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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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    Newsday Letter to the Editor

    The hardworking men and women of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1049 are proud to be the backbone of Long Island’s energy infrastructure. We help keep the lights on for our neighborhoods through our professional operation of the Long Island’s power plants, including...

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    EWMC Update

      On March 21, we held a Pizza sale in the Brentwood Yard, we simultaneously have organized this Lipstick donation for Feeling Pretty, an organization that collects lipsticks for women fighting cancer to help them feel strong and beautiful. The pizza sale raised over $500 and we have close to 100...

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    'Skills Need to Change' for Energy Workers, IBEW Tells Lawmakers

    Utility Director Donnie Colston testified before a House subcommittee on March 7, telling members the role the IBEW and other unions can play in meeting the nation's increased demand for workers in the energy and nuclear industries.   Foremost among that, he told the House Appropriations...

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    IBEW 1049 EWMC Reports

    As proud members of the EWMC, we want to ensure that we properly represent ourselves in the community. Throughout the quarter, as well as this past year, our members have consistently displayed philanthropic behavior that has been recognized in our community.   Christmas Ugly Sweater Party Our...

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    IBEW 1049 Volunteers Help WWII Veteran

    U.S. Army Air Force veteran Morris "Monty" Koffer and his wife Edith now have their home in order, thanks to the volunteer efforts of PSEG Long Island employees.   More than 20 PSEG-LI workers donated their time in December to help the Koffers. Collaborating with Moonjumpers, a charitable...

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    IBEW 1049 Takes Part in Wreaths Across America

    On Thursday, December 19th, Local 1049 participated in Wreaths across America at the Pinelawn and Calverton Cemeteries.

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    EWMC Bake Sale for MSC Kyle Sports for Special Needs

      Members of the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus broke out the baked goods for a great cause! Muffins, pastries, cookies, you name it; all to benefit a wonderful organization that allows children with disabilities to be active and involved in their favorite sports. On December 15, 2018 from 12-...

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    RSVP For the 1049 Picnic

    RSVP today for the IBEW 1049 Picnic. You can RSVP by emailing ibew1049picnic@gmail.com or calling 631-234-1800. Picnic details are below.

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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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