Business Managers Message Updates

  • 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. ...

  • Homeserve Bargaining Report #4

    On August 25, 2021, the IBEW 1049 Main Negotiation Committee met with the HomeServe Main Negotiation Team. The Local 1049 Negotiation Committee is made up of: Pat Guidice, Business Manager; Jim Cooper, President; Al Blum, Chairman of the Executive Board; Tom Dowling, Recording Secretary; John...

  • Home Serve Contract Information Meeting Friday

    Brothers and Sisters,     On Friday, August 27th 2021 at 7:00pm, we will be having a Home Serve Information meeting at the Union Hall, 100 Corporate Dr, Holtsville.   We hope all Home Serve employees will attend to hear an update on the contract negotiations. The contract expires at midnight...

  • Homeserve Bargaining Report #3

    Brothers and Sisters,   Yesterday, Monday August 16th, 2021, the Local 1049 Main Negotiation Committee had their first official meeting with the HomeServe Main Negotiation Team. The Local 1049 Negotiation Committee is made up of: Pat Guidice, Business Manager; Jim Cooper, President; Al Blum,...

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