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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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    IBEW 1049 Golf Outing

    This past Friday, IBEW 1049 held their Annual Golf Outing. Normally, the 50/50 raffle at the Golf Outing raises money for the COPE fund. However this year, we decided to donate the proceeds to the family of IBEW 1049 member Nick Weiss who died tragically just days before the outing.  Although it...

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    Steward Training

    We will be having a training for selected stewards this Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the union hall.  All stewards who need to be at the training should have been notified. The training will start at 5:00 PM each night.  If you have any questions please contact the union hall.

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    The IBEW 1049 Scholarship

    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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    Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

    Every year the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service, along with the United Food and Commercial Workers, AFL-CIO and more host the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  It is one of the largest single day food drives in the country.  It is so successful because it is...

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    Boycott Clare Rose Products

    IBEW Local 1049 supports Teamsters Local 812 strike through collective action and a way you can help every day is to boycott Clare Rose products listed above until the end of the strike.  Clare Rose has said that they will replace their Teamster drivers with out of state scabs who will be...

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