Workers at the Hawaii Tribune-Herald voted Thursday to ratify a new two-year contract that includes modest pay raises but higher health insurance premiums and subcontracting that will likely lead to job losses.
Hawaii Tribune-Herald collective bargaining continued Wednesday and Thursday in Waikiki. The guild suggested that the scope of the negotiations be narrowed to focus on about a half dozen priority issues, including wages, job security, medical and management rights. Management offered no pay raise and proposed increases in health care.
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Hawaii Tribune-Herald management opened talks by attacking union security and insisting on significant employee contributions toward health care with no pay increases.