Hawaii Iron Workers endorse Makana Paris for OHA Trustee

May 22, 2018

WAIPIʻO, OʻAHU — Highlighting the need for labor experienced leadership and to improve the lives of Hawaiians, the Hawaiʻi Chapter of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union, Local 625 and the Hawaiʻi Iron Workers Stabilization Fund endorsed Makana Paris for the OHA At-Large seat.

“We know that Makana Paris will continue to work hard and do well by our communities” said Joseph O’Donnell the Business Manager and Financial Secretary-Treasurer of the Hawaiʻi Iron Workers.

President Lincoln Naiwi, Candidate Makana Paris, and Business Manager, Financial Secretary-Treasurer Joseph O’Donnell

“It’s about time. We have been waiting for Makana to use his education and experience to help serve the people of this state” said Hawaiʻi Iron Workers President, Lincoln Naiwi. “We are proud of him and we support him.”

“I am humbled to accept the endorsement of Hawaiʻi Iron Workers Union, Local 625,” Makana Paris said. “I am thankful for the mentorship from leaders in the Iron Workers including Uncle T. George Paris. I will work hard for the the labor movement, for the ironworkers, and for all of those who call Hawaiʻi home.”

Hawaiʻi Iron Workers Union, Local 625 is made up of more than 800 members representing ironworkers who work on bridges, structural steel, ornamental, architectural, and miscellaneous metals, rebar, and in shops across the State of Hawaiʻi. For more information call: 808-671-8225.

For more information about Makana Paris, visit: www.votemakana.com