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    Supporting the CWA

    Thanks to the members who attended the Communications Workers of America rally for a fair contract last Thursday in Rocky Point. The CWA has been working without a contract for over 2 weeks and a strike could be called at anytime. The CWA has always supported our union, especially in our most...

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    You Can Count On Us!

    Over 42,000 customers were affected and as of 10:30 a.m. 38,027 are without power. Crews will continue to work to restore customers as quickly and safely as possible. The utility serves 1.1 million electric customers on Long Island and the Rockaways. The hardworking men and women of Local 1049...

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    Always Looking to Organize New Members

    IBEW Local 1049 has recently organized Midsun Group, Inc. Midsun Group is a company located in Connecticut performing coating, insulation and animal mitigation in the electrical industry. Local 1049 is always looking to organize workers in the electrical, gas, generation, line clearance and...

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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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