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Please Approve and Pass Hawaii HB2859

Hawaii House Bill 2859 would allow for student employees to unionize and protect student workers' bargaining rights. Graduate Teaching Assistants and Graduate Research Assistants have not seen a salary increase since 2004, yet have been paying increasing costs of living, tuition and fees. Without collective bargaining rights, we are not able to effectively advocate for our own rights as state workers. It is time for change.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Committee on Higher Education HED
    Hawaii State House of Representatives
  • State Representative
    Linda Ichiyama
  • State Representative
    Beth Fukumoto
  • State Representative
    Mark Nakashima
  • State Representative
    Roy Takumi
  • State Representative
    Gregg Takayama
  • State Representative
    Jo Jordan
  • State Representative
    Richard Fale
  • State Representative
    Romeo Cachola
  • State Representative
    Faye Hanohano
  • State Representative
    Thomas Brower
  • State Representative
    Clifton Tsuji
  • State Representative
    Scott Nishimoto
  • State Representative
    Takashi Ohno
  • State Representative
    Sylvia Luke
  • Hawaii State House


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