HSTA complaint against state now before Labor Relations Board
The prohibited practice complaint over the state’s decision to impose a contract offer for the state’s public school teachers is now before the Hawai`i Labor Relations Board after the state and Hawai`i State Teacher’s Association submitted their final arguments.
The central question before the HLRB is whether the state can unilaterally implement a last, best and final contract under Hawai`i labor laws. The "last, best" offer for teachers,
imposed July 1, included wage reductions, furlough days and higher health insurance premiums.
It's unclear when the board will issue a ruling. Whatever the decision, it's likely to be appealed to state court.