Business Managers Message Updates

  • "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...

  • Bargaining and Contract Updates

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope this message finds you all healthy and in good spirits. As you all know, this month's general meeting was cancelled due to the present health crisis. As I have stated, my staff and I have been working diligently from home in an effort to preserve as much normalcy...

  • Administrative Professional's Day

    Good day Brothers and Sisters, hope all is safe and well. I would like to take a moment to give appreciation to all our administrative professional members in Local 1049. Today is administrative appreciation day, and no group of employees are more deserving than our Local 1049 members!! Thank you...

  • Business Manager Interview with 103.9 LI News Radio

    Above is an interview that Business Manager Ron Bauer did with 103.9 FM about the work that Local 1049 members are doing to keep Long Island powered.

  • Adding Staff to Manage the Crisis

    I hope this message finds you and your families well at this time. I have a very important announcement to share with our members. As I previously mentioned, several of my Business Representatives have fallen ill to the Coronavirus and I have been looking to fill those roles and the position that...

  • May Craft Quarterly Meeting Canceled

    Good afternoon all Local 1049 members, hope all is safe and well. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the New York State on "PAUSE" executive mandate, Local 1049 will be cancelling our upcoming Craft Quarterly meeting that was scheduled on May 7th, 2020. We will look to reschedule as soon as...

  • April Union Meeting Canceled

    I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and safe.   Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic and Governor Cuomo's recent announcement to extend the New York State on "PAUSE" through April 29, 2020, the International Office has granted approval to cancel Local 1049's scheduled April 21...

  • You are the Backbone of Our Society

    I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. I think it would be accurate to say that the coronavirus has become all consuming. It has altered our lives in ways we could have never imagined by dictating where we go, when we go, who we see, what we do and what we talk about. If it...

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