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Monday, November 06, 2006

New Teamsters Local 996 Leader

Mel Kahele, who served as president of Hawaii Teamsters & Allied Workers Union Local 996 for the past ten years, was just ousted by Secretary-Treasurer Ron Kozuma. Kozuma won the presidency by 238 votes, 1,076 to 838.

Teamsters Local 996 represents about 6,000 employees across Hawaii and Guam, including bus drivers, hospital workers, cement workers, and movie truck drivers.

Kahele said though he was surprised by the election's outcome, he has no ill feelings and would help make for a smooth transition.

Teamsters union picks new leader [Hnl Star-Bulletin, 11/5/06]
Kahele ousted as Teamsters leader [Hnl Advertiser, 11/4/06]

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