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May 26, 2021

Today, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser published a Letter to the Editor by Unit 2 member Lance Kamisugi. The text of the letter appears below.

Insulting co-workers is not the answer

Nobody said being a teacher is easy, but some of us may be losing sight of the big picture (“It’s not easy to work as a public school teacher,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, May 19).

Bullying others who ask for equality is unacceptable, especially while so many people are working together to try and get through this. It’s not about who thinks they deserve more because of this, that or the other. Gov. David Ige already said the lawmakers had “no authority” to approve the teachers’ bonuses.

If the Legislature chooses to ignore the collective bargaining process and reward only teachers for their work during the pandemic, then I guess the rest of us have to live with that. But please remember, we’re still in a crisis and we should be standing together, not tearing each other down.

Lance Kamisugi
School food services manager

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