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    Attend the 2016 Workers Memorial Mass

    Every year around Workers Memorial Day, we come together with the other trades, crafts and union workers to pay homage to those we lost on the job, offer prayer to the unions who lead, safety to those who work and justice for the oppressed. Bring your hardhats, work gear, tools, etc for a blessing...

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    Celebrating Women's History Month

    Did you know March is Women's History Month?  THE ORIGINS OF WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH  Women's History Month in the United States grew out of a week long celebration of women's contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978. Presentations...

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    Sign Up for the St. Patrick's Day Parade

    St. Patrick's Day is coming! In partnership with IBEW Local 25, we will be joining together to march in St. Paddy Day parades around Long Island and possibly the big one in NYC on the 17th! We are looking for members who are bag pipers or snare drummers.  If you are interested in participating,...

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    Sign up for COMET Class

    On Wednesday March 23rd Local 1049 will be conducting a Comet (Construction Organizing Membership Education Training ) class for members currently going thru their Lineman Apprenticeship Training. Members will be notified thru NEAT as well as a mailing from the Business office, please make every...

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    Join the Long Island Safety Advocates

    Our mission is to promote safety to our union members. We are dedicated as a team to help our members in performing job tasks in a safe manner. A resource for someone to go to when work methods, equipment, safety rules are in question. A large part of our job duties include visiting our members on...

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    Local 1049 Attends Minority Caucus Meeting

    On Thursday January 14th through January 17th our Local Union 1049 Business Manager Donald Daley, two (2) Local 1049 Executive Board members, Connie Fritzlo, Pelton Geter and myself attended the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) 26th Annual Leadership Conference, which was held in NYC. Also...

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    Lights Stay On!

    by Valerie Bauman, Newsday PSEG said strengthened infrastructure helped avoid major and lengthy power outages from Saturday’s storm, along with a lucky break — while there was more than two feet of snow in most places, it was light and fluffy and less likely to snap branches and wires. At its peak...

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    In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Eighty-seven years ago today, a great American, humanitarian, and civil rights activist was born; Martin Luther King, Jr.  In his far-too-short life, the Reverend Dr. King appealed to the conscience of our nation, held our great country to its highest ideals, and challenged all of us to see, and...

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    Organizing for 1049 Jobs

    On the organizing front we were successful in having Looks Great Services removed from trimming in electrical lines and having our certified 1049 Tree trimmers do that work. I want to thank all the members who called the Hall to inform me where they were working; without their help this would not...

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    Breast Cancer Ladies Night

    On October 16th, Local Union 1049 hosted our 5th Breast Cancer Ladies Night at our new hall in Holtsville, where approx. 150 members, family and friends attended. This event started as a way for our Local Union 1049 ladies to have a good time and participate in a Union event with the intent to...

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    Election Day is Tuesday Nov. 3rd

    In my report in the latest edition of the Union Advocate paper newsletter that you are receiving at your homes, I stated that we live in the greatest democracy in the world. I also mentioned that Americans can change the political climate in our government in just a single day. That is a testament...

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    REV Hearings

    Thanks to all of the1049 members who came out last week to testify at the REV hearing in New York City.  These hearings were a direct attack on electrical workers and we need to fight back.  Make your voice heard! Contact the New York State Public Service Commission and tell them to #getitright the...

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