1049 News Archive

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    Lineworker Appreciation Day Salutes Members, IBEW Founder

    If you’ve ever experienced a power outage – especially in the dead of winter or during a sweltering heatwave – and breathed a sigh of relief when the lights came back on, take a second this July 10 to thank a lineworker for making it happen.  The IBEW and the Edison Electric Institute, an...

  • IBEW 1049 is Getting Politically Active

    Last week, IBEW 1049's Assistant Business Manager Patrick Guidice and Executive Board Member Connie Fritzlo were in Albany to join the Utility Labor Council of NYS in lobbying for three important  bills. The first bill, S6127 would extend a employment, health, and safety rights for IBEW members who...

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    Sign Up for COPE

    Sign Up for COPE!  You can make a contribution to the Committee on Political Education (COPE) easily through a checkoff.  This is a great way to help out our unions political efforts. This year, we have numerous local elections that will affect our members and it is never to early to plan for next...

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    IBEW 1049 Golf Outing

    This past Friday, IBEW 1049 held their Annual Golf Outing. Normally, the 50/50 raffle at the Golf Outing raises money for the COPE fund. However this year, we decided to donate the proceeds to the family of IBEW 1049 member Nick Weiss who died tragically just days before the outing.  Although it...

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    Steward Training

    We will be having a training for selected stewards this Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the union hall.  All stewards who need to be at the training should have been notified. The training will start at 5:00 PM each night.  If you have any questions please contact the union hall.

  • Apply for the IBEW 1049 Scholarship & Happy Memorial Day

    The end of the school year is almost here.  For our graduating seniors, this is a time of transition as they prepare to go away to college.  To help with this transition, IBEW 1049 has set up a scholarship fund.  The fund is to help our members to defray the cost for their loved ones in continuing...

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    The IBEW 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 institution...

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    Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

    Every year the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service, along with the United Food and Commercial Workers, AFL-CIO and more host the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  It is one of the largest single day food drives in the country.  It is so successful because it is...

  • Join a Teamsters Picket this Weekend

    This week, the truck drivers and warehouse people who work at Clare Rose who are members of Teamsters Local 812 went on strike after the company gave them a final offer that included a 30% pay cut and the elimination of their pensions. The day after they started their strike, Clare Rose said that...

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    Boycott Clare Rose Products

    IBEW Local 1049 supports Teamsters Local 812 strike through collective action and a way you can help every day is to boycott Clare Rose products listed above until the end of the strike.  Clare Rose has said that they will replace their Teamster drivers with out of state scabs who will be...

  • Join 1049 For the March of Dimes

    On April 30, Local 1049 members will be joining PSEG Long Island to help host and participate in the 2017 Annual March of Dimes "March for Babies" event at Jones Beach. When you become part of March for Babies, you join people in your community to: Help more moms have healthy pregnancies...

  • /Political Action

    New York Constitutional Convention 2017

    One of the biggest battles we will face this year is on the November ballot. It is a referendum to hold a Constitutional Convention. On Election Day - Nov. 7, 2017 - voters will be asked to decide whether the state should redraft the state's charter document - its constitution.    This...

  • 7th Annual Workers Memorial Mass

    April 28th is a day recognized annually by the union community as Workers Memorial Day, which is the anniversary of the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Say what you will about those pesky OSHA inspections, but OSHA safety and regulation standards save lives. It's...

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    1049 members save a family of Osprey

    This story originally appeared in Newsday. Sure a few branches fell, but that’s to be expected when your twiggy home is being moved more than 30 feet above the ground. In a five-hour operation on Monday, PSEG Long Island turned into a relocation company for a nest that two ospreys built at a...

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    April 18th: National Lineman Appreciation Day

    National Lineman Appreciation Day is a time to express our utmost appreciation to the great men and women that work so hard for us every day. It's our honor to celebrate the hard work, innovation, and dedication of Electrical Lineworkers. #thankalineman. While a few days are set aside to honor...

  • Union Meeting Tuesday March 11

    Brothers and sisters,  I would like to remind all of you that Local 1049 changed the date of the April monthly union meeting to tomorrow, Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will be held at our Union Hall in Holtsville. At this meeting we will be accepting nominations for Union officer and...

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