Political Action Updates

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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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    Utility Worker Assault Bill

    As the recent New York Legislative session ended in Albany, Utility Workers got a major victory as the Utility Worker Assault Bill passed in the State Senate and State Assembly.  The bill now heads to Governor Andrew Cuomo's desk for approval.  IBEW 1049 Senior Business Agent, Pat Guidice was...

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    Albany Legislation would make assaulting utility workers a felony

    This article first appeared in Newsday. Assaulting a utility worker who is performing an "essential service" would become a class-D felony under a bill re-introduced in the State Legislature Tuesday. The bill, supported by PSEG Long Island and leaders of its unionized work force, would put utility...

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    Support your community, Support Public Ed

    Listen to their radio ad here:   http://longislandteachers.org/voteyes2016     From May 9th to May 17th longislandteachers.org will be launching a Support your Community, Support Public Ed ad campaign through radio stations, Pandora, social networks, print media and some digital marketing. Click...

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    IBEW: Anti Union Court Challenge dead

    As expected, the Supreme Court on March 29 announced it was unable to render an opinion in the controversial anti-union case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a result that will draw sighs of relief from unions with public sector members across the United States. The 4-4 tie came as a...

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    Support the CWA in their contract fight with Verizon!

    This Thursday, the Communications Workers of America are holding a rally to protest Verizon's attempt to break their union through the abandonment of their land line networks and failure to build out FiOS. The members are currently working without a contract because Verizon's contractual demands...

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    Keeping NY Energy Affordable

    An Op Ed from Ted Skerpon, Chair of the IBEW Utility Labor Council of NYS In 1978, Congress passed the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act, that included that  Non-Utility Generators - or NUG's, must be allowed to compete with utility generators provided their cost would be lower than "avoided...

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    Our Work Can Be Dangerous, but Does Albany Care?

    The legislative session for the New York State Assembly and Senate have ended for the summer.  While there had been much attention paid to rent control bills and tax cap legislation and escaped convicts running around in the woods, a bill that would affect utility workers in New York was not...

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    Trans Pacific Trade Deal stalled

    With the labor movement coming out strong against the job killing TPP and Fast Track, hundreds mobilized with a few days notice outside the office of rookie Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) last Monday.  Rice, who ran with massive union support this past NOVEMBER, made a bold move in...

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    Support those who won't abandon us when we need them

    An important election message from Business Manager Don Daley    As a Union, we fight every day for the welfare of our members. From grievance meetings to contract negotiations, we fight to improve what we can and protect what we have.  We also take to the halls of government -  stakes are high...

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