1049 News Archive

  • 1049 Scholarship

     The Local 1049 Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 to provide our working members with some financial support in order to contribute to the personal development and higher education for their children. Awarded recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship payable to the educational...

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    How Mark Janus Benefitted From His Union

    Like everyone else in the labor movement, I'm nervously awaiting the Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which would weaken public sector unions by letting workers receive the benefits of representation without contributing toward the cost. But I've got a unique vantage point: I...

  • Register to Vote Today

    Brothers and sisters, the IBEW is launching a nationwide campaign to register our members to vote so we can vote in this year's primaries and the general election. Here at Local 1049, we have a number of members who are not registered to vote. If you had been registered previously, it is possible...

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    Our Newly Formed Chapter is Excited and Ready for the Call to Action

    Our Newly formed chapter is excited and ready for the call to action. We are committed to have a chapter which will focus on helping to enrich our IBEW members' lives using the principals the EWMC was founded under. A mission of Inclusion, in a world that looks to divide, We strive to bring...

  • Happy Memorial Day

    In honor and recognition of their service I, along with the Officers, Executive Board and Business Staff of IBEW Local Union 1049 salute the men and women of our country's armed forces. Please join us in remembering those that have sacrificed to protect the freedom when enjoy this Memorial Day....

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    Repeal of Trump's Tax on Union Dues Stalls in Senate

      A bill to repeal a new tax on union dues and unreimbursed job expenses has stalled in the Senate, a significant financial blow to many working families and union members.     The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, would reverse a little-publicized hike in the 2017 tax...

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    Workers Memorial Mass

  • Union Meeting April 17

    On Tuesday, April 17th, we will be having our monthly meeting. At the meeting we will be accepting donations of clean soft goods, like clothes, sheets and towels, to help benefit the Stony Brook Cancer Center. I have provided information about the event below. I would encourage everyone to come to...

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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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    1049 Scholarship Fund is Accepting Applications

    The Local 1049 Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 to provide our working members with some financial support in order to contribute to the personal development and higher education for their children. Awarded recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship payable to the educational institution...

  • Saturday's Janus Rally will Make Headlines: Get on the Bus

    On Saturday, union members from across the country will be demonstrating in cities everywhere to protect our collective bargaining rights which are being challenged in the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case. This case will allow public sector workers to free ride and not pay union dues and will...

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    Get On the Bus: A Working People's Day of Action

    On Saturday February 24th at 11 AM, union members from across the country will be holding a Day of Action to protest the upcoming Janus v AFSCME case at Foley Square in New York City. The case will be heard on February 26th by the Supreme Court. This day also represents the 50th anniversary of the...

  • Protecting Our Union

    As we move into 2018, labor unions face increasing challenges.  From the upcoming United States Supreme Court hearing the Janus v. AFSCME in late February to anti-union changes from the National Labor Relations Board, it is an undeniable fact that our right to belong to labor unions is under attack...

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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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    AFL-CIO seeking direction

    This past year was filled with ups and downs for working people. No matter where you live or what type of work you do for a living, one thing is clear: Working people need to stick together and build power like never before in 2018.  Share your feedback with us now, so we can be most effective. Do...

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    Give Labor a Voice, Bring Back UCOMM Radio

    A message from Assistant Business Manager Patrick Guidice:    As an Assistant Business Manager for IBEW 1049, UCOMM Radio was a valuable tool that has been sorely missed since it went off the air. As a co-host, I got to go onto the show and discuss and explain in detail many of the important topics...

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