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HGEA and state, counties reach tentative agreements with Units 2, 3 & 4

April 20, 2013


The negotiating teams for Units 2, 3 and 4 have been diligently working and are pleased to announce they have reached tentative agreements with the state and county employers.

Highlights of the terms, which are for the contract period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015, are as follows:

UNIT 2

Effective July 1, 2013:

  • 4% across the board increase
  • EUTF – Employer will contribute the dollar amount equivalent to 60% of the insurance premium on the prevalent plan (HMSA 80/20)

Effective July 1, 2014:

  • All eligible employees will move to their appropriate step (no more than two steps)
  • Continuation of the current step movement plan
  • 2% across the board increase
  • $1,000 lump sum payment on January 1, 2015 for employees on the last step of the salary schedule and not administratively assigned to the salary schedule
  • EUTF - Employer will continue to contribute the same dollar amount plus an additional $10 per month on a single plan, $20 per month on a two-party plan or $30 per month on a family plan.


UNITS 3 AND 4

Effective July 1, 2013:

  • Add new Step M to salary schedule
  • One step movement for all employees on the salary schedule
  • $1,500 lump sum payment for employees not administratively assigned to the salary schedule
  • EUTF – Employer will contribute the dollar amount equivalent to 60% of the insurance premium on the prevalent plan (HMSA 80/20)

Effective July 1, 2014:

  • 4% across the board increase
  • 4% increase for employees not administratively assigned to the salary schedule
  • EUTF - Employer will continue to contribute the same dollar amount plus an additional $10 per month on a single plan, $20 per month on a two-party plan or $30 per month on a family plan.

The tentative agreements are subject to ratification vote by the bargaining unit membership. Statewide ratification meetings will be held on Monday, April 22 through Wednesday, April 24 (ratification meetings on Oahu will begin on Tuesday, April 23). These meetings are open only to HGEA bargaining unit members (please bring your photo ID). Members are encouraged to read the summary of their bargaining unit’s tentative agreement and obtain the ratification meeting schedule on the Members Only the section of HGEA website or at their HGEA office. Voting results are expected the evening of April 24.

Negotiations are still in progress for Units 6, 8 and 13.
 
HGEA recently began contract negotiations with the employer for the Unit 9 contract, as the arbitration panel just earlier this month rendered its decision for the unit’s 2011-2013 contract.

We will continue to keep you updated via eBulletin and the HGEA website on any progress or new developments.

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