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Ha‘aheo 675

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

Newsletter - Vol. 12 No. 3 Jul - Sep 2020

Local 675 Scholarship Winners

The Lucky 8 constitute this year’s Plumbers & Fitters Local Union 675 $1,000 Imi Loa Scholarship winners, all looking to their first post-high school college year in this time of uncertainty. The deserving eight scholars, each the daughter or son of an active Local 675 member, working or retired, were congratulated with a check for $1,000 in their name. For precautionary measures, no luncheon was held this year due to the COVID-19 virus.

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Business Manager’s Message

Earlier in September I had a video of my Business Manager’s Report on our website for your viewing since we needed to cancel the September 2020 General Membership Meeting on Oahu and the neighbor island rap sessions.

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Advancing to the General Election

With the 2020 Primary election now behind us, we look forward to the General election on November 3rd with cautious optimism. With an objective to support qualified candidates, sensitive to the needs and concerns of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 675, we are encouraged to report that of the twenty-one (21) Primary races that were formally endorsed by Local 675, nineteen (19) or 90.5% of those candidates have either advanced to the General election or won their race outright. This is great news for our union, our members, and their ‘ohana.

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Trust Fund Administrative Office is Essential

The PAMCAH-UA Local 675 Trust Fund Administrative Office (created in 1963) provides In-House administrative services for the various employee-employer benefit funds and programs. These services include administering the benefits on behalf of all Members for their PAMCAH-UA Local 675 Pension, Annuity, Health and Welfare, Training, Vacation and Holiday and Cooperation Trust Funds.

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Congratulations to Our United Association Scholarship Recipients

We are proud to announce that three of our own representing Hawaii Local 675 have been awarded scholarships from the 2020/2021 UA Scholarship Trust Fund. Recipients were Sean M. Ceria, Devyn M. Chun, and Makana R. Murashige. They were among 110 deserving students who were selected from all UA locals throughout the United States and Canada, pursuing undergraduate studies.

Training Highlights - On-line Recruitment Now Available

After much research, effort, and hard work, Training Coordinator Chuck Shima was happy to report, “We now have year-round On-line Recruitment. Interested applicants can now apply on-line with the apprenticeship program on our website: plumbershawaii.com, under Apprenticeship.”

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Maintain Your Medical Coverage While Unemployed

As a follow up to the Trust Fund Office March 2020 notice sent to all UA Local 675 members, we want to remind members that there may be work hours credits available during periods of unemployment to allow you to continue your Health and Welfare coverage.

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Wear a Mask

For your safety and the safety of others. New Local 675 face masks and neck gaiters will be mailed in October to all active members. Make sure your address is updated if any changes.

Members on the Job - Pre-COVID Days of Summer

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In Memoriam

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

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