Organizing Facts

As a union member of an HNA/OPEIU Local 50 bargaining unit, nurses and health professionals throughout Hawai'i enjoy the power and protection of collective bargaining and collective action.

HNA/OPEIU Local 50 believes that healthcare professionals must be able to practice under terms and conditions which enable them to deliver the best possible patient care, and which provide them with the best possible rewards and opportunities for delivering it.

The right to organize a union is a protected activity under both state and federal laws. Once unionized, members create a democratic workplace. Through legally protected collective action and contract language, members have the power to secure benefits and working conditions that promote quality patient care and foster professional growth.

To assist healthcare professionals in achieving these goals,  HNA/OPEIU Local 50 provides the expertise of an experienced team consisting of internal legal counsel, labor relations specialists, RN Field Agents, and empowered Stewards acting as negotiators, advocates, and organizers, to help nurses in all facets of workplace advocacy: from advice on exercising their legal employment rights to negotiating and enforcing employment contracts, to building community and political support for nursing and patient care issues.

As a result of this activity, HNA/OPEIU Local 50 members are the highest paid nurses in the state and among the highest paid in the nation, with a host of industry-leading benefits and protections guaranteed by their union contracts.

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Honolulu, Hawaii 96815


Rosalee Agas-Yuu
Vice President
Joan Craft
Cheryl Lynn Miller
Paulette Vasu

Membership Department

(808) 531-1628

Labor Relations Specialists

Aina Iglesias
(808) 531-1628

Mandy Vega
(808) 599-0127

Yoko Liriano
(808) 561-5061

Bryant de Venecia

Alex Miller

Clinical Nurse Consultant
Daryl Hokoana
(808) 599‐0024