Results of The 40th UA Convention Election

Aloha Brothers and Sisters,

We would like to congratulate all the Candidates for the 40 th United Association Convention. Currently the convention is to be scheduled the week of August 23rd in San Diego, CA. pending the decision of our General President Mark McManus as to COVID- 19 concerns and the availability of the San Diego Convention Center.

The election ballot counting was performed on April 20th at 720 Iwilei Road, on the 2nd floor. Attached is the election results as certified by Randy Shimotsu CPA, LLC. The top 18 highest vote counts as well as the salaried elected officials will represent Local 675 at the convention. The remaining 2 will be alternates in the case any of the elected delegates is unable to remain as a delegate.

We want to thank all the candidates for their willingness to serve our great union and also thank all those that voted and participated in the election process. Note that no runoff election for tied votes in the alternate spots are necessary.


Valentino Ceria
Business Manager/ Financial Secretary Treasurer

Scholarship Opportunities Now Available

We are pleased to announce two scholarship opportunities available to upcoming high school graduates whose parent, grandparent or legal guardian is a member of UA Local 675.

The 2021 scholarships are:
  1. UA Local 675 Scholarship – This scholarship program is to encourage attendance to a 2 or 4-year institution of higher learning. A one-time scholarship of up to $1,000 is available to high school seniors and prior year graduates whose parent, grandparent or legal guardian is a member of UA Local 675 in good standing. All submissions must be received by Union Office and postmarked by June 11, 2021, with awards to be announced in July. The application form is available here .
  2. United Association (UA) Scholarship - The UA Scholarship Fund benefits UA members and their dependents. Up to 112 scholarships totaling as much as $222,000 will be awarded this year. Scholarships range from $1,500 to $5,000 each. The deadline for submitting application is June 9, 2021. Applications will now only be accepted electronically through .

Please call our Office at (808) 536-5454 ext. 222 if you have any questions.

Hawaiʻi Utility Bill Assistance Program

Hawaiian Electric Company and Aloha United Way have partnered to help qualifying families recover from financial hardship caused by the pandemic.

You may be eligible to receive a one-time assistance of up to $750 for utilities to help you through this financial hardship.

For more information, please visit the United Aloha Way website.

Business Manager's Report - January 11th, 2021

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COVID-19 Updates



Plumber apprentices are trained to layout, fabricate, and assemble water, sewer, solar and other piping systems. Plumbers learn to thread, solder, and braze pipes

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Fitters

Refrigeration and air conditioning apprentices are trained in the installation of all types of cooling equipment and controls, and layout and assembly of related piping

Fire Sprinkler Fitters

Fire Sprinkler Fitters are trained to layout, fabricate, install, repair, maintain, inspect, and service all types of fire suppression systems

Pipefitter/Steamfitter Welders

Pipefitter/Steamfitter Welder apprentices are trained to fabricate and erect pipes of every kind – plastic, ferrous and non-ferrous types. Pipefitters learn to thread, solder, braze, and weld pipes

Apprenticeship & Training

Local 675's training in Pearl City and Iwilei, are conducted in spacious facilities which feature state-of-the art "hands-on" equipment for plumbing, pipefitting, refrigeration, air conditioning, fire sprinkler systems, and welding

Newsletter - Vol. 13 No. 1 Jan - Mar 2021