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Vector Control: Protecting Ourselves from the Threats of a Tourism-Based Economy

Vector Control Worker positions with UPW, eliminated under former Governor Linda Lingle's administration, have been restaffed since the Dengue Fever Outbreak on the Big Island. Kekoa Pasion-Alameida and James Kapu-Kaaihue are on the job, working to protect Hawaii's Communities. According to a recent press release to inform us of the progress made on the Big Island, the Governor’s Office says, “Dengue is not endemic to Hawaii, but is intermittently imported from endemic areas by infected travelers.”


Hawaii Extends Negotiation On New Private-Prison Contract

Prison officials extend the existing CCA contract until end of July while the discussions continue. Civil Beat; July 5, 2016; Rui Kenya

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A Deadly Dust Is Plaguing Hawaii Prisoners In Arizona

Civil Beat; Rui Kaneya; JUNE 27, 2016; Another story on Privatization of Public Services, and, death among them, the problems that come along with outsourcing services to our community.

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Clinton seizes historic primary win

Star Advertiser - Associated Press - June 8, 2016

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Repricing Hearings Begin on Maui

Statewide Repricing Hearings commenced Thursday June 2, 2016 on Maui.

24 Hour Fitness 3-Day Pass!

Free 3-day pass for UPW members, and no initiation fee for enrollment in membership

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Lobby Day 2016

By UPW State Director Dayton Nakanelua; Members came together at the State Capitol to lobby their legislature on behalf of HHSC Maui Region members affected by the privatization there. They asked the legislature to address resulting issues in the region and throughout the state.

Saving the Eddie, and saving lives means saving Wahiawa General Hospital!

Wahiawa General Hospital is in danger of closing if they don't receive assistance. They are asking the State for $6 million dollars over the next two years. UPW members join their fellow coworkers in lobbying the State for this money.

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Friedrichs Update: Favorable Ruling for Working Class Americans by Supreme Court

March 29, 2016. Today, the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case was ruled to uphold the lower court's decision.

Wahiawa General Hospital in danger of closing

KHON 2 News; Web Staff; March 21, 2016

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UPW Endorses Clinton for President in 2016

Nakanelua stressed the importance of members attending Democratic Party Precinct Meetings on March 26 to participate in preference polls, asking members of the State Political Action Committee to get the word out with members in their divisions. Registration at the Democratic Party precinct meetings on March 26 begins at 11 am with polling to commence at 1 pm.

Save Money and Serve a Great Mission When you Present your UPW Membership Card

Need a new appliance? Present your UPW Membership card and get 20% off the already marked down price on brand new Whirlpool Appliances.

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Judge sides with Brady on 'Deflategate,' NFL appeals

Even Football Star Tom Brady needs a Union...By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS; Associated Press

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Public input sought on old Hana Landfill

September 4, 2015; The Maui News

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Hawaii state and fed labor officials team up to prevent worker misclassification

Lorrin Eleni Gill; Pacific Business News; Sep 4, 2015


Kaiser wants patients to get cared for on Maui

The Maui News; CHRIS SUGIDONO; 8/14/15


State pension fund manages meager 4% gain

Honolulu Start-Advertiser; Dave Segal; 8/11/15

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UPW Headquarters
Oahu Division & Private Sector Division

1426 North School Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone: (808) 847-2631
Fax: (808) 848-1987

Hawaii Division

362 East Lanikaula Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Phone: (808) 961-3424
Fax: (808) 961-5718

Kauai Division

4211 Rice Street
Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Phone: (808) 245-2412
Fax: (808) 245-6149

Maui Division

841 Kolu Street
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
Phone: (808) 244-0815
Fax: (808) 242-9075

(toll free, Molokai/Lanai)

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