In the community

“Every drop counts” blood drive on June 10th

Honolulu-Your kokua is needed! IBEW Local 1186 is taking part in the 3rd Annual Hawaii Building & Construction Trades Council “Every Drop Counts” blood drive on Saturday, June 10, 2023. It will be held in the cafeteria of Sacred Hearts Academy, from 8 AM-4 PM. Appointments can be made by calling the Blood Bank of […]

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for food drive on May 13, 2023!

Honolulu – Calling all IBEW Local 1186 members and your family members 14 years old+ (Hawaii Food Bank rules specifies that volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult, no younger than 14 ) for the NALC Food Drive on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the Hawaii Food Bank from 3:30 […]

STEP OUT HAWAII 2023! Team IBEW 1186!

Did you know that in Hawaii, over 410,000 residents, or 1 out of every 2 people are affected by diabetes? And that diabetes by itself is the highest risk for heart disease? Join the fight against diabetes on SATURDAY, APRIL 22nd at 7 AM, by joining “2023 Step Out Hawaii!” a family-friendly 2-mile walk around […]

LABOR OF LOVE this Saturday, 4/15/23!

Honolulu – Join us for community service on Saturday 4/15/23 at 7 AM, to help spruce up Dole Middle School with your fellow brothers and sisters – not just in our trade but in other trades as well! Contact Mike P. at 808-342-5069 to join us!

Mass sign-waving on 10/20/22 for General Election

Honolulu-Aloha brothers and sisters! Please join us in support of Josh Green, Sylvia Luke and Jill Tokuda in our last sign-waving before General Election (November 8, 2022). It will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 4:30 PM. Please feel free to bring your family members (14+ years). Dinner will be provided. Registration is […]

Yee haw! Calling all IBEW 1186 Paniolos!

Aloha brothers and sisters, calling all paniolos! Or shall we say “Yee-haw!” In coordination with the Hawaii Building & Construction Trades Council, we are sponsoring Dita Holifield’s All-American Rodeo, happening September 29th-30th and October 1-2. See above entry form to enter!

Big Island Members Summer Picnic 2022

Kona – It was a day of fun, food and bowling at KB Xtreme in Kailua-Kona last week Sunday, and all who attended took something home in terms of a raffle or giveaway! It was so awesome to see faces we had not seen at an IBEW picnic since 2019. Until next time! Check out […]

Kauai Members Summer Picnic 2022

Lihue-Much mahalo to all of our Kauai members that came out for today’s Kauai Summer Picnic at Niumalu Canoe Club/Kalapaki Beach! Was so good to see you again! From Cornhole to water balloons to a waterslide and more, fun was had by all! Click here for a video of the day’s festivities.

School supplies drive coming up!

Honolulu-Aloha brothers and sisters! We could really use your help with an upcoming school supplies drive to benefit deserving children from two local elementary schools. You can drop off donations now, anytime until July 30th. See flyer below for more details:

2nd Annual “IBEW LOCAL 1186 SAVING LIVES” Blood Drive coming up on August 13, 2022

Honolulu-Aloha brothers and sisters, and for those who share this with all of our family, extended family and friends: We have our second annual IBEW LOCAL 1186 “Saving Lives” Blood Drive coming up, on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at St. Louis School! If you have never donated before, and are thinking about it, please make […]

Spectrum hiring for Call Center Sales

Aloha brothers and sisters, We just wanted to pass along a great opportunity for yourself or for friends and family who are looking for a career opportunity or change. Spectrum, one of our largest signatory contractors, is currently hiring for Call Center Sales. To apply and for more info, click directly on this link.

2nd Annual “Every Drop Counts” Blood Drive on Sat., June 4, 2022

Honolulu – The Hawaii Building and Construction Trades Council (HBCTC), partnering with the Blood Bank of Hawaii (BBH) is hosting their second annual “Every Drop Counts” Blood Drive on Saturday, June 4th, 2022 from 8 AM-4 PM at Damien Memorial High School. Walk-ins are not allowed, so please be sure to schedule your appointment today, […]

Third round of free COVID tests available now

Aloha brothers and sisters, Make sure to order your free COVID-19 tests today. Even if you took advantage of the first two rounds, you can now sign up below for another round of free covid tests to be sent to you. To have free covid tests sent to your mailing address, click here

Electrical safety tips – prevent a fire in your home or business

Honolulu-As recently reported on KHON2, Honolulu Fire Department officials have responded to at least a dozen electrical-related fires in 2022 alone. IBEW Local 1186 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Damien Kim says that this is a preventable issue, and issues the following tips: Never overload your power strip. Keep it away from flammable materials. If more outlets […]

Congrats to 2022 AFL-CIO Scholarship recipients!

