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HGEA and UH, state reach tentative agreement for Unit 8

April 24, 2013


HGEA's Unit 8 negotiating team has reached a tentative two-year agreement with the University of Hawaii and the State of Hawaii for the contract period from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015.

The terms of the agreement include the following:


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)
  • EUTF - Employer will contribute 60% of the administrative fees
  • The Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) will provide four (4) professional development days with pay for all employees who were subjected to the five percent salary reduction July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.

Effective July 1, 2014:

  • A two-step adjustment equivalent to 4%
  • 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
  • EUTF - Employer will contribute 60% of the administrative fees
  • The Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) will provide four (4) professional development days with pay for all employees who were subjected to the five percent salary reduction July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.

The agreement is subject to ratification vote by the bargaining Unit 8 membership. Statewide Unit 8 ratification meetings will be held Thursday, April 25. These meetings are open only to HGEA bargaining Unit 8 members. Members are encouraged to read the details of their bargaining unit’s tentative agreement and obtain the Unit 8 ratification meeting schedule on the HGEA website or at their respective HGEA office. Voting results are expected the evening of April 25.

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

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