Rick Bangiard Endorsed by ILWU

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The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 142 today announced their endorsement of Rick Blangiardi as the next Mayor of Honolulu.

William “Baba” Haole, ILWU Local 142 Longshore Division Director, said: “Rick Blangiardi is the leader Honolulu needs now. We need a Mayor that can tackle the vast challenges that lie ahead and not be afraid to make difficult decisions. Rick Blangiardi has the experience and skill set to navigate Honolulu through these difficult and turbulent times and will be a strong voice for working families.”

Michael Yamaguchi, ILWU Local 142 Oʻahu Division Director, said: “As a former University of Hawaiʻi football player and coach, Rick understands the value of teamwork and will work with all stakeholders to make Oʻahu a better place. Rick has the experience, dedication, and passion to move Honolulu forward during these difficult times and will be strong voice for all of us.”

William “Baba” Haole, ILWU Local 142 Longshore Division Director, said: “Rick Blangiardi is the leader Honolulu needs now. We need a Mayor that can tackle the vast challenges that lie ahead and not be afraid to make difficult decisions. Rick Blangiardi has the experience and skill set to navigate Honolulu through these difficult and turbulent times and will be a strong voice for working families.”

Michael Yamaguchi, ILWU Local 142 Oʻahu Division Director, said: “As a former University of Hawaiʻi football player and coach, Rick understands the value of teamwork and will work with all stakeholders to make Oʻahu a better place. Rick has the experience, dedication, and passion to move Honolulu forward during these difficult times and will be strong voice for all of us.”

“I am humbled to be endorsed by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). With more than 5,000 strong in the ILWU Local 142, these Oʻahu members have a heart for supporting progressive, honest, hard-working and thoughtful leadership, and are critical to the inner workings of the City and County of Honolulu. I have the utmost respect for the hardworking families of Hawai‘i who strive to make this community great for everyone.”