Congrats to the winners of this year’s AFL-CIO scholarship. Each winner received $1,000 to be used towards tuition, school books, room, and board, or any other school expenses. The scholarship was open to any graduating senior and having a family member in a union is not a requirement. Best of luck in your future educational […]

Lead by example

From Blue Planet Foundation: “State buildings are one of the largest electricity users in our islands. It’s time for new policy to direct the state to put energy efficiency to work reducing emissions, saving money, and creating jobs. This is especially important now as energy prices are rising across the world. This measure will also […]


Aloha brothers and sisters, This is for the Senior class of 2022 and this post will be updated with any scholarship opportunities as they become available. Good luck!

Staff at IBEW LOCAL 1186 staff, HETF, Hawaii Electricians Ad Office & Compliance make Christmas brighter

Honolulu – Staff of IBEW Local 1186, the Hawaii Electricians Training Fund, Hawaii Electricians Administrative Office, and HEMEP’s Compliance Office helped to make Christmas brighter for a few families that would have to remain in the hospital over the holidays. Each year, employees choose a charitable cause and this year, chose “Santa’s Workshop” as part […]

2022 Hawaii State AFL-CIO Scholarships information

Aloha members, Please see the attached for more information regarding the AFL-CIO scholarships which will be awarded to three high school seniors. Please direct all questions to AFL-CIO’s Brande Kahalewai via email or phone at 808-597-1441. Mark down the deadline in your calendar, and good luck!

Homebuyer Webinar on Nov. 16th or Nov. 17th, 2021

Aloha members, Have you registered for our “What’s the haps” November Homebuyer Webinar? If not make sure to contact Mike (see phone # on graphic) to do so! Get your questions answered and find out some very valuable information. Hope to “see” you there! Also, if these times/dates don’t work for you, please be sure […]

Drive thru to beat the flu at COVID-19

Aloha members, The AFL-CIO and “My Health Solutions” is sponsoring a flu and COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru service on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 8 AM-12 PM. It will be a on a first-come, first-serve basis and you must wear a mask and bring the following items with you (see below for forms): -Completed flu and/or […]

“Every Drop Counts” Blood Drive initiative nets almost 400 pints collected so far

Honolulu-IBEW Local 1186 has been one of the 16 labor unions helping to save lives this summer, as a major participant in the Hawaii Building & Construction Trades Council’s (HBCTC) “Every Drop Counts-Giving for a better tomorrow,” a collaborative blood drive effort in partnership the Blood Bank of Hawaii (BBH). LG Josh Green came out […]


Aloha members, Please join us for a free first-time homebuyer webinar happening August 17th at 6-7 PM, brought to you by the Hawaii Building and Construction Trades Council (HBCTC). To register, contact Gino from HBCTC at

Congrats to the winners of our first statewide fishing event!

Mahalo to all who entered our first annual statewide shoreline fishing event! Congrats goes to the following winners: BIG ISLAND: 1st: Robert “Lopaka” Wilson (30.8 lb ulua) 2nd: Jeffrey Sibayton (2.2 lb mu) BIG ISLAND ‘OHANA: 1st: Kobi Wilson, 8 (9.2 oz papio) 2nd: Yumi Fukunaga, 10 (3.7 oz moana) 3rd: Emi Fukunaga, 4 (3.5 […]


Aloha members, Your kokua is needed! Yes, it’s that time of year again – with school starting up again soon, there are many keiki on our island and around Hawaii that do not have much needed school school supplies for the upcoming new school year, and HERA and the IBEW Local 1186 Membership Development Team […]

IBEW Local 1186 leads the charge in blood donations

Honolulu – IBEW Local 1186 members came out strong at last month’s first “Every Drop Counts” blood drive brought to you by the Hawaii Building & Construction Trades Council, but our work is not done yet. Many appointments are still open for our next blood drive, on Saturday July 17th from 8 AM-4PM at the […]

Registration now OPEN for IBEW 1186 Shoreline Pole Fishing Event!

Aloha members, Registration is now open for our first annual IBEW Local 1186 Shoreline Pole Fishing Event. For more information including rules, eligibility and how to register, click here by July 2nd. Good luck!


Aloha members, As you know, IBEW Local 1186 is part of a group of unions that together, are the Hawaii Building & Construction Trades Council (HBCTC) and we are participating in our first ever joint blood drive. We are excited to partner with the Blood Bank of Hawaii AND this summer’s special secondary partners, Special […]

Have you or a family member ever needed blood?

Aloha members, Have you or a family member ever been a recipient of a blood transfusion? If so, we would love to hear your story. Please contact us if you have ever needed blood, or anyone from your family. Mahalo!

Broadband benefits for qualified people

Aloha members, Please click on this link to see if you qualify for a limited time broadband benefit. According to the website, The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible […]