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Let’s Prepare For The Coming Battles

Our higher education colleagues across the nation are being put through the wringer, and it has not been easy to stomach. There is a haunting feeling that the University of Hawai‘i faculty will one day find themselves immersed and directly facing these same types of situations. Faculty Increasingly Affected by Labor Disputes Labor disputes are on the rise at universities across our nation over concerns about inflation, working conditions, academic freedom, and other governance issues. Many of these battles have intensified to [...]

2023-11-08T10:54:28-10:00October 27, 2023|Affiliation, Frontpage, Newsletter, Opinion, UHPA Organizational|

UHPA Expands Leadership Team

This week, UHPA gladly welcomed Jamie Mow to our leadership team as an associate executive director. “We’re glad to have Jamie on our team to broaden the capabilities of our leadership team and to prepare UHPA for the future.” said Christian Fern, UHPA executive director. “Jamieʻs background will be a valuable asset to the UHPA team.” Jamie has extensive leadership and legal affairs experience. Prior to joining UHPA, Jamie had been an investigator and compliance officer with Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard’s Office [...]

2023-09-13T10:34:44-10:00September 13, 2023|Frontpage, News Flash, UHPA Organizational|

Political Action Fund Notice

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) has an active Political Endorsement Committee that has participated in state & federal elections through political endorsements, contributions to candidates and independent expenditures on behalf of our endorsed candidates. The UHPA Board of Directors has taken action to allocate from the dues of all UHPA Active members an amount of $5.00 a month to be placed in a Political Action Fund. The Fund will be subject to the accounting requirements and used for purposes consistent [...]

2023-09-01T11:33:58-10:00August 30, 2023|Frontpage, Newsletter, Political, UHPA Organizational|

EUTF Rates & Bylaws Voting Results Published

EUTF Voting Results  Published on 4/14/23, the results are as follows: Should the terms of the EUTF Tentative Agreement effective July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025 be accepted? 99.4% voted in favor 0.6% voted to reject Your new EUTF Rates Based on the now-ratified EUTF Agreement, these are the rates going into effect on July 1, 2023.  EUTF Active Open Enrollment ends on Friday, May 12, 2023.  Get more information about EUTF Active Open Enrollment.   Amended and Restated Bylaws Results Published [...]

Defending Against Micromanagement of UH

Holding Power In Check to Protect UH Faculty UHPA is not afraid to speak up to those who abuse their power since it ensures those with  authority stay in their lane. As the exclusive bargaining representative for UH faculty, UHPA never hesitates to voice our concerns when there is a threat to UH faculty. UHPA was asked by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (“Key state senators call for University of Hawaii President Lassner to resign” see also PrintReplica link) to share our perspectives about [...]

Sarah Beamer Joins UHPA as Assistant Executive Director

Sarah Beamer, an attorney with 10 years of government and political experience that included serving as executive director of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, has joined the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) as an assistant executive director. She is the newest member of the UHPA leadership team, reporting to Christian Fern, UHPA’s executive director.  Debi Hartmann, UHPA associate executive director, who plans to retire in mid-2023, is serving as Beamer’s mentor and advisor to ensure a smooth transition for the union [...]

2023-02-10T15:37:42-10:00February 10, 2023|Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

In Memory of Tony Gill

IN MEMORIAM Tony Gill: A Friend and Advocate of UHPA, UH Faculty and the Labor Community It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Tony Gill on Feb. 6, 2023, who represented UHPA for over 40 years, ending his hard fought and courageous battle to overcome cancer. He was 72.  UHPA’s Attorney of Record Tony, who was a founding partner with the law firm Gill, Zukeran & Sgan, was instrumental in guiding UHPA and its faculty members through difficult [...]

2023-02-08T16:45:42-10:00February 8, 2023|Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

Political Action Fund Objection

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) has an active Political Endorsement Committee that has participated in state & federal elections through political endorsements, contributions to candidates and independent expenditures on behalf of our endorsed candidates. The UHPA Board of Directors has taken action to allocate from the dues of all UHPA Active members an amount of $5.00 a month to be placed in a Political Action Fund. The Fund will be subject to the accounting requirements and used for purposes consistent [...]

2022-08-15T09:06:37-10:00August 12, 2022|Frontpage, Newsletter, Political, UHPA Organizational|

Announcement of New UHPA Faculty Representatives

Effective June 1, 2022 the newly elected UHPA Faculty Representatives will start their three-year terms. They are an important connection between the UHPA leadership and our Active membership. Click here to find the UHPA Faculty Representative representing your department. Unfortunately, only 74 of the 134 available positions are currently filled. If the Faculty Representative position for your department is vacant and you are interested in serving, please send us an email at feedback@uhpa.org. During the first week of June 2022, all current [...]

2022-05-31T06:29:22-10:00May 30, 2022|Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

UHPA Members Notice of Annual Membership Meeting 2022

Zoom webinar registration links have been sent via email. Please check your inbox for a copy of the below and a link to register. UHPA MEMBERS NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly will hold its  48th Annual Membership Meeting via Zoom:   Friday, April 22, 2022 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. As an UHPA member you will be sent an invitation via email to join us for UHPA’s virtual Annual Meeting as we present UHPA’s new Board Members [...]

2022-03-24T17:08:14-10:00March 29, 2022|Frontpage, Meetings, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|
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