It’s Time to Ratify a New Contract – eVoting now underway

Agreement Reached

The UHPA Board of Directors, Governor Ige, UH President David Lassner and the Board of Regents have reached a tentative agreement over the terms of a successor faculty contract effective July 1, 2017 following the expiration of the current contract on June 30, 2017.

We Recommend that you Vote In Favor

Your Board of Directors unanimously recommends this contract be approved. It is important to ensure faculty members are able to continue to provide the best education for our students and be assured your rights and compensation are protected for four years.

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eBallots are being sent today and on 5/22 we emailed detailed information about the Tentative Agreement. If you are having difficulties please contact our office.

Highlights of the Tentative Agreement

Salary Increases for All Faculty Members

  • Y1: $500 plus 2.13% ATB (Added To Base)
    • (the $500 is divided into 24 payments and ATB)
  • Y2: $500 plus 2.82% ATB
    • (the $500 is divided into 24 payments and ATB)
  • Y3: 2% ATB plus reopener
  • Y4: 2% ATB plus reopener

Contract language highlights

  • Faculty rights and protections are stable for 4 years from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021
  • In-rank promotions for I2 faculty
  • Letters of Hire are grievable and subject to arbitration
  • Tenure and Promotion process strengthened
  • Existing Intellectual Property language is retained

Dear Governor, We are building Hawaii’s future. #deargovhi @govhawaii

Gov. Ige,

Building relationships is key–show up and support UH and unions–we are your community. We are building Hawaii’s future.

E. Yamashita
UH Maui College

EUTF Employee/Employer Contribution Rate Sheet (Revised)

See the revised EUTF Employee/Employer Contribution Rate Sheet effective July 1, 2017 for Active employees.

The EUTF has also updated the open enrollment on demand video.

As a reminder, open enrollment forms (EC-1 or EC-1H) are due by May 12, 2017.

If you have any open enrollment questions, please visit the EUTF website or contact the EUTF at 586-7390 or toll-free at 1-800-295-0089.



Detailed explanation of the calculations in our response to the State’s offer on 4/23

The Negotiating Team created a document and spreadsheet to further explain the numbers referred to in the email sent to the membership on Sunday 4/23 regarding the governor’s offer and our response. The button below goes to Google documents shared to your account and if you have any technical difficulties please follow these 3 steps.



Executive Director Kristeen Hanselman interviewed on KHON about our 4/23 rejection of the Governor’s offer

The relevant excerpt from this KHON story: More raises likely following teachers’ contract agreement, but how will the state pay for them?

“The bargaining team is willing and able to meet at any time, but we were quite firm that the offer that is on the table does not satisfactorily meet the needs of our members,” said UHPA executive director Kristeen Hanselman.

Hanselman says the latest offer from the state did not even come close to what the members want, so it seems unlikely that any agreement will be reached before the end of the Legislative session.

Hanselman says the state offered two percent for the first year starting in July, followed by another 1.2 percent in January. With no agreement in sight, any pay raises agreed upon will have to be funded by lawmakers at next year’s session.

Watch the segment on YouTube:

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.

Watch Executive Director Kristeen Hanselman on PBS Insights

On April 21, 2017 INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: “Bargaining Power” show aired and you can watch via YouTube. Our Executive Director Kristeen Hanselman was a guest on the show and  made several important points regarding how the faculty bargain in contract negotiations. We highly recommend you watch.


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


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!


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May 1 – Worker’s Day March & Rally

May 1 is International Workers’ Day. Join us for a rally and show of solidarity in showing that civil rights = workers’ rights. Workers’ rights are human rights. Same struggle, same fight.

We will meet at the Hawaii State Capitol at 5:00 pm. Then we will march down to the Prince Kuhio Federal Building and rally there.

Review the Talking Points which presents a unified message to the media.