Monday Report (Archives)

A Bad Time for Furloughs

Aloha Faculty members: This afternoon, Gov. David Ige announced his plan to unilaterally implement furloughs for state employees, beginning Jan. 1, 2021.   UHPA is currently under a collective bargaining agreement through June 30, 2021, and has not agreed to the furlough plans presented by Gov. Ige.    UHPA strongly denounces this plan, joining the other public-sector unions to make it clear there will be an adverse impact to our local economy, as forewarned by the University of Hawai‘i Economic Organization (UHERO).   UHPA, [...]

2020-12-09T16:25:41-10:00December 9, 2020|Contract negotiations, Frontpage, Monday Report|

Joint Statement on Governor’s Furlough Plan from UHPA & Hawaii’s public sector unions

Governor’s Furlough Plan And Budget Cuts Will Hurt Hawaii’s Working Families, Economy And Communities The Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA), the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA), the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA), and the United Public Workers (UPW) stand in strong opposition to Gov. David Ige’s plan to unilaterally implement furloughs starting in January 2021. These furloughs and planned budget cuts, announced just before the holidays, couldn’t come at a worse time. Cutting pay for at least tens of thousands of [...]

2020-12-09T16:23:30-10:00December 9, 2020|Contract negotiations, Frontpage, Monday Report|

UHPA news from 11/30-12/7

Bargaining Update Mid-term Bargaining and Proposed Furloughs Since the initial meeting held on Monday, November 16, 2020, the State’s Chief Negotiator Ryker Wada hasn’t responded to the UHPA Negotiations Committee follow-up letter questioning the Governor’s and the UH Administation’s furlough plan for Faculty members.  In addition, no future meetings are currently scheduled. Successor Bargaining Negotiations Negotiations for a successor UHPA/BOR Unit 7 Agreement continues with a meeting scheduled for Monday, December 7, 2020.  The UHPA Negotiations Committee is now fully engaged in [...]

2020-12-04T10:45:45-10:00December 7, 2020|Frontpage, Monday Report|

UHPA news from week of 11/23-11/30

Bargaining Update Mid-Term Bargaining and Proposed Furloughs Following the meeting held on Monday, November 16, 2020 with UHPA’s Negotiations Committee and Chief Negotiator Ryker Wada, other State representatives from DHRD and B&F, and University of Hawaii officials, a follow-up letter with numerous questions was sent to Chief Negotiator Wada from the UHPA Negotiations Committee.  To date, Chief Negotiator Wada has not responded to the letter and no future meetings are currently scheduled. Successor Bargaining The UHPA Negotiations Committee met with Chief Negotiator [...]

2020-11-30T06:40:07-10:00November 30, 2020|Frontpage, Monday Report|

UHPA news and announcements from week of 11/16-11/23

Bargaining Update Mid-Term Bargaining and Proposed Furloughs The UHPA Negotiations Committee met with the State’s Chief Negotiator Ryker Wada and other State representatives, including individuals from the Department of Human Resources Development, the Department of Budget & Finance, and the University of Hawaii on Monday, November 16, 2020.  During the meeting, the State shared their proposed furlough plan for other State employees and the UH shared their proposed furlough concepts as it could possibly apply to Faculty members.  The meeting ended with [...]

2020-11-19T17:30:24-10:00November 23, 2020|Frontpage, Monday Report|

UHPA news and announcements from week of 11/9-11/16

Bargaining Update Mid-term bargaining and proposed furloughs UHPA’s Negotiations Committee is scheduled to meet with Chief Negotiator Wada and the State’s representatives today, Monday, November 16, 2020 beginning at 10:45 a.m. Retirement incentive As of Wednesday, November 11, 2020, UHPA still has not received any formal response from the State’s Chief Negotiator Ryker Wada, Governor David Ige, and the State’s Attorney General over the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) negotiated between the UHPA Negotiations Committee and the UH Administration over the proposed [...]

2020-11-13T13:42:39-10:00November 15, 2020|Frontpage, Monday Report|

UHPA news and announcements from week of 11/2-11/9

Bargaining Update Mid-term bargaining and proposed furloughs On October 30, 2020, the State’s Chief Negotiator Ryker Wada sent a letter to UHPA providing a chronology of the parties’ written communications since the Employer’s initial September 25, 2020 meeting, as well as, the State’s updated PowerPoint Presentation over “COVID-19 Impact on the State’s General Fund Financial Plan (Updated), Union Briefing October 2020.”  Chief Negotiator Wada impressed upon UHPA the imminent need for UHPA to begin meeting with the State due to the “crushing [...]

2020-11-05T15:29:59-10:00November 9, 2020|Frontpage, Monday Report|

UHPA news and announcements from week of 10/26-11/2

Bargaining Update Mid-term bargaining and proposed furloughs On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, the UHPA Negotiations Committee met to discuss the State’s Chief Negotiator Ryker Wada’s response dated October 20, 2020 regarding UHPA’s questions to the Governor’s proposal to negotiate furlough savings for bargaining Unit 7.  The UHPA Negotiations Committee still has a number of questions regarding the Governor’s proposal and are planning to entertain Chief Negotiator Ryker Wada’s request to meet and discuss the Governor’s proposal so that he can provide the [...]

2020-10-30T13:22:57-10:00November 2, 2020|Frontpage, Monday Report|

UHPA news and announcements for the period: 10/19-10/26/2020

Bargaining Update Mid-term bargaining and proposed furloughs On September 25, 2020 the State of Hawaii, Office of Collective Bargaining, through it’s Chief Negotiator Ryker Wada, requested that UHPA engage in mid-term bargaining and consider furlough savings to offset the State’s budgetary deficit of $2.1 billion in Fiscal Biennium 2019-2021.  Under the State’s plan, furloughs would be implemented effective December 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024, resulting in up to eight-six (86) days of directive leave without pay during this period - approximately [...]

2020-10-30T13:18:03-10:00October 25, 2020|Frontpage, Monday Report|
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