UH Faculty Union: National Affiliate Is Trying To Wreck Our Solidarity

Alia Wong/Civil Beat

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly is launching a fierce counterattack on the National Education Association, alleging that the 3.2 million member labor organization is attempting to “destroy” UHPA after the local union’s board of directors voted earlier this year to withdraw its NEA membership.

UHPA President David Duffy, along with Vice President Sharon Rowe and Treasurer Robert Cooney, held a press conference Friday to explain why the board is publicly bashing the NEA, one of the largest labor unions in the country, representing K-12 teachers and university professors in affiliate organizations in every state.

It was the same day that UHPA published a full-page print ad in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser bearing a scathing letter written to NEA President Dennis Van Roekel and signed by Duffy.

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