HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii Teamsters & Allied Workers Union, Local 996, which represents more than 6,000 members in Hawaii and Guam, today announced its endorsement of Mufi Hannemann for Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
"Mufi is an insightful leader and impassioned advocate who will fight for the hard-working men and women of Hawaii," said Teamsters President Ron Kozuma. "Mufi knows and understands firsthand the needs of working people and their families."
"I have had a long-time association with the Teamsters Union, as my father Gustav valued his membership with the union as a Foremost Dairies employee. As Mayor, my City Hall team and I prioritized TheBus and Handi-Van operations to ensure that Honolulu had one of the best bus systems in America. I am, therefore, extremely pleased and honored to receive this strong and solid endorsement from President Ron Kozuma and the Teamsters in my quest to serve Hawaii in the United States Congress," stated Mufi Hannemann.
The Hawaii Teamsters represents more than 6,000 members and negotiates 80 contracts with employers statewide and on Guam. The union's membership includes bus drivers, hospital employees, cement workers, transportation industry mechanics, satellite tracking operators, parcel delivery drivers, cable television technicians, laundry workers, mattress makers, beverage producers and distributors, and bakery employees.