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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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    MLK Day:Tribute to Dr. King

    The 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference will be held Jan. 15–19 in Atlanta. The Conference is established to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the accomplishments of the civil rights movement, this multi-ethnic, multi-gender and...

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    You Can Count On Us!

      We are the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1049. We are 3,500 members strong and one of the largest private sector labor unions on Long Island representing hard working men and women at National Grid US and PSEG LI. You see our union out in the community, performing...

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    Happy Thanksgiving 1049!

    An important election message from Business Manager Don Daley Sisters and Brothers, as the joyous holiday season begins, let's take a moment to reflect upon the events of rhapsodic solidarity which has come to define our Local. Early on we saw our Local utility membership bifurcated between...

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    1049 making strides against Breast Cancer October 19th

    Local 1049 working together with PSEG's Long Island event "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Long Island" In order to get your shirt each member must sign up with a Team Captain who will distribute the shirts. Donations of $10.00 or more is appreciated.   PSEG Long Island’s Making Strides...

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