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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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    1049 to join LIRR Unions in a Rally of Support

    On Saturday, June 21st there will be a rally to support the LIRR workers. These workers have been trying to negotiate a new contract with MTA for 2 years with no success, even with meditation from the White House. We encourage all 1049 members to attend this rally in order to support our brothers...

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    A 1049 Youth Caucus Event

      On Saturday, June 21st, IBEW Local 1049 Young Workers Caucus will be heading out into the community to help our neighbors.  We are calling this our Youth Caucus Day of Action.  We are working alongside the IBEW 3rd District Youth Caucus as a part of their "Day of Action".  Youth Caucus Chairs...

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    May is National Electrical Safety Month

    Did you know that the U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 47,820 reported home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction in 2007-2011. These fires resulted in 455 civilian deaths, 1,518 civilian injuries and $1.5 billion in direct property damage. May...

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    1049 members ratified their first collective bargaining agreement with Precision Pipeline Solutions LLC.

    On April 30, Local 1049 members ratified their first collective bargaining agreement with Precision Pipeline Solutions LLC. This new employer is contracted by National Grid to install automated metering devices on all gas meters on Long Island. When Local 1049 Membership Development Coordinator...

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    Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive This Saturday May 10th

      LEAVE A BAG OF NON PERISHABLE FOOD AT YOUR MAILBOX THIS SATURDAY, MAY 10TH Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food...

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    Congressional Night

    Save the date! The Long Island Federation of Labor and IBEW 1049 proudly host Congressional Night. April 21st, 6:00 p.m. at IBEW 25, 370 Motor Parkway in Hauppauge.   Each year labor unions across Long Island gather to meet with our Congressional Delegation in a town hall setting to make our...

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    Workers Memorial Mass at St. Patrick's in Bayshore, April 29th

    Tuesday, April 29th at 5:30 pm at St. Patrick's Church, 5th Avenue & Main Street in Bay Shore, NY.  A free reception with live music and cash bar to follow at Molly Malones on Maple Avenue. Participating members should bring their hardhat for the ceremonial blessing of the hardhats. Please...

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    Newsday: Push for Port Jefferson power plant overhaul study

    Click the play button above to hear the remarks from Business Manager Don Daley at the Press Conference. State and local lawmakers Friday demanded that the Long Island Power Authority get to work on a long-promised study into the feasibility of overhauling the Port Jefferson power plant as LIPA...

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    Union Membership up in New York

    Newsday's James Madore has reported that Unions in New York State added 145,000 members last year, the first increase since 2007, new federal data show. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the ranks of private-sector and government unions in the state totaled nearly 2 million in 2013...

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