Midday News Flash (Archives)

Check your inbox: “Rate My Administrator” 2022 Edition

Starting on October 17, 2022 all UHPA members were invited via email to rate their administrator(s). If you are not a member of UHPA, get your membership started right now so you can participate.  The invitation was sent to the email address we have on file.  For most of you, that means your non-@hawaii.edu address so please check that email inbox.   If you have not supplied us with an alternate email address, your @hawaii.edu inbox will have the invitation.  Either way, [...]

UHPA Endorses House Candidates

The Legislative Action Committee interviewed four candidates for the State House of Representatives.  Three are first time candidates and one is a second time candidate.  The LAC recommended with the Executive Committee approval that UHPA endorse all four candidates. Andrew Garrett, House District 22 Darius Kila, House District 44 Rachele Lamosao, House District 36 Jenna Takenouchi, House District 27 The LAC was impressed with these candidates and their understanding of both academic concerns of faculty as well as the economic concerns of [...]

Fall 2022 Welcome to UHPA Members

Aloha Kākou and Welcome Back! I hope you’re acclimating well to the demands of this new fall semester. I intentionally held off from sending you this communication last week because I know the first week of the semester can be overwhelming, but I wanted to officially welcome you back and give you a brief update on what lies ahead of us in the coming academic year.   Hope You Had A Good Break Although the pandemic is still with us, vaccinations and other [...]

2022-09-29T17:51:12-10:00September 1, 2022|Legislative, Midday News Flash|

When Will You Receive Your Pay Increase and Bonus?

Thanks to the UHPA Negotiating Team, and all of you for your overwhelming support, we're happy to announce when the newly-contracted pay increases and retroactive bonus payments will be referenced in your paychecks. According to UH Administration, all 11-month faculty are tentatively scheduled to receive their 3.72% salary increase on their July 20, 2022 pay date while all 9-month faculty are scheduled to receive their 3.72% increase on their August 20, 2022 pay date. All eligible faculty, including eligible retirees, are tentatively [...]

2022-07-13T09:57:23-10:00July 13, 2022|Contract negotiations, Midday News Flash, Newsletter|

Over 99% Vote in Favor of Contract Extension

Recognition and Appreciation to all UH Faculty in Bargaining Unit 7 Over the past two days, you had the opportunity to ratify extending the current 2021-2023 UHPA-BOR Agreement an additional two years to June 30, 2025 with the following pay increases: 1% lump-bonus payment retroactive to July 1, 20213.72% increase on July 1, 20225% increase on July 1, 20235% increase on July 1, 2024 The offer from the Employer was approved by the UHPA Board of Directors on April 2, 2022 to [...]

2022-04-08T12:03:00-10:00April 8, 2022|Legislative, Midday News Flash, Newsletter|

Vote Now: Your Ballot Is In Your Inbox

The ratification vote is underway regarding the State’s offer to faculty.  Ballots were sent to the email address we have on file for every member of Bargaining Unit 7. If You Haven’t Seen Your Ballot, Check The Following: Your inbox.  Ballots were sent on Wednesday 4/6 with the Subject line “2022 UHPA Contract Ratification Vote” from the address “vote@simplyvoting.com”. Your other inbox:  if you previously registered your non-edu email with us, the ballot was sent to that email address Spam folders:  check [...]

2022-04-07T12:14:09-10:00April 7, 2022|Midday News Flash, Newsletter|

Big News on SB3269: Faculty Made a Difference!

Faculty Made a Difference!SB 3269, SD2 - House Will NOT Hold Hearing on Tenure Bill UHPA was notified today by Representative Gregg Takayama, Chair of the House Committee on Higher Education and Technology, that he will NOT hold a hearing on SB 3269 SD2 Relating to Academic Tenure at the University of Hawai‘i. Representative Takayama shared that he reviewed the many pages of testimony from the Senate hearings, and took to heart your concerns and perspectives on tenure that unequivocally expressed opposition [...]

2022-03-28T11:19:35-10:00March 18, 2022|Legislative, Midday News Flash, Newsletter|

Legislative Bill to Obliterate UH Tenure System Moving Forward

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means is holding a hearing on SB 3269 SD1, relating to academic tenure as a last-ditch effort to keep this bill on academic tenure alive during this legislative session. The hearing is scheduled for Friday, March 4, 2022 at 10:10 am. Need Your Urgent Support The Senate continues to push their modus operandi by using alternative facts to justify that tenure is supported by tax dollars and restricting tenure leads to cost savings which is absolutely [...]

2022-03-02T13:01:15-10:00March 2, 2022|Midday News Flash, Newsletter|

BOR Drops The PIG And The Curtain Gets Pulled Back

At Thursday's (2/17/2022) BOR meeting, the BOR voted to adopt the Report of the Senate Concurrent Resolution 201 (2021) Task Force and to disregard the findings and recommendations of the dissolved Tenure PIG (Permitted Interaction Group).  By the BORʻs vote on Thursday, it sends a clear message to the Senate that the BOR doesnʻt support the action proposed by the Findings and Recommendations of the Dissolved BOR Tenure PIG. Moreover, as a governing body that by Constitution is granted authority, power, and [...]

2022-02-18T12:53:16-10:00February 18, 2022|Legislative, Midday News Flash, Newsletter|

Senator Fevellaʻs Alternative Facts

Where Does He Get This From? Based on last weekʻs Senate HRE hearing on SB 3269, SD 1, UHPA performed its own due diligence in researching various statements and comments offered by Senator Kurt Fevella when he questioned testifiers by making the statement “I donʻt know what they was <sic> reading?”  No, Taxpayers Don’t Pay for All of UH In Senator Fevellaʻs public statement that “...the State of Hawaii is the only one that pays for everything by the taxpayer” we can [...]

2022-02-18T12:54:55-10:00February 18, 2022|Legislative, Midday News Flash, Newsletter|
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