UHPA news from week ending 12/28
Mid-term bargaining and proposed furloughs
Refer to 12/23/20 UHPA Article “UHPA Sues Gov. Ige For Mandating Furloughs.”
Negotiations for a successor UHPA/BOR Unit 7 Agreement continues with another meeting scheduled for Monday, December 28, 2020.
There are no new updates or additional information on this matter.
The Governor rolled out the State Budget this week (University of Hawai‘i). There is a HOLD on the budget due to the Congressional passage of the Appropriation Bill. Contained in the bill is a COVID Relief Package. Senator Schatz’s office sent us this message:
There’s $22.7 billion nationally for colleges and universities under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund in the COVID relief package. That money can be used to: “defray expenses associated with coronavirus 23 (including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll).”
The next step is for the President of the United States to sign the Bill into law!
- Archive of bargaining updates in Monday report articles where any future updates will be announced
- SB 126 State Budget
- UH FY20-21 Operating Budget
- Budget Policy Paper Framework for Fiscal Biennium 2021-23
- CARES Act Grant Funds
- UHPA-BOR Contract: