Who We Represent

The Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO, is Hawaii’s largest union with over 37,000 members statewide. Public state and county employees are divided into 14 collective bargaining units and HGEA has exclusive representation of nine of these units.

  • Unit 2 - Supervisory employees in blue-collar positions (751 members)
  • Unit 3 - Non-supervisory employees in white-collar positions (11,763 members)
  • Unit 4 - Supervisory employees in white-collar positions (807 members)
  • Unit 6 - Educational officers (950 members)
  • Unit 8 - Administrative, professional and technical employees of the University of Hawaii and the community colleges (2,101 members)
  • Unit 9 - Registered professional nurses (1,102 members)
  • Unit 13 - Professional and scientific employees (7,460 members)
  • Unit 14 - Law enforcement officers (380 members)
  • Unit 15 - Ocean safety and water safety officers (375 members)

HGEA also services a large Associate membership, composed primarily of retirees, excluded employees and other state/county employees & officials and federal employees:

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Note: membership counts are approximate.