Daniel K. Inouye Congressional

Interview with Russell Okata

Interview with former executive director of the Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) Russell Okata recorded in Mānoa on November 11, 2015 for the Daniel K. Inouye Oral History Project. Topics include becoming aware of Senator Inouye, changes in political ideology from Senator Inouye's era until now, AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), Senator Inouye's influence on him as a union leader, the 1994 labor strike, his thoughts on Senator Inouye wanting Colleen Hanabusa to succeed him, and labor union issues in Hawaiʻi.

Languages: English


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