STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1624
RE: H.R. No. 47
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.R. No. 47, H.D. 1, entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENACT THE PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE ACT OF 2021 AS EXPEDITIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from AFL-CIO; LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; Pride at Work Hawaii; International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 50; ILWU Local 142; International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Crafts, Local 1 of Hawaii; Plumbers and Fitters UA Local 675; IBEW 1260; United Public Workers, AFSCME Local 646; Hawaii Government Employees Association; International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers; Iron Workers Stabilization Fund; and six individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from Associated Builders and Contractors Hawaii Chapter.
Your Committee finds that unionized workers earn over thirteen percent more than comparable nonunionized workers, receive fairer wages and better benefits, and generally have better working conditions. Your Committee further finds that the Protecting the Right to Organize Act enhances workers’ rights by providing greater opportunity to unite and bargain meaningfully for fairer wages and benefits, and thus, has the potential to raise workers’ living standards.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 47, H.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair