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Hawaiian Telcom union ratifies five-year contract

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 12:43 p.m. HST, Dec 28, 2012


Union workers at Hawaiian Telcom, the state’s largest telephone company, have voted to ratify a five-year collective-bargaining agreement that will go into effect Jan. 1 and last until Dec. 31, 2017.

The agreement, which was announced today, includes annual wage increases, a 401(k) matching program, and a fixed-percentage employee contribution to health insurance premiums.

HawTel and union leadership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1357 jointly announced to employees a tentative agreement on Dec. 14 and union leaders then met with members statewide to discuss the contract. A ratification vote was conducted by mail over the past two weeks.







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Forever_Grateful wrote:
I PRAY this does NOT make our rates go up. I feel I am paying a high price already for land line and DSL - of course it comes with caller ID and free long distance which was advertised at $55 a month - but after taxes and such, it is almost $70 - when I've tried to delete some of my services to lower my bill but to keep my land line - I am told that it will cost me just as much to change when in the beginning of time I used to pay $30 something. I get a flyer in my bill that if I want my DSL faster I have to pay yet even MORE money :( It may be time to consider doing what many of my friends are doing and that is to use their cell as their main phone - they don't have land lines. OR go with Oceanic that has cable and phone WITH free long distance OR cell as main line and Clear Wire or something .... my monthly bills for telephone and Internet are HIGH !!!! There has to be something else out there that would help me save money!!!!
on December 28,2012 | 10:43PM
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