guilty of fraud, embezzlement ....

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Monday, November 7, 2022
Hawaii County could use ‘Konno’ exceptions to address permit backlog
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:26 AM :: 1925 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Labor

... “Konno” has a provision that has an exemption for special or unique services that are essential to the public and cannot be filled by civil servants ....

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
Unemployment Trust Fund Grows to $205M
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 2196 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, Taxes

... Hawaii’s unemployment insurance (UI) program is funded exclusively by employers via state and federal payroll taxes on wages ....

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Friday, October 21, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 3.5%
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 2035 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Job gains occurred in Leisure & Hospitality (+2,700); Education & Health Services (+500); Construction (+400); and Professional & Business Services (+200)....

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Friday, October 14, 2022
Jones Act News: ILWU Endorses Republican Conrad Kress for CD1
By Michael Hansen @ 11:45 PM :: 2706 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Labor, Republican Party

... Kress is challenging the incumbent Ed Case (D, HI-1) who has been a longtime supporter of Jones Act reform ....

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Confirmation bias in the pros and cons of minimum-wage studies
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:34 AM :: 2068 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

... Video of presentation at Hawaii Pacific University ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
More Endorsements for Sam King for OHA Trustee
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 8:55 PM :: 5157 Views :: Labor, OHA, Police, Politicians

... The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) represents over 2,700 police officers of the Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Police departments .... 

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Coast Guard Busts Illegal Fireworks Shipments at Honolulu Harbor
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 2390 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Military

... 13,449 pounds of unpermitted fireworks with an estimated street value of 2.7 million dollars ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment at 4.1% in August
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 1677 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Statewide, 651,550 were employed and 27,650 unemployed in August ....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
How Much Money Gen Z Makes in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:05 PM :: 2181 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... median weekly and annual earnings for 16- to 19-year-olds and 20- to 24-year-olds ....

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Sunday, September 11, 2022
Hawaii 3rd Highest Unemployment Claims Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 1:23 AM :: 1916 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... 189 Unemployment Claims per 100,000 People in the Labor Force ....

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Thursday, September 8, 2022
First Bargaining Session Since Beginning of Kaiser Strike
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 1551 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... Union Reports No Progress in First Bargaining Session Since Beginning of Strike, No Talks Scheduled This Week, Picketing Continues Today, Sept. 7 on Maui ....

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Will Hawaii's Minimum Wage Backfire?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:45 AM :: 1907 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

... might the wage increase backfire and actually end up harming the very people it was supposed to help ....

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Hawaii Teachers Earn 18.7% More than Average--6th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 2219 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... We compared the average salary of primary and secondary school teachers to the average salary for all jobs in each state .... 

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Monday, August 29, 2022
Mental Health Workers Strike Kaiser Beginning Monday
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 1970 Views :: Health Care, Labor

...Clinicians will strike for as long as it takes to make Kaiser address an understaffing crisis that leaves patients waiting months for therapy sessions....

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Sunday, August 28, 2022
Dept. of Education Welcomes Two New $190K Hires
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2140 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

... in excess of $579,000 once fringe benefits are factored in ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
The cost of employment in each state--Hawaii 7th Highest
By Selected News Articles @ 10:52 PM :: 2711 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... How much does it cost to hire an employee in Hawaii? ....

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Sunday, August 21, 2022
Union Members May Opt-out of Political Contributions
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 2004 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Labor

... If you do not wish to contribute to the “candidate endorsement” fund for fiscal year 2022-2023, then you must sign, date, and return an UHPA Allocation Objection Form by September 16, 2022....

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment Rate 4.1% for July, 2022
By News Release @ 12:28 PM :: 1516 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 4.1 percent, compared to the revised rate of 4.2 percent in June ....

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Kaiser mental health worker strike expands to Hawaii
By Court House News @ 10:46 AM :: 1749 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... Mental health workers will join their counterparts in California already on strike over understaffing and long wait times for patients ....

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Monday, August 8, 2022
It's too late for now for Hawaii, but evidence against minimum-wage hikes keeps piling up
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:57 PM :: 1744 Views :: Labor, Small Business

"...as firms reorganize their production in response to the higher minimum, they start substituting away from these workers on whom the minimum wage binds and towards those on whom it does not....”

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Sunday, August 7, 2022
HSTA Forced to Stop Enrolling Hawaii Teachers in Illegal For-Profit Education Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 12:45 AM :: 3590 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Higher Education, Labor

... According the a July 18, 2022 letter from the US Department of Education, EGCC was illegally looting Pell Grant money to provide ‘free’ tuition ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
States Where Unemployment Claims Are Decreasing the Most--Hawaii 45th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:19 PM :: 2453 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

... based on changes in unemployment claims for several key benchmark weeks ....

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Friday, July 22, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment Rate Increases to 4.3%
By News Release @ 6:09 AM :: 1833 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 4.3 percent, compared to the revised rate of 4.1 percent in May ....

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022
ERS Hides $96.75M of So-Called ‘Tech’ Investments--Losses Begin to Mount
By Andrew Walden @ 9:30 PM :: 3772 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Tax Credits

... Taxpayer losses are in the billions.  Now they are grabbing for public employees’ retirement fund.  How much will retirees lose? ....

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Monday, July 18, 2022
​SHOPO Endorsing Duke Aiona for Governor
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 2196 Views :: Labor, Police, Republican Party

... SHOPO cites Aiona's experience prosecuting criminals and keeping neighborhoods safe ....

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