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Judge dismisses appeal from HSTA for relief

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:51 p.m. HST, Nov 10, 2011

A state judge dismissed this morning an appeal from the Hawaii State Teachers Association for relief from the 5 percent wage cut contract the state imposed over the summer.

The ruling by Circuit Judge Rhonda Nishimura sends the matter back to the Hawaii Labor Relations Board.

The HSTA had asked the board to block the contract, then appealed its case to the court when the board didn't immediately rule on its request. The union then tried take its case directly to the Hawaii Supreme Court, which denied the request.

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Sunny wrote:
Next up: Herb Takahashi's plan D!
on November 10,2011 | 11:54AM
Anonymous wrote:
Fire Wil Okabe and the mindless 'leaders' of the weakest and least effective union in the US. Teachers deserve better representation. Stop protecting the deadwood and promote quality education or get out of the way.
on November 10,2011 | 12:24PM
Papakolea wrote:
HSTA members should demand that the union inform them of how much has been spent so far in legal fees and how much more is expected to be spent in the fight. They then need to decide whether the fight is worthwhile. If they get a $1 raise but their dues will go up by $2 due to legal fees, they should have a say in whether its worth it to fight a battle on principle. Right now, Okabe is fighting the fight with their money and his only interest is in saving face.
on November 10,2011 | 12:37PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
The fact of the matter is that we cannot afford to keep paying what we were paying the teachers. What part of "no money" do the union not understand? In a perfect world we want to pay everyone a lot but this is the real world. Economies deflate and revenues go spiraling down. When that happens, the state, like any responsible household, has to tighten it's budget otherwise financial disaster occurs. Teachers need to buckle down like everyone else and accept the fact that we are lean times and as such they need to accept a pay cut. Their complaint about a 50-50 share of the medical insurance is unfounded in that other workers have had their share raised to 50-50. The federal sector workers have been paying 50-50 on their medical insurance for quite some time already. What makes teachers so special that they are exempt from such a sacrifice? We all make sacrifices and it is only fair that they do their share.
on November 10,2011 | 06:03PM
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