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This Labor Day, Hawai‘i’s workers need more help than ever

This Labor Day, Hawaiʻi's workforce desperately need support to weather what's become a storm of record unemployment.

6 in 10 Hawaiʻi adults now live in a household in which at least one person has lost income

The urgency with which families need relief cannot be exaggerated, and state lawmakers must move quickly to provide assistance to needy families.

State research confirms economic benefit of minimum wage hikes

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism's latest report demonstrates that a living wage is not only possible, it is economically desirable.

Official poverty data obscures the reality faced by many Hawaii residents

We feel the high cost of living here in Hawaiʻi every day, whether we’re deciding whether or not we can afford the price for a gallon of milk, or we’re trying to wrap our brains around how the median cost of a single-family home on Oʻahu has skyrocketed to $810,000. We talk about how our wages, when adjusted to consider the high cost of living here, are the lowest in the nation. So, in examining the newly released census…