Government Affairs

Advocating for Workers’ Rights with UPW Government Affairs

Protecting Collective Bargaining

Your hard-earned wages and benefits are at risk of being undermined, but there’s something you can do about it. By participating in political action, you have a chance to make a real difference. With Government Affairs on our side, UPW has a voice that’s heard by elected officials and the community. Together, we can ensure they understand the challenges we face. Don’t wait, find out more about our programs below.

UPW Voice

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, ALF-CIO Constitution

UPW Cares

UPW participates in various outreach projects to give back to the community of Hawaii. We strive to care for our land (ʻāina), elders (kupuna), children (keiki), and families (ʻohana) by perpetuating our unique Hawaiian culture and values.

As an island state, Hawaii stands out from the rest of the United States because of its rich history and traditions. Visitors from all over the world are drawn to our island home because of our Hawaiian legacy, which is rooted in the spirit of Aloha. It is important for us to continue to uphold this legacy and pass it on to future generations.

As responsible stewards of our land, it is our kuleana (responsibility) to care for the members of our community. By sharing our resources and working together, we can ensure that everyone is taken care of. We encourage anyone with an outreach project idea to get in touch with us.

UPW Vote

Voting is a crucial aspect of our democratic process. Our future depends on it. Let’s take control and make a difference in the upcoming election. Our goal is to register 5% of our membership every year until we achieve a 90% voter registration rate. Together, we can make our voices heard and shape the future of our nation.

Strength in numbers

The more people who unite behind a cause, the stronger our voices become and the more likely we are to be heard. When we show solidarity by attending meetings, rallies, and other events, our leaders take notice. Let's show them our strength and our determination and know we won't give up until we see the change we want.