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United Public Workers is Hawaii's Union for hard-working people. See the benefits of membership.
Our Member Services
We provide union representation to more than 13,000 hard-working members.
The Decision to Stand United
Taking root in a desire among Hawaii plantation workers for better wages, hours and work conditions, the United Public Workers was founded in 1944.
A small group of Hilo road workers, who saw the success of ILWU organizing on plantations and wanting better for themselves and their families, began organizing. The main issue for the group was the lack of work for per diem workers, who were often hired for only five or 10 days a month.
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This program offers non-traditional adult learners and union officers the opportunity to obtain a certificate in Labor Studies and equip themselves with the skills necessary for careers as labor resource specialists.
We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our loyal members, whose votes and unwavering support made this recognition possible.
We partner with various businesses to offer member discounts on products and services.