First Arbitration Hearings Tentatively Set for February
December 23, 2016
All bargaining unit contracts expire on June 30, 2017
HGEA Units 3 and 4 will be the first to enter into arbitration hearings tentatively scheduled for mid-February. Also tentatively, arbitration for Units 2, 6, 8 and 9 are expected to follow, and then Units 13 and 14.
All bargaining units have filed for impasse after negotiations stalled with the employer's offer of zero salary increases for two years beginning July 1, 2017.
A story in Sunday's Honolulu Star-Advertiser (excerpt below) describes the governor's position on raises for public workers. HGEA rejects the state's position and will continue to fight for fair salary increases for our members.
No money left for pay raises, unions warned
By Kevin Dayton
December 18, 2016
Gov. David Ige’s administration has made a series of closed-door presentations to the public worker unions in recent months warning that the state’s record-setting $1 billion budget surplus is essentially spent, a message apparently meant to tamp down expectations. . . click here to read to full story.
For a summary of unit specific contract proposals log on to the HGEA website and click on your unit documents section.