Taking root in a desire among Hawaii plantation workers for better wages, hours and working conditions, the United Public Workers was founded in 1944.

We put the work in working class

United Public Workers have worked for better wages, hours and conditions of work since 1944. 

Our history

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Strength in numbers

The work of UPW members is physically demanding, but together, we harness the strength of our collective efforts. We secure added benefits for our members through partnerships with various businesses.