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    46th Annual IBEW Softball Tournament

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    Boot Camp #14

    Congratulations to the 19 out of 21 that passed your climbing test. A big thank you to all the instructors that worked so hard and the Apprentices that came down on their own time to give back.   Our newest Apprentices: Anthony Brown Damon Campanelli Brian Caufield... Robert Davies Jacqueline...

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    Long Island IBEW Softball Tournament

    The Local Island IBEW Softball tournament hosted by Locals 3, 25 & 1049 will be held on Friday August 26, Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28.  One day tryouts for the 1049 Softball Team will be on July 30th.  The tryouts will be from9:30am - 12pm.  Located at Shorefront Park 1 Smith St,...

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    Welcome to Local 1049

    National Grid Electric Generation has hired over 30 B-Mechanics as new hires.  They will be employed in the Maintenance Services Department being assigned work at the three fossil generation stations and the combustion turbine facilities. Training will begin as soon as it is practical, starting...

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    Lineman Appreciation Day

    July 10 is Lineman Appreciation Day, commemorating the contributions of the men and women who bring electricity to the U.S. economy and honoring the legacy of Henry Miller, one of the founders of the IBEW on the anniversary of his death. Electrical lineworkers construct and maintain the vast...

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    Have a Union Made in the USA Fourth!

    Summer is here, the sun is out and the celebration of our country's independence is almost here! The Fourth of July is an explosion of festivities and gatherings, and we at Labor 411 want you to be well stocked. From flags to ice cream to beer, we've got the goods to make your party the best, all...

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    Silica the invisible killer

    At least 1.7 million U.S. workers a year are exposed to respirable crystalline silica.  It is used in a variety of industries and occupations, including construction, sandblasting, and mining. Silica can be found in abrasives, concrete, filter aids, masonry materials, mineral products, paints,...

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    2016 IBEW 1049 Golf Outing

    On Friday, June 17th IBEW Local 1049 held their Annual Golf Outing at Cherry Creek Golf Course.  The event was well attended and a great time was had by all who attended.

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    A war chest to combat hate

    A top Long Island Democratic fundraiser and former Suffolk County legislator will serve as chairman of "Keep America Great," a new super PAC whose sole mission is to keep Donald Trump out of the White House. The PAC "is a nationwide grassroots organization to bring everyone together - Democrats,...

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    Where rich people live

    It's widely known that income inequality has grown rapidly in recent decades. As it stands in the United States, an average member of the top 1 percent of earners makes 25 times as much money as an average member of the other 99 percent. But this is just a national figure; across the country, the...

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    Tentative Contract Extension Reached with PSEGLI

    I am extremely pleased to inform you that we have reached a tentative contract extension with PSEGLI. This agreement provides security and stability for all our members at PSEGLI and recognizes the exceptional service you provide to Long Island.   I have scheduled four Information Meetings for all...

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    Electric Safety Month 2016

    The month of May is National Electrical Safety Month. It serves as a foundation to educate people about the steps that can be taken to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss. For our union, Electric Safety is paramount. According to OSHA, following...

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