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    NPR: Supreme Court Deals Blow to Organized Labor

    In a blow to organized labor, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers who choose not to join a union cannot be charged for the cost of collective bargaining. The vote was a predictable 5-4. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion with the court's conservatives...

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    How Mark Janus Benefitted From His Union

    Like everyone else in the labor movement, I'm nervously awaiting the Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which would weaken public sector unions by letting workers receive the benefits of representation without contributing toward the cost. But I've got a unique vantage point: I...

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    Our Newly Formed Chapter is Excited and Ready for the Call to Action

    Our Newly formed chapter is excited and ready for the call to action. We are committed to have a chapter which will focus on helping to enrich our IBEW members' lives using the principals the EWMC was founded under. A mission of Inclusion, in a world that looks to divide, We strive to bring...

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    Workers Memorial Mass

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    1049 Scholarship Fund is Accepting Applications

    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 institution...

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    Get On the Bus: A Working People's Day of Action

    On Saturday February 24th at 11 AM, union members from across the country will be holding a Day of Action to protest the upcoming Janus v AFSCME case at Foley Square in New York City. The case will be heard on February 26th by the Supreme Court. This day also represents the 50th anniversary of the...

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    AFL-CIO seeking direction

    This past year was filled with ups and downs for working people. No matter where you live or what type of work you do for a living, one thing is clear: Working people need to stick together and build power like never before in 2018.  Share your feedback with us now, so we can be most effective. Do...

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    Give Labor a Voice, Bring Back UCOMM Radio

    A message from Assistant Business Manager Patrick Guidice:    As an Assistant Business Manager for IBEW 1049, UCOMM Radio was a valuable tool that has been sorely missed since it went off the air. As a co-host, I got to go onto the show and discuss and explain in detail many of the important topics...

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    "You Have Given My Kids a Christmas"

    For the last 10 months, 1,800 families have been on strike at Spectrum. As the company refuses to budge on its demand for regressive givebacks, these families are facing an uncertain future this holiday season. As they fight to protect the Middle Class in New York City, their union brothers and...

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    Union Meeting and Holiday Party was a Success

    IBEW 1049 recently held their last union meeting of 2017. It was our union's way of thanking our members. Thank you to all of those who came out and Happy Holidays. Click here for more photos.

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    Stewards Meeting and Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest

    At the recent Stewards meeting, IBEW 1049 held an ugly holiday sweater contest. Many of our stewards and Executive Board members took part in wearing their ugliest sweaters. Pictured above is our winner Mike Breitinger along with Business Manager Ron Bauer and Assistant Business Manager James Brown...

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    Stewards Meeting and Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest

    Tuesday, December 12 6:00 PM 100 Corporate Drive  Holtsville NY11742   An ugly holiday sweater contest will be held at the meeting, so please wear your ugliest sweater and be prepared for lots of pictures to be taken. 

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