Leaders of Hawaii electrical workers union removed

(Image: IBEW 1260)
(Image: IBEW 1260)
Published: May. 6, 2016 at 8:22 PM HST|Updated: May. 6, 2016 at 9:40 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The leadership of IBEW Local 1260, which represents more than 6,000 electrical and electronics workers, has been placed in administratorship by its national office, Hawaii News Now has learned.

The union's membership includes many Hawaiian Electric Company employees, along with other utility, broadcast, and service contract employees in Hawaii and Guam.

The union has been led by Brian Ahakuelo, business manager and financial secretary, who had been under fire for his relatives and excessive salaries.

Administratorship usually means that the local leaders have been replaced or will be supervised by leaders appointed by the International union until a new election can be held.

An investigation is underway.

This story will be updated.

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