Statement from University of Hawaii administration on collective bargaining

University of Hawaiʻi
Carolyn Tanaka, (808) 956-9803
Associate Vice President, External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: Sep 17, 2009

The following statement is from University of Hawaiʻi Vice President for Community Colleges John Morton, who serves as the university's chief negotiator for collective bargaining:
"We are disappointed that UHPA leaders are recommending that its members reject the university's best and final offer. We are experiencing a record increase in enrollment. At the same time, we face at least a $154 million shortfall in our budgets over the next two years. We believe that our offer is reasonable and look forward to a resolution of our bargaining efforts that best serves our students and the mission of our university."