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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Hawaii is the State Where People Worry They'll Lose Their Income
By Selected News Articles @ 10:10 PM :: 2755 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii: 31.5% “expect someone in their household to have a loss in employment income in the next 4 weeks” ....

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Saturday, March 20, 2021
Hawaii: Highest Paid Waiters in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 7:21 PM :: 3150 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... Hawaii Waiters/Waitresses: average annual wage: $55,200; employment: 19,500 ....

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
HGEA Tells Schatz, Saiki: Unlike Teachers, 'We Never Quit'
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 2722 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"... HGEA stood up at these meetings to make sure that our members are not blindsided or shortchanged by teacher demands ...."

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Hawaii is the State Where Joblessness Has Skyrocketed
By Selected News Articles @ 7:54 PM :: 3370 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii and California had the highest jobless rates in January, at 10.2% and 9.0%, respectively. At the far end of the spectrum, South Dakota and Utah had the lowest rates, each at 3.1% ....

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Monday, March 15, 2021
DOE, HSTA reach agreement to increase 4th quarter in-person learning
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 3364 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... ​increasing number of students projected to return to in-person learning during the fourth quarter ....

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Thursday, March 11, 2021
Ige: "Furloughs are off the table"
By News Release @ 6:37 PM :: 3275 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

...Translation: Wage hikes coming on June 30 ....

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Monday, March 8, 2021
Nurses at Maui Health System Vote to Approve Contract
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 3254 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor, COVID-19

... The contract rewards the risks taken and sacrifices made by these workers during the pandemic ....

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
HSTA orders BoE to Dump Kishimoto
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 2529 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... Each of HSTA's '12 reasons' boils down to the same one thing: Kishimoto was slightly slow and reluctant to go along with HSTA's plan to shut down all schools and pay teachers full salary while letting them pretend to 'work' from home ....

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Ige Signs Bill Lowering Unemployment Tax
By News Release @ 8:24 PM :: 3302 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

... The measure allows employers to pay, on average, less than half of what they would otherwise pay into the system ....

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
DLIR: Decades-old Mainframe Behind Delays
By Selected News Articles @ 3:06 AM :: 2490 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

... the technological backbone of the state’s UI program is an antiquated mainframe system that runs on a Natural database language ....

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Saturday, February 27, 2021
Hawaii Most Unionized State
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 2949 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Only two states had union membership rates over 20.0 percent in 2020: Hawaii (23.7 percent) and New York (22.0 percent) ....

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Saturday, February 27, 2021
Maui Nurses Tentative Contract
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 3082 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

... The registered nurses and other health care workers of Maui Health System reached a tentative contract agreement with MHS management just past 1:00 am HST Friday morning ....

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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Hawaii Unemployment Tops in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 AM :: 3868 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

... In December, Hawaii had the highest unemployment rate among the states at 9.3%, followed by Nevada at an unemployment rate of 9.2%. Both of these rates are higher than the national unemployment rate of 6.7%....

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Monday, February 22, 2021
How Minimum Wage Worker Makes $72K
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 3444 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

... in Full-Service Restaurants, most workers who earn minimum wage receive significantly more compensation in tips ....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
HSTA survey: 52% of members have received one or two vaccine doses
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 2388 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... HIDOE still taking names of those interested in shots ....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Laughing at Your Sacrifice: HSTA Pressures BoE for $33M Pay Hike
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 6161 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... 'shortage differentials' were paid beginning January 7, 2020, for one year only.  Extending them into 2021 is tantamount to a Pay Hike ....

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Monday, February 15, 2021
Grievance: HGEA Supervises 'Learning Hubs' While HSTA Hides in Empty Classrooms
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 2798 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... HGEA members are being left alone to supervise students in learning hubs while some teachers are able to work from home or remain isolated in their classrooms ....

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Friday, February 12, 2021
DLIR Fixes Antique Computers--PEUC Checks Coming
By News Release @ 2:15 PM :: 2943 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

... DLIR announced that it has completed system updates for the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program that was extended by the Continued Assistance Act ....

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Sunday, January 31, 2021
Grim Reality of Unemployment Taxes
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3836 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

... Our unemployment system, as of January 8, 2021, has paid out $3.4 billion in unemployment benefits ....

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Thursday, January 28, 2021
Labor unions push lawmakers to drop GET on groceries
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 3770 Views :: Labor, Taxes, Cost of Living

... ILWU, Teamsters, IATSE, UFCW ....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Sinkhole Cities: Honolulu 3rd Deepest Financial Pit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 AM :: 4801 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Honolulu’s financial problems stem mostly from unfunded retirement obligations that have accumulated over the years ....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
HSTA Tells School Board that Donald Trump Ordered Hawaii to Raise Taxes to Fund Vacant DoE Positions
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 4660 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

... As a service to our readers we are providing a line-by-line debunk of HSTA's argument in parenthesis below ....

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Friday, January 15, 2021
When saving money isn't really
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:31 PM :: 3632 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes, COVID-19

... that $2 billion in “savings” is going to end up costing the taxpayers almost four times as much in the long term ....

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Delaying health benefits fund payments will add $8 billion to Hawaii taxpayer debt
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:29 PM :: 3489 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

... Efforts to save money now will cost taxpayers more later while putting government employees and retirees at risk, says Grassroot Institute of Hawaii ....

