WAIWAIKAULIKE – To strive for quality for all in everything done
I have seen Hawaii as we emerged from plantation field and factory workers into a business setting. From sugar cane and pineapple fields to golf courses and freeways. From being one of the only cars on the H-1 freeway at four-o-clock in the morning to an endless line of commuters twenty-four seven.
All that I have seen and experienced within this evolution had to be accommodated through planning, with a “strive for quality for all in everything done”.
How we planned had determined all our livelihoods and our quality of life.
Everything planned had to be built, as we continue to plan our future, we will continue to build.
Within our planning, and within our building, we will steadfast.
“To strive for quality for all in everything done”
Aloha my name is Brandon Ili. I am a second generation member of Local 3. I’m currently a 28-year member, 21 years in the field and 7 on staff. I started off as an apprentice back in late 1992, made journeyman and later became a foreman. The journey is long but the things I’ve learned in all makes it worth it.
From wearing a highlighter shirt, jeans, steel toe shoes to now slacks and aloha shirts. It’s all very humbling. The #1 question I always get is – “Do you miss the field?” The answer is always yes.
My coworkers are awesome. We’ve learned to work well with each other. As a team, we are able to get things done. Here at HOEISF, we support, promote, and encourage fair contracting and provide a level playing field in the public arena for both contractor and workers.
We will continue to move forward with compliance and lobbying to ensure a great future for our great local.
We are operating engineers by trade, we come from diverse backgrounds. Our Compliance team is made up of a team of Operators with 40 plus years of experience in the field and in the industry. With back grounds such as job foremen’s and former pack committee members as well as key operators for the signatory companies that we have worked for before becoming a part of the team here in Stabilization.
We all have a big role in Stabilization working together as a team for our membership and signatory contractors. To provide a future of a fair playing field in the Industry on prevailing wage and private construction projects. Who is Stabilization? We are Operating Engineers!
“The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interest of the governed, not for governors. “
We don’t live for politics, but the reality is that politics determine how we live. We at HOEISF increasingly work to ensure that government enables the kamaaina of Hawaii to live, work and play, in safety and happiness. We ensure that our political leader’s values, goals, and objectives align with the working middle class men and women of Hawaii, and hold them accountable for their decisions and actions. We toil to connect with all people to find common ground on issues, and find pathways to move forward so that all may benefit.
As the Stabilization Representative for Hawaii County, we will continue to ensure that prevailing wage laws are in compliance, maintain our relationships within government as well as with developers.
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