Maui County Council urges strike resolution

The Maui County Council adopted Resolution 23-105 on Friday, calling on the Maui Health System to resolve its ongoing labor dispute with Maui health care workers.


What You Need To Know

    • The resolution, introduced by Council member Gabe Johnson, expresses gratitude to Maui’s health care workers and support for fair wages and working conditions
    • It urges Maui Health System to resume good-faith negotiations with the United Public Workers, AFSCME, Local 646, ALF-CIO, which represents nearly all of the striking workers
  • Negotiations have been stalled since March 6, when Maui Health System representatives left the bargaining table.

About 500 nurses’ aides, respiratory therapists, emergency room technicians, maintenance workers, transporters, housekeepers, cooks, dieticians and other workers at Maui Memorial Center, Kula Hospital, Kula Clinic and Lanai Community Hospital have been on strike since Feb. 22, following nine months of unsuccessful negotiations on a new contract and subsequent mediation.

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