August 29: Contract Negotiations Update
August 29, 2019
HGEA is continuing with preparations for upcoming arbitration hearings for Units 2, 3, 4, 8, 13 and 14. The next arbitration hearing begins on September 30 for Unit 4 (white collar supervisors). Unit 9 (Registered Professional Nurses) has already completed their hearing and is awaiting an arbitration decision anticipated in mid-September. Hearings are scheduled for Unit 13 (professional and scientific employees), Unit 8 (administrative, professional and technical employees of the University of Hawaii), Unit 2 (blue collar supervisors), Unit 3 (white collar non-supervisors), and Unit 14 (state law enforcement and ocean and water safety employees) from October through next January. As we previously shared, while your negotiators are fully prepared to proceed to arbitration, they also continue to advocate for and be open to engage in further discussions with the Employers for the purpose of reaching a negotiated settlement.