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HGEA members ratify 2013-2017 contract for Bargaining Unit 13

October 11, 2013

Hawaii Government Employees Association's Bargaining Unit 13 has voted to ratify a new four-year contract, covering the period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017, with 96% of the members voting to accept.


 
Following is the breakdown of the 4,108 total votes cast:
 
ACCEPT: 3,952
REJECT: 125
 
(There were 29 challenged ballots and 2 blank ballots, which will not change the final vote results.)
 
“After lengthy negotiations, HGEA has secured an equitable contract that is aligned with the goals set by our Unit 13 negotiating team to meet our members’ needs,” said HGEA Executive Director Randy Perreira. “As shown by the overwhelming vote to ratify the contract, our members are satisfied with the terms of the new agreement. We commend our negotiators for committing to fulfilling the goals they set that is fair to our members and recognizes their valuable work as public service employees.”
 
Ratification meetings for Unit 13 were held statewide from October 7 through October 11.

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