HGEA cashing in on ‘favored nation’ perk

Months after pulling its most-favored-nation card, the Hawai‘i Government Employees Association has gotten the state to equalize pay benefits for some of its members, matching deals struck with the United Public Workers union.

Since March 1, two major changes took effect: The restoration of 5 percent pay cuts for some HGEA members, and a higher base pay for calculating things like overtime rates.

HGEA in November demanded to reopen labor negotiations soon after the UPW announced a deal, claiming that there were “substantive differences in the favor of the UPW agreement.”

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