Critical Hearing to Eliminate Tenure

CRITICAL HEARING TO ELIMINATE TENURE 

In a joint hearing at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, in Conference Room 309 at the State Capitol, members of the House Committee on Education and the Committee on Labor and Public Employment will be considering H.B. 1668 that proposes to eliminate tenure for Bargaining Units 5 and 6.  Tenure protects academic freedom for public K-12 teachers and post-secondary educators.  Although this bill applies to DOE teachers and principals, the idea that the Legislature would eliminate tenure is a “threat to the very core principle” of the University.   Click on HB 1668 to view bill. 

It is critical that you send testimony opposing H.B. 1668.  You may do this online by going to:  http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1668 and note “Submit Testimony” in the box located at the top right side of the page.  Your testimony does not need to be long.  What is counted are the number of discrete submissions. 

If you wish to contact members of the committees personally, their emails are noted below: 

House Committee on Education

Roy Takumi, Chair, reptakumi@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Della Au Belatti, Vice Chair, repbelatti@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Henry Aquino, repaquino@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Karen Awana, repawana@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Jerry Chang, repchang@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Faye Hanohanao, rephanohano@Capitol.hawaii.gov

John Mizuno, repmizuno@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Mark Nakashima, repnakashima@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Scott Nishimoto, repnishimoto@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Tom Okamura, repokamura@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Scott Saiki, repsaiki@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Mark Takai, reptakai@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Jessica Wooley, repwooley@Capitol.hawaii.gov

George Fontaine, repfontaine@Capitol.hawaii.gov  (R)

Aaron Johanson, repjohanson@Capitol.hawaii.gov  (R) 

House Committee on Labor & Public Employment

Karl Rhoads, Chair, reprhoads@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Kyle Yamashita, Vice Chair, repyamashita@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Henry Aquino, repaquino@Capitol.hawaii.gov (also on Education)

Ty Cullen, repcullen@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Linda Ichiyama, repichiyama@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Marilyn Lee, replee@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Sylvia Luke, repluke@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Tom Okamura, repokamura@Capitol.hawaii.gov (also on Education)

Scott Saiki, repsaiki@Capitol.hawaii.gov (also on Education)

Joseph Souki, repsouki@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Roy Takumi, reptakumi@Capitol.hawaii.gov

George Fontaine, repfontaine@Capitol.hawaii.gov  (R) (also on Education)

Aaron Johanson, repjohanson@Capitol.hawaii.gov (R) (also on Education)

 

SB 2993–a Twin of HB 1668….Auwe!

SB 2993—a Twin of HB 1668…Auwe!

Senate Bill 2993, which proposes to eliminate tenure for Bargaining Units 5 and 6, will be heard by the Senate Committees on Education, Judiciary and Labor, and Ways and Means, at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, February 3, at the State Capitol Room 225.  Please submit your testimonies against Senate Bill 2993.  To submit your testimony, go to:  http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2993.  Click on SB 2993 to view the proposed bill. 

Similar to House Bill 1668, your voice needs to be heard.  We urge you to inform legislators that you are not in support of their proposal.  If you wish to contact them individually, the committee members are noted below. 

Senate Committee on Education

Jill Tokuda, Chair, sentokuda@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Michelle Kidani, Vice Chair, senkidani@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Suzanne Chun Oakland, senchunoakland@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Clarence Nishihara, sennishihara@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Sam Slom, senslom@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Brian Taniguchi, sentaniguchi@Capitol.hawaii.gov 

Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor

Clayton Hee, Chair, senhee@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Maile Shimabukuro, Vice Chair, senshimabukuro@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Mike Gabbard, sengabbard@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Les Ihara, Jr., senihara@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Sam Slom, senslom@Capitol.hawaii.gov (also on Education) 

Senate Committee on Ways and Means

David Ige, Chair, senige@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Michelle Kidani, Vice Chair, senkidani@Capitol.hawaii.gov (also on Education)

Suzanne Chun Oakland, senchunoakland@Capitol.hawaii.gov (also on Education)

Donovan Dela Cruz, sendelacruz@Capitol.hawaii.gov

J. Kalani English, senenglish@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Will Espero, senespero@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Carol Fukunaga, senfukunaga@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Gilbert Kahele, senkahele@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Donna Mercado Kim, senkim@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Ronald Kouchi, senkouchi@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Pohai Ryan, senryan@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Jill Tokuda, sentokuda@Capitol.hawaii.gov (also on Education)

Glenn Wakai, senwakai@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Sam Slom, senslom@Capitol.hawaii.gov (also on Education & Judiciary and Labor)

 

 

SB 2993–a Twin of HB 1668….Auwe!

SB 2993–a Twin of HB 1668….Auwe!

SB 2993—a Twin of HB 1668…Auwe!

Senate Bill 2993, which proposes to eliminate tenure for Bargaining Units 5 and 6, will be heard by the Senate Committees on Education, Judiciary and Labor, and Ways and Means, at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, February 3, at the State Capitol Room 225.  Please submit your testimonies against Senate Bill 2993.  To submit your testimony, go to:  http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2993.  Click on SB 2993 to view the proposed bill. 

Similar to House Bill 1668, your voice needs to be heard.  We urge you to inform legislators that you are not in support of their proposal.  If you wish to contact them individually, the committee members are noted below. 

Senate Committee on Education

Jill Tokuda, Chair, sentokuda@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Michelle Kidani, Vice Chair, senkidani@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Suzanne Chun Oakland, senchunoakland@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Clarence Nishihara, sennishihara@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Sam Slom, senslom@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Brian Taniguchi, sentaniguchi@Capitol.hawaii.gov 

Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor

Clayton Hee, Chair, senhee@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Maile Shimabukuro, Vice Chair, senshimabukuro@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Mike Gabbard, sengabbard@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Les Ihara, Jr., senihara@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Sam Slom, senslom@Capitol.hawaii.gov (also on Education) 

Senate Committee on Ways and Means

David Ige, Chair, senige@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Michelle Kidani, Vice Chair, senkidani@Capitol.hawaii.gov (also on Education)

Suzanne Chun Oakland, senchunoakland@Capitol.hawaii.gov (also on Education)

Donovan Dela Cruz, sendelacruz@Capitol.hawaii.gov

J. Kalani English, senenglish@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Will Espero, senespero@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Carol Fukunaga, senfukunaga@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Gilbert Kahele, senkahele@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Donna Mercado Kim, senkim@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Ronald Kouchi, senkouchi@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Pohai Ryan, senryan@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Jill Tokuda, sentokuda@Capitol.hawaii.gov (also on Education)

Glenn Wakai, senwakai@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Sam Slom, senslom@Capitol.hawaii.gov (also on Education & Judiciary and Labor)

 

 

COME MARCH WITH UHPA! Monday, January 16, 2012, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

The parade begins at 9:00 a.m. from Magic Island, Ala Moana Park and will take no more than 90 minutes to walk to Kapiolani Park via Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the small parking lot next to the canoe storage area at the Magic Island end of Ala Moana Park. Assemble and sign in at the UHPA banner. Wear your UHPA shirt and/or hat, comfortable shoes and sunscreen. Water will be provided.

Free UHPA shirts to the first 10 who sign in!

Free UHPA hats to all participants!

TIME: Meet at 8:30 a.m. The parade begins at 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Look for the UHPA banner in the small parking lot next to the canoe storage area at the Magic Island end of Ala Moana Park.

PARADE ROUTE: From Magic Island, Ala Moana Park to Kapiolani Park via Ala Moana Blvd. and Kalakaua Ave. The route is about 1.7 miles and will take about 90 minutes to walk.

WEAR: UHPA shirt and/or hat, comfortable shoes, and sunscreen. Water will be provided.

BEFORE THE PARADE: There will be a pre-parade Rally @ Magic Island at 7:45 a.m.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy linking labor, civil and human rights. This is an important day for union members, especially government employees, because Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis while supporting municipal garbage workers on strike.  His legacy of civil rights and human dignity (the Memphis garbage workers carried signs, “I am a Man”) is an important message for contemporary struggles linking labor, civil and human rights.

COME MARCH WITH UHPA! Monday, January 16, 2012, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

COME MARCH WITH UHPA! Monday, January 16, 2012, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

The parade begins at 9:00 a.m. from Magic Island, Ala Moana Park and will take no more than 90 minutes to walk to Kapiolani Park via Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the small parking lot next to the canoe storage area at the Magic Island end of Ala Moana Park. Assemble and sign in at the UHPA banner. Wear your UHPA shirt and/or hat, comfortable shoes and sunscreen. Water will be provided.

Free UHPA shirts to the first 10 who sign in!

Free UHPA hats to all participants!

TIME: Meet at 8:30 a.m. The parade begins at 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Look for the UHPA banner in the small parking lot next to the canoe storage area at the Magic Island end of Ala Moana Park.

PARADE ROUTE: From Magic Island, Ala Moana Park to Kapiolani Park via Ala Moana Blvd. and Kalakaua Ave. The route is about 1.7 miles and will take about 90 minutes to walk.

WEAR: UHPA shirt and/or hat, comfortable shoes, and sunscreen. Water will be provided.

BEFORE THE PARADE: There will be a pre-parade Rally @ Magic Island at 7:45 a.m.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy linking labor, civil and human rights. This is an important day for union members, especially government employees, because Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis while supporting municipal garbage workers on strike.  His legacy of civil rights and human dignity (the Memphis garbage workers carried signs, “I am a Man”) is an important message for contemporary struggles linking labor, civil and human rights.