Aloha brothers and sisters,
By now you have probably heard about the indictment handed down today on former Business Manager from IBEW Local 1260, Brian Ahakuelo, as reported on Hawaii News Now, KHON2, and other news outlets. With that being said, many of us are getting flooded with calls because many in the public sector are confused, not knowing the difference between the three IBEW locals.
To educate the people who are asking, in general these are three IBEW locals and our categories:
1186 – Construction
1260 – HECO/Utilities
1357 – Hawaiian Telcom
It can be a bit stressful to have to combat negative comments and shade thrown towards our local, but it can also be your chance to help educate the general public about the different sectors that make up our local. While media can be negative, it can also be a good opportunity to help others to see how truly unique and different our local is from any other.
If we can be of assistance in any way to help you shed some light on the situation to your fellow friends and family, please call the union office.
Damien T.K. Kim
Business Manager/Financial Secretary
IBEW Local 1186