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Ha‘aheo 675

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

Newsletter - Vol. 12 No. 1 Jan - Mar 2020

200 Strong Represent Local 675 at the Great Aloha Run

The 36th Annual GAR kick-started at Aloha Tower for an 8.15-mile fun run ending at Aloha Stadium. The first runner to cross the doorway of our Aloha Stadium Hospitality Room for Local 675 was Kainalu Pagente, the 17-year old son of Shane and Carmel Pagente. He has been doing the run for the last 5 years with his whole family.

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Business Manager’s Message

As you may know the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now a global pandemic. The United Association sent a letter (page 3) addressing the outbreak to all of our Brothers and Sisters. We hope that everyone is currently practicing preventive actions and are keeping informed.

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Important Message from The United Association Regarding COVID-19

As you are very aware, the U.S. and global communities are experiencing an outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID‐19), originating in the Wuhan province of China. While the situation continues to evolve with a vast amount of information being reported, I want to let everyone know that the UA is continuously and closely monitoring multiple information channels via labor and government sources as well as local and national news reports.

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and you

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identied during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

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PAMCAH-UA Local 675 Health and Welfare

Effective January 1, 2020, OptumRx replaced EnvisionRx as the PAMCAH-UA Local 675 Health & Welfare Fund administrator of our prescription drug benefits. Please ensure that you show your OptumRx prescription ID card to your pharmacy to ensure that benefits are properly covered.

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2020 Elections - Voting Comes to You

Beginning with the 2020 Primary Election, properly registered voters will receive their ballot at the mailing address associated with their voter registration approximately 18 days prior to each election.

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Training News

Spring 2020 Apprenticeship semester started on January 7-8, 2020. Here is the total breakdown:

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UH System College & Career Summit

Last month, Asst. Training Coordinator, Brother Kirk Kageno coordinated the participation at a career summit held at the Hawaii Community College Palamanui campus in Kona. Brother Matt Brady, agent for Big Island also assisted at Training’s display and hands-on table.

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Dues Payment Reminder

As a reminder, member’s monthly dues shall be payable by the first of each month. You must pay your monthly dues in order to maintain membership in Local 675 and the United Association (UA). Failure to pay the monthly dues will result in a Suspension and an eventual Expulsion from the Local.

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Labor of Love

Each year the Hawaii State AFL-CIO, Labor Community Services Program chooses a public school to improve their campus through its “Labor of Love” event. This year there were 533 volunteers from various unions who came out on Saturday, January 25th to Kalihi Elementary School.

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2020 Scholarship Opportunities for Members

We are pleased to announce three scholarship opportunities available to upcoming high school graduates whose parent, grandparent or legal guardian is a member in good standing with UA Local 675.

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On the Job with Pan Pacific Mechanical and Commercial Plumbing

Pan Pacific Mechanical at the Daniel K. Inouye Airport project with Hensel Phelps as the General Contractor. AC Foreman, Tyson Hahn, Plumbing Foreman, Glenn Borromeo, and Pipefitting Foreman Henry Merrill get the job done.

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In Memoriam

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

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