STRIKE! – Hawaii Gas employees picket all island locations

Workers strike at Hawaii Gas in Kona. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Hawaii Gas employees began their strike after weeks of negotiations failed between the company and Hawaii Teamsters and Allied Workers, Local 996, which represents 217 maintenance, clerical, plant workers and drivers, just after midnight today. Workers are pictured picketing at the Hawaii Gas Kaiwi Street location in Kona early this morning.