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Court denies HSTA request for immediate labor board ruling

By Star Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:19 p.m. HST, Oct 19, 2012

The Hawaii Supreme Court denied a request today by the Hawaii State Teachers Association for a ruling by the state labor board on the teacher union’s prohibited practices complaint against the state.

The union asked the high court to order the Hawaii Labor Relations Board to issue a quick decision in the case that was wrapped up more than four months ago.

But the high court said it was denying the request “in light of the extended duration of the evidentiary proceeding and the voluminous record.”

The hearings in the case spanned 10 months and included dozens of witnesses.

HSTA is alleging that the state violated union member rights when it imposed a teacher contract in July 2011.

In its ruling today, the high court also ordered the state and the state labor board to respond within 20 days to a request by the teachers union for court order that would restore the teachers’ job status prior to the state imposing the contract.

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frontman wrote:
The HSTA, the joke representing all teachers, is the biggest union joke in Hawaii.
on October 19,2012 | 02:41PM
allie wrote:
Given the lack of education and effectiveness of many of our teachers, most here are well paid.
on October 19,2012 | 02:47PM
waianae94 wrote:
You keep saying this. What are your sources? You also say how teachers graduated at the bottom of their classes. Again, what are your sources?
on October 19,2012 | 03:18PM
BRock wrote:
Please, what is your point? On what basis do you support your statement of lack of education. How much education is necessary to be a teacher and how do you know that many teachers lack that amount? How do you quantify their effectiveness and how do you know how much a teacher is paid? The fact is that your statements are baseless, shallow, and show little thought. No wonder so many of us think that your opinions have so little merit.
on October 19,2012 | 03:24PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Teachers are required to have a 4 year degree from the an accredited College of Education. This includes one semester of student teaching. They also need to pass a test call Praxis, might have misspelled that one. It is not uncommon for teachers to have a degree in education plus another field of studies. Many teachers have gotten their Masters in different education development areas. Allie is a creep, donʻt listen to him/her!
on October 19,2012 | 03:35PM
RingRing wrote:
"Makes statements are baseless, shallow, and show little thought." Yep, that's allie! Pay her no attention. . . She's certainly not worth our time.
on October 19,2012 | 04:59PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
I agree.
on October 19,2012 | 05:14PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Ah...the anti Hawaiian know it all from the mainland spinning her stories again. Please go home.
on October 19,2012 | 05:13PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
Albert/Alfred/Allie aka Dude pretending to be a Girl. On what basis or experience are you basing your statement on? Throughout these pages you keep making false statements quoting bogus "sources" and keep getting caught in lies. But even after getting caught in lie after lie you keep laying down more lies and making more uninformed or outright false statements. Judging by your frequent falsehood and inaccurate quotes, you're not very bright and are extremely under educated. From you it's just one idiotic statement after another. Most 13-14 year olds are intelligent enough to do their homework before putting a statement to print. Do yourself a favor, go back to school and get your GED as your education is clearly inadequate.
on October 20,2012 | 06:56AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
Albert/Alfred/Allie aka "Dude pretending to be a Girl". What would be your point of reference? How would you even know? You're constantly getting caught making false statements and/or quoting false sources yet you continue. You're obviously not very bright as you keep laying down lie after lie and using false sources as your "proof". Most 13-14 year olds know enough to get their facts straight before turning in their homework it's just what intelligent kids do. You're obviously under-educated in addition to being extremely lazy. Do yourself a favor, go back to school and get your GED, you MIGHT learn to converse and correspond intelligently. As for your obvious laziness...I don't know, maybe some 5 hour energy might help?
on October 20,2012 | 07:07AM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
HSTA still wasting everyones time and taxpayers money I see. Given the fact that they were the only union to refuse a settlement and had to have it imposed on them, I think they should receive less than the other unions do. They weren't willing to accept a pay cut when taxpayers needed it, they don't deserve it now. They think they're better or more important than other public employees for some reason and want to be treated special. It's time they learned those days are over, performance pay is in now and they perform poorly.
on October 19,2012 | 05:24PM
st1d wrote:
hsta called many witnesses and questioned them and state witnesses with exacting detailed focus. it's no wonder that the state labor board needs additional time to adequately review the myriad of testimonies and issues that were offered by hsta before coming to a just and informed decision.

hsta used all its negotiation skills and tactics where just a few may have served it better: clarity, communication and commitment.

on October 19,2012 | 05:31PM
MichaelG wrote:
The teachers get what deserve by electing the same leader
on October 19,2012 | 05:37PM
localguy wrote:
Did you see on the local news where union president Will Okabe tried to spin this as a win for the union, saying this is the exact outcome we intended. Nice try Will but you need to use all this wind up on the north shore to spin those wind turbines to give us more power, less oil to buy. HSTA is going down, no ship captain in charge, no rudder to control direction. Teachers, is this how you want your union dues spent? If not, make the change.
on October 19,2012 | 06:26PM
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