Union Chief Notes Progress In Roundup of Year’s Activities
Business manager Reggie Castanares attributed Local 675’s progress and growth to the membership in his report at each year-end celebration. He highlighted the following:
Organizing: Welcomed two new signatories, Acme and Ohana Plumbing.
Initiated: 16 journeymen and 213 apprentices, raising the membership, including retirees, to just over 2,267.
In Training: One recruitment yielded the aforementioned 213 new apprentices. Others from among the recently recruited are expected to be officially added to fill urgent manpower requests.
Apprenticeship Program/Staffing: Ronden Numasaki joined staff as an assistant coordinator. The main training office and classes moved from Pearl City to the newly renovated Iwilei Training Center.
Trust Funds: Retained as appointed Union trustees for the various funds are president Valentino Ceria, vice president Matthew Brady, and myself, in the role of business manager, as chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Imi Loa Foundation scholarship program: The Union’s negotiations with signatories created its scholarship arm in 2013. It has since provided $41,000 in scholarships to dependents of our members, based on their school achievements and recommendations. For Mahalo to Stanley and Maureen Chun 2016, 12 $1,000 scholarships were awarded.
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