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Editorial: DLIR, Gov. Ige leave jobless to struggle

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sergio Alcubilla, director of external relations for the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, pauses while speaking during a rally at the Capitol. Workers with the newly formed Coalition to Defend and Respect Hawaii’s Workers want a meeting with the DLIR director to demand that an in-person office be opened to resolve UI claims.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Sergio Alcubilla, director of external relations for the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, pauses while speaking during a rally at the Capitol. Workers with the newly formed Coalition to Defend and Respect Hawaii’s Workers want a meeting with the DLIR director to demand that an in-person office be opened to resolve UI claims.

The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations found itself in an undeniably precarious position at the start of this epic pandemic and economic meltdown — although none of that is an excuse for what is now a deficit in communication with its increasingly desperate clientele. Read more

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