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Hotel worker union endorsing Neil Abercrombie

Neil Abercrombie Neil Abercrombie
Mason Chung Mason Chung

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A major Hawaii labor union is backing Neil Abercrombie's run for governor.

Local 5 announced Tuesday it has chosen to back the former congressman in his bid to become our next governor.

Local 5 represents nearly 11,000 hotel and health care workers in Hawaii.

The union says Abercrombie is a proven leader and fights for all the blue collar workers in the state.

"Neil has supported all the activities of all of Hawaii's working people and I think that shows the importance of his campaign and also Local 5's campaign, which is the working people of Hawaii," Local 5 worker Mason Chung said.

This endorsement comes two weeks after the Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Association endorsed Abercrombie's rival for the democratic nomination, Mayor Mufi Hannemann.

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