||HGEA is established.|
||Campbell Crozier elected first HGEA president.|
Salary Restoration Act restores 10 percent pay cut.
|1937: ||Charles Kendall elected HGEA president.|
HGEA takes non-militant, non-partisan-politics position.
|1938: ||Association gains members on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and Hawaii.|
First General Council held.
|1939: ||Civil Service Law passes.|
|1941: ||Classification Act guarantees five-day work week, creates system
and job classification for territorial government employees.|
|1945: ||Big Island and Kauai chapters are formed.|
|1946: ||Maui Chapter is established.
Charles Kendall becomes HGEA’s first Executive Director.|
|1949: ||Public employees allowed to choose a union or association as
their exclusive representative.|
|1953: ||Legislature cuts sick leave and vacation benefits, freezes salaries
and downgrades pay rates.|
|1954: ||HGEA General Council reverses ban on political action.|
HGEA throws support behind “Democratic Revolution.”
|1959: ||Statehood for Hawaii.|
|1961: ||HGEA becomes incorporated.|
Health Fund Law establishes state-subsidized medical insurance.
Equal Pay for Equal Work Act makes pay scales uniform throughout state.
|1968: ||State Constitutional Convention approves public employees’
right to collective bargaining.|
|1970: ||Collective Bargaining in Public Employment Law passes.|
|1971: ||HGEA affiliates with AFSCME.|
HGEA becomes exclusive representative for Units 2 and 6.
|1972: ||Units 3, 4, and 13 choose HGEA.|
|1973: ||Unit 8 joins HGEA.|
|1974: ||Managerial and Excluded Employees Unit organizes.|
|1979: ||Unit 9 chooses HGEA.|
|1984: ||HGEA, UPW, HSTA, and UHPA form coalition and nearly strike.|
|1994: ||Units 3, 4, and 13 stage first-ever strike.|
|1995: ||HGEA gains final and binding arbitration.|
HGEA becomes first union to offer its own Internet service in Hawaii.
|1996: ||Arbitration panels award pay raises to HGEA units.|
|1999: ||HGEA starts its own radio show, “Voice of Labor.”|
|2001: ||Legislature removes arbitration and reinstates right to strike.|
|2002: ||Legislature restores arbitration for Unit 9.|
|2003: ||Legislature overrides veto to restore arbitration for Units 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 13.|
|2005: ||Arbitration panels award pay raises to HGEA bargaining units.|
|2007: ||HGEA and the employers reach a contract settlement, including increases to
pay and other non-cost items for Units 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 13.|
Arbitration panel awards pay raises to Unit 9.
|2008: ||HGEA unveils its new Statewide Education & Training program.|
|2010: ||HGEA joins social network sites Facebook and Twitter.|