Former Governor John D. Waiheʻe III was born and raised on Hawai’i Island in Honoka`a, a working class community. He was born just after the end of WWII in 1946 and was exposed to the importance of labor unions while growing up. As a kid, he remembers going with his parents to the school gymnasium when they brought food to striking workers.
He later became a political activist and a leader at the 1978 Hawai’i Constitutional Convention. He remembers the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 142) and AQ for progressive advocacy that went beyond traditional collective bargaining re: wages and working conditions.
We are just entering the home stretch with our AQ documentary, The Struggle Never Ends. It is important that we mobilize public awareness about the project and begin to build the potential audience!
Please ask your friends and colleagues to check out our website (www.laborhistoryhawaii.org). We have now posted more than 100 video vignettes featuring AQ, her colleagues, comrades and contemporaries utilizing rare interview footage from our moving image archive. Each month we post new material in our AQ Bulletin. Log on to the website and sign up for our
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Mahalo Nui Loa,