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HGEA reaches new tentative agreement for more than 14,000 white-collar workers, supervisors

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Hawaii Government Employees Association has reached a new tentative agreement for some 14,000 white-collar workers and their supervisors.

Voting will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday for Units 3 and 4, which includes several kinds of school workers, 911 operators and police dispatchers, building inspectors, clerks and secretaries, harbor agents, court bailiffs and many others.

Randy Perreira, HGEA executive director, said in a statement that these public workers are the “backbone of Hawaii's government services.”

“It is important to make sure they are treated fairly,” he said. HGEA's announcement did not reveal further details about the contract.

HGEA has been in the process of negotiating annual raises of about 4 percent a year for Units 3 and 4.

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