Working People Make a Difference

The Hawaii State AFL-CIO is a federation of 74 affiliate labor organizations that represent over 68,000 union members within the State of Hawaii. The Hawaii State AFL-CIO serves its affiliates by advocating for workers and their families.


  • In a Time of Grief, Hawaii Unions Rally for Maui’s Recovery
    In the wake of the devastating fires in Maui, Hawaii’s unions hit the ground running within days, extending a helping hand to the affected communities. Thousands of union members were directly impacted, with many losing homes, cherished possessions, and tragically, some lost loved ones. Yet, union members and staff rallied … Read more
  • Upcoming Event: Talk Story with U.S. Senator Brian Schatz
    Mark your calendars for another engaging “Talk Story” event! Join us on August 16, 2023, at 9:00am as we welcome U.S. Senator Brian Schatz for a special discussion. The meeting will be held at the Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center (521 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813). Senator … Read more
  • Scholarships Now Available for a Certificate in Labor Studies at UH West Oahu
    The Center for Labor Education & Research (CLEAR) is pleased to announce the July 31 deadline for scholarships for the Labor Studies Certificate Program at the University of Hawai’i–West O’ahu. Classes will begin on August 21st.