State: No money to pay Hawai‘i teachers more

The state says the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board should reject the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association’s request that pay cuts and health care premiums be restored because the state does not have the money to pay for them.

If forced to do so, the state warns mass layoffs would be the result — something the state says would not be “in anyone’s best interests.”

The latest development in the impasse between the state and the teachers union comes in a 70-page response filed Monday with the HLRB.

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