1049 News Archive

  • HomeServe Lockout

    Homeserve has notified its employees that they plan to operate going forward without the IBEW Local Union 1049 work force. In other words, they plan to lock us out.   We are seeking to negotiate work rules that will help put controls in place so that Homeserve better manages their workforce, so we...

  • Homeserve Lockout

    Brothers and sisters, Talks have broken with HomeServe. They will be locking us out, effective at midnight tonight. You all MUST report to the back parking lot of 20 Michael Ave in Farmingdale at 8:00AM for an assemble point. You will also be given your picket duty assignments. I look forward to...

  • Never Forget

    September 11th, 2001 started as any other normal day. Our members were traveling to work, thinking of the things we may take for granted. Perhaps they were thinking of a recent vacation with their family, or maybe about their children starting the new school year. When they arrived at work that day...

  • Happy Labor Day

    Every year, when Labor Day arrives, I have shared my thoughts with my brothers and sisters at Local 1049. Those messages have mostly been about remembering the remarkable improvements we, as the Labor Movement have made through the strength of collective bargaining, and the influence we project to...

  • Home Serve Tentative Agreement Reached

    Brothers and Sisters, I am sure that you are all well aware that our current contract with your employer expired at midnight on August 31, 2021. At this point in negotiations, we have signed a tentative contract. This means you should all report to your normal jobs for your normal schedule. A...

  • Homeserve Strike Vote Results

    Brothers and Sisters,   Negotiations continue to progress with mutual gains on both sides. But as we move forward, we must be prepared for any contingency.  That said, a secret ballot strike authorization vote was taken. The decision to authorize a strike against Homeserve USA was unanimous. ...

  • Homeserve Bargaining Report #4

    On August 25, 2021, the IBEW 1049 Main Negotiation Committee met with the HomeServe Main Negotiation Team. The Local 1049 Negotiation Committee is made up of: Pat Guidice, Business Manager; Jim Cooper, President; Al Blum, Chairman of the Executive Board; Tom Dowling, Recording Secretary; John...

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    Asphlundh Tree Flag Bargaining Report #1 Inbox

    On 8/23/21 and 8/24/21 IBEW Local Union 1049 kicked off negotiations with Asplundh Tree for the Primary and Temporary Flag Agreements. Assistant Business Manager Rick Fridell has been the Lead Negotiator, while Business Manager Pat Guidice currently serves as the Lead Negotiator for Home Serve...

  • Home Serve Contract Information Meeting Friday

    Brothers and Sisters,     On Friday, August 27th 2021 at 7:00pm, we will be having a Home Serve Information meeting at the Union Hall, 100 Corporate Dr, Holtsville.   We hope all Home Serve employees will attend to hear an update on the contract negotiations. The contract expires at midnight...

  • Homeserve Bargaining Report #3

    Brothers and Sisters,   Yesterday, Monday August 16th, 2021, the Local 1049 Main Negotiation Committee had their first official meeting with the HomeServe Main Negotiation Team. The Local 1049 Negotiation Committee is made up of: Pat Guidice, Business Manager; Jim Cooper, President; Al Blum,...

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    50th Annual IBEW Softball Tournament

    Saturday and Sunday, August 21st & 22nd Eisenhower Park and Baldwin Park on Saturday the 21st & Baldwin Park & Newbridge Park, on Sunday the 22nd   Eisenhower Park at 200 Merrick ave East Meadow NY 11554 Baldwin Harbor Park at 3232 Grand Avenue, Baldwin Harbor, 11510 Newbridge Road...

  • Take the COVID Vaccine Survey

     Brothers and Sisters,     Please take a moment to complete this survey on how you feel about Covid-19 vaccinations. We will be discussing this further at the general meeting tonight.   IBEW Local 1049 Member Covid 19 Vaccine Survey (surveymonkey.com)

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    Homeserve Bargaining Report #2

    Brothers and Sisters,   Today, Thursday August 12th, 2021, the Local 1049 Main Negotiation Committee had their first official meeting with the HomeServe Main Negotiation Team. The Local 1049 Negotiation Committee is made up of: Pat Guidice, Business Manager; Jim Cooper, President; Al Blum, Chairman...

  • Upcoming Union Events

    Brothers and Sisters,   Please see below for upcoming events. And be advised: Everyone going on the fishing trip this Sunday August 15th needs to be at the Captree Fishing Docks by 6:30 AM.  The boat leaves promptly at 7:00 AM, so please leave yourself plenty of time to get there because traffic...

  • Gov. Cuomo Resigns

    Brothers and Sisters,   I am sure by now you have heard that the New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has resigned. His resignation will be effective in 14 days, then Kathy Hochul, the Lieutenant Governor, will take his place. We are staying on top of these developments as they occur.

  • We Look Forward to Working with Governor Hochul

    Brothers and Sisters,   Governor Andrew Cuomo has decided to resign from his office, citing his reasoning behind his decision as being for the good of New York. Throughout his term of office, the path of the electric and gas utility industry has been directly and deeply affected by the influence he...

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