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Lawmakers Override Veto of Senate Bill 2077

July 12, 2016

Today the State Senate and House voted to override Gov. David Ige’s veto of Senate Bill 2077. This is a huge victory for HGEA members and workers in the Maui Region hospital system undergoing privatization. 

In 2015, lawmakers and Gov. David Ige chose the path of privatization for the Maui region hospitals – which we strongly opposed. Having done so, it was their responsibility to provide relief for workers losing their state positions. 

Legislators had already acknowledged that workers deserved help when they unanimously passed Senate Bill 2077, 76-0, during the 2016 session.

Today, we would like to thank lawmakers in both the Senate and House for courageously taking a stand to help the workers of the Maui Region hospital system


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