Political Action Updates

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    IBEW Testifies on the Nation's Electrical Grid

      Construction and Maintenance Department Director Jim Ross testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy Feb. 27 about how the federal government can improve the state of the nation's energy infrastructure.  Ross and representatives of local government, industry, labor, higher...

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    The Cost of Janus

    In just a few weeks, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case challenging fair share fees. With the case expected to be decided by June, The Empire Center has decided to take a look at the economic impact of Janus on public sector unions in the strongest union state,...

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    2017 Endorsements

    Below are IBEW 1049's endorsements for Nassau and Suffolk County. Please vote on Tuesday, November 7th. Polls are open from 6:00 AM until 9:00 PM. Click here to download the endorsement list.

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    Vote No on a NYS Constitutional Convention (Prop 1)

    A Multi-Million Dollar Boondoggle In 1967, the last “Politicians’ Convention” held in New York cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Fifty years later, the price tag is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. That’s an awful lot of money to spend on an exclusive party for New York...

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    New York Constitutional Convention 2017

    One of the biggest battles we will face this year is on the November ballot. It is a referendum to hold a Constitutional Convention. On Election Day - Nov. 7, 2017 - voters will be asked to decide whether the state should redraft the state's charter document - its constitution.    This...

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    Buy American

    Most of us do our best to Buy American, and according to a recent Siena poll most New Yorker's want our state government to do the same thing. Polling shows that four out of five voters favor spending state and federal tax dollars on American-made goods whenever possible. Gov. Cuomo recently...

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    Post-Election Message

    Brothers and sisters, Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, and I offer my congratulations to the president-elect. I also offer my thanks to Hillary Clinton on her hard-fought campaign.   This was a long, and at times, divisive, election, but as brothers and sisters...

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    Support the Candidates who support Labor

    Message from Business Manager Don Daley   Don DaleyAfter a long and contentious election, we are less than a week away from voting.  Voters across the country will be going to the polls on November 8th to decide the future of our country. This democratic process is our biggest duty as American...

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    Vote Tomorrow

    Tomorrow, Tuesday November 8th, is Election Day.  There will be important elections up and down the ballot ranging from President to State Assembly and every race in between.  The polls will open on Long Island at 6 AM and close at 9 PM.  Please make a plan to vote before or after work.  If you...

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    Show the Power of Labor by Voting

    Election Day is less than a week away.  While there has been a lot of attention focused on the top of the ticket, we also have very important elections on Long Island.  These elections decide many bread and butter issues for our union.  With our allies in the state legislature, we were finally able...

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    Labor walks for Anthony Eramo

    Our brother in Labor, Anthony Eramo, needs our help over the next few days to get elected to the New York State Assembly.  Anthony, a member of CWA 1106 and former political director for CWA 1104, is running in a tough Democratic Primary.  His election is Tuesday, September 13th.  You can help...

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    Gov. Cuomo signs Utility Worker Assault Bill

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that will strengthen protections for employees who are prone to assault. The measure elevates assaults on utility workers (S2251-A / A4738-A), station and terminal cleaners (S8104 / A10048-B), and process servers (S2991-A / A6772-A) from a...

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