Officially organized on November 4, 2004 as Hawaii Injured Workers Association when over 50 concerned citizens of the state met, drafted and approved a charter. The now Hawai'i Injured Workers Association (HIWA) was formed on the example of parallel organizations across the U.S. and Canada. Like its many sister organizations, HIWA was formed to give voice to the many people and groups who feel they and the injured workers they support are being abused and victimized by a growing political agenda that has lost concern and compassion for the real victims of industrial injury, the workers.
A hearing on SB859 is scheduled for tomorrow at 9:00 AM. We urgently need to hear from injured workers. Do you believe that if you had been able to bring someone as a chaperone it would have helped their Worker Compensation case. Please email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org or sound out on our Facebook page, either way we desperately need to hear from you before tomorrow’s hearing.
The Hawai’i Injured Workers Association (HIWA) was recently honored with a $3,500.00 matching grant from the Hoosie Martin Foundation. This grant will enable HIWA to gain the competitive skills to research, apply for, and secure education-related grants from private foundations and the government, both locally and nationally.