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 Civil Disturbance and Labor Strikes
Civil Disturbance and Labor Strikes
  1. Civil disturbance and labor strikes in Hawai‘i are usually non-violent. The University is an open campus and has a reputation as an institution for freedom of thought by recognizing rights for peaceful civil disobedience and labor disagreements. This plan will be enforced should any violence occur and/or violence is anticipated.
  2. Warning
    1. University administrators may receive intelligence and warnings from State and County agencies that civil disobedience or strikes will occur and make appropriate plans to handle any violent situations that may occur. Planned civil disturbances such as meetings and rallies require permission from campus authorities. Marches on city streets require permission from the City and County of Honolulu.
    2. Civil disturbance and labor strikes may also occur without warning or notice. A "sit-in" is an example of a civil disturbance that can occur without warning.
  3. Required Actions
    1. Civil Disturbance.
      1. Campus Security and the EMT will be notified to stand-by or implement emergency procedures.
      2. Campus Security will provide surveillance and be responsible for providing reports to the EMT.
      3. The EMT Executive or Representative will decide whether no action is required, action must be taken to persuade the demonstrators to stop the disturbance voluntarily or police must be called for assistance.
      4. Campus Security will attempt to limit the civil disturbance to a specific location and seal other areas off from the demonstrators. They will also be responsible for crowd control.
      5. Students and employees should stay away and not confront any of the demonstrators.
    2. Labor Strike.
      1. Campus Security and the EMT will be notified to stand-by or implement emergency procedures.
      2. Campus Security will provide surveillance and assist in access control if picket lines are set-up. Reports will be sent to the EMT providing status and any violations by striking employees or their representatives.
      3. The EMT Executive will make the decision to request police assistance should access control problems, violence or physical confrontations occur.
      4. Departments should have emergency plans for maintenance or essential services if labor strikes occur.