Dear Governor, it’s hard to keep the commitment strong when I struggle to pay my bills. #deargovhi @govhawaii

As a faculty member I am not feeling valued by our Governor. We work very hard for very little compensation by the state. It is hard to keep the commitment strong when I struggle to pay my bills. Other colleges within and outside of Hawaii are willing to pay me more for what I do.

H.N. from Hawaii Community College

UHPA Honors Faculty Heroes with Full-Page Ad

To make a big statement, sometimes you have to make a big splash.

UHPA placed a full-page ad to honor UH faculty in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser and to support our negotiations.

The ad is a way to remind the community about the significant contributions of UH faculty and their ongoing role to improve the lives of Hawaii residents. The ad underscores how UH faculty touch the lives of everyone in the community by teaching students or conducting groundbreaking research that protect the environment, support food security, or enhance our health and wellbeing.

UH faculty penned over 130 postcards to Governor Ige. Add yours now.

Faculty across all UH campuses statewide that attended our “Bargaining Enlightenment” presentation took action by participating in a postcard writing campaign. Over 130 cards were completed on the spot and turned in.
Cards are being sent to the Governor every week and we’re posting inspirational examples of postcards on our website.
Want to participate? Contact our office and we’ll take care of the rest. This is a simple yet effective campaign that makes it easy to let your voice be heard.

Dear Governor: we are putting our children at risk #deargovhi @govhawaii

As a teacher to Hawaii’s teachers it is a calling and commitment to Hawaii’s keiki to have staff informed, dedicated, and hold the professional ethics code, “Above all do no harm to children.” Without highly qualified staff we are putting our children at risk.

Fund UH faculty and invest in Hawaii’s future.

 

Brenda W

Early Childhood Faculty, Hawaii Community College

 

Dear Governor: 15 years I’ve worked for UH…#deargovhi @govhawaii

Aloha Governor Ige,

I have worked full time for UH for 15 years and as recently as last month have applied for work as an Associate Professor on the mainland because I can’t give my family a quality life in the state. To keep UH Faculty world class we need help!

Mahalo for your Kokua

 

Dear Governor – from a UHCC instructor teaching for 35 years #deargovhi @govhawaii

Aloha Governor Ige,

I am a UH Community College instructor that has been “connecting the dots” for keiki in PreK-20 in Hawaii for 35 years. Continuing to “connect the dots” for our community depends on making a living wage for Hawaii’s increasing cost of living.

Please help higher education faculty stay in Hawaii.

Mahalo,

J. Smith

Dear Governor: support UH and bargain in good faith #deargovhi @govhawaii

Governor,

Please support UH and bargain in good faith and provide good salary increases to keep qualified faculty in Hawaii. Education is critical to the future of the State!

 

Please support UH

National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

Each year, the Hawaii State AFL-CIO is proud to sponsor the Food Drive in partnership with our sister unions.  This year will be the 25th anniversary and we ask again for assistance to help in this humanitarian endeavor by volunteering on May 13th to sort the donated food.  Volunteer Forms are due by April 28, 2017.

We greatly appreciate your support in this essential food drive and for providing support to Hawaii’s families in need.

SB 249, SD2, HD1, Relating to Retirement

The House Committee on Finance
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
2:00 pm, Room 308

Attention: Chair Sylvia Luke, Vice Chair Ty Cullen and
Members of the Committee

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) opposes SB 249 SD2, HD1.  As with all previous attempts to diminish retirement benefits for judges, UHPA cannot support the erosion of benefits that normally assist in attracting and retaining qualified individuals to serve as judges.

UHPA requests that the Committee oppose SB 249 SD2, HD1.

Respectfully submitted,

Kristeen Hanselman
Executive Director

SB 919, SD1, HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS

The House Committee on Finance
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
2:00 pm,  Room 308

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 passage of SB 919, SD1, HD1 which is a measure to appropriate funds for fiscal biennium 2017-2019 for salary costs for public employees in collective bargaining unit (7) and for certain employees excluded from collective bargaining.

UHPA urges the committee to support SB 919, SD1, HD1.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kristeen Hanselman
Executive Director