1049 News Archive

  • We Remember a Fallen Brother, Mike Agurkis

    I would like to take a moment today to speak about our brother, Mike Agurkis, who was killed in a hit and run on the Nassau Expressway at 830pm Friday.     Mike was helping a stranded motorist when he was killed. We will all remember him as the helpful and kind person he always was. If you would...

  • National Grid Negotiations Update #7

    The Local 1049 Main Negotiation Committee met with National Grid's Negotiation Team today. Some proposals were accepted. We meet again on Tuesday, February 2nd.

  • National Grid Negotiations Update #6

    The Local 1049 main negotiation committee had a brief meeting with National Grid's negotiation team today. The Local 1049 Negotiation Committee and myself will be meeting with all National Grid stewards on Wednesday and Thursday evening this week.

  • National Grid Negotiations Update #5

    Sisters and Brothers, Today, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the IBEW Local 1049 Health and Welfare Negotiation Committee met with the National Grid Health and Welfare Negotiation Team. The IBEW Local 1049 Health and Welfare Negotiation Committee is made up of: Pat Guidice, Business ManagerJim Cooper...

  • National Grid Negotiations Update #4

    Today, January 13, 2021 the IBEW 1049 Health & Welfare Negotiation Committee met with National Grid’s Health & Welfare Negotiation Team. Present on the 1049 Committee was: Business Manager, Pat Guidice Assistant Business Manager/ President, Jim Cooper Recording Secretary, Tom Dowling...

  • National Grid Negotiations Update #3

    Sisters and Brothers, Today, January 12, 2021 the IBEW Local 1049 Negotiation Committee met with the National Grid Negotiation Team. Present on Local 1049's team were: Business Manager Pat Guidice, Assistant Business Manager/ President Jim Cooper, Recording Secretary Tom Dowling, Executive Board...

  • National Grid Negotiations Update #2

    Today, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 the 1049 Health and Welfare Negotiation Committee met with the National Grid Health and Welfare Negotiation team. The Local 1049 Health and Welfare Negotiation Committee is made up of: Business Manager, Pat Guidice Assistant Business Manager/ President, Jim Cooper...

  • National Grid Negotiations Update

    Brothers and Sisters,   Today, Tuesday January 5th, 2021, the Local 1049 Main Negotiation Committee had their first official meeting with the National Grid Main Negotiation Team. The Local 1049 Negotiation Committee is made up of: Pat Guidice, Business Manager; Jim Cooper, Assistant Business...

  • Happy Holidays from Local 1049

    Brothers and Sisters, please see the video below for a general update with your local union. Your union will be very busy next year, working hard to build better working conditions for you. On behalf of the officers, executive board, office staff and business staff, I would like to wish you, your...

  • Bargaining Begins with National Grid

    On Friday, December 18, 2020 the IBEW Local 1049 main negotiation committee met with National Grid in regards to the upcoming contract expiration. This meeting was treated as an icebreaker. Both National Grid Lead Negotiator Mike Bernardo and Local 1049 Chief Negotiator Pat Guidice gave opening...

  • Resolution Acknowledging 1049 Members Work

    On behalf of the proud members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1049, I would like to formally and sincerely express our heartfelt gratitude to the LIPA Board of Trustees and CEO Tom Falcone for the warm recognition of our efforts during the past year, including the...

  • COVID-19 Precautions

    In light of the recent Covid-19 spike, please read the following before visiting the hall. If you have an issue or question, please call the hall to speak to your Representative, rather than come. If you need to speak to your Representative face-to-face, please call beforehand and set up an...

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    Surveying Our Members for Our New Website

    IBEW 1049 is in the process of building a new website. As part of the redesign, we are looking for the members help. We will be using a User Interface design expert to find out what works for our members on the site.      User Interface Design is the psychology behind what makes our websites flow...

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    This Thanksgiving, let us all take pause for a moment to remember those of us that are continuing to work: Our emergency frontline workers who are ensuring that electricity and gas service are provided to our Long Island homes, so that everyone can have a safe family holiday together. Additionally...

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    Retiree Meeting Canceled

    Please note: The Retiree Meeting scheduled for December 2, 2020 has been canceled due to rising COVID-19 cases. Please stay safe.  

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    Donate to the United Way LI

    Both PSEG and National Grid are working with the United Way of Long Island to help our communities. Your donation will help programs such as: United Together YouthBuild Long Island D.R.E.A.M.S. For Youth Project Warmth Mission United You can set up a direct donation through your payroll. For PSEG...

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