The Hawai’i Workers Center engages in legislative advocacy –lobbying, submitting testimony, etc. Here are some testimonies we have submitted:

February 3, 2021

Opposing GM504, Confirmation of Anne Perreira-Eustaquio as DLIR Director

February 5, 2021 Senate Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee Hearing:

Supporting SB614, Exempting Unemployment Benefits Received From 03/01/20 to 12/31/20 From State Income Tax & Refunding State Income Tax Already Deducted or Withheld During That Time

February 8, 2021 Senate Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts Committee Hearing:

Supporting With Amendments, SB676 Relating to Minimum Wage, Which Would Raise the Minimum Wage For All Employees Except Those Covered Under HRS 387-9 From $10.10/hr to $12/hr in July 1, 2022.

February 22, 2021 Senate Committee on Ways & Means, Senate Committee on Judiciary Joint Committee Meeting:

Supporting With Amendments, SB676 SD1 Relating to the Minimum Wage, Which Would Raise the Minimum Wage For All Employees Except Those Covered Under HRS 387-9 From $10.10/hr to $12/hr in July 1, 2022.

March 2, 2021 Senate Committee on Ways and Means Committee Hearing:

Supporting SB56 Relating to Revenue Generation, Which Would Raise Revenue Through Raising Tax Rates on Investment Profits, the Wealthy, Profitable Corporations, and Sales From Expensive Real Estate. It Also Suspends Some Exemptions From the General Excise Tax.

March 4, 2021 Senate Committee on Ways and Means Committee Hearing:

Supporting SB276 Relating to Income Tax, Which Would Temporarily Raise the Tax Rate by 5 Percent on Income Over $400,000 for Married Couples, $300,000 for Head-of-Household, And $200,000 for Singles Through The Year 2028

Supporting SB614, Exempting From State Income Tax, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) as Well as Unemployment Compensation Received by an Individual During the Period of March 1, 2020, Through December 31, 2020. It Also Allows Taxpayers to Credit the State Income Tax That Was Deducted and Withheld From Their Unemployment Compensation or PUA Against Their Overall State Tax Liability

March 22, 2021 Senate Committee on Labor, Culture & The Arts Committee Hearing:

Supporting SCR164/SR129, Urging the United States Congress and President Joseph R. Biden to Enact the Protecting the Right to Organize Act