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Unit Election results are in! UPW filled several vacancies during the nominations period that started on May 7. Upon the conclusion of a nominations meeting that was held on May […]
UPW Members in Bargaining Unit 10 voted yesterday to ratify their tentative agreement. Here are the results.
United Public Workers announced the end of the administratorship. Administration of UPW is restored to its members and all newly elected state, division and unit officers officially begin their two-year terms.
UPW Members in Bargaining Unit 1 voted yesterday to ratify their tentative agreement. Here are the results.
This post is available for members only. UPW and HGEA filed a lawsuit against the Department of Public Safety after one of its senior management officials violated employees' right to privacy.
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 (A view from under the papaya tree). 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.