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HGEA schedules vote on contract offer for bargaining unit

The Hawaii Government Employees Association announced late Thursday that it would allow its unit of state professional and scientific workers to vote on a state contract offer even though it has not been endorsed by the union’s negotiating team.

The two-year contract offer would provide roughly 4 percent annual raises. Workers would pay a 40 percent share of their health insurance premiums, down from 50 percent.

The offer to the 8,100-member HGEA white-collar unit is similar to contract agreements reached with other HGEA bargaining units.

Ratification votes are scheduled from today through Tuesday.

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