Watch online: 21st Biennial General Assembly
May 14, 2012
Nearly 400 delegates statewide attended HGEA's 21st Biennial General Assembly at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in Kamuela, Hawaii from May 9-11, 2012. This year's theme was "Fighting to Protect the Public Service."
As the highest governing body of the union, the General Assembly convenes every two years. During the three-day proceedings, delegates consider amendments to the HGEA Charter & Bylaws, establish union policies and set forth direction for the organization.
This year delegates also heard inspiring speeches by Billy Kenoi, mayor of the County of Hawaii; Lee Saunders, secretary-treasurer of AFSCME International; Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights activist and host of PoliticsNation; and Marty Beil, executive director of AFSCME Council 24 (Wisconsin).
For members who did not attend the General Assembly and were interested in hearing the speeches, live streaming video was available on the HGEA website. Click here to watch video from this year’s 21st Biennial General Assembly.