HONOLULU (KHON2) — Members of the Hawaii State Teachers Union (HSTA) have voted to ratify a new two-year contract.

The new contract will go into effect on Thursday, July 1.

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The union calls it a “status quo” contract, which means no pay cuts or raises through June 2023.

A negotiator added it was the best deal that HSTA could get as a result of the pandemic and its economic consequences.

Click here to read more about the two-year HSTA contract.