To Cherish with pride

Ha‘aheo 675

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE PLUMBERS AND FITTERS UNITED ASSOCIATION LOCAL 675, AFL-CIO

Newsletter - Vol. 12 No. 4 Oct - Dec 2020

Ringing in the New Year

Aloha and Happy New Year to Our Local 675 ʻOhana!!

On behalf of Business Manager, Valentino B. Ceria and Pipefitters Political Action Committee, we thank you for your continued support and involvement in the election process. Your participation in the 2020 Primary and General Elections has been tremendous. Hawaiʻi experienced a record turn out of votes in the 2020 Elections which undoubtedly will only strengthen our democracy and our union ʻohana.

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Business Manager’s Message

I hope you and your family enjoyed the holidays. I want to thank you all for adapting and facing the challenges of working safely and hopefully staying healthy during the pandemic. As essential workers, we managed and endured through a long trying year unfortunately continuing with COVID-19 and the tribulations of the presidential election still lingering in the air.

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Board Members Unopposed

On October 6, 2020, the following board members were unopposed and re-elected for a three-year term:

  • Executive Board (Member) Sheung Man Wong
  • Finance Committee (Chair) Kirk Kageno
  • Examining Board (Member) Samuel Barrett, Jr.

Let's Celebrate the Service Awards Recipients for 2020!

In the year of COVID 2020 we can still joyfully celebrate the achievements of our members who have attained their dedicated years of service with Local 675 and the United Association. Those who attain the 50-year milestone are considered "lifetime" members with the UA and exempt from paying their monthly dues.

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Training Highlights

In October, Asst Training Coordinator Kirk Kageno participated in the Hawaiʻi Virtual Freshman Career Expo. The event brings together employers and freshman students from high schools across the state for a chance to learn about career options from industry professionals.

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In Memoriam

Heart felt sympathy and condolences to the families of deceased members.

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Members on the Job

Photos of our members in Maui and Kona

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