1049 News Archive

  • Take the National Grid Survey

    With negotiations starting on a new contract with National Grid, Local 1049 wants to hear from the members about what you would like us to focus on the new contract. You can take the survey by clicking here.   You will also receive a survey in the mail, so you can either fill out the paper version...

  • In Memory of Journeyman Lineman Andrew Jordan and those lost at the World Trade Center 9-11-01.

    September 11th, 2001, started as any other normal day, our members traveling to work thinking of the things we normally take for granted. Perhaps they were thinking of a recent vacation with their family, or maybe about their children starting the new school year. When they arrived at work that day...

  • Happy Labor Day

    Every year, when Labor Day arrives, I have shared my thoughts with my brothers and sisters at Local 1049. Those messages have mostly been about remembering the remarkable improvements we, as the Labor Movement have made through the strength of collective bargaining, and the influence we project to...

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    Join the Organizing Committee

    For the past 25 years, IBEW Local Union 1049 has led the way in organizing in the Utility Industry in the IBEW. Armed with a strong volunteer organizing committee and a local membership educated and knowledgeable about the many tasks facing a shrinking "in-house" group of members and the need for...

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    LCTT and ROW Meeting Rescheduled

    In lieu of having a full Outside Unit Meeting, we have decided that it is safer for everyone to break it up into smaller groups. This notice is to advise you that the meeting scheduled on August 20, 2020 has been rescheduled. The new meeting will be on Thursday, August 27th at 5:30 PM at the Union...

  • No Other Utility Workers Could Do What You Do

    I would like to remind you all that we will be having our General Membership Monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 18th @ 10am and 7pm. We will discuss the issues that affect Local 1049 members and report on the activities of the Local.  Please make every effort to join your brothers and sisters at...

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    Will not Rest Until the Power Is Back On

    The hardworking men and women of IBEW Local 1049 will not rest until the power is restored for all who are experiencing outages because of Tropical Storm Isaias. Long Island is our home too and we are committed to getting the lights back on in the communities in which we live and work. Please stay...

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    Retiree Meeting Canceled

    The IBEW 1049 Retiree meeting that is scheduled to be held on August 19th has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please check back for updates on future meetings.

  • Great Work During the Heat Wave

    The temperatures during this pandemic summer are heating up and we have felt the worst over this past weekend with the heat index making it feel close to 100 degrees!   This heat storm is just part of the record breaking temps we have been dealing with throughout the month of July. Even a report by...

  • Unit Meeting Canceled

    This is to inform you that due to COVID-19 we are CANCELLING our UNIT MEETING on August 6, 2020. Your safety is our highest priority and at this time we feel that we cannot hold this meeting. We are planning on having smaller meetings with each individual group in the near future. Dates will be...

  • Union Meeting July 21

    Hope this email finds you all doing well, and you and your family are staying safe and healthy. As you know, for the last few months we had Local Union 1049's office closed. As we have now opened, we will be having our July General Monthly Membership meeting on July 21st at 7pm. In order to keep...

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    EWMC: How is Everyone Doing?

    IBEW 1049's Chapter of the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (E.W.M.C.) would like to say to our Brothers & Sisters a very long awaited "Hello & how are you doing?". Our Chapter has been subject to today's world of quarantines, social distancing, and Zoom meetings like you and we are left...

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    Launching Members First

    For over a decade, IBEW 1049 has called our email newsletter The HOTWiRE. It has served us well over the years, but today we are happy to announce that we are retiring The HOTWiRE and renaming it Members First. As you can see above, you can see how we envision this redesign. Paneled photos of the...

  • Happy Fourth of July

    Brothers and sisters, each year the Fourth of July, has become more of the epitome of a summertime holiday complete with best outdoor BBQ cuisine we can muster!  Traditionally, the Fourth of July is celebrated to remember the great courage and sacrifice shown by the Patriots who founded our Country...

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    2020 IBEW Convention Results

    The following people have been elected as delegates to the IBEW Convention: Al BlumThomas DowlingConnie FritzloChuck Doyle  William O'LearyMichael WhalenBill LombardiThomas Devlin   

  • Thank You For Your Support

    It is with great pride and comradeship, that we can announce the results of our Local Union Elections. The strength of our union is measured by our ability to vote freely. You as a union member, not only have a protected right to vote to elect your representatives, but with your vote, you...

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