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SEN WAM HB2114 HD2 SD1 Permissive

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means
Thursday, March 29, 2018
10:50 AM, Conference Room 211

RE: HB 2114, HD2, SD1 Relating to Collective Bargaining

Attention: Chair Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Vice Chair Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran and members of the Committee

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) urges the committee to support HB 2114, HD2, SD1  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, HD2, SD1 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 the Labor Committee’s support for HB 2114, HD2, SD1.

Respectfully submitted,

Kristeen Hanselman

Executive Director