(April 3, 2014) Today, the Boilermakers Local 627 and the International Organization of Boilermakers have announced their endorsement of Mark Takai for Congress representing Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District.
Boilermakers praised Takai’s work in the Hawaii State House. “Mark will do a great job representing Hawaii in Congress and we appreciate his support for working class people,” said Trustee and Assistant Business Manager Gary Aycock.
The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers is a diverse union representing workers throughout the United States and Canada. The members are employed in heavy industry, shipbuilding, manufacturing, railroads, cement, mining, and related industries. They construct and repair electric power plants, refineries, pulp and paper mills, and steel mills. They build naval ships and commercial tankers, repair locomotives, make cement, and mine coal, gypsum, and talc. They forge tools for industry and make consumer goods. The Boilermakers union has long been politically active in Hawaii and has a permanent presence in Washington, D.C. They aggressively promote and defend the rights of their members and indeed those of all workers.
Takai is also endorsed by VoteVets, U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, Hawaii State Teachers Association, National Education Association, Ironworkers Union-International, Hawaii Ironworkers Union-Local 625, American Postal Workers Union-International, Hawaii APWU, United Food & Commercial Workers-International, UFCW-Local 480, International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, American Optometric Association, and Hawaii State Chiropractic Association.