HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT
Rep. Mark Nakashima, Chair
Rep Kyle Yamashita, Vice Chair
Feb 11, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
Conference room 309
HB 2580, RELATING TO LABOR IN SUPPORT, with AMENDMENTS
Aloha Chair Nakashima, Vice-Chair Yamashita and Members,
My name is Bart Dame and I am testifying on behalf of Progressive Democrats of Hawaii in support of
HB2580, but with a suggested amendment. We have read the other bills and have found things to like
in most of them, but believe HB2580 is the best vehicle to move forward, as it covers our concerns.
Except we believe the proposed wage hike is too low, given how the Legislature has neglected raising
the minimum wage for over seven years and the cost of living has severely eroded its value. (more…)