2016 (Archives)

Governor says no salary increase for faculty

On October 31 UHPA and UH engaged in negotiations on a successor contract. The Governor presented his “apparent” opening offer of a 0% salary increase the first year of the new contract, a 0% increase in the second year, and an EUTF flat rate that will not increase with rising premium costs by the health insurance carriers.This is a significant change from the current practice of the employers’ contribution being established through a % of the total premium cost. The Governor’s proposal [...]

2016-11-29T21:54:54-10:00November 28, 2016|Contract negotiations, Frontpage, Newsletter|

How the Governor’s EUTF offer may affect you

The True Impact of the Governor’s Offer State law does not allow UHPA or any bargaining unit to negotiate health plan benefits or health plan offerings.  The plan benefits and offerings are determined by the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF), which includes 5 representatives from the employer, and 5 representatives from labor, one of which represents the retirees.  UHPA and all bargaining units can only negotiate the amount of health care premiums paid by the employer.    The Governor’s opening [...]

2016-11-29T21:54:36-10:00November 27, 2016|Contract negotiations, Frontpage, Newsletter|

Members saved thousands on their mortgages

We're happy to report that for the last quarter, UHPA members processed 4 loans (one of which was a first-time buyer) and saved an average of $1,333 on each of their mortgages.  That brings the total amount of savings for UHPA members to $138,000 on this program.   It has been reported that interest rates may be going up soon, your mortgage payment may never be as low as it could be right now. Learn more about the UHPA special rate with [...]

2018-05-21T15:02:17-10:00November 23, 2016|Frontpage, Newsletter|


Speaker of the House, Joseph Souki, announces House Leadership for the 2017 Legislative Session   Speaker:                     Joseph Souki; Kahakuloa, Waihe‘e, Waiehu, Pu‘uohala, Wailuku, Waikapū Vice Speaker:             John Mizuno; Kalihi Valley, Kamehameha Heights, portion of Lower Kalihi Majority Leader:         Scott Saiki; McCully, Kāheka, Kaka‘ako, Downtown Majority Floor Leader:                        Cindy Evans; North Kona, North Kohala, [...]

2018-06-13T10:48:09-10:00November 21, 2016|Frontpage, Legislative News, Newsletter, Political|


Senate President Ron Kouchi, announces Senate Leadership for the 2017 Legislative Session   President:                     Ron Kouchi; Kaua‘i, Ni‘ihau Vice President:             Michelle Kidani; Mililani Town, portion of Waipi‘o Gentry, Waikele, Village Park, Royal Kunia Majority Floor Leader:                          Will Espero; ‘Ewa Beach, Ocean Pointe, ‘Ewa by Gentry, Iroquois Point, portion of ‘Ewa Villages Majority Leader:   [...]

2018-06-13T13:17:28-10:00November 16, 2016|Frontpage, Legislative News, Newsletter|

UHPA formally issues Demand to Bargain over Letters of Hire

On Thursday, October 27, UHPA sent the below letter via certified mail to President Lassner to address the unresolved issue over letters of hire which we have previously discussed. Kristeen Hanselman, Executive Director for UHPA, explained the rationale behind this Demand to Bargain: “UHPA is committed to ensuring that faculty members are not subject to the arbitrary whims of administrators who fail to meet their commitments contained within letters of hire. There has not been a constructive outcome that advances the rights [...]

2016-10-31T11:28:55-10:00October 28, 2016|Contract negotiations, Frontpage, Legal Judicial, Newsletter|

Salary Research Database Updated

Data gathered from the Office of Human Resources has been published on our UH Salary Research section and over the years has proven to be an invaluable resource that is easily available. This data is typically updated quarterly.

2016-10-28T12:32:59-10:00October 22, 2016|Frontpage, Newsletter|
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