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HAWAI'I STATE FEDERATION OF LABOR
AFL-CIO

In Unity There is Strength!

 

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

HELPFUL LINKS:

COVID-19 Hawaii State Department of Health

DOH Coronavirus email updates

Center for Disease Control

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations-Unemployment and Laid Off Worker Information

FINANCIAL RELIEF PROGRAMS:

COVID-19 INFORMATION FROM SENATOR SCHATZ

Senator Schatz’s office has put together some guidance on the new resources and requirements created by the recently passed federal legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic.



Each guide contains contact information for the agencies or organizations best suited to answer questions about the individual programs.  PDF versions are available for download on the right side of the individual webpage.  Pages will be added and updated as we continue to collect information

Central Pacific Bank COVID-19 relief programs

Hawaiian Community Assets/Hawaii Community Lending

Emergency Financial Resources List related to housing

NPR reports: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Union Plus

Essential Workers Child Care-YMCA

AFL-CIO petition to Secretary Scalia for an OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard for Infectious Disease 

 

DRIVE-THROUGH FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Mahalo nui loa to our local FOOD BANKS who are partnering with us to provide food to those in need during this crisis!

Please check this site BEFORE you head to the distribution site as the schedule is subject to change

PLEASE DO NOT EXIT YOUR VEHICLE!


OAHU:

Place: HGEA, 888 Mililani Street, Enter on Mililani Street

Date: Saturday, 4/4/2020, 4/11/2020, 4/18/2020 

Distribution time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or until we are out of food boxes

For other organization's food distribution sites, please click here


KAUAI:

Place: UPW, 4211 Rice Street, Lihue 96766

Date: Saturday,  4/4 , 4/11, 4/18

Distribution time: 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. or until we are out of food boxes

For other organization's food distribution sites, please click here

MAUI:

Distribution time: 9-12:00 or until we are out of food boxes

Place: UPW 841 Kolu Street, Wailuku HI 96793

Date: Thursday, 4/2, 4/9 , 4/16, 4/23

Place: Kihei Baptist Church

Date: Thursday, 4/2, 4/9 , 4/16, 4/23

Place: Lahaina Baptist Church

Date: Thursday, 4/2, 4/9 , 4/16, 4/23

Distribution time: 9-12:00 or until we are out of food boxes


For other organization's food distribution sites, please click here

HAWAII ISLAND:  Please see the Hawaii Food Basket’s website for information on distribution.  Food distribution will start in April.

https://www.hawaiifoodbasket.org/about

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL PROVIDE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH TO CHILDREN 

During the extended Spring Break period, a total of 39 Hawaii public schools will be providing breakfast and lunch to children who are 18 years or younger

CLICK here for details from HIDOE.com

 
 

RANDY P. PERREIRA
PRESIDENT

STATEFED@HAWAFLCIO.ORG

808-597-1441

WHO WE ARE

The Hawai'i State AFL-CIO is a voluntary federation of 74 local affiliate unions and councils in the state.  Our basic purpose is to use the collective strength of the labor movement in the state to protect and advance the interests of all workers and their families. We provide affiliates with a mechanism to exchange views and make decisions to promote a unified voice and unified action. We provide affiliates with a process to come together in support of political candidates, to fight for legislation and cooperate in other mutually agreed on goals, programs and services.

More from the President...

 

WHY PEOPLE JOIN UNIONS

Without a union contract, the law considers workers to be "at will" employees who may be fired, reassigned, demoted for any reason or no reason at all.

How to Unionize

Frequently Asked Questions

What Goes Into a Contract Anyway?


People who join unions find soon enough that they are no longer just interested in "what's in it for me" but in the overall improvement of themselves, their coworkers, their families and the societies in which they live. Solidarity improves standards of living for all.

 

COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION
(C.O.P.E.)

"All that harms labor is treason to America. No line can be drawn between these two. If any man tells you he loves America, yet he hates labor, he is a liar. If a man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool."
    -Abraham Lincoln

Hawaiʻi's COPE Program


The entire political process through which the people of Hawai'i elect their public officials is at the very heart of the democratic system. It affects the life of everyone in the State, the laws that govern us, the taxes we pay, the services our government provides.

The Hawaiʻi State AFL-CIO believes that all citizens have the right and the responsibility to take part in the political affairs of their community, their state and their nation. For that reason, the Committee on Political Education (COPE) was established.

