Rep. Gene Ward Addresses SB 885 – Collective Bargaining; Negotiations; Disputes
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Report Title: Collective Bargaining; Negotiations; Disputes; Hawaii Employer-union Health Benefits Trust Fund
Description: Repeals language that prohibits parties from using arbitration to resolve impasses or disputes relating to the State and counties’ contributions to the employer-union health benefits trust fund. Repeals the procedures parties are required to follow after an arbitration panel issues a decision and the understanding that members of bargaining units are prohibited from striking on the issue of state and county contributions to the employer-union health benefits trust fund. Makes housekeeping amendments relating to the scope of negotiations. Effective July 1, 2113. (SB885 HD1)