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Balancing the State’s Budget Requires a Prudent, Collaborative Approach

By Randy Perreira, executive director of Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA); J.N. Musto, Ph.D., executive director and chief negotiator of University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA); Dayton Nakanelua, state director, United Public Workers (UPW); Dwight Takeno, interim executive director, Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA); and Wil Okabe, president, Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA).

2014-07-29T19:29:45-10:00August 17, 2009|Financial|

Relay for Life Event on the Big Island of Hawaii

On Saturday, August 15, and Sunday, August 16, the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life will be held at the Kamehameha Park on the Island of Hawaii. This is such a worthy event. The relay is good for your health and your kokua will surely help the American Cancer Society. (Click on title for more information.)

2014-07-29T19:29:27-10:00August 13, 2009|Campus Specific|

Labor Day Unity Picnic

This event is being held on Monday, September 7, 2009 at the Waikiki Shell from 12 noon - 6:00 p.m. in honor and support of Hawaii's local unions & public state and county workers.

2009-08-13T16:44:00-10:00August 13, 2009|UHPA Organizational|

AFL-CIO Endorses Nathaniel Kinney for Honolulu City Council District 5

UHPA members located in District 5 will be receiving a postcard supporting the election of Nathaniel Kinney. Kinney is a labor attorney representing the Painters Union, an AFL-CIO affiliate. He has significant knowledge regarding collective bargaining and the current battles that the public sector unions are facing. District 5 encompasses Manoa with a candidate field of 14.

2009-08-10T10:39:00-10:00August 10, 2009|Political|

Pilialoha Lee Loy Nominated Again as ERS Teacher Trustee!

At its meeting on June 24, the UHPA Executive Committee unanimously voted to nominate and endorse Pilialoha Lee Loy for another term as the Employees' Retirement System's Teacher Trustee. Pilialoha Lee Loy is a teacher at Aliamanu Middle School. When she initially ran for the ERS Trustee seat in 1991 and subsequently thereafter, UHPA endorsed her each time. She has been a supporter, a friend, and an advocate for educators and has put the needs of all public employees as her main priority. The ERS Trustee election will be conducted this fall. Please be sure to vote.

2009-08-10T09:17:00-10:00August 10, 2009|UHPA Organizational|