Hawaiʻi Painters and Allied Trades Union Endorses Makana Paris for OHA At-Large

Jun 5, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

HONOLULU — With the need for leaders to be accessible and willing to fight for the rights of the people, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 50 endorsed Makana Paris for the OHA At-Large seat.

“We recognized Makana’s strong support of labor and construction,” said Ryden “Bully” Valmoja, District Council 50 Business Manager, Secretary-Treasurer. “He understands labor because he comes from a labor family.”

This is the second major union endorsement for candidate Makana Paris, as he continues to expand his relationships with labor and foster a spirit of collaboration.

“I am humbled to accept the endorsement of District Council 50,” Makana Paris said. “I look forward to working with District Council 50 to create better housing and healthcare for our communities”.

District Council 50 represents Hawai‘i’s construction finishing trades, including approximately 2,000 members of Painters Local Union 1791; Glaziers Architectural Metal and Glassworkers Local Union 1889; Carpet, Linoleum and Soft Tile Local Union 1926; Drywall Tapers Finisher Local Union 1944; and Specialty Workers Local Union 1941. For more information, visit: www.dc50.org.

For more information on the Makana Paris for OHA At-Large campaign, visit:  www.votemakana.com.