Refuse to rule for good cause and lack of jurisdiction On Thursday, June 20, 2021, the Hawaii Labor Relations Board (HLRB) issued an order no. 3764 over UHPA’s Petition for Declaratory Ruling in Case No. 21-DR-07-177. Essentially, the Board refused to issue any ruling over UHPA’s three (3) questions presented to the Board for good […]
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Our very popular UHPA Disney Aulani Weekend returns for it’s 7th annual event on Oct 29 & 30, 2021. Don’t miss out! UHPA members love the Disney Aulani Resort. If you are an early bird planner, this is your chance to get the best rooms at our heavily discounted rates before they sell out as […]
A University of Hawaii position currently occupied by a tenured faculty member is potentially being eliminated because of a legislative bill designed to target that specific job position. That bill is now with Gov. David Ige awaiting his approval or veto. UHPA has filed a complaint with the Hawaii Labor Relations Board to preempt any […]
As UHPA continues to join with the UH administration to battle budgetary concerns created by the Senate, it is critical to ensure we remain in alignment with UH administration on other issues impacting faculty and students. It is imperative that we see eye-to-eye on the details of the campus reopening to move forward together. Clear […]
COVID-19 Vaccinations Required for Faculty? Vaccination required for students On May 17, 2021, University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner publicly announced that it will add COVID-19 vaccination to its student health clearance requirements beginning in the Fall 2021 semester. The mandate for students means that to be on any UH campus, you must be fully […]
Targeted Faculty RIFs: Senator Donna Mercado Kim’s Modus Operandi The parti-pris decisions and actions made by Hawai‘i’s legislators this past session speak volumes about their views and support over Hawai‘i’s public higher education system – namely the University of Hawai‘i. It’s especially clear that those in the Senate who continue to chip away at the […]
The below message is from UHPA benefits partner Farmers Insurance: Hurricane Coverage in Hawaii Your home is your castle. It protects you and your family, as well as your worldly possessions, from the elements. For many, the home is also your major investment. Yet natural hazards such as hurricanes can threaten your home, and the […]
A Study of Contrasts:Lower Education Advocate, Higher Education Antagonist Transparency and accountability. These are essential qualities we can demand and expect from our elected officials whom we vote into office and are given our trust that they individually will do the right thing for Hawai‘i’s people. Unfortunately, these essential qualities appear to be absent from […]
It’s deja vu all over again with budget cuts As a faculty member of the University of Hawaii system, you play a key and significant role in supporting our state’s economic recovery. Unfortunately, our legislators, particularly those in the Senate, do not see you in this way. After having to endure a tumultuous year of […]
We are pleased to inform you that the Legislature has approved and appropriately funded our recently ratified (with a 95% approval) successor agreement (2021-2023), including the negotiated increases to the EUTF. You can download a PDF for details of the negotiated increases and the updated premium rates as you make your decisions for what […]