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    Hurricane Sandy: The Finest Utility Workers in the Industry

    November 21, 2012  Happy Thanksgiving from IBEW 1049! The following message will be heard on WBAB, WBLI, B103 and 94.3 The Shark: My name is Keith Tierman and I’m lineman at the power company and member of ibew 1049, these past couple weeks I’ve seen so much devastation. Working around the clock we...

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    Huffington Post: Union Workers Help Hurricane Sandy-Ravaged Neighborhoods

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- At a time when public approval of labor unions is near an all-time low, union workers are charged with much of the dirty and dangerous work of cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy. Here, along one the hardest-hit stretches of New York waterfront, union workers fixed Internet...

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    Calling All Union Women!

    Join Mario Cilento, President NYS AFL-CIO   GET OUT THE VOTE & RE-ELECT TIM BISHOP DOOR-TO-DOOR CANVASS   Saturday, October 27th at 9 am  Middle Country Teachers  325 Middle Country Road, Suite 8 Selden, New York    Join your sisters (& brothers)! Push back the anti-woman agenda!    Get...

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    1049 Food Drive September through December

    We are organizing a Food Drive to put smiles on faces of families and to make a difference in our Long Island Communities! You can make a difference by donating non-perishable food items. Please bring FOOD DONATIONS TO: LOCAL 1049 UNION OFFICE 745 OLD WILLETS PATH HAUPPAUGE NY 11788 631-234-1800...

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    Vote! Absentee Ballots & Voter Registration forms available here!

    ATTENTION ALL IBEW LOCAL 1049 MEMBERS WITH CHILDREN AWAY AT COLLEGE    With school starting our thoughts and priorities often turn to family members returning to college.  One of the last things we think about is “ Is my child registered to vote? or if they are do they have access to an absentee...

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    Two 1049 buses joined 44,000 in Philly!

    AP PHILADELPHIA — Thousands of union workers wearing brightly colored T-shirts gathered Saturday for a rally to demand attention from politicians of both parties to issues affecting working people. Labor leaders, politicians and some union members at the "Workers Stand for America" rally drew...

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    Long Island Press Cover Story: How Will LIPA and National Grid Handle LI’s Next Hurricane?

    By Spencer Rumsey on July 19th, 2012   Gordian Raacke’s modern two-story white stucco house nestled among the pines in East Hampton pales in comparison to the gaudy mansions of the South Fork but it is a force to be reckoned with. “Right now we’re a power plant generating power for the neighborhood...

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    Raffle for a new Weber Grill from the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

    In honor of the American worker, the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is launching a raffle for a new Weber Grill for your All-American Backyard July 4th Celebration! The contest is only available at:  workinglongisland.com Be sure to like and share the contest with family and friends on...

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    Letter Carriers Food Drive Saturday, May 12th

    Simply leave non-perishable food items at your mailbox on Saturday, May 12th and a union letter carrier will pick it up and deliver it to local food pantries. You can also volunteer, learn more here. Check out the video of the Annual Food Drive on the hompepage of our website. AFL-CIO President...

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    We are forming a hockey team!

    IBEW 1049 BOLTS" HOCKEY CLUB   All skill levels and all ages welcome!We are currently seeking members who are interested in playing on our official ice hockey team. The CWA (Verizon workers) currently has a very active hockey club, and they are working with us to help us form our own team. Please...

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    Business Manager Don Daley meets with Craft Members

    Business Manger Don Daley met with leaders among Local 1049’s craft members to discuss training, safety, benefits and other important work related issues.  In light of the fact that there had been good exchange of information at the meeting, Business Manager Daley is announcing there will be...

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    IBEW 1049 sponsors UCOMM Radio

    Along with the L.I. Federation of Labor, the Communications Workers and Auto Workers to name a few, IBEW 1049 is now an official sponsor of UCOMM Radio which airs every Sunday morning on B103 and 94X. Listen this Sunday, Feb. 19th to hear our ad or listen to it above. Safety Advocate Mike Halupa...

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