Hawaii Teamsters union endorses Hannemann for governor

Hawaii Independent Party candidate Mufi Hannemann

Hawaii Independent Party gubernatorial candidate Mufi Hannemann received a big boost Tuesday when he was endorsed by the Hawaii Teamsters and Allied Workers Union, Local 996.

The union cited Hannemann’s previous work in Washington, D.C., and experience serving as a Honolulu City Council member and mayor.

“Mufi has compiled an outstanding record of accomplishments through his work with organized labor, the public and private sectors, he has fostered relationships in business and tourism that have helped Hawaii’s economy,” the union said in a statement.

The Hawaii Teamsters represents more than 6,000 members and negotiates 80 contracts with employees statewide and on Guam.

Membership includes bus drivers, hospital employees, cement workers, transportation industry mechanics, parcel delivery drivers, beverage producers and distributors, bakery employees and pre-school teachers.

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