Continuing Hawai‘i's rich tradition of supporting working families and organized labor.

Hawai‘i's rich tradition of supporting working families and unions are under attack from right-wing groups funded by the Koch brothers. As Attorney General, Doug stood up for our everyday heroes, members of public unions in the US Supreme Court case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.

In Washington, Doug will fight for an economy that works for everyday people, and he will always protect the rights of workers to join together to make their voices heard. His priorities include:

  • Defending the sacred right to collectively bargain because he knows it's the best way to boost wages and lift Hawai‘i families into the middle class.
  • Fighting back against the Trump administration's attacks on federal employees and all working families.
  • Working to ensure Hawai‘i continues to receive the federal funds we need to provide a consistent workload for our highly skilled federal workforce.
  • Supporting workforce development programs to train (and re-train) the employees who will power Hawai‘i's economy now and into the future.
  • Protecting the hard-earned benefits of working families by repealing the so-called Cadillac tax under the Affordable Care Act