2017 Summer Institute for Union Women

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HSA offers scholarships for Summer Institute for Union Women

June 28, 2017 – July 1, 2017
Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii

Continuing the Legacy: Responding with Direction, Unity & Strength

 The 36th annual Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW) is a four-day conference sponsored by AFL-CIO, and will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. The program brings together workers and leaders from unions, worker centres and community organizations from the United States’ and Canada’s western regions, Mexico, and Central America.

 The theme this year is: "Continuing the Legacy: Responding with Direction, Unity & Strength". Union women in Hawai'i and everywhere have a proud history of resistance, resilience, and focus in formulating and organizing a unified response to threats on workers' rights and women's rights. This institute will focus on providing union women with opportunities to network and share their expertise, while also a providing content and practical strategies useful for informed response

Today, the right to bargain collectively for a voice are under organized attack. Now more than ever, it is important to take advantage of every opportunity to increase your knowledge, make connections, and improve skills through labor educational programs.

HSA provides scholarships for members interested in participating in the institute. Scholarships include registration fees, transportation, accommodation (shared), dependent care, and wage replacement. 

In addition, HSA supports the participation of daughters of HSA members by sponsoring a scholarship to attend the Summer Institute for Union Women. If your daughter is interested please complete the on-line registration called 2017 Summer Institute for Union Women (Daughters) on her behalf.

To apply for an HSA scholarship, use the on-line registration and create a login using the prompts provided.  Please call the HSA office at 604.517.0994 or 1.800.663.6119 if you do not know your HSA member ID number.  Once you have created your login the Summer Institute will be listed under 'other events' on the event registration list.  If you require more information, please contact Carol-Lee Campbell at the HSA office at

 Deadline for registration is midnight on Monday, May 8, 2017.

 Scholarship recipients will receive information for selecting courses and workshops.

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