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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