The House Committee on Finance
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
4:00 PM, Conference Room 308

RE: SB 2373 SD1 HD1 Relating to Collective Bargaining

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 2373 SD1 HD1 which brings 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.

SB 2373 SD1 HD1 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