1049 News Archive

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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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    You Can Count On Us!

    Over 42,000 customers were affected and as of 10:30 a.m. 38,027 are without power. Crews will continue to work to restore customers as quickly and safely as possible. The utility serves 1.1 million electric customers on Long Island and the Rockaways. The hardworking men and women of Local 1049...

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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...

  • Happy 4th of July, Local 1049!

    Message from Don Daley, Business Manager   The Fourth of July holiday, for some of us, usually means enjoying summer weather and barbecues. But the purpose of the Fourth isn't to celebrate a day off, it's a day for us to celebrate all the freedoms that living in this country has given us.   Please...

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    Always Looking to Organize New Members

    IBEW Local 1049 has recently organized Midsun Group, Inc. Midsun Group is a company located in Connecticut performing coating, insulation and animal mitigation in the electrical industry. Local 1049 is always looking to organize workers in the electrical, gas, generation, line clearance and...

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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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    News from Across Our Local

    Summer Safety While the thoughts of many turn to BBQs and beaches, we think about safety. School is out, so there are more kids on the streets where we're driving and working, so keep an eye out and keep them, and yourself, safe.  Long, hot days are ahead so protect yourself, keep cool, stay...

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    Seafood Fest in Sunken Meadow

      On June 10, 20 of our IBEW Local 1049 ladies enjoyed the Seafood Fest in Sunken Meadow State Park. It was a beautiful night,  from now until September it's held every Wednesday at Sunken Meadow. You can bring your own food, drinks, chairs, and sit in the sand and listen to music. Of course, help...

  • Daley to Heastie, "bring Assembly Bill A4738 to the Assembly Floor for debate and vote."

    The Legislative sessions 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, a Bill that would affect utility worker workers in New York were not brought to the floor to be voted on.  Utility...

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    Having problems getting THE HOTWiRE email?

    One of the main reasons you may not be getting our union's official e-newsletter is because you may have opted out, either accidentally or on-purpose. Strict spamming laws prevent us from adding emails without direct permission from an individuals IP address  (IP is the actual device you use to...

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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...

  • Support IBEW Local 1049's March of Dimes Team

    Local 1049 will be participating in the March of Dimes