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Update on contract negotiations

On August 26th UHPA and the University of Hawaii and Governor’s Representatives met in a session to discuss contract negotiations. Mr. Wesley Machida, Director of Finance for the State of Hawaii, presented the State’s outlook on the budget. It included a discussion of the $1 billion in excess revenue. The budget projection covered up to fiscal year 2021. And emphasized stress on any given budget that included a disaster and deep recession along with increasing reserve funds for retirement and health care [...]

2016-08-31T20:07:36-10:00August 31, 2016|Contract negotiations, Frontpage, Newsletter|

Community College Benefits Extend Beyond Economics

Star Advertiser Editorial (posted 8/17/16) by Matthew Tuthill, an Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at Kapiolani Community College. The recent front-page headline — “Report hails community colleges’ affordability” — substantiated what is often overlooked: that our local community colleges (CCs) are the most affordable institutions of higher learning in the nation. However, the article only scratched the surface: There are a great deal of other metrics besides tuition costs that illustrate the value of these two-year schools. For example, less [...]

2016-08-23T08:53:35-10:00August 22, 2016|Academic, Frontpage, Newsletter|

Last chance for a heavily discounted room at Aulani Resort for 2016 Halloween

This is the last notice you will receive from UHPA. There are only a few rooms left for this popular membership benefit so if you're going to go, reserve this now.  No rooms will be available at this rate after September 30th and there is a possibility that all available rooms allocated to us will be sold out before then. Do it now. We've got a special bonus this year: Two Hawaii Food and Wine Festival events will be held at Ko'olina [...]

2018-05-21T15:02:17-10:00August 18, 2016|Frontpage, Membership Benefits, Newsletter|

Latest #HeroProf nominees posted – nominate yours now!

Mahalo to all who have nominated their #HeroProf; keep them coming!  Take a look at our current nominees and learn more about our #HeroProf initiative including how to nominate your #HeroProf. The are many real-heroes in communities across Hawaii who are doing extraordinary things to make our lives better. They are the unsung heroes, the ones who work out of the limelight, and whose contributions we may overlook or take for granted and our #HeroProf campaign is all about recognizing them.

2016-08-09T20:09:32-10:00August 9, 2016|Frontpage, Newsletter|