Ige was right to veto deal for hospi­tal unions

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - VIEWS & VOICES -

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

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