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                                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.
Editorial: DLIR, Gov. Ige leave jobless to struggle

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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