Hawaii Teachers Union President Sends Personal Appeal to Abercrombie


The president of Hawaii’s teachers union is personally calling on Gov. Neil Abercrombie to come to the bargaining table himself to help resolve their contract dispute.

The Hawaii State Teachers Association’s Wil Okabe on Tuesday sent a last-ditch letter to the governor asking that he cooperate with the union to produce a more acceptable contract.

"I am now appealing to you as Neil — a person who I know is better able to resolve this matter than those to whom you have delegated too much of your authority," he wrote.

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