1049 News Archive

  • LIBN: Protecting Public Pensions Protects All Working Families

    Sometimes it feels like working men and women are always under attack – from anti-union employers, from Washington, from Albany. Now, amid a concerted attack by climate change activists, Gov. Cuomo and some of our elected leaders in the State Capitol are pushing a plan that could hurt the modest...

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    Voter Registration Deadline Sunday

    The deadline to register to vote in the state primary in September is Sunday, August 19th. Please also remember that if you have moved or changed your name you need to re-register. You can click here to find out if you are registered. If you need to register, you can do it online by clicking here...

  • Take Part in Health Awareness Day

    I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer and using the IBEW's tips on staying cool on the job during this hot and humid summer.  Click here for some important information an upcoming health awareness and prevention day. Baseline Health will be bringing a medical RV to the IBEW 1049 union...

  • Thank a Lineman Today

    Today we celebrate Lineman Appreciation Day. July 10th is the day that we recognize the hard and dangerous work that our lineman do to keep the power on. Through wind, rain, lightening and snow, through blizzards, heat waves and hurricanes, these men and women work hard every day for our community...

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    NPR: Supreme Court Deals Blow to Organized Labor

    In a blow to organized labor, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers who choose not to join a union cannot be charged for the cost of collective bargaining. The vote was a predictable 5-4. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion with the court's conservatives...

  • 1049 Scholarship

     The Local 1049 Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 to provide our working members with some financial support in order to contribute to the personal development and higher education for their children. Awarded recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship payable to the educational...

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    How Mark Janus Benefitted From His Union

    Like everyone else in the labor movement, I'm nervously awaiting the Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which would weaken public sector unions by letting workers receive the benefits of representation without contributing toward the cost. But I've got a unique vantage point: I...

  • Register to Vote Today

    Brothers and sisters, the IBEW is launching a nationwide campaign to register our members to vote so we can vote in this year's primaries and the general election. Here at Local 1049, we have a number of members who are not registered to vote. If you had been registered previously, it is possible...

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    Our Newly Formed Chapter is Excited and Ready for the Call to Action

    Our Newly formed chapter is excited and ready for the call to action. We are committed to have a chapter which will focus on helping to enrich our IBEW members' lives using the principals the EWMC was founded under. A mission of Inclusion, in a world that looks to divide, We strive to bring...

  • Happy Memorial Day

    In honor and recognition of their service I, along with the Officers, Executive Board and Business Staff of IBEW Local Union 1049 salute the men and women of our country's armed forces. Please join us in remembering those that have sacrificed to protect the freedom when enjoy this Memorial Day....

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    Repeal of Trump's Tax on Union Dues Stalls in Senate

      A bill to repeal a new tax on union dues and unreimbursed job expenses has stalled in the Senate, a significant financial blow to many working families and union members.     The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, would reverse a little-publicized hike in the 2017 tax...

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    Workers Memorial Mass

  • Union Meeting April 17

    On Tuesday, April 17th, we will be having our monthly meeting. At the meeting we will be accepting donations of clean soft goods, like clothes, sheets and towels, to help benefit the Stony Brook Cancer Center. I have provided information about the event below. I would encourage everyone to come to...

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    IBEW Testifies on the Nation's Electrical Grid

      Construction and Maintenance Department Director Jim Ross testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy Feb. 27 about how the federal government can improve the state of the nation's energy infrastructure.  Ross and representatives of local government, industry, labor, higher...

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    1049 Scholarship Fund is Accepting Applications

    The Local 1049 Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 to provide our working members with some financial support in order to contribute to the personal development and higher education for their children. Awarded recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship payable to the educational institution...

  • Saturday's Janus Rally will Make Headlines: Get on the Bus

    On Saturday, union members from across the country will be demonstrating in cities everywhere to protect our collective bargaining rights which are being challenged in the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case. This case will allow public sector workers to free ride and not pay union dues and will...

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