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Local 1186 no longer affiliated with Da Braddahs & Friends

Over the past decade or more, Hawaii has come to associate IBEW Local 1186 with Da Braddahs aka Tony Silva and James Roache, dba All Him Productions, and they have brought our members and their families laughter and entertainment at many family events and member picnics. We valued them as extended family within our IBEW […]

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 […]

Amazon organizes in New York

Honolulu-HI April 3, 2022 Amazon unionizes in New York City State Island, New York Amazon organizes first Amazon union in the world. This past weekend, Amazon¬© unionized its first working union, in Staten Island, New York, called ALU (Amazon Labor Union), organized for the most part by former Amazon employee Chris Smalls. With a majority […]

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 […]

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 […]

2021 Advance Child Tax Credit

Aloha members, Starting today, you may be eligible to receive monthly payments from the IRS, for your minor children. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to see if you are eligible.

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!