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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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    Tell the PSC: Let us power NY

    Brothers and Sisters please take the time to read and act on the following matter, it is important for all New Yorkers. With the Energy Highway proposal we are attempting to keep all jobs in the State of New York by upgrading the already existing NY State transmission system.  Our current "energy...

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    FiOS in Brookhaven

    Over 500 people came out to a Brookhaven Town Hall Meeting about Verizon FiOS being expanded to the town. The environment was overall positive and click here to watch the video of all the speakers with Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine's message to Verizon.

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    Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King jr.

    King's activism focused on civil-rights battles but he was no stranger to the struggles of workers of all colors. Though he never delivered a Labor Day speech, he spoke many times about the importance of workers being organized. King was assassinated while down in Memphis, Tennessee lending support...

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    Save Long Island Jobs NOW

    National Grid has filed a petition with the New York State Public Service Commission to allow the utility to seek exemption from the New York State Public Service Law so it may move customer assistance positions to areas outside the community it now serves. The current New York State legislation...

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    Call to Action: Petition to keep Call Center jobs here!

    Call to Action: An important message from Business Manager Donald J Daley Jr. National Grid has notified the New York State Public Service Commission of its intent to move over one hundred Local 1049 jobs, off Long Island.  These jobs cover positions in the gas business unit handling the Call...

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    Join the IBEW Youth Caucus

      We are proud and excited to announce that "Next Up! The Young Worker Caucus" is finally here. We have had our first meeting on August 20th and it was a fun and informative event. The focus of Next Up! will be on education, networking, capacity building and union solidarity. We are looking to come...

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    Bloomberg: Utility Line Worker Cuts Hobble Emergency Storm Response

    Originally Reported in Bloomberg News: An electrical crew works on overhead lines in Melville, New York following Hurricane Sandy. Four days before Hurricane Sandy struck in October, Consolidated Edison Co. (ED) sought 1,800 power-line-repair workers from its fellow utilities to help respond to the...

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