Representative Kymberly Pine has asked Governor Abercrombie to declare a State of Emergency to restore power to Ewa Beach residents affected by the strike of Hawaiian Electric Company’s IBEW Local Union 1260.
“It is unacceptable for union members to put their pay before the safety of my community. Many people in Ewa Beach are already out of work and for them to walk off in a state of crisis is egregious,” said Rep. Pine.
She continued, “This is like emergency workers walking off the job during a hurricane.” But unlike a hurricane which gives warning to residents to prepare, the union made a choice to hurt people for personal gain. This is a manmade disaster by choice.”