Business Managers Message Updates

  • Unit Meeting Canceled

    This is to inform you that due to COVID-19 we are CANCELLING our UNIT MEETING on August 6, 2020. Your safety is our highest priority and at this time we feel that we cannot hold this meeting. We are planning on having smaller meetings with each individual group in the near future. Dates will be...

  • Union Meeting July 21

    Hope this email finds you all doing well, and you and your family are staying safe and healthy. As you know, for the last few months we had Local Union 1049's office closed. As we have now opened, we will be having our July General Monthly Membership meeting on July 21st at 7pm. In order to keep...

  • Happy Fourth of July

    Brothers and sisters, each year the Fourth of July, has become more of the epitome of a summertime holiday complete with best outdoor BBQ cuisine we can muster!  Traditionally, the Fourth of July is celebrated to remember the great courage and sacrifice shown by the Patriots who founded our Country...

  • Thank You For Your Support

    It is with great pride and comradeship, that we can announce the results of our Local Union Elections. The strength of our union is measured by our ability to vote freely. You as a union member, not only have a protected right to vote to elect your representatives, but with your vote, you...

  • June Union Meeting Canceled

    We hope this email finds you all doing well as the nicer weather is finally upon us.   Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic and social distancing orders, limiting public gatherings to only 10 to 20 people, we have no choice but to cancel the June 16th General Membership Meeting.  Please...

  • 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...

  • Withdrawing From the Race

    Today I am, with heavy heart, announcing that I am no longer seeking re-election as IBEW Local 1049 Business Manager. After much reflection, discussion, and out of consideration for my family, I am withdrawing my name from consideration, ceasing my campaign, and notifying the necessary parties of...

  • "They gave up their tomorrows for our todays"

    Memorial Day weekend is here and all of us here at IBEW 1049 want to wish you and your family a safe and relaxing holiday. On Memorial Day we give thanks to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, those who gave all of their tomorrows so we can enjoy the freedoms we sometimes take for granted, such...

  • New York Rejects Pipeline

    "New York State on Friday once again rejected an environmental permit for a contested natural gas pipeline to the region, delivering a potentially fatal blow to the $1.4 billion project sought by National Grid. The decision marks the third time the projects environmental permit application has been...

  • IBEW 1049 Business Manager Report from Executive Board Meeting on May 5th

    1. The ROW agreement was ratified.  The agreement covers three (3) years, with a 3.0% wage increase year one, 3.25% wage increase in year two and three. Increased employer contributions (.30 per hour) every year to the medical plan. Increased employer contributions of .25% in each of year of...

  • May Union Meeting Canceled

    I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and safe and everyone had a good Mothers Day. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic and Governor Cuomo's  announcement to extend the New York State on "PAUSE" through May 15th, 2020, the International Office has granted approval to cancel...

  • Tentative Agreement Reached with NECA

    Business Manager/Chief Negotiator Ron Bauer and the NECA main negotiating committee have reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) with the Northeastern Line Construction Chapter for an agreement covering over 400 Local 1049 members.   Highlights of this agreement are as follows; Four (4) year agreement...

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