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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What our Members Say
Stay informed about our union ohana through our News section. Get the latest on union activity, upcoming events, and workplace updates. It’s what you need to know!
We care about workers’ rights, and we know how important it is to stand together and support one another, especially when faced with unfair treatment from employers.
The Labor Community Services Program, in partnership with the Hawaii Employees Lifeline Program, is offering another round of financial assistance to those who have lost their primary residence and still
We partner with various businesses to offer member discounts on products and services.