The House Committee on Labor & Public Employment

Thursday, February 8, 2018

9:00 AM, Conference Room 309

RE: HB 2114 Relating to Collective Bargaining

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

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) urges the committee to support HB 2114, with amendments as suggested by HGEA.  This will bring clarity to Chapter 89 by recognizing that negotiations may take place on the effect and consequences of management  decisions relating to the terms and conditions of employment.

In the previous legislative session, a similar bill was passed with very strong support of the legislature. Unfortunately, Governor Ige vetoed the measure.

Now comes HB 2114 which reflects collaborative work between the Governor’s staff and representatives of the public sector unions to advance a bill that both can abide by and implement in a manner that maintains the balance of interests between labor and management.

UHPA seeks committee support for this measure.

 Respectfully submitted,

Kristeen Hanselman

Executive Director