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HSTA-R gets trained for upcoming Politicial Season

July 25, 2010

L to R: Wayne "Big Dog" Joseph, Lorraine Hora, Joe Tanaka and Steve Ono

   Retired teacher representives attended a two and a half hour training workshop this past Saturday to gear up for the upcoming political endorsement process.

   Major concerns for us retirees are the retirment benefits in the ERS and Social Security systems and our regular, automatic annual increase of 2.5 percent.

   Joe Tanaka, who has worked hard for a cost of living allowance, pointed out that as our living expenses continue to rise the Post Retirement Allowance remains the same.

Edwin Kagawa, second from right

   HSTA actives, headed by Chairman Edwin Kagawa of Keaau Middle School, conducted the workshop.  The endorsement process will take place on July 31 and August 1st with House District 3 and Senate District 2 going on Saturday and House Districts 2 & 4 being conducted on Sunday.

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