SB 3 Relating to Public Employment (House)

The House Committee on Labor & Public Employment
And
The House Committee on Finance

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Auditorium
1:00 p.m.

RE: SB 3 Relating to Public Employment

Attention:    Chairs Aaron Ling Johanson and Sylvia Luke,
Vice Chairs Daniel Holt and Ty Cullen and Members of the Committees

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) appreciates the consideration the legislature has extended to faculty members during this special session.  We respectfully request the Committee support passage of SB  3 which is a measure to appropriate funds for fiscal biennium 2017-2019 for salary costs for public employees in collective bargaining unit (7) and for certain employees excluded from collective bargaining.

UHPA requests the committee support SB 3.

 

Sincerely,
Kristeen Hanselman
Executive Director

SB 3 Relating to Public Employment (Senate)

The Senate Committee on Labor

and

The Committee on Ways and Means

Monday, August 28, 2017
Conference Rm. 211
11:00 a.m.

RE: SB 3 Relating to Public Employment

Attention: Chairs Jill Tokuda and Donovan Dela Cruz, Vice Chairs J. Kalani English and Keith-Agaran and Members of the Committees

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) appreciates the consideration the legislature has extended to faculty members during this special session.  We respectfully request the Committee support passage of SB  3 which is a measure to appropriate funds for fiscal biennium 2017-2019 for salary costs for public employees in collective bargaining unit (7) and for certain employees excluded from collective bargaining.

UHPA requests the committee support SB 3.

Sincerely,

Kristeen Hanselman
Executive Director

GM 60 Chairperson and Representative of the Public of the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board

The Senate Committee on Labor
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Room 225
2:45 p.m.

RE: GM 60  Chairperson and Representative of the Public of the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board

Attention: Chair Jill Tokuda, Vice Chair Kalani English and Members of the Committee

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) supports the confirmation of Marcus Oshiro, as the Chairperson and Representative of the Public of the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board.

Representative Oshiro brings an appreciation for the role that collective bargaining has played in meeting the needs of public employers while addressing the necessary employee protections and compensation needed to attract and maintain a skilled workforce throughout the state. He has demonstrated he possesses insight and creativity in meeting the changing nature of employer and employee relations as the political and economics of public environment undergo significant stress.

His time as a member of the Hawai‘i State Legislature provides him with a unique understanding of the Statutes that govern the process and procedures involved in Chapter 89.  

UHPA urges the Committee to confirm Marcus Oshiro as the Chairperson and Representative of the Public of the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board.

 

Respectfully Submitted,
Kristeen Hanselman
Executive Director

SB 919, SD1, HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS

The House Committee on Finance
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
2:00 pm,  Room 308

Attention: Chair Sylvia Luke, Vice Chair Ty Cullen and
Members of the Committee

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) urges the committee to support passage of SB 919, SD1, HD1 which is a measure to appropriate funds for fiscal biennium 2017-2019 for salary costs for public employees in collective bargaining unit (7) and for certain employees excluded from collective bargaining.

UHPA urges the committee to support SB 919, SD1, HD1.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kristeen Hanselman
Executive Director

SB 410, SD1, HD1, Relating to Collective Bargaining

The House Committee on Finance
Thursday, March 30, 2017
2:00 pm, Room 308

Attention: Chair Sylvia Luke, Vice Chair Ty Cullen and
Members of the Committee

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) urges the committee to support  SB 410, SD1, HD1 which encourages the parties to a collective bargaining agreement to negotiate in a manner that effectuates the purpose of Chapter 89. Such purpose includes recognizing that public employees have a voice in determining their working conditions. This proposed measure advances the cooperative relations between employers and employees that establishes a healthy collective bargaining environment.

UHPA encourages the Committee to support SB 410, SD1, HD1.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kristeen Hanselman
Executive Director

HB 810, HD1, SD1 Relating to Collective Bargaining

The Committee on Ways and Means
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
1:30 pm, Room 211

Attention:    Chair Jill Tokuda, Vice Chair Donovan Dela Cruz and
Members of the Committee

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) urges the committee to support the passage of the HB 810, HD1 version of the measure.  The Senate Draft 1 version of the measure removed the appropriate remedy for Bargaining Units 01, 05 and 07 for conflict resolution, since these bargaining units are not subject to binding arbitration.  

Chapter 89-9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, outlines the scope of negotiations and consultation and Chapter 89-11, Hawaii Revised Statutes, outlines the resolution of disputes and impasse procedures between the exclusive representative and the employer.  The amendments to these respective sections outlined in HB 810 HD1 will provide the appropriate pathway for all bargaining units to resolve disputes between the exclusive representative and the employer regarding contributions to the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF).   

UHPA urges the committee to support passage of the HB 810, HD1 version.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kristeen Hanselman
Executive Director

SB 410, SD1, RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

The House Committee on Labor & Public Employment
Thursday, March 16, 2017
9:00 am, Room 309

Attention:    Chair Aaron Ling Johanson, Vice Chair Daniel Holt and Members of the Committee

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) urges the committee to support SB 410, SD1 which encourages the parties to a collective bargaining agreement to negotiate in a manner that effectuates the purpose of Chapter 89. Such purpose includes recognizing that public employees have a voice in determining their working conditions. This proposed measure advances the cooperative relations between employers and employees that establishes a healthy collective bargaining environment.

UHPA encourages the Committee to support SB 410, SD1.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kristeen Hanselman
Executive Director

SB 919, SD1, RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS

The House Committee on Labor & Public Employment
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
9:00 am, Room 309

Attention: Chair Aaron Ling Johanson, Vice Chair Daniel Holt and Members of the Committee

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) urge the Committee to support passage of SB 919, SD1 which is a measure to appropriate funds for fiscal biennium 2017-2019 for salary costs for public employees in collective bargaining unit (7) and for certain employees excluded from collective bargaining.

UHPA urges the committee to support SB 919, SD1.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kristeen Hanselman
Executive Director

SB 919, SD1, RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
10:05 am, Room 211

Attention: Chair Jill Tokuda, Vice Chair Donovan Dela Cruz and Members of the Committee

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) urge the Committee to support passage of SB 919, SD1 which is a measure to appropriate funds for fiscal biennium 2017-2019 for salary costs for public employees in collective bargaining unit (7) and for certain employees excluded from collective bargaining.

UHPA urges the committee to support SB 919, SD1.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kristeen Hanselman
Executive Director

HB 810, HD1 Relating to Collective Bargaining

The House Committee on Finance
Thursday, February 23, 2017
1:00 pm, Room 308

Attention:    Chair Sylvia Luke, Vice Chair Ty Cullen and Members of the Committee

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) urges the committee to support passage of HB 810, HD1.

Chapter 89-9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, outlines the scope of negotiations and consultation and Chapter 89-11, Hawaii Revised Statutes, outlines the resolution of disputes and impasse procedures between the exclusive representative and the employer.  The amendments to these respective sections outlined in HB 810 HD1 will provide the appropriate pathway for resolving disputes between the exclusive representative and the employer regarding contributions to the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF).   

UHPA urges the committee to support HB 810, HD1.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kristeen Hanselman
Executive Director