Gov. David Ige (D) has been trailing US Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Honolulu) in several Democratic gubernatorial primary polls, but he is getting a new boost from certain labor unions. Recently, the United Public Workers union and the Unite Here! union, which represents hospitality, food service, and healthcare workers, both endorsed Gov. Ige. The UPW is a member of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Association, AFL-CIO. On the other hand, the Hawaii United Professional Assembly endorsed Rep. Hanabusa. The Hawaii primary is August 11th.
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