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- UNITED PUBLIC WORKERS END STRIKE BY VOTING TO RATIFY NEW CONTRACT WITH MAUI HEALTH SYSTEMNearly 500 frontline healthcare workers at Kaiser’s Maui Health System have voted to ratify a new three-year contract, ending a nearly two-month strike. Members of the United Public Workers [...]Read more
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Above, in the background: Early members of UPW commissioned our Henry B. Epstein Headquarters on Oahu and a six-panel mural by world famous artist Jean Charlot to adorn the building (featured here).
“On Strike at the State Capitol”, Ceramic Tile Mural Panel 1, Jean Charlot, UPW Headquarters. Frustration and resentment over the state legislature’s failure to act on proposed salary increases prompted a mass work stoppage by government blue-collar workers in 1970. UPW expected a turnout of 1,000, but more than 3,000 Union members turned out at the newly constructed state capitol building to demonstrate in support of long overdue wage raises and Collective Bargaining Law. The overall effect of the demonstration was one of controlled energy and determination. Refreshments appeared. Musicians and dancers took over. A relaxed atmosphere punctuated by spontaneous remarks of friendly legislators developed. Impromptu dancing and signing groups drew their own circles of rapt attention.