Hawaiʻi State AFL-CIO
Twenty Fifth Biennial Convention
2013

 
GENERAL RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED:
  No. 1   Relating to Labor's Community Services Program
  No. 2   Relating to the Support of the United Way Fund Drive
  No. 3   Relating to the Film and Entertainment Industry
  No. 4   Resolution in recognition of Senator Dainel K. Akaka



General Resolution No. l

RELATING TO LABOR'S COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAM

WHEREAS, The basic principle of the Labor's Community Services Program is that union members are first and foremost citizens of their community, and that union members must cooperate with their fellow citizens in making the community a good place in which to live, to work, and to raise children; and

WHEREAS, Union members must be concerned about the availability of adequate health, welfare, and recreational services for the whole community; and

WHEREAS, Through the Labor's Community Services Program, union members across the nation have been instrumental in making the community health and welfare agencies more representative of the people and more responsive to human needs, and

WHEREAS, Through the Labor's Community Services Program, unions have been better able to respond to the health and human service needs of our members and have helped to increase the access to and knowledge of these essential services; and

WHEREAS, An important part of the Labor's Community Services Program is our mutually beneficial partnership between the United Way and Labor which has benefited union members and all citizens of our community and has been a means of increasing Labor's contributions to our community and increasing union members' involvement in our community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the delegates to the Twenty-Fifth Biennial Convention of the Hawai‘i State AFL-CIO, That this body continue it full support of the Labor's Community Services Program and that all local unions support the Labor's Community Services Committees on all islands to meet the health and human services needs of union members and to broaden the unions' interest in the community services program; and be it

RESOLVED, That certified copies of the Resolution be transmitted to all United Way Professional Officers, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaisons, Labor's Community Services Committee Chairs, and all unions in the State of Hawai‘i.

Submitted by: Labor's Community Services Committee


General Resolution No. 2

RELATING TO THE SUPPORT OF THE UNITED WAY FUND DRIVE

WHEREAS, The United Way's 2013 annual fund drive is in full swing and support is needed to reach the statewide goal which is used by agencies to continue providing needed services to our membership and our community; and

WHEREAS, One out of every two persons receives important assistance and services from United Way agencies and therefore, when we support United Way, we support ourselves, our families, and our friends, and

WHEREAS, Labor plays a unique role in the United Way as the only group that crosses all three sections of the community campaign-federal, private, and public, and

WHEREAS, The partnership between Labor and the United Way has been a beneficial and productive one and it is through this partnership that the Labor's Community Services Liaison Program was formed, and

WHEREAS, The United Way is the only organization that accords Labor official recognition with a Memorandum of Understanding, Labor Committees, and Labor Liaisons, and while there may be other worthwhile charities, only the United Way relates to Labor on an official level; and

WHEREAS, The United Way is the only organization that accords Labor official recognition with a Memorandum of Understanding, Labor Committees, and Labor Liaisons, and while there may be other worthwhile charities, only the United Way relates to Labor on an official level; and

WHEREAS, Giving through the United Way is one means of sharing those benefits we have obtained through the collective efforts of the men and women of organized labor; and

WHEREAS, The United Way conducts its annual fund drive and labor is committed because together, we can make a difference; now, therefore

RESOLVED by the delegates to the Twenty-Fifth Biennial Convention of the Hawai‘i State AFL-CIO, That we support of the United Way's Fund Drive and will encourage all affiliates to support the fund drive; and be it

RESOLVED, That certified copies of the Resolution be transmitted to all United Way Professional Officers, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaisons, Labor's Community Services Committee Chairs, and all unions in the State of Hawai‘i.

Submitted by: Labor's Community Services Committee


General Resolution No. 3

REGARDING THE FILM AN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

WHEREAS, SAG-AFTRA Hawaii Local, I.A.T.S.E., Local 665 and AFM, Local 677 represents all professional and skilled performers and crew in the film and entertainment industry living in the State of Hawaiʻi; and

WHEREAS, SAG-AFTRA Hawaii Local, I.A.T.S.E., Local 665 and AFM, Local677 have 2,000 members living in the State of Hawaiʻi; and

WHEREAS, SAG-AFTRA Hawaii Local, I.A.T.S.E., Local 665 and AFM, Local 677 have collective bargaining agreements covering professional and skilled performers and crew working in feature films, television motion pictures, television series, television and radio commercials, corporate, industrial and educational films, music videos, new media, interactive films, broadcast media, and theatrical and musical stage productions; and

WHEREAS, SAG-AFTRA Hawaii Local, I.A.T.S.E., Local 665 and AFM, Local 677 have been active and instrumental in the continued growth of Hawaii's film and entertainment industry; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the delegates ofthe Twenty-Fifth Biennial Convention of the Hawaiʻi State AFL-CIO, That this body support the goals and objectives of, SAG-AFTRA Hawaii Local, I.A.T.S.E., Local 665 and AFM, Local677; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Hawaiʻi State AFL-CIO support the efforts of SAG-AFTRA Hawaii Local, I.A.T.S.E., Local 665 and AFM, Local 677 by advising all of its affiliates that all covered work in the film and entertainment industry be done with the respective union-represented performers and crews; and be it finally

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution be transmitted to all of the affiliates of the Hawaiʻi State AFL-CIO.

Submitted by: SAG-AFTRA Hawaii Local


General Resolution No. 4

RESOLUTION IN RECOGNITION OF SENATOR DANIEL K. AKAKA

WHEREAS, Senator Daniel. K Akaka retired on January 3, 2013 after devoting 36 years to the State of Hawaiʻi as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate; and

WHEREAS, Senator Akaka was born in Honolulu, and after attending public schools and graduating from Kamehameha School for Boys, served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers working as a welder and mechanic; and

WHEREAS, He earned a bachelor of education degree funded through the G.l. Bill from the University of Hawaiʻi, then later earned a master's degree in education and worked as a high school teacher, vice-principal and principal and then held positions in state government including serving as director of the Hawaii Office of Economic Opportunity; and

WHEREAS, Senator Akaka was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976 to represent Hawaiʻi's 2nd congressional district and was re-elected seven times and then was appointed by Governor John Waihee to the U.S. Senate in April 1990 and went on to be elected and re-elected eventually serving almost 23 years; and

WHEREAS, During his many decades in public service, Senator Akaka earned a reputation as a champion of working families and was beloved as someone who lived Aloha; and

WHEREAS, In addition to his professional accomplishments, Senator Akaka is blessed to have the unconditional love and support of his wife Mary Mildred Chong, his five children and their offspring; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the delegates to the Twenty-Fifth Biennial Convention of the Hawaiʻi State AFL-CIO, That this body honors and commends Senator Daniel K. Akaka for his dedicated years of service to Hawaiʻi and the nation; and be it further

RESOLVED, That this body extends its best wishes for continued good health, joy, and happiness in all his future endeavors.

Presented & Adopted on November 14, 2013