History of the United Public Workers Union in Hawaii

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Other titlesOral history guide.
SeriesNew York Times oral history program, University of Hawaii Pacific regional oral history
ContributionsUniversity of Hawaii (Honolulu)
LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 49509 (H)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 microfilm reel
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Open LibraryOL3214306M
LC Control Number83122157

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The United Public Workers extends a warm welcome from Our Union, Our Family. The Henry B. Epstien Building, our headquarters named for the first State Director of United Public Workers, is on Oahu at North School Street. Our building, distinguished with murals by world famed artist Jean Charlot, tells our story.

The United Public Workers of America (–) was an American labor union representing federal, state, county, and local government employees. The union challenged the constitutionality of the Hatch Act ofwhich prohibited federal executive branch employees from engaging in politics.

In United Public Workers of America ll, U.S. 75 (), the Supreme Affiliation: Congress of Industrial. -Janu State, County & Municipal Workers of America, Local is chartered in Hilo by the CIO; later becomes UPWA and is today United Public Workers (UPW), an AFSCME affiliate.-The first ILWU agreement for sugar workers is signed by flashlight at night on top of a garbage can in the alley in back of the Waikiki Tropics.

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Data refer to both union members and workers who report no union affiliation but whose jobs are covered by a union or an employee association contract. Wage and salary workers. Workers who receive wages, salaries, commissions, tips, payment in kind, or piece rates.

The group includes employees in both the private and public sectors.SHOPO - State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers.

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