1049 News Archive

  • President Conklin is Stepping Down

      Last evening at the September 3, 2019 meeting of the Local 1049 Executive Board, President Conklin advised the Board, in writing, that he was resigning as President effective immediately. President Conklin recommended Vice President James Cooper as his replacement. The Board unanimously agreed....

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    Nominations for Executive Board Vacancy

    Executive Board Chairman William Roulette and President Jim Cooper have requested the Business Office notify the membership of a vacant position on the Local 1049 Executive Board. This vacancy occurred as a result of Brother Charles Doyle being appointed Vice President.   The Executive Board is...

  • Picnic Cancelled

    Due to the impending Hurricane that is expected to hit the Southeast, many of our members have been called in to help out. Due to this, we have decided to cancel Saturday's picnic. With this historic hurricane having already done significant damage to the Bahamas and potentially doing more damage...

  • Happy Labor Day

    On Monday we celebrate the workers holiday, Labor Day. On the first Monday of September, we honor the hard work that all workers put in every day. For union members it is also a good time to reflect on the benefits that we have fought so hard for. Things like a safe job and a fair day's pay were...

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    Decorating the Union Hall With Photos of Our Members

    Have you ever had your picture taken on the job? Well, now you might have that same photo displayed proudly in the Union Hall. Recently, with the help of UCOMM we hung two large photos of our members in the hall. One is 3x6ft and the other 4x8ft, we will be decorating the walls and halls proudly...

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    IBEW 1049 Annual Picnic September 7th - RSVP Today!

    Bring your Family and enjoy a day of fun, food and Solidarity!   September 7, 2019 BBQ and Refreshments 12 – 8 PM Central Islip Fire Department 110 Wheeler Road,Central Islip   Horseshoe Tournament, Bounce Houses for kiddies, Picnic Games, Face Painting   Member Prices Non-Member Prices 15 &...

  • Special Guest at the August Union Meeting

    The August meeting for Local 1049 will take place on Tuesday August 20th. At the meeting we will have a special guest, Assemblyman Mike LiPetri. The Assemblyman represents the 9th District which includes the communities of Babylon, West Bablyon, North Bablyon, Bay Shore, Brightwaters, South...

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    PSEG LI Member Opinion Survey 2019

    To assist us in our preparation for contract negotiations, please take a moment to help us understand what issues are important to you. We expect to begin negotiations shortly, to ensure we get your opinion, please fillout the entire survey below.

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    Newsday Letter to the Editor

    The hardworking men and women of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1049 are proud to be the backbone of Long Island’s energy infrastructure. We help keep the lights on for our neighborhoods through our professional operation of the Long Island’s power plants, including...

  • 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 an...

  • 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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