1049 News Archive

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    Get On the Bus: A Working People's Day of Action

    On Saturday February 24th at 11 AM, union members from across the country will be holding a Day of Action to protest the upcoming Janus v AFSCME case at Foley Square in New York City. The case will be heard on February 26th by the Supreme Court. This day also represents the 50th anniversary of the...

  • Protecting Our Union

    As we move into 2018, labor unions face increasing challenges.  From the upcoming United States Supreme Court hearing the Janus v. AFSCME in late February to anti-union changes from the National Labor Relations Board, it is an undeniable fact that our right to belong to labor unions is under attack...

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    The Cost of Janus

    In just a few weeks, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case challenging fair share fees. With the case expected to be decided by June, The Empire Center has decided to take a look at the economic impact of Janus on public sector unions in the strongest union state,...

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    AFL-CIO seeking direction

    This past year was filled with ups and downs for working people. No matter where you live or what type of work you do for a living, one thing is clear: Working people need to stick together and build power like never before in 2018.  Share your feedback with us now, so we can be most effective. Do...

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    Give Labor a Voice, Bring Back UCOMM Radio

    A message from Assistant Business Manager Patrick Guidice:    As an Assistant Business Manager for IBEW 1049, UCOMM Radio was a valuable tool that has been sorely missed since it went off the air. As a co-host, I got to go onto the show and discuss and explain in detail many of the important topics...

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    "You Have Given My Kids a Christmas"

    For the last 10 months, 1,800 families have been on strike at Spectrum. As the company refuses to budge on its demand for regressive givebacks, these families are facing an uncertain future this holiday season. As they fight to protect the Middle Class in New York City, their union brothers and...

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    Union Meeting and Holiday Party was a Success

    IBEW 1049 recently held their last union meeting of 2017. It was our union's way of thanking our members. Thank you to all of those who came out and Happy Holidays. Click here for more photos.

  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    The holidays are here and a new year is just around the corner. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for making the transition to Business Manager this year an easy and smooth one. Thanks to the membership, our union is growing stronger every day. I appreciate the hard work that you...

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    Stewards Meeting and Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest

    At the recent Stewards meeting, IBEW 1049 held an ugly holiday sweater contest. Many of our stewards and Executive Board members took part in wearing their ugliest sweaters. Pictured above is our winner Mike Breitinger along with Business Manager Ron Bauer and Assistant Business Manager James Brown...

  • Union Meeting and Holiday Party Tomorrow

    After a long year, IBEW 1049 will be holding their final union meeting of the year tomorrow, Tuesday December 19th at 7:00 PM. In addition to our regular business, this meeting will serve as Local 1049's Holiday Party, our locals way of saying thanks for being such great members. I hope to see...

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    Stewards Meeting and Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest

    Tuesday, December 12 6:00 PM 100 Corporate Drive  Holtsville NY11742   An ugly holiday sweater contest will be held at the meeting, so please wear your ugliest sweater and be prepared for lots of pictures to be taken. 

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    Opposing the Dead Wrong GOP Tax Bill

      Outraged by the GOP's tax bill, a local IBEW president was among five protesters who staged a sit-in and ultimately were arrested Monday at Sen. Susan Collins' office in Bangor, Maine.     "This bill gives massive tax cuts to the rich on the backs of working people. It was written by the rich and...

  • Don't Raise My Taxes

    As you may be aware, Congress is currently considering and voting on a tax plan that will raise taxes on most middle class families while cutting taxes for the rich. For IBEW 1049 members, we will lose the union dues deduction causing an increase in all of our taxes. The bill also eliminates the...

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    Happy Thanksgiving 1049

    Thanksgiving is here again. There is no better time to think of the reasons why you are thankful over this long holiday weekend. As union members, there is a lot to be thankful for like our wages and benefits. We can also be thankful in knowing that thanks to our union and the solidarity of our...

  • /Political Action

    2017 Endorsements

    Below are IBEW 1049's endorsements for Nassau and Suffolk County. Please vote on Tuesday, November 7th. Polls are open from 6:00 AM until 9:00 PM. Click here to download the endorsement list.

  • /Political Action

    Vote No on a NYS Constitutional Convention (Prop 1)

    A Multi-Million Dollar Boondoggle In 1967, the last “Politicians’ Convention” held in New York cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Fifty years later, the price tag is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. That’s an awful lot of money to spend on an exclusive party for New York...

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