Participating in the legislative process allows us to build and maintain a strong organization and provide for the defense of our common interests, promote the welfare of our members and families, uphold the rights and dignity of our labor and its organized expression.

(UPW, AFSCME, Local 646, AFL-CIO Constitution)

Our Priorities


  • Support proposals for the creation of new jobs
  • Oppose the privatization of public jobs
  • Support the preservation of Chapter 89 (Collective Bargaining)
  • Support proposals that allow wages and benefits to keep up with the cost of living
  • Support the improvement of retirement benefits for public employees

Health Care

  • Support legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs
  • Support the improvement of health care benefits for public employees

Retirement Benefits

  • Support legislation that would allow pensions to keep up with the cost of living
  • Support the improvement of health care benefits for retired public employees


  • Support federal investment in public and private sector jobs
  • Oppose severe cuts to vital public service programs such as Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, and SNAP
  • Support legislation that would have the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share
Legislative Calendar

To download the legislative calendar, CLICK HERE.

For more information and up-to-date statuses on what’s happening at the legislature, CLICK HERE to access the Capitol website.

Take Action

Committee Testimony.  For more information CLICK HERE.

Oahu Division Members take vacation to attend Opening Day Ceremonies and represent UPW at the State Capitol, pictured here visiting with Senate President Ron Kouchi.

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