Dear Governor, it’s hard to keep the commitment strong when I struggle to pay my bills. #deargovhi @govhawaii

As a faculty member I am not feeling valued by our Governor. We work very hard for very little compensation by the state. It is hard to keep the commitment strong when I struggle to pay my bills. Other colleges within and outside of Hawaii are willing to pay me more for what I do.

H.N. from Hawaii Community College

UHPA Honors Faculty Heroes with Full-Page Ad

To make a big statement, sometimes you have to make a big splash.

UHPA placed a full-page ad to honor UH faculty in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser and to support our negotiations.

The ad is a way to remind the community about the significant contributions of UH faculty and their ongoing role to improve the lives of Hawaii residents. The ad underscores how UH faculty touch the lives of everyone in the community by teaching students or conducting groundbreaking research that protect the environment, support food security, or enhance our health and wellbeing.

UH faculty penned over 130 postcards to Governor Ige. Add yours now.

Faculty across all UH campuses statewide that attended our “Bargaining Enlightenment” presentation took action by participating in a postcard writing campaign. Over 130 cards were completed on the spot and turned in.
Cards are being sent to the Governor every week and we’re posting inspirational examples of postcards on our website.
Want to participate? Contact our office and we’ll take care of the rest. This is a simple yet effective campaign that makes it easy to let your voice be heard.

Dear Governor: we are putting our children at risk #deargovhi @govhawaii

As a teacher to Hawaii’s teachers it is a calling and commitment to Hawaii’s keiki to have staff informed, dedicated, and hold the professional ethics code, “Above all do no harm to children.” Without highly qualified staff we are putting our children at risk.

Fund UH faculty and invest in Hawaii’s future.

 

Brenda W

Early Childhood Faculty, Hawaii Community College

 

Dear Governor: 15 years I’ve worked for UH…#deargovhi @govhawaii

Aloha Governor Ige,

I have worked full time for UH for 15 years and as recently as last month have applied for work as an Associate Professor on the mainland because I can’t give my family a quality life in the state. To keep UH Faculty world class we need help!

Mahalo for your Kokua

 

Dear Governor – from a UHCC instructor teaching for 35 years #deargovhi @govhawaii

Aloha Governor Ige,

I am a UH Community College instructor that has been “connecting the dots” for keiki in PreK-20 in Hawaii for 35 years. Continuing to “connect the dots” for our community depends on making a living wage for Hawaii’s increasing cost of living.

Please help higher education faculty stay in Hawaii.

Mahalo,

J. Smith

Dear Governor: support UH and bargain in good faith #deargovhi @govhawaii

Governor,

Please support UH and bargain in good faith and provide good salary increases to keep qualified faculty in Hawaii. Education is critical to the future of the State!

 

Please support UH

National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

Each year, the Hawaii State AFL-CIO is proud to sponsor the Food Drive in partnership with our sister unions.  This year will be the 25th anniversary and we ask again for assistance to help in this humanitarian endeavor by volunteering on May 13th to sort the donated food.  Volunteer Forms are due by April 28, 2017.

We greatly appreciate your support in this essential food drive and for providing support to Hawaii’s families in need.

ACTION REQUIRED: UHPA is upgrading member-only content technology

From now until May 31, 2017 UHPA is upgrading the technology behind its member-only content systems by transitioning to Google Docs.

During this transition stage, new content will be published on both systems: the existing member-only site as well as the new Google Docs infrastructure.  On June 1, 2017, our existing member-only content system will no longer be accessible and all member-only content will be available only on the Google Docs infrastructure.

Since we’re using Google Docs, you will need to have your non-@hawaii.edu email address registered with UHPA. If that address is not already a Gmail account, you’ll need to register your non-@hawaii.edu email address as a Google account which is a simple and no-cost operation that lets you use your existing non-@hawaii.edu email address to access Google Docs.

Please take the time now to follow a detailed step-by-step how-to page that you can use to confirm your access to our new member-only content system on Google Docs so that when our transition is complete by June 1 you will not have any disruptions in document access.

Of course don’t hesitate to contact our office or email us if you need any assistance.

Navigating through EUTF Open Enrollment choices

Considerations When Selecting Your Health Plan

Perhaps your current health plan no longer meets your needs or has become too expensive for you and your family? Open Enrollment is your one opportunity to make the necessary changes to what best meets your needs today. The EUTF Open Enrollment period is from April 3rd through April 28, 2017. Any changes you make will be effective July 1, 2017.

There will be an opportunity to learn more about the the different plan options at Open Enrollment sessions at various locations throughout the State during April. Download the complete EUTF PDF content including dates, locations, and options

In preparation for the upcoming Open Enrollment, here are some common questions and answers to help you make the best decision for you and your family.

Questions addressed in the members-only article (links below):

  1. The current UHPA Contract expires on June 30, 2017. How do we know what the premium contributions will be effective July 1, 2017 when we have not yet come to a Contract settlement?
  2. When will the new employee premium deductions start?
  3. What were the rate increases or decreases for the health plans from 2016 to 2017?
  4. It seems unusual that there is an increase for all medical plans, except the HMSA 75/25 Plan, which experienced an unusually large decrease. Why was there such a large rate decrease for the HMSA 75/25 plan?
  5. There is a tremendous difference in the premium contributions between the HMSA 80/20 Plan and the HMSA 75/25 Plan. What should I know about the plans before making a decision to switch?
  6. Whatʻs the best way to determine which plan best fits my needs?

UHPA is transitioning member-only content to Google Docs.  If you cannot immediately access this article click here for the 3 step process to access UHPA member-only content.

For your transition convenience, the below button uses our legacy system which will expire on June 1, 2017.