United Public Workers represents more than 13,000 workers in Hawaii. Most of our members are public employees who work for the State of Hawaii or a county in Hawaii. We also represent private-sector employees — most employed by healthcare or nonprofit agencies.
As a member of United Public Workers, you are never alone. UPW negotiates strong contracts, wins wage increases, protects jobs, settles grievances, stops privatization, and fights for health, retirement, and other benefits for members from every field of public service. UPW members receive expert assistance from knowledgeable staff, top-notch negotiators, and experienced attorneys.
UPW Hawaii Division, Maui Division (including Molokai and Lanai), Oahu Division, Kauai Division and Private Sector Division provide union representation to more than 13,000 members statewide in the Bargaining Units 1 & 10 as well as the Private Sector. Division Directors and Union Representatives are field staff responsible for your representation.
The field services focus on collective bargaining representation, interpretation and enforcement of the contract and UPW Constitution, grievance filing, division/unit organizing and governance, membership recruitment, education and information meetings, stewards training, interpretation and consultation of labor-related rules and policies, membership communication, workers’ compensation representation, community services, etc.