On behalf of the proud members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1049, I would like to formally and sincerely express our heartfelt gratitude to the LIPA Board of Trustees and CEO Tom Falcone for the warm recognition of our efforts during the past year, including the emergency electric service restoration in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias.
My Brothers and Sisters and I remain committed to our craft. Together, we dedicate ourselves to provide our more than 1.1 million Long Island neighbors with reliable electric service. Our mission is to ensure that when the system is damaged, we answer the call to restore the service that brings comfort and safety to our communities. It is part of our DNA and we take deep pride in our profession.
This past year has been challenging. The COVID-19 Pandemic presented many difficulties and encumbrances to our daily jobs. But we pushed through these obstacles and remain committed to serve. We value our relationships with the Long Island Power Authority, PSEGLI and our other electric line contractors. Please accept our collective and warmhearted appreciation for this magnanimous gesture of acknowledgement through this formal Resolution for our effort.
Below is the resolution. You can also click here to watch a clip from the LIPA Board Meeting where they presented the Resolution.
LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGING THE DEDICATED
SERVICE OF THE PSEG LONG ISLAND SERVCO WORKFORCE
WHEREAS, Long Island and the Rockaway Peninsula have long benefitted from the loyal and dedicated "ServCo" workforce that has served the Long Island Power Authority ("LIPA") and its customers under various management arrangements over the past twenty-two years; and
WHEREAS, with Tropical Storm Isaias, the COVID-19 global pandemic, and other events, 2020 has been a trying year for PSEG Long Island's ServCo workforce, including the Members of the IBEW Local 1049; and
WHEREAS, notwithstanding, these workers have done a valiant and admirable job to ensure that electric customers on Long Island and the Rockaway Peninsula continue to receive clean, reliable electric service; and
WHEREAS, the dedicated ServCo workforce serving LIPA and Long Island electric customers puts customers and community first in everything they do, including when called upon during emergency events.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees is grateful for and extends its profound appreciation to the PSEG Long Island ServCo workforce, including the Members of IBEW Local 1049, in the midst of unusual challenges and thanks them for their extraordinary service to the customers on Long Island and the Rockaway Peninsula; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that while LIPA is currently reviewing its contractual relationship with PSEG Long Island, this review is focused on management performance during Tropical Storm Isaias. The Board of Trustees appreciates the extraordinary efforts of the PSEG Long Island ServCo workforce to restore power during the storm under challenging circumstances and values your continued future service to our community.
Dated: December 16, 2020