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UH, Governor and UHPA Sign Unprecedented Six-Year Contract

University of Hawaiʻi
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Posted: Jul 27, 2004

Governor Linda Lingle, the University of Hawaiʻi and the University of Hawaiʻi Professional Assembly (UHPA) today formally signed an unprecedented six-year contract. The contract, which was ratified by the 3,148-member UHPA on April 7, 2004, is the longest collective bargaining agreement in State history.

The new contract, which is retroactive to July 1, 2003, runs through July 1, 2009, and totals $162.8 million over six years. The State will contribute $123.9 million, while the University will allocate a total of $38.9 million in the last three years.

The terms of the new contract are as follows:

· A 1 percent salary increase for the first year, retroactive to July 1, 2003.

· A 3 percent salary increase for the second year, retroactive to July 1, 2004.

· A 2 percent salary increase in the third year, effective July 1, 2005.

· A 5 percent salary increase in the fourth year, of which the State will contribute 4 percent and the University will contribute 1 percent, effective July 1, 2006.

· A 9 percent salary increase in the fifth year, of which the State will contribute 6 percent and the University will contribute 3 percent, effective July 1, 2007.

· An 11 percent salary increase in the sixth year, of which the State will contribute 8 percent and the University will contribute 3 percent, effective July 1, 2008.

"The length of the contract will help promote stability and retention among faculty, will assist the University in its long-term planning, and will enable the State to better plan for its future expenditures, within its six-year financial plan," said Governor Lingle. "UHPA‘s willingness to negotiate in good faith with the state and the University, without bringing in a third-party arbitrator, demonstrates their commitment to doing what is in the best interest of the students, the University and the entire state."