1049 News Archive

  • Why this Year's Workers Memorial Mass Means Alot to Us

    This year's Workers Memorial Mass will be held on May 1st at St. Patrick's Church in Bay Shore. Sadly, this year's Mass has great meaning to the IBEW family. On March 28th, an IBEW Local 94 member at PSE&G New Jersey was electrocuted and died on the job. Mr. John Nestor was killed due to 11...

  • Upcoming Events

    IBEW Local 1049 has been very active of the past few months and we have even more stuff coming up! Below I have provided information about the Annual Workers Memorial Day event and the Annual Workers Memorial Mass. We also have a few important charity fundraising events that have been put together...

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    EWMC Update

      On March 21, we held a Pizza sale in the Brentwood Yard, we simultaneously have organized this Lipstick donation for Feeling Pretty, an organization that collects lipsticks for women fighting cancer to help them feel strong and beautiful. The pizza sale raised over $500 and we have close to 100...

  • Always Be Prepared at Work

    As Spring approaches, I encourage all of our members to continue to work safely on the job. At the end of the month, we remember those who went to work, but didn't come home. I hope every year that on Workers Memorial Day we have no one to honor, because that means that we are doing our job. It is...

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    'Skills Need to Change' for Energy Workers, IBEW Tells Lawmakers

    Utility Director Donnie Colston testified before a House subcommittee on March 7, telling members the role the IBEW and other unions can play in meeting the nation's increased demand for workers in the energy and nuclear industries.   Foremost among that, he told the House Appropriations...

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    IBEW 1049 EWMC Reports

    As proud members of the EWMC, we want to ensure that we properly represent ourselves in the community. Throughout the quarter, as well as this past year, our members have consistently displayed philanthropic behavior that has been recognized in our community.   Christmas Ugly Sweater Party Our...

  • Deduct Your Union Dues at Tax Time

    As a result of the legislation passed and signed into law in April 2017, union members in the state of New York will have the opportunity to deduct their union dues from their state income taxes. Two years ago, the New York State AFL-CIO, with support from unions across the state, led the charge...

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    IBEW 1049 Volunteers Help WWII Veteran

    U.S. Army Air Force veteran Morris "Monty" Koffer and his wife Edith now have their home in order, thanks to the volunteer efforts of PSEG Long Island employees.   More than 20 PSEG-LI workers donated their time in December to help the Koffers. Collaborating with Moonjumpers, a charitable...

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    IBEW 1049 Takes Part in Wreaths Across America

    On Thursday, December 19th, Local 1049 participated in Wreaths across America at the Pinelawn and Calverton Cemeteries.

  • Happy Holidays Local 1049

    The holiday season is here and I would like to start by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Year. With the year coming to an end, I can't express how proud I am to represent the workforce that keeps the power running on Long Island. For our members at National Grid,...

  • National Grid Contract Ratified

    It is my pleasure to inform you that the Contract Extension negotiated with National Grid, that will run through  February 13, 2021, has been ratified by you, the members that are employed there.   I was glad to see a higher participation rate than in 2015, and grateful to see this extension passed...

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is here once again and I would like to wish all of our IBEW 1049 members and their families a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving. Here at Local 1049, we have a lot to be thankful for.  For one, we have labor peace and our members do not have to struggle through the holiday season. As you sit...

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    EWMC Bake Sale for MSC Kyle Sports for Special Needs

      Members of the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus broke out the baked goods for a great cause! Muffins, pastries, cookies, you name it; all to benefit a wonderful organization that allows children with disabilities to be active and involved in their favorite sports. On December 15, 2018 from 12-...

  • Informational Meetings on Tentative National Grid Contract

    I am pleased to inform you that we have reached a tentative contract extension with National Grid. This agreement provides security and stability for all our members at National Grid and recognizes the exceptional service you provide to Long Island.  I have scheduled four Information Meetings for...

  • You Can Make the Difference

    There are just five days remaining until Election Day, and what we do between now and Tuesday, November 6 will determine everything. Yes, it will determine who wins Statewide office, 27 Congressional races, and 213 State Senate and Assembly seats. But, more importantly, it will determine what we...

  • Liuba Labor Walk this Saturday

    Across the country, unions are under attack. There is no easy way to say this. Decisions like the Janus Supreme Court case brought Right to Work to the public sector and some elected officials in D.C. would like to bring it to private sector.  We need elected officials both in D.C. and in Albany...

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