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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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    Workers Memorial Day

    As was mentioned in our last email, union members from across Long Island remembered those who died on the job over the past year on April 28th, Workers Memorial Day. The remembrance was held at the New York State Office Building in Hauppauge and also celebrated the 50th Anniversary of OSHA. The...

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    Application for Employment

    Please click here to download the application. Once completed, please fax the application and a copy of your CDL to 631-234-1034. It says it on the application, but we’re getting a lot without the CDL so please make sure to include a copy of your CDL.  

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    Crane Accident Involves 2 Linemen

    There has been a GoFundMe created for the fallen brother - please consider donating: https://gofund.me/396aadac And the GoFundMe for the brother on life support is here: https://gofund.me/82ab9f5c #RestInPower #FallenBrother “The men were inside a metal lift basket attached to the jib of a crane...

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    Help a 1049 Family in Need

    On Sunday March 7th, 2021, Local 1049 Member Chris Bryant and his family experienced a devastating house fire.  Thankfully, everyone made it out safely and no one was hurt, but their home and everything in it was destroyed.  Chris has been a Local 1049 Member since 1998 and has spent the majority...

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    Women's History Month

    Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society. It has been observed in the United States annually since 1987. It began as a one day celebration, then expanded to a week when Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week...

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    Surveying Our Members for Our New Website

    IBEW 1049 is in the process of building a new website. As part of the redesign, we are looking for the members help. We will be using a User Interface design expert to find out what works for our members on the site.      User Interface Design is the psychology behind what makes our websites flow...

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    Retiree Meeting Canceled

    Please note: The Retiree Meeting scheduled for December 2, 2020 has been canceled due to rising COVID-19 cases. Please stay safe.  

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    Donate to the United Way LI

    Both PSEG and National Grid are working with the United Way of Long Island to help our communities. Your donation will help programs such as: United Together YouthBuild Long Island D.R.E.A.M.S. For Youth Project Warmth Mission United You can set up a direct donation through your payroll. For PSEG...

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