Business Managers Message Updates

  • National Grid Contract Ratified

    It is my pleasure to inform you that the Contract Extension negotiated with National Grid, that will run through  February 13, 2021, has been ratified by you, the members that are employed there.   I was glad to see a higher participation rate than in 2015, and grateful to see this extension passed...

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is here once again and I would like to wish all of our IBEW 1049 members and their families a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving. Here at Local 1049, we have a lot to be thankful for.  For one, we have labor peace and our members do not have to struggle through the holiday season. As you sit...

  • Informational Meetings on Tentative National Grid Contract

    I am pleased to inform you that we have reached a tentative contract extension with National Grid. This agreement provides security and stability for all our members at National Grid and recognizes the exceptional service you provide to Long Island.  I have scheduled four Information Meetings for...

  • You Can Make the Difference

    There are just five days remaining until Election Day, and what we do between now and Tuesday, November 6 will determine everything. Yes, it will determine who wins Statewide office, 27 Congressional races, and 213 State Senate and Assembly seats. But, more importantly, it will determine what we...

  • Liuba Labor Walk this Saturday

    Across the country, unions are under attack. There is no easy way to say this. Decisions like the Janus Supreme Court case brought Right to Work to the public sector and some elected officials in D.C. would like to bring it to private sector.  We need elected officials both in D.C. and in Albany...

  • Voting Our Union Values and Putting Words into Action

    We are less then 3 weeks from a very important date, Election Day. It is no secret that over the last few years collective bargaining rights have come under attack from all angles. Whether it was Janus which made Right to Work (for less) a national law for public sector unions, the weakening of...

  • Person Charged Under the Utility Worker Assault Bill

    In 2016, thanks to the hard work of IBEW 1049 and the IBEW Utility Labor Council of NYS, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Utility Worker Assault bill into law. This made it a felony to assault a utility worker while they are on the job.     Unfortunately, this week a National Grid employee in Fort...

  • Happy Labor Day

    Labor Day is here once again. While many celebrate the weekend as the end of summer or the beginning of school, the true meaning of the holiday is to celebrate the worker. This is the one day of the year that we celebrate the people who keep the lights on, educate our kids, and build our homes. As...

  • LIBN: Protecting Public Pensions Protects All Working Families

    Sometimes it feels like working men and women are always under attack – from anti-union employers, from Washington, from Albany. Now, amid a concerted attack by climate change activists, Gov. Cuomo and some of our elected leaders in the State Capitol are pushing a plan that could hurt the modest...

  • Take Part in Health Awareness Day

    I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer and using the IBEW's tips on staying cool on the job during this hot and humid summer.  Click here for some important information an upcoming health awareness and prevention day. Baseline Health will be bringing a medical RV to the IBEW 1049 union...

  • Thank a Lineman Today

    Today we celebrate Lineman Appreciation Day. July 10th is the day that we recognize the hard and dangerous work that our lineman do to keep the power on. Through wind, rain, lightening and snow, through blizzards, heat waves and hurricanes, these men and women work hard every day for our community...

  • 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...

Pages