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.
UPW endorses University of Hawaii Cancer Center staff member and active UHPA (University of Hawaii Professional Assembly) member Lynne Wilkens for the Hawaii Employees' Retirement System (ERS) [...]
All six Hawaii public sector unions – UPW, HGEA, HSTA, SHOPO, UHPA, and HFFA – are standing together in solidarity against the Governor's attempt to unilaterally impose vaccine and testing [...]
Please read the following important update from UPW Administrator Liz Ho on the Governor's Emergency Proclamation and Vaccine and Testing Policies.
UPW, HFFA, HGEA, HSTA, SHOPO, and UHPA released the following joint statement in reaction to Gov. David Ige’s plan to impose a vaccination mandate for state and county employees:
Aloha UPW Ohana, Earlier this week, our private sector members working in health care facilities received news of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies. Today, the Governor and [...]
United Public Workers Completes Ratification Vote on 2021 Collective Bargaining Agreements for Bargaining Units 1 and 10
HONOLULU – April 23, 2021 – United Public Workers/AFSCME Local 646 (UPW) today announced the completion of its ratification vote for the collective bargaining agreements for state and county [...]
By AFSCME Staff As 2020 drew to a close, state officials in Hawaii were bracing for a budget deficit of more than $2 billion largely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. David Ige said he may [...]