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Saturday, January 9, 2021
Privileged Elite: Kauai School Employees Begin Getting Vaccinations Monday
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 4249 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...other school employees will begin to get access to vaccines on a regular basis toward the end of January and early February....

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Friday, January 8, 2021
Rep. Mizuno Says he is Victim of Unemployment Fraud
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 3382 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Law Enforcement

"I was just notified that someone had filed an unemployment claim using my name, work title, Social Security number, and work address."

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
DLIR: How CARES Act Extension Affects Your Benefits
By News Release @ 12:06 PM :: 3063 Views :: Labor, COVID-19

...On Dec. 27, 2020, a federal COVID-19 relief package that extends and provides additional federal unemployment benefits was signed into law....

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Sunday, December 27, 2020
Collective Bargaining Agreement:  Supreme Law of the Land?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3842 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

... “The following specific provisions of law are suspended, as allowed by federal law … Chapter 89, HRS, collective bargaining in public employment.” ....

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Monday, December 21, 2020
Ige Outlines 2021-23 Budget--'Sharp Reductions'
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 2516 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...“I’m hopeful that federal aid will allow us to refrain from imposing furloughs until later.”...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Illegal Dues Seizure: Federal Labor Board Charges Filed Against UNITE HERE Local 5
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 3487 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...Union officials ignored two resignation requests, continue to unlawfully charge employee for union politics....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Honolulu PD ‘Top 10 Earners’ List Revealed–Did Corporal make $341K?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 10853 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor, Police

...in 2017 five of the top ten earners worked directly under Ballard at Central Receiving....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
What is a Furlough?
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 3453 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... Will furloughs affect my “high three” .... 

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Friday, December 11, 2020
Labor Board: Governor’s Emergency Powers ARE Limited -- Collective Bargaining Agreements Cannot be Touched
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 5754 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, COVID-19

...Remember: Public Employee Union agreements are the Highest Law of the Land....

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Unions Seek to Create Chaos, Drown Furloughs in Confusion
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 3825 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

"...Many public workers have already lost their second jobs in the tourism industry...."

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Ige: State Employee Furloughs Begin January 1
By News Release @ 7:51 PM :: 2797 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...About 10,160 employees will be subject to the furloughs. The number will be even larger when Department of Education and University of Hawaii employees are included....

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020
A Better Way to Help Hawaii's Unemployed
By Video @ 3:06 AM :: 3029 Views :: Economy, Labor, Small Business

... Hawaii’s unemployment insurance system is in crisis, with stalled payments, rampant fraud, and massive debt leading to higher taxes ....

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Friday, December 4, 2020
UPW on the Job: Hilo Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty for Assaulting an Inmate and Conspiring with Other Officers to Cover it Up
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 3535 Views :: Hawaii County , Labor, Law Enforcement

... UPW members at work -- broken jaw, nose, and eye socket ....

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Thursday, December 3, 2020
HSTA Solution for Budget Cuts: 'Eliminate Standardized Testing'
By Video @ 12:06 AM :: 3291 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Yes, HSTA is a one-note band ....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
October: Hawaii highest unemployment in USA, 14.3%
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 3204 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...The largest percentage decline in non-farm payroll occurred in Hawaii (-17.3 percent)....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
State unemployment tax slated to automatically triple in 2021
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:52 AM :: 4858 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...Failure to address the legally required increase could discourage employers from hiring back employees after the lockdowns....

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Sunday, November 8, 2020
A Ham-Fisted Way of Getting Folks Back to Work
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3169 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Tourism

... The proposal is called Bill 80 ....

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Saturday, November 7, 2020
How HSTA Won ‘Work’ from Home at Kapolei HS
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 2969 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...teleworking for all staff, effective Wednesday, Nov. 4 through Wednesday, Nov. 11, with school facilities expected to reopen Nov. 12....

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Sunday, November 1, 2020
DLIR: Half of New Unemployment Claims Fraudulent
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 3399 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... measures were being taken to detect the fraudulent claims and turn them over to the appropriate authorities ....

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Monday, October 26, 2020
Hawaii gets 13 more weeks of unemployment
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 3605 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

... Federal-State Extended benefits begin Tuesday, Oct. 27 for Hawaii workers who have exhausted their state and federal jobless benefits ....

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Monday, October 26, 2020
Pension Debt: Hawaii Among 5 Worst
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 3762 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Five states continue to carry elevated long-term liability burdens above 20% of personal income in fiscal 2019, including Illinois (at 27% of personal income), Connecticut, New Jersey, Hawaii and Alaska. For all of them, pensions remain the driver of elevated liabilities....

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Friday, October 23, 2020
Rail and Bill 80 two peas in a pod
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:43 PM :: 3768 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Rail, Tourism

...Two examples of the old way of thinking, both in Honolulu....

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Monday, October 19, 2020
Bill 80 Imposes Rehiring Formula on Hotels
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:03 PM :: 3705 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Tourism

...rehire employees according to a strict formula based on an occupancy ratio....

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Sunday, October 11, 2020
Academic Leadership
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 3696 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Labor, COVID-19

...an example of leadership in the face of the COVID-19 crisis....

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
27,000 Hawaii workers exhausted jobless benefits in September
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 3511 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Hawaii 2020 unemployment claims surpass 380,000 ....

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Employment Recovery: Nobody Lags Like Hawaii
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 3717 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...Hawaii has recovered just 13% of the jobs lost since the start of the pandemic....

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