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 Negotiations. On the Committee are Primary Flaggers Linda Booy (steward) and William Mayglothing, and Temporary Flagger and steward Maureen Cassidy.
IBEW Local Union 1049 will set up a informational Meeting on the Flag Negotiations for Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 4:30 p.m at the Union Hall in Holtsville. All flaggers are urged to attend. IBEW Local Union 1049 has submitted proposals based on surveys, informational meetings and crew visits. Although there are some very difficult issues we need to overcome in these negotiations, Assistant Business Manager Fridell believes the signatory companies and Local 1049 will come out with a fair agreement, based on a long history of working together to keep our members working as much as possible.