Union Activities

Follow the Money: HSTA Union Dues Go Largely to Union Payroll, Not to Benefit Teachers

Posted on April 24, 2006

Hawaii Teachers Demand New Election for Union Officers After Discovering Improprieties

Posted on April 17, 2006

NEA Boycotts Wal-Mart

Posted on August 24, 2005

The National Education Association initiates “Send Wal-Mart Back to School” campaign. By Michael Reitz…..

National Education Association’s New Business is All about Politics, Not Education

Posted on July 15, 2005

Only a handful of new business items discussed during the 2005 NEA Convention pertained to education…..

NEA Representative Assembly aka Political Fundraiser

Posted on July 9, 2005

Hawaii’s 60 member delegation joined nearly 8,000 union delegates to help fund NEA’s political agenda…..

Point-by-Point Comparison of HSTA and Hawaii Reporter Statements on the Ratified Teacher Contract

Posted on May 24, 2005

On Friday, April 29th, the Hawaii State Teachers’ Association (HSTA) Executive Director Joan Husted and HSTA President Roger Takabayashi appeared on the Rick Hamada morning radio program on KHVH 830AM to refute statements published in Hawaii Reporter regarding the teacher contract ratified this week…..

A Bad Bill for Hawaii’s Students, Taxpayers

Posted on May 15, 2005

Management decisions that impact individual public school communities should be made at the school level; at least, that is the consensus of those who supported Act 51 (2004) and school community councils (SCCs). …..

Contract Negates Community Decision-making Provision

Posted on April 26, 2005

The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) reached a settlement agreement with the Lingle Administration on Friday, April 22, which includes a provision that allows the teachers’ union to override any decisions made by School Community Councils mandated under Act 51, the Reinventing Education Act……


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