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Petitioning Committee on Higher Education HED Hawaii State House of Representatives and 15 others

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.

Letter to
Committee on Higher Education HED Hawaii State House of Representatives
State Representative Sylvia Luke
State Representative Takashi Ohno
and 13 others
State Representative Scott Nishimoto
State Representative Clifton Tsuji
State Representative Thomas Brower
State Representative Faye Hanohano
State Representative Romeo Cachola
State Representative Richard Fale
State Representative Jo Jordan
State Representative Gregg Takayama
State Representative Roy Takumi
State Representative Mark Nakashima
State Representative Beth Fukumoto
State Representative Linda Ichiyama
Hawaii State House
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Hawaii State House of Representatives, Committee on Higher Education.

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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.
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Sincerely,