COPE has encouraged thousands of union members to take part in public life through programs of political education and political action whose goals are better law makers, better laws, better government, and a better life for all the people of Hawaiʻi.

Since a Democracy can only work when the people are informed and vote, COPE's primary functions are to provide year-round programs of political education for union members and to conduct statewide non-partisan registration and get-out-the-vote campaigns. Indeed, at each election we help thousands of previously non-voting union members and their families to register, then to exercise their franchise to vote. The COPE staff prepares leaflets, posters and research materials for elections including voting records on key issues of all state legislators and the state Congressional Delegation.

Hawaiʻi's COPE cooperates with the national COPE and conforms to its policies but is not a branch or subsidiary of national COPE. The Hawai'i State COPE makes its own endorsements of candidates for Governor, U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, Hawaiʻi State Senators and Representatives and other state and county officers.

The sole endorsement at the national level comes in presidential contests and is made by the General Board of the AFL-CIO, then implemented by national COPE in cooperation with state and central labor council COPEs.

 

ELECTIONS BY MAIL BEGIN WITH THE 2020 ELECTIONS!

REGISTER TO VOTE!


Want to fulfill your yearning to make a positive difference, advance justice, social equity, promote freedom and vanquish oppression? 

The right to vote is a fundamental cornerstone of our country's democracy and can help achieve these aspirations.  We encourage everyone to vote!  It’s important that our voices are heard!   VOTE!

BE THE CHANGE!  VOTE!

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved.

Vote buttons on flag
 

LABOR COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAM
(L.C.S.P.)

The Labor Community Services Program works through our partnerships to unite organizations, working people, and resources to build a healthier community.

*Photo above is from our Feeding the Feds Campaign where food was distributed weekly across the state for one month during the U.S. Federal Government Shutdown.  Mahalo to the local food banks for partnering with us to help those in need. 

News coverage on Silent March to support Federal Worker

News coverage on our Feeding the Feds Campaign

  • Our LCSP strengthens our community by promoting volunteerism and a sense of responsibility by organizing various service projects

  • We are a safety net for those in need through our direct services

  • We offer Learning Sessions tailored to build solidarity in our common goals and current events in the union movement

 

BIG LOVE @ LABOR of LOVE!

Mahalo nui loa to the 500 plus volunteers who came out on Saturday, January 25, 2020, to Kalihi Elementary School.  Your generosity and hard work have made a difference in a child's life!  AMAZING things can happen when we come  TOGETHER to strengthen our community!

Click here to see the latest video produced by Farrington High School students!  BIG LOVE to the Farrington students who are doing their part to strengthen our community! Go GOVS!

 
Upcoming Events
NALC Food Drive *OAHU* (Shift 3, 3:30-9:30 Shift 2, 6:30-9:30, Shift 1, 3:30-7:00)
Sat, May 09
Hawaii Foodbank Inc
May 09, 3:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Hawaii Foodbank Inc, 2611 Kilihau St, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA
Join us for the 28th annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive! All donations will go to the local food banks who help to feed those most in need in our community! COVERED SHOES MUST BE WORN. 16 years and under must bring parent signature form (see below)
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UHWO Labor Education Classes
Mon, Aug 05
University of Hawaii West Oahu
Aug 05, 2019, 4:58 PM
University of Hawaii West Oahu
University of Hawaii's Center for Labor Education & Research at West Oahu is offering Labor Education Classes. To enroll you must submit an enrollment form. Please visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/uhwo/clear/home/classes.html
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"In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false sloagans, such as "right to work".  It provides no 'rights' and no 'works.'  Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

RESOURCES

STATE OF THE UNIONS

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Books
Audience and Lecturer
 
 

OPPORTUNITIES

 

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Women Holding Hands

HAWAII STATE AFL-CIO 2020 SCHOLARSHIP

Student in Library

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Skater's Horizon
 
 

UHWO LABOR EDUCATION CLASSES

The University of Hawai‘i's Center for Labor Education & Research at West O‘ahu is offering these Labor Education Classes. To see the class schedule and to enroll, click here enrollment form and class schedule.

CLEAR
University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu
91-1001 Farrington Hwy. Library 2nd Floor, Kapolei, HI 96707
phone: (808) 689-2760

FAX: (808) 689-2761
E-Mail: clear@hawaii.edu

 

CONTACT HAWAI'I STATE AFL-CIO

 
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