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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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    Local 1049 Gold Team Wins IBEW Long Island Softball Tournament

    This year, Local's 3, 25 and 1049 hosted the 43rd  annual tournament held in Baldwin.  24 teams from across the IBEW participated in this event.  We are proud to announce that Local 1049's Gold Team won the tournament!!!! The last time we won this trophy was 1991. Kudo's to team manager Ron Bauer...

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    44th Annual IBEW Softball Tournament - August 22, 23, 24

    The 44th annual IBEW Softball Tournament will kick off on Friday, August 22nd at 5:30pm at Baldwin Park with a Home Run Derby party with free food and drink.  The tournament will begin the next day with free food and drink as well.  On Saturday, Local 1049 Gold Team will be playing games at 10:15...

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    IBEW 1049 & the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Pledge Support for LIRR Unions

    LI Fed to MTA: KEEP LINES OF COMMUNICATION OPEN AND STOP GAMBLING WITH THE LONG ISLAND ECONOMY The Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, fully supports the Long Island Railroad unions in their efforts to negotiate a contract with the MTA. It is essential to all of us that negotiations reach a...

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    Solidarity Picnic

    Come join us for a fun day of BBQ with members of Local 1049.  There will be plenty of activities for families such as bounce houses, picnic games and face painting along with a horseshoe tournament.  The picnic is on Saturday, September 6th from 2 - 7pm at Central Islip Fire Dept, 110 Wheeler...

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    Local 1049 Softball Team Tryouts

    Day one and two of tryouts for the 1049 Softball Team will be on July 26th and August 2nd.  The tryouts will be from 10am - 12pm.  The Local Island IBEW Softball tournament will be held on Friday August 22nd, Saturday August 23rd and Sunday August 24th.  Anyone who is interested in trying out for...

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    Happy 4th of July from IBEW 1049

    Soon we'll be gathering with families and friends for the nation's birthday, July 4th. Many of us will celebrate with a barbecue. We can keep the red, white and blue in the holiday with this made-in-America, union label backyard barbecue checklist, compiled from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco...

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    Unfair Depiction of LIRR Unions

    Babylon, New York-Long Island Railroad workers and their president took exception to yesterday's New York Post Op-Ed written by the Manhattan Institute's Nicole Gelinas who said that LIRR workers are millionaires because they get pension benefi ts for life. LIRR workers had a good laugh when they...

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    Local 1049 Sportsman Club Fundraiser for Brother Rich Albergo

    On May 17th, the Local 1049 Sportsman Club hosted a fundraiser to help a Local 1049 brother who is ill. The Club, which is open to any Local 1049 member who wishes to join, held the event at Suffolk County Trap Skeet and Sporting Clays in Yaphank and included a great BBQ and raffle. Business...

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