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THE FACTS BEHIND PRP'S "MEMORIES" TV SPOT

Audio Teacher: But I also remember when Ben Cayetano declared war on teachers:

FACT: On Apr. 5, 2001, nearly 13,000 teachers in the U.S.’s only statewide public school system went on strike after contract negotiations broke down between the teachers union and the state. (Honolulu Advertiser, Apr. 5, 2001) FACT: Ben Cayetano suggested that striking teachers would lose their health and life insurance benefits, because striking teachers were on “unauthorized leave of absence without pay.” (Honolulu Advertiser, Apr. 5, 2001) FACT: On May 3, 2001, then-Gov. Ben Cayetano signed SB 1044, which repealed a 1994 law that allowed unions to establish state-subsidized health plans outside the state’s health fund. The 1994 law let state lawmakers decide what benefits were to be provided to public workers and retirees, and the state and county would pay the premiums. SB 1044 instead called for state and county contributions to be negotiated with the unions, and a single state health trust fund would buy the best coverage it could afford with the available money. (Associated Press, May 3, 2001; Honolulu Advertiser, May 2, 2001; SB 1044; SB 1044, Status) FACT: On Jun. 24, 1999, Ben Cayetano signed SB 1518, which retroactively reduced the amounts the state and counties contributed to the ERS for Fiscal 1997-98. The bill directed that ERS investment earnings exceeding 10

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War On Teachers  

The Facts Behind PRP's "Memories" TV Spot

War On Teachers  

The Facts Behind PRP's "Memories" TV Spot

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