HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Department of Education on Friday implemented a new two-year contract with the state’s 12,700 teachers — one that the teachers union says it did not approve.
But Gov. Neil Abercrombie says that Hawai‘i State Teachers Association negotiators in fact shook hands on the agreement. The union’s board of directors later stepped in and refused to allow teachers to vote on it, he says.
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• Honolulu Civil Beat is an online news source serving Hawai‘i. Read more at www.CivilBeat.com. Chad Blair and Nanea Kalani contributed to this report.