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    1049 members save a family of Osprey

    This story originally appeared in Newsday. Sure a few branches fell, but that’s to be expected when your twiggy home is being moved more than 30 feet above the ground. In a five-hour operation on Monday, PSEG Long Island turned into a relocation company for a nest that two ospreys built at a...

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    April 18th: National Lineman Appreciation Day

    National Lineman Appreciation Day is a time to express our utmost appreciation to the great men and women that work so hard for us every day. It's our honor to celebrate the hard work, innovation, and dedication of Electrical Lineworkers. #thankalineman. While a few days are set aside to honor...

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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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    Meeting Date Change

    Please be advised, the April General Membership Meeting has been changed from April 18th to April 11th, 2017.   Nominations for union officer elections will be held at the April General Membership Meeting on April 11th, 2017.  

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    Organizers Report: Organzing Altice

    Altice (Formerly known as Cablevision) workers have expressed an interest in joining Local 1049.  Membership Development Coordinator Bill O'Leary has been meeting with many of the techs to discuss how to become union members.  The Altice workers have been poorly compensated for years.  If you are...

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    1049 in the Community

    Over the last few weeks, IBEW 1049 members have been taking part in numerous charity events.  On January 29th Local 1049 members participated in a Boots on the Ground fundraiser to help raise money for the troops.  In total the event raised $18,000.  Then on Super Bowl Sunday, members took part in...

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    Happy Holidays for IBEW 1049

    On behalf of all of the staff and officers at IBEW Local 1049, we would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Years.   Donate Educational Toys this Holiday     The Holiday Season is upon us and teachers across Long Island are active in Toy Drives....

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    IBEW 1049 Member Honored

    At the recent Workforce Development Institute (WDI) Women Working 2017 Calendar Reception, IBEW 1049 Executive Board member Connie Fritzlo was honored.  The event is a partnership between the WDI and organized labor to honor exceptional women in the workforce.  Connie was one of 13 women chosen for...

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    Bringing Electricity to the Third World

    At the 39th IBEW International Convention there were fifty-two Resolutions put to the delegates to be voted upon. In the future, I will be discussing some of these resolutions with you.   Today, I would like to let you know about Resolution #8 "Electrical Workers Without Borders North America."  ...

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    Craft Meeting with Special Guest Speaker - Nov 3rd at 6PM

    Local 1049 will be holding a Craft Meeting on Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 PM at the Union Hall.  We will be having a special guest speaker, Brad Livingston.  Brad is a motivational speaker who was involved in a potentially life-threatening accident that was 100% preventable.  This meeting is...

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    UCOMM Blog: Experience Matters

    With the Presidential Election a little more than a month away, union members are being heavily courted by both campaigns.  While both candidates claim to be pro-labor one candidate actually has a record of working with unions, while the other has a long history of screwing them over.   Throughout...

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    Resolutions at the IBEW Convention

    One of the roles of IBEW Convention delegate is to look at and vote on the resolutions that will help govern the IBEW over the next five years.  Below are the resolutions that were voted on.  Passed Resolutions: Resolution No. 1: Renewed a commitment to the 10-year-old Code of Excellence and...

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