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Vendors wanted: 2015 HGEA Downtown Holiday Craft & Gift Fair
 Know any awesome bakers and creative crafters? Sign up to be a vendor at this year's craft fair! All proceeds will benefit the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship and Education Fund. For more information, please email khirayama@hgea.org or click here to...
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Governor, Legislators Send Privatization Bill to Conference
A half hour before a scheduled final vote by the full House of Representatives on H.B. 1075, which allows privatization of the state's safety net hospital system in the Maui Region, Gov. David Ige spoke to the media flanked by leaders of both the...
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Legislative update: H.B. 1075 passes Third Reading in the Senate
Contact your Representatives in Opposition Thank you to the many members who contacted their Senators to express opposition to H.B. 1075, which privatizes the Maui Region of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation and affects 900 member jobs. On...
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The Senate Committees on Judiciary & Labor and Ways & Means will be hearing a new proposed draft for H.B 1075 on Wednesday, April 8 at 9:45 a.m., in... (read more)
The House Committee on Finance held their decision-making hearing on H.B. 1075, which privatizes the Maui Region of the Hawaii Health Systems... (read more)
As you are aware, on Friday, February 27, the House Committee on Finance heard H.B. 1075, H.D. 2, which privatizes the Maui Region of the Hawaii... (read more)
On Friday, Feb. 27 at 3:00 p.m. in State Capitol conference room 308, the House Committee on Finance will hear two bills related to the Hawaii Health... (read more)
On Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. in State Capitol conference room 309, the House Committee on Labor & Public Employment will hear two bills related to... (read more)
On Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. in State Capitol conference room 309, the House Committee on Labor & Public Employment will hear two bills related to... (read more)
On Wednesday, Feb. 11, HGEA Unit 9 member Susie Uwēko‘olani testified before the Senate Health, Judiciary and Labor, and Commerce and Consumer... (read more)
On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, HGEA Executive Director Randy Perreira sent an Op-Ed commentary to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The Op-Ed piece ran... (read more)
On September 27, 2013, HGEA Executive Director Randy Perreira sent a letter to the editor of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser regarding the September 25... (read more)
Congratulations to S.W. King Intermediate School Principal and Unit 6 member Sheena Alaiasa, the first educator from Hawaii to be named National... (read more)
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Charles R. Kendall and Russell K. Okata Scholarship recipients! Both scholarships are available to HGEA members and... (read more)
Congratulations to HGEA's Hawaii Island Division Chief Ian Takashiba, this year's recipient of the Norman Ahakuelo United Way Labor Award!This award... (read more)
DARREN WONG ELECTED PRESIDENT Darren T. Q. Wong, a Unit 13 member and an electrical engineer with the City & County of Honolulu's Design and... (read more)
On April 12, HGEA Executive Director Randy Perreira sent a letter to the editor of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser regarding Ali Bairo's commentary... (read more)
On Friday, March 15, the Senate Committee on Health will hold a hearing on H.B. 1483, which establishes a task force to study the feasibility of... (read more)
UPDATE, Feb. 26: The Senate Committee on Ways and Means has deferred its Feb. 26 hearing to Wednesday, February 27 at 9:15 a.m.On Feb. 22, the House... (read more)
On Feb. 13, your fellow HGEA members and staff testified before the Senate Health Committee in opposition to S.B. 1306 (Relating to... (read more)
HGEA has come to learn that Honolulu lobbyist Bob Toyofuku has been retained by Banner Health for this legislative session. At Mr. Toyofuku's... (read more)
On Feb. 6, concerned union members testified before the House of Representatives joint House Health Committee and House Labor & Public Employment... (read more)
Currently, in the 2013 Legislature, there is a serious attempt by some elected officials to privatize hospitals in the Hawaii Health Systems... (read more)
Over the last few months, your negotiating committees for Units 2, 3, 4 and 13 have all had initial meetings with the Employer to discuss... (read more)
HGEA Executive Director Randy Perreira is currently featured in the Winter 2013 issue of Island Scene magazine, a health and wellness publication for... (read more)
Calling all HGEA bargaining unit, associate and retiree members! The 2013 HGEA Volleyball League is scheduled to start in April and run through June... (read more)
State executive branch employees who were determined to be exempt from the 5% salary reduction as a result of the Favored Nation implementation... (read more)
Congratulations to Elyssa Correia, a recipient of the 2012 Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship! Elyssa is the daughter of HGEA member Jena Correia (Unit... (read more)
Executive Director Randy Perreira recently sent a letter to the Hawaii Tribune-Herald regarding the outcome of Hawaii County Elections Administrator... (read more)
On July 10, 2012, Governor Neil Abercrombie vetoed Senate Bill 2214, which would have made employer healthcare contributions to the employer-union... (read more)
Statewide Stop Work Informational Meetings (SWIM) focusing on favored nation implementation were held in July for members in Units 2, 3, 4, 8 and... (read more)
HGEA recently announced its endorsements for the 2012 Primary Election.  "After much deliberation, we have a full slate of candidates we believe can... (read more)
Beginning Tuesday, May 15, QMark Research will be conducting a membership survey. They will be contacting randomly selected members via phone and... (read more)
Nearly 400 delegates statewide attended HGEA's 21st Biennial General Assembly at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in Kamuela, Hawaii from May 9-11,... (read more)
As reported in an earlier eBulletin, the Legislature appropriated funds to cover additional EUTF premium contributions by the State as we reach... (read more)
Congratulations to the winners from the Education & Training class "Parliamentary Procedures" on March 5 and "The Big Picture" on March 12. Each... (read more)
Congratulations to the winners from the "The Big Picture" class on March 20!  Each person won a $10 Foodland/Sack N Save gift card. Pictured,... (read more)
This update (Contract Negotiations update - March 13, 2012) is available in the Unit Documents section of the members only page. (read more)
PRESIDENT: Ruth WalkerVICE PRESIDENT: Paul MatsuoSECRETARY: Arlene ShimokawaTREASURER: Richard FujimotoThe new term for the board of directors is... (read more)
A letter from Randy Perreira was sent today to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser regarding their March 1 editorial “Concessions, not catastrophe.” The... (read more)
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