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    May is National Electrical Safety Month

    Did you know that the U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 47,820 reported home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction in 2007-2011. These fires resulted in 455 civilian deaths, 1,518 civilian injuries and $1.5 billion in direct property damage. May...

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    1049 members ratified their first collective bargaining agreement with Precision Pipeline Solutions LLC.

    On April 30, Local 1049 members ratified their first collective bargaining agreement with Precision Pipeline Solutions LLC. This new employer is contracted by National Grid to install automated metering devices on all gas meters on Long Island. When Local 1049 Membership Development Coordinator...

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    Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive This Saturday May 10th

      LEAVE A BAG OF NON PERISHABLE FOOD AT YOUR MAILBOX THIS SATURDAY, MAY 10TH Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food...

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    Congressional Night

    Save the date! The Long Island Federation of Labor and IBEW 1049 proudly host Congressional Night. April 21st, 6:00 p.m. at IBEW 25, 370 Motor Parkway in Hauppauge.   Each year labor unions across Long Island gather to meet with our Congressional Delegation in a town hall setting to make our...

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    Workers Memorial Mass at St. Patrick's in Bayshore, April 29th

    Tuesday, April 29th at 5:30 pm at St. Patrick's Church, 5th Avenue & Main Street in Bay Shore, NY.  A free reception with live music and cash bar to follow at Molly Malones on Maple Avenue. Participating members should bring their hardhat for the ceremonial blessing of the hardhats. Please...

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    Newsday: Push for Port Jefferson power plant overhaul study

    Click the play button above to hear the remarks from Business Manager Don Daley at the Press Conference. State and local lawmakers Friday demanded that the Long Island Power Authority get to work on a long-promised study into the feasibility of overhauling the Port Jefferson power plant as LIPA...

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    Union Membership up in New York

    Newsday's James Madore has reported that Unions in New York State added 145,000 members last year, the first increase since 2007, new federal data show. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the ranks of private-sector and government unions in the state totaled nearly 2 million in 2013...

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    Vote Yes on the PSEG Contract

    Informational meetings were held last Friday, February 28th on the PSEG LI contract extension. Business Manager Don Daley shared the details of the contract and explained how this contract exceeds other negotiated IBEW utility contracts. Daley explained that our wage increases were considerably...

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    St. Patricks Day Parade in Bay Shore, NY

    All marchers will receive the limited edition "Kiss Me I'm Union" tee shirt! The weather is going to be beautiful Saturday so don't miss this fun event.  We will be marching with our brothers and sisters in the Nassau PBA and the Insulators Local 12 and our friends at UCOMM Communications will be...

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    Utility Labor Council Hosts Fundraiser For Senator George Maziarz

    On February 26th, the IBEW NYS ULC hosted a successful fundraiser for New York State Senator George Maziarz (R) Buffalo.  The Senator has been a strong supporter of the IBEW in NY and most recently introduced bi-partisan legislation to help our brother and sister utility workers  throughout the...

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    Local 1049: Active member of the IBEW New York State Utility Labor Council

    Local 1049 is an active member of the IBEW New York State Utility Labor Council which addresses legislative and public policy priorities that affect utility workers. Working together with other IBEW Locals that represent utility workers, we lobby on behalf of you to make sure your voice is heard...

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    1049 Honors Black History Month: The CBTU

    The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) is a nonprofit organization of African American trade union members that's affiliated with the AFL-CIO. The CBTU was started in September 1972 when more than 1,200 black union officials and rank and file members from 37 national unions met in...

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