Government workers union and Hawaii food bank hold food drive for affected workers

HONOLULU, HI — The government workers’ union in Hawaii, along with other community groups, continue to show aloha for federal government employees, even after a tentative deal to re-open the government was reached by Congress before the end of January.

Last week, the Hawaii state AFL-CIO partnered with the Hawaii Foodbank, lined the curb outside the Seafarers Union Hall in Honolulu with volunteers armed with signs showing support for federal workers, and held a food drive for employees in need.

Various organizations out here today, have packed bags for federal government workers, and they include various packaged food items.

More community drives and distributions are planned for Maui, Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island for February.

All federal government workers have to do, is show their employee IDs at the drive locations to receive the free resources.

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  • Mario
    5 February 2019 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Federal employees are the highest paid workers in the USA they received an AVERAGE salary of $ 130,000 a year with all benefits like pension plan, long term care, lifetime medical insurance and many more. During the the shutdown there are 380K NON ESSENTIAL employees this are all political appointees, and Hawaii are solid Democrat except the military serviceman who are regularly re-assigned every 4-8 years. TRUMP shutdown has LITTLE effect on US economy, for January 308,000 GAIN for new jobs, but un-employment went high, from 3.9% to 4.0%. OBAMA’s regime has an average of 5.5% UNemployment one time it reaches 7.8%. US economy is booming, we are the envy of the world, more American are employed, highest in US history and it only happened during Trump era.