Dole Middle School
April 15, 2023
Each year, the Hawaii State American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations’ (Hawaii AFL-CIO) Labor Community Services Program selects a Title 1 public school to support. The program works closely with the school to coordinate how its union members, business and community partners can assist the school and its students.
“Our unions work for everyone in Hawaii, whether fighting for safe workplaces, lifting up conditions for the working class, or showing up to improve one of our precious public schools,” said Hawaii AFL-CIO President Randy Perreira. “We are so proud of our brothers and sisters for sharing their hard work, resources, and talent, and for showing what it means to be a union member in Hawaii.”
It’s not often that unions come together outside of normal operations, and HFFA President Bobby Lee understands the importance when it involves a community project of this scale. “When there is an opportunity to show our communities what can be accomplished when stakeholders work together for a single purpose, it reinforces how labor unions can have a positive impact, including the well-being of our keiki — our future leaders.”
A Career Day will be held in the cafeteria where trade unions, businesses and the Fire Department present information for students interested in a career with the fire department or a trade.
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