1049 News Archive

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    Feb. 11th National Grid Contract Negotiations Update

    Chief Negotiator Don Daley and the Main Negotiating Committee met with National Grid negotiators all day on Tuesday, February 10th ending the session in the evening. The meeting was productive, with the company withdrawing several proposals from the table that would have caused harm to our members...

  • Negotiations Update: 1049 members say "Fight Back, " ranks unanimously authorize a strike!

    On Saturday, February 7, almost 1000 Local 1049 members came out to Rally for Justice and Contract Information Meeting at the UPSKY Hotel in Hauppauge.  Our members displayed their solidarity and resolve by wearing their RED. Every single union member there sent a clear and unambiguous message.......

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    Newsday: National Grid workers authorize strike if contract expires

    Newsday; Feb 7, 2015 by Candice Ruud Hundreds of National Grid union workers bellowed "aye" in unison Saturday, authorizing a strike if a contract impasse can't be resolved by midnight Friday. That's when the utility's contract with Local 1049 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers...

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    Newsday: National Grid, union 'far apart' in contract talks as strike deadline looms

    National Grid and a union representing some 1,200 natural gas and power-plant workers are "far apart" in contract talks and face the prospect of a strike next week, a union official said.   The current contract with the workers who operate National Grid's natural gas distribution system and power...

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    Rally for Justice at National Grid Sat., Feb 7th

    Click here to download, display and distribute the below flyer! Local 1049 members wear red!

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    Make ibew1049.org an app-like shortcut on your smartphone!

    Below are instructions on how to create the app-like shortcut on your smartphone. I encourage you all to do this. Our new website also has a photo and video gallery and news feeds from IBEW tweets and news from the AFL-CIO. There is a larger labor movement out there beyond our Local and its...

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    MLK Day:Tribute to Dr. King

    The 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference will be held Jan. 15–19 in Atlanta. The Conference is established to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the accomplishments of the civil rights movement, this multi-ethnic, multi-gender and...

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    You Can Count On Us!

      We are the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1049. We are 3,500 members strong and one of the largest private sector labor unions on Long Island representing hard working men and women at National Grid US and PSEG LI. You see our union out in the community, performing...

  • Happy Holidays from IBEW 1049 - You Can Count On Us!

      This Holiday season, as Business Manager of Local 1049 I would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to each and every IBEW Local 1049 member who have been so giving throughout the year either through your job or through community outreach projects at our Local or if you...

  • Check out Local 1049's new look!

    Message from Business Manager Don Daley It's official, we have launched our union's new mobile friendly website at ibew1049.org.  You may recognize some of your fellow Local 1049 members in the new banner images. Many members answered the call to pose for images on our website that place our union...

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    Happy Thanksgiving 1049!

    An important election message from Business Manager Don Daley Sisters and Brothers, as the joyous holiday season begins, let's take a moment to reflect upon the events of rhapsodic solidarity which has come to define our Local. Early on we saw our Local utility membership bifurcated between...

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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...

  • A Call to Action

    An important message from Business Manager Don Daley  Sisters and Brothers, as some of you might be aware, Local 101 of the Transport Workers Union has been engaged in contract negotiations with National Grid. Their collective bargaining agreement is scheduled to expire on October 15, 2014.  Local...

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    1049 making strides against Breast Cancer October 19th

    Local 1049 working together with PSEG's Long Island event "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Long Island" In order to get your shirt each member must sign up with a Team Captain who will distribute the shirts. Donations of $10.00 or more is appreciated.   PSEG Long Island’s Making Strides...

  • Labor Day forces us to be smarter and stronger

    Message from Business Manager Don Daley Looking forward to a great weekend, on behalf of the Officers and Executive Board, I want to extend to all of our brothers and sisters in the labor movement our vision of prosperity and brotherhood on this upcoming Labor Day. When we look back in our history...

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    Local 1049 Gold Team Wins IBEW Long Island Softball Tournament

    This year, Local's 3, 25 and 1049 hosted the 43rd  annual tournament held in Baldwin.  24 teams from across the IBEW participated in this event.  We are proud to announce that Local 1049's Gold Team won the tournament!!!! The last time we won this trophy was 1991. Kudo's to team manager Ron Bauer...

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