Ige was right to veto deal for hospital unions
Three cheers for Claudia Torres, who hit the nail on the head about the transfer of the ownership of the Maui public hospitals to a private company (“State workers treated special,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Aug. 12).
The governor made the proper decision to veto the bill. The Legislature erred by overriding it.
When an entity is sold or transferred, the unions have no business interfering with the operation of the acquiring business. This would further increase the liability of taxpayers, whom the unions do not care about. They are interested only in increased membership. Bob Dukat Pahoa, Hawaii island