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    Bringing Electricity to the Third World

    At the 39th IBEW International Convention there were fifty-two Resolutions put to the delegates to be voted upon. In the future, I will be discussing some of these resolutions with you.   Today, I would like to let you know about Resolution #8 "Electrical Workers Without Borders North America."  ...

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    Craft Meeting with Special Guest Speaker - Nov 3rd at 6PM

    Local 1049 will be holding a Craft Meeting on Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 PM at the Union Hall.  We will be having a special guest speaker, Brad Livingston.  Brad is a motivational speaker who was involved in a potentially life-threatening accident that was 100% preventable.  This meeting is...

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    UCOMM Blog: Experience Matters

    With the Presidential Election a little more than a month away, union members are being heavily courted by both campaigns.  While both candidates claim to be pro-labor one candidate actually has a record of working with unions, while the other has a long history of screwing them over.   Throughout...

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    Resolutions at the IBEW Convention

    One of the roles of IBEW Convention delegate is to look at and vote on the resolutions that will help govern the IBEW over the next five years.  Below are the resolutions that were voted on.  Passed Resolutions: Resolution No. 1: Renewed a commitment to the 10-year-old Code of Excellence and...

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    The skinny on union conventions

    This week, two major unions are holding their union conventions. For those who are not in a union, a convention might seem a little nerdy or it might seem like one big party - but that couldn't be further from the truth. A union convention serves as a scheduled time where elected representatives...

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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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