Business Managers Message Updates

  • Maintaing Safety While Deemed Essential

    In these difficult times, Local 1049 is working to keep you safe on the job. First, I would like to express our best wishes to any members who are sick or whose family members are sick with COVID-19.  We know that this is a challenging time for all of our members and their families, especially for...

  • Condolences to the Kunze and Rickenbach Families

    It is with a heavy heart I inform you the passing of Brother Charlie Kunze wife Lisa, who has been battling cancer for the last three (3) years. Charlie recently retired in December of 2019, he was a long time member and steward for over 40 years. Although there is no schedule service at this time...

  • Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

    We just received information that a member has tested positive for COVID-19 who attended the past General meeting on Tuesday, March 17th. Airing on the side of caution, anyone at that meeting could have been exposed. The membership's health and safety is a priority, and Local 1049 wants to make...

  • Union Office Changes Due to COVID-19

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, Since Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order on Friday, March 20, 2020 mandating all non-essential businesses close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Local 1049 Union Office will be closed for any walk-in, face to face service effective Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8 a.m....

  • Only Come to Union Meeting if Absolutely Necessary

    Local 1049's  March General meeting is still scheduled for this Tuesday, as we will hold nominations for offices of business manager/financial secretary, president, recording secretary, treasurer and for all Executive Board seats, as well as nominations for delegates to the 2021 IBEW International...

  • Wear Your PPE

    Whenever you are on the job, it is imperative that you wear your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This doesn't just mean wearing one piece either, you must wear all of the required equipment. Your jobs are dangerous, working with electricity, working in traffic, and working in sometimes...

  • Upcoming General Membership Meeting

    Happy New Year everyone, I hope you enjoyed your Holiday season with your families.  I look forward to a busy year in 2020, negotiating several expiring contracts with our employers.  As always, we will keep you posted on our progress.    Just a reminder, at the January General Membership Meeting...

  • Happy Holidays

    The holidays are nearly upon us and on behalf of the entire IBEW 1049 Executive Board and staff I would like to wish all of our members and their families a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year.  As 2019 ends, I reflect back on what a year it has been. We ratified...

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    This week we celebrate Thanksgiving. As you sit down to eat with your family and friends, take a moment to reflect on what you are thankful for. I know that I am thankful to be the Business Manager of Local 1049, one of the strongest local unions around. I am also thankful for the IBEW. When our...

  • Contract Between PSEGLI & Local 1049 IBEW Ratified

    Listed below are the Official Ballot results reported by Election Judge Kevin McConnell.  I am extremely pleased that the vote tabulation shows a total vote of 4:5 in favor of the agreement. The membership approval ratio of 80% is especially gratifying to all of who were involved, the Local Union...

  • President Conklin is Stepping Down

      Last evening at the September 3, 2019 meeting of the Local 1049 Executive Board, President Conklin advised the Board, in writing, that he was resigning as President effective immediately. President Conklin recommended Vice President James Cooper as his replacement. The Board unanimously agreed....

  • Picnic Cancelled

    Due to the impending Hurricane that is expected to hit the Southeast, many of our members have been called in to help out. Due to this, we have decided to cancel Saturday's picnic. With this historic hurricane having already done significant damage to the Bahamas and potentially doing more damage...

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