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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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    Run For Warriors with IBEW 1049 November 7th

    Join us on November 7th to support the troops.   Click Here to Download the Registration Form

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    Run for Warriors

    Click here to download Please note that all IBEW 1049 members and family do not have to pay, the local has already paid for the spots.

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    October 16th is 1049's 5th Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Wear Pink Ladies Night!

    The cost of the event is $20.00 All proceeds will go towards a Breast Cancer Research Fund  Click here to download and distribute the above flyer, thank you!

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    Five Hottest Days of the 2015 Summer Strain State Energy Grid

    Overall energy demand is the highest it has been in two years, and the strains on the state'spower grid are causing serious problems for New Yorkers. According to the New York Independent System Operator, energy demand in New York State peaked on July 29th, at 31,138 megawatts, the highest it has...

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    2015 Scholarship Award Contest Winners

    2015 marks the second year for The IBEW Local Union 1049 Golf Scholarship Fund. Business Manager Don Daley and President Ed Conklin created this award to help Local 1049 members and their families gain the advantage of higher education while promoting the best values of the Labor Movement. It is no...

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