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    News from Across Our Local

    Summer Safety While the thoughts of many turn to BBQs and beaches, we think about safety. School is out, so there are more kids on the streets where we're driving and working, so keep an eye out and keep them, and yourself, safe.  Long, hot days are ahead so protect yourself, keep cool, stay...

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    Seafood Fest in Sunken Meadow

      On June 10, 20 of our IBEW Local 1049 ladies enjoyed the Seafood Fest in Sunken Meadow State Park. It was a beautiful night,  from now until September it's held every Wednesday at Sunken Meadow. You can bring your own food, drinks, chairs, and sit in the sand and listen to music. Of course, help...

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    Having problems getting THE HOTWiRE email?

    One of the main reasons you may not be getting our union's official e-newsletter is because you may have opted out, either accidentally or on-purpose. Strict spamming laws prevent us from adding emails without direct permission from an individuals IP address  (IP is the actual device you use to...

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    Meeting Notice

    Your Negotiating Committee would like to inform you to Save the Date of Tuesday February 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM at Local Union 25, located at 370 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788 for a Contract Informational  Meeting.   There will also be a Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM meeting...

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    IBEW Fact Sheet: Trade Promotion Authority (Fast Track)

    Trade Promotion Authority (TPA or Fast Track) gives the U.S. president authority to enter into trade agreements with limited congressional oversight.1 Trade Promotion Authority can only be granted by Congress.2 By giving TPA to the president, Congress relinquishes its constitutional authority to...

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    No Strike at National Grid!

    A Tentative Agreement has been reached, details to follow including the scheduling of an informational meeting. Check back here and in the next issue of The HOTWiRE for those details. Good work Local 1049!

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    National Grid Negotiations Update: Considerable Progress has been made! Strike Averted!

    Message from the National Grid Negotiations Committee   As of 5 pm Friday February 13th, a logjam on sticking points has been broken. Progress has been made on outstanding issues and the committee is hopeful that a tentative agreement can be made tonight. 

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    Feb. 11th National Grid Contract Negotiations Update

    Chief Negotiator Don Daley and the Main Negotiating Committee met with National Grid negotiators all day on Tuesday, February 10th ending the session in the evening. The meeting was productive, with the company withdrawing several proposals from the table that would have caused harm to our members...

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    Newsday: National Grid workers authorize strike if contract expires

    Newsday; Feb 7, 2015 by Candice Ruud Hundreds of National Grid union workers bellowed "aye" in unison Saturday, authorizing a strike if a contract impasse can't be resolved by midnight Friday. That's when the utility's contract with Local 1049 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers...

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    Newsday: National Grid, union 'far apart' in contract talks as strike deadline looms

    National Grid and a union representing some 1,200 natural gas and power-plant workers are "far apart" in contract talks and face the prospect of a strike next week, a union official said.   The current contract with the workers who operate National Grid's natural gas distribution system and power...

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    Rally for Justice at National Grid Sat., Feb 7th

    Click here to download, display and distribute the below flyer! Local 1049 members wear red!

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    Make ibew1049.org an app-like shortcut on your smartphone!

    Below are instructions on how to create the app-like shortcut on your smartphone. I encourage you all to do this. Our new website also has a photo and video gallery and news feeds from IBEW tweets and news from the AFL-CIO. There is a larger labor movement out there beyond our Local and its...

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