Section 8 Meetings: Our Right, Our Kuleana
A Union is founded upon the idea of fairness in the workplace. Its strength is built one member at a time. Standing in solidarity, the power of those members creates a contract, one clause at a time.
Our contract was forged by generations of UPW members. Early members volunteered personal time on the weekends, after work, and on strike lines. Their efforts forged a contract providing fair benefits for future generations. Today, we continue their legacy of courage and tenacity through Section 8 Educational and Informational meetings – organized around and discussing critical issues.
The time we spend together in Section 8 meetings is a blessing born on the backs of generations of UPW members. Historically, Section 8 meetings have been a safe place for members to discuss and organize around issues that are important to us.
Our Union was established in 1944 during a time when being ill and not showing up for work could mean getting fired. Today, because of our resilience and proud history of action, sick leave is guaranteed in our public sector contracts.
Please see the listings by division below for meeting dates and times, with Oahu to be announced shortly. Check back here for the most up-to-date information on Section 8 meetings in your area.
Members received an update on Temporary Hazard Pay, had an opportunity to speak with UPW-endorsed candidates in our top races, learned about the UPW endorsement process, and got information on registering to vote, voting, and what to do if you haven’t received your ballot yet in the mail. UPW Gubernatorial pick Kai Kahele explained his plans for his administration and what he will do for members if he is elected. Members also had a chance to ask questions before we moved on from Kai’s address to the membership.
If you missed Section 8 meetings in your area, below is a short clip from Kai Kahele, our endorsed candidate in the gubernatorial race.
PLEASE LET UPW KNOW IF ANY SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS OR OTHER SPECIAL ASSISTANCE IS NECESSARY. In the event an Employee may need the services of a sign language interpreter or other special assistance is necessary at the meeting, please have the affected Employee notify their respective Division Director (division office contact info is in the footer). Notification for the need of sign language interpreter or other special assistance shall be made at least one (1) week prior to the scheduled meeting that the Employee will attend. If the Employee is unable to provide the advance notice, the UPW will attempt to make a reasonable accommodation to satisfy the request as long as it does not impose an undue hardship
ZOOM LINKS FOR STATEWIDE MEETINGS
|Statewide||Thursday, July 28, 2022||via Zoom (click to open)||9:00 am – 11:00 am|
|Statewide||Friday, July 29, 2022||via Zoom (click to open)||1:00 pm to 3:00 pm|
|Oahu||Tuesday, July 19, 2022||Aloha Stadium (2 sessions)||9:00am to 11:00am 1:00pm to 3:00pm|
|Oahu||Monday, July 25, 2022||McKinley High School||9:00 am – 11:00 am|
|Oahu||Monday, July 25, 2022||Manoa District Park||1:00 pm to 3:00 pm|
|Oahu||Tuesday, July 26, 2022||Waianae District Park||9:00 am – 11:00 am|
|Oahu||Tuesday, July 26, 2022||Mililani District Park||1:00 pm to 3:00 pm|
|Oahu||Wednesday, July 27, 2022||Ewa Mahiko||9:00 am – 11:00 am|
|Oahu||Wednesday, July 27, 2022||Kailua District Park||1:00 pm to 3:00 pm|
|Maui||Wednesday, July 18, 2022||Zoom Registration Link*||1:30 PM|
|Maui||Wednesday, July 20, 2022||Pukalani Community Center||9:00 am. to 11:00 am|
|Maui||Wednesday, July 20, 2022||Lahaina Civic Center||1:00 pm to 3:00 pm|
|Maui||Thursday, July 21, 2022||Wailuku Gymnasium||9:00 am. to 11:00 am|
|Maui||Thursday, July 21, 2022||Kihei Community Center||1:00 pm to 3:00 pm|
|Maui||Monday, August 8, 2022||Mitchell Pauole Center||1:00 pm to 3:00 pm|
|Maui||Wednesday, August 10, 2022||Lanai Airport Conference Room||10:00 am to 12:00 pm|
*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
|Hawaii||Monday, August 1, 2022||Waimea Community Center||8:30am to 10:30am|
|Hawaii||Monday, August 1, 2022||Hilo – Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium||12:30 pm to 2:30 pm|
|Hawaii||Tuesday, August 2, 2022||Hilo – Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium||8:30 am to 10:30 am|
|Hawaii||Tuesday, August 2, 2022||Ka’u – Pahala Community Center||1:00 pm to 3:00 pm|
|Hawaii||Wednesday, August 3, 2022||Kona||8:30am to 10:30am and 12:30pm to 2:30pm|