Who We Represent

The Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO, is Hawaii’s largest union with nearly 43,000 members statewide. Public state and county employees are divided into 14 collective bargaining units and HGEA has exclusive representation of eight of these units.

  • Unit 2 - Supervisory employees in blue-collar positions (730 members)
  • Unit 3 - Non-supervisory employees in white-collar positions (15,500 members)
  • Unit 4 - Supervisory employees in white-collar positions (830 members)
  • Unit 6 - Educational officers (700 members)
  • Unit 8 - Administrative, professional and technical employees of the University of Hawaii and the community colleges (1,820 members)
  • Unit 9 - Registered professional nurses (1,490 members)
  • Unit 13 - Professional and scientific employees (7,190 members)
  • Unit 14 - Law enforcement officers, and ocean safety and water safety officers (760 members)

HGEA also services a large Associate membership, composed primarily of retirees, other state/county employees & officials and federal & private sector employees. Additional units include:

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Note: membership counts are approximate.