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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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    Opposing the Dead Wrong GOP Tax Bill

      Outraged by the GOP's tax bill, a local IBEW president was among five protesters who staged a sit-in and ultimately were arrested Monday at Sen. Susan Collins' office in Bangor, Maine.     "This bill gives massive tax cuts to the rich on the backs of working people. It was written by the rich and...

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    Happy Thanksgiving 1049

    Thanksgiving is here again. There is no better time to think of the reasons why you are thankful over this long holiday weekend. As union members, there is a lot to be thankful for like our wages and benefits. We can also be thankful in knowing that thanks to our union and the solidarity of our...

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    LIBN: Hundreds of LI Utility Workers head for FL.

    Hundreds of workers from National Grid and PSEG Long Island have been heading south to Florida to help restore service in areas hammered by winds and rain that seek to tap resources from their northern neighbors. More than 300 National Grid employees and 100 vehicles—including the utility’s mobile...

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    Lineworker Appreciation Day Salutes Members, IBEW Founder

    If you’ve ever experienced a power outage – especially in the dead of winter or during a sweltering heatwave – and breathed a sigh of relief when the lights came back on, take a second this July 10 to thank a lineworker for making it happen.  The IBEW and the Edison Electric Institute, an...

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    Sign Up for COPE

    Sign Up for COPE!  You can make a contribution to the Committee on Political Education (COPE) easily through a checkoff.  This is a great way to help out our unions political efforts. This year, we have numerous local elections that will affect our members and it is never to early to plan for next...

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