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Arbitrators award two 4 percent raises to HGEA nurses

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:01 a.m. HST, Apr 03, 2013

Nearly 1,700 registered professional nurses of the Hawaii Government Employees Association Bargaining Unit 9 will receive a 4 percent pay increase retroactive to Jan. 1 and another 4 percent effective April 1, the HGEA announced Tuesday.

A three-member arbitration panel awarded the pay raises.

In April 2011, the nurses rejected the tentative agreement for the 2011-13 contract.

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false wrote:
Two 4% raises equals an 8% raise.
on April 2,2013 | 08:12PM
mulen wrote:
Depends if the second 4% is based on 100% or 104% of current salary.
on April 2,2013 | 08:18PM
lucky181 wrote:
Actually it will be an 8.16% raise.
on April 2,2013 | 08:23PM
lwandcah wrote:
Wow, that is wonderful congratulations. Now, where on earth do we come up with the money?
on April 2,2013 | 08:25PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Bend over Hawaii, the teachers have opened the flood gates to raises for everyone.
on April 2,2013 | 08:59PM
hanabatadayz wrote:
on April 2,2013 | 09:13PM
localguy wrote:
Just another example of how the unions are willfully dragging the state over the financial abyss. Guess what? The state pension shortage of $5 billion dollars just went up. Remember, when salaries go up, so does their pensions. We need to get all new employees on the Roth 401k or the state may end up declaring bankruptcy. With moneypit rail to soon start, road and sewer work to come, taxpayers will be in real trouble. Again, this is what Unions do, take, take, and take some more.
on April 2,2013 | 09:21PM
HD36 wrote:
Stockton CA just declared chapter 9 bankruptcy because it couldn't afford government worker's salaries and defined pension benefits. Over 30% of the government workers make over $100k a year while the average family in that area makes $47k.
on April 2,2013 | 11:31PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Luckyu live hawaii
on April 3,2013 | 01:32AM
Makaha_guy wrote:
HSTA should get arbitration...we would be sitting pretty now!
on April 3,2013 | 05:20AM
Bdpapa wrote:
S/A Get rid if those videos at the bottom of these pages. They are annoying!
on April 3,2013 | 06:14AM
soundofreason wrote:
This will not be met without repercussions. More for nurses will hurt less if you have.......less nurses
on April 3,2013 | 06:59AM
blame1 wrote:
with the 5 percent cut that was taken from nurses previously it really is only a 3% raise. basically we are getting paid 3% above 2009 wages. union or no union.
on April 20,2013 | 08:27PM
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