Business Managers Message Updates

  • Join IBEW 1049 for a Labor Walk this Weekend

    Brothers and Sisters,   Please see the flyer below for information on this weekend's Labor Walk. It is important that we show support for the people who support us. If you would like to volunteer to help us this weekend, please call Kasey at the Union Hall. Please also see the flyer for the...

  • Football Game and Fishing Trip

    Brothers and Sisters,   IBEW 1049 is hosting our first annual Football Game and Tailgate party on November 14th for the Jets-Bills game at MetLife Stadium.   With the game coming up, we need all members whom RSVP'd to pay for their tickets in full by the first week of October. If you do not pay by...

  • Homeserve: Help with Unemployment Benefits

    Brothers and Sisters,   At yesterday’s meeting, we promised you we would contact someone at the New York State Department of Labor to assist you all with any unemployment issues. We have contacted them and were instructed to collect some information from you all so it can be submitted into their...

  • Tentative Agreement Reached at Home Serve

    Brothers and Sisters,   Yesterday, the IBEW 1049 Main Negotiation Committee met with HomeServe’s Negotiation Team to discuss important issues that have been the catalyst for the employer to Lock Out our members. After numerous hard bargaining sessions, we are pleased to announce that the...

  • Home Serve Update #2

    Brothers and Sisters,   I will be sending a negotiation update later today. In the meantime, please use this link to apply for unemployment: New York State Department of Labor - Unemployment Insurance Benefits (ny.gov)   If you have any issues regarding applying for unemployment, please text Kasey...

  • We Need Your Help!

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,   Your 1049 brothers and sisters at Homeserve, a signatory contractor who performs air conditioning and heating services, have been locked out from their employer because they wouldn’t agree to substantial mandatory overtime. We need you all to help out and attend the...

  • HomeServe Lockout

    Homeserve has notified its employees that they plan to operate going forward without the IBEW Local Union 1049 work force. In other words, they plan to lock us out.   We are seeking to negotiate work rules that will help put controls in place so that Homeserve better manages their workforce, so we...

  • Homeserve Lockout

    Brothers and sisters, Talks have broken with HomeServe. They will be locking us out, effective at midnight tonight. You all MUST report to the back parking lot of 20 Michael Ave in Farmingdale at 8:00AM for an assemble point. You will also be given your picket duty assignments. I look forward to...

  • Never Forget

    September 11th, 2001 started as any other normal day. Our members were traveling to work, thinking of the things we may 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...

  • Home Serve Tentative Agreement Reached

    Brothers and Sisters, I am sure that you are all well aware that our current contract with your employer expired at midnight on August 31, 2021. At this point in negotiations, we have signed a tentative contract. This means you should all report to your normal jobs for your normal schedule. A...

  • Homeserve Strike Vote Results

    Brothers and Sisters,   Negotiations continue to progress with mutual gains on both sides. But as we move forward, we must be prepared for any contingency.  That said, a secret ballot strike authorization vote was taken. The decision to authorize a strike against Homeserve USA was unanimous. ...

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