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    Home Serve Update #1

    Brothers and Sisters,   The IBEW 1049 Negotiation Committee is meeting with the HomeServe's Negotiation Team tomorrow morning.   We are getting support from across the labor community, including sister unions signatory to HomeServe.   Our members remain steadfast and strong on the lock out lines...

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    Asphlundh Tree Flag Bargaining Report #1 Inbox

    On 8/23/21 and 8/24/21 IBEW Local Union 1049 kicked off negotiations with Asplundh Tree for the Primary and Temporary Flag Agreements. Assistant Business Manager Rick Fridell has been the Lead Negotiator, while Business Manager Pat Guidice currently serves as the Lead Negotiator for Home Serve...

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    50th Annual IBEW Softball Tournament

    Saturday and Sunday, August 21st & 22nd Eisenhower Park and Baldwin Park on Saturday the 21st & Baldwin Park & Newbridge Park, on Sunday the 22nd   Eisenhower Park at 200 Merrick ave East Meadow NY 11554 Baldwin Harbor Park at 3232 Grand Avenue, Baldwin Harbor, 11510 Newbridge Road...

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    Homeserve Bargaining Report #2

    Brothers and Sisters,   Today, Thursday August 12th, 2021, the Local 1049 Main Negotiation Committee had their first official meeting with the HomeServe Main Negotiation Team. The Local 1049 Negotiation Committee is made up of: Pat Guidice, Business Manager; Jim Cooper, President; Al Blum, Chairman...

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    Statement from NYS AFL-CIO On Governor

    Below is a statement from the New York State AFL-CIO and their President Mario Cilento.   Throughout her career in public service, Kathy Hochul has demonstrated a clear commitment to improving the lives of union members and all working people across the state. That is exactly the leadership New...

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    Utility Fraud Fallout

    LIPA, PSEG and the state said they are scouring contracts and payments to a Long Island company implicated for allegedly giving kickbacks to five former National Grid employees, widening an investigation into whether Long Island utility customers were put on the hook for wrongful costs.   "We...

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    Help the Pirro and Moore Families

    Please see below to help out a fellow member who lost her sister  in a tragic accident.   Fundraiser for Patricia Pirro by Susan Schalik : Help for the Pirro and Moore Family (gofundme.com)

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    Retiree Meeting Canceled

    Attention: The retirees meeting for June has been canceled. The next one will be held on August 18th at 10:00am.

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    IBEW 1049 Talks to Labor Secretary Marty Walsh

    Local 1049 joined labor leaders from across Long Island in participating in a Zoom conversation with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. Before becoming Labor Secretary and Mayor of Boston, Walsh was a union laborer and the President of the Boston Building Trades. During the meeting Walsh spoke on the...

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    Gas Craft Approves New Contract

    On June 2, 2021 the Gas Craft group, which is made up of Gas Foreman, Mechanics, and Laborers, working for various signatory contractors voted in their new 4-year collective bargaining agreement. 133 members showed up to vote.   Some of the highlights include an overall wage increase of 14.25 %,...

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    ULC Elects Patrick Guidice at Annual Conference

    On Wednesday, April 28th the IBEW Utility Labor Council (ULC) of NYS held an election for the new Chair of the organization. After a vote, IBEW 1049 Business Manager Patrick Guidice was elected. Guidice replaces IBEW Local 97 Business Manager Ted Skerpon. We would like to thank Ted for his years of...

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    Gas Craft Division Contractors Bargaining Report #1

    Today, Tuesday May 11, 2021 the IBEW Local Union 1049 Main Negotiation Committee had their first official meeting with the Gas Craft Division Contractors Negotiation Team. The IBEW Local Union 1049 Main Negotiation Committee is made up of: Patrick Guidice, Business Manager; Rick Fridell, Assistant...

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