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Feb 21, 2019
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Kou Ballroom 2424 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815-3289
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Feb 21, 2019
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   Local 996 Executive Board, 2019-2021  

Executive Board members, from left, areL Trustee Walter "Wally" Fox III (Aloha Petroleum), Vice President Fred Liva (OTS-TheBus), President Wayne K.S. Kaululaau (OTS-TheBus), Secretary-Treasurer Ryan Yoshida (OTS-TheBus), Recording Secretary Anthony "Bully" Badayos (Meadow Gold-Maui), Trustee Wendy Naile (OTS-Paratransit), and Trustee James "Kimo" Laroya Jr. (The Queen's Medical Center)

PRESIDENT'S CORNER
Welcome to the official page of the Hawaii Teamsters and Allied Workers Union Local 996. The webpage is under construction and updates have been provided on most links. It is truly an honor to represent the Hawaii Teamsters on the journey forward. The goals for which the Business Representatives have set out this year include increased service time with members in the field, clear and open communications, transparency, and training. The shop stewards are the first line Union representatives many members encounter at the work site and it remains of importance to provide instruction and curriculum to improve the abilities of the shop steward to protect worker rights and enforce the collective bargaining agreement. It is the members who are the most important part of a successful union. The retiree is our foundation and now more than ever before we shall work on collaborating with the retiree group to ensure continued support and participation with the Union. Great things are on the horizon for the members and retirees. Visit the webpage often for continued updates. - Wayne K S Kaululaau, President
Teamster Joint Council 42 Protest Hearing

The hearing will take place as follows: Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:00am, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Kou Ballroom, 2424 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815-3289.

No attorney's will be allowed in the hearing room. No recording devices will be allowed in the hearing room, except the court reporter's.

Weingarten Rights

In 1975 the United States Supreme Court in the case of NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc. 420 U.S. 251 (1975) upheld a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision that employees have a right to union representation at investigatory interviews. These rights have become known as the Weingarten Rights.

During an investigatory interview, the Supreme Court ruled that the following rules apply:

Rule 1: The employee must make a clear request for union representation before or during the interview. The employee cannot be punished for making this request.

Rule 2: After the employee makes the request, the employer must choose from among three options:

  • grant the request and delay questioning until the union representative arrives and (prior to the interview continuing) the representative has a chance to consult privately with the employee;
  • deny the request and end the interview immediately; or
  • give the employee a clear choice between having the interview without representation, or ending the interview.

Rule 3: If the employer denies the request for union representation, and continues to ask questions, it commits an unfair labor practice and the employee has a right to refuse to answer. The employer may not discipline the employee for such a refusal.

SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS

Congratulations to the committee members at HC & D and Hawaiian Cement for successful negotiations. Both committees have been able to negotiate very good and favorable wages, benefits, and language to the collective bargaining agreements. A big mahalo to the Business Representatives and Negotiators whose responsibility is to work with and provide insight to the committees in the decision making process. The current Union leadership is committed to moving the Union forward along with the vast majority of our members who support our goals and vision. We are committed and dedicated to our members through protection of worker rights. Equal rights to participate in union activities, freedom of speech and assembly, and safguards against improper discipline.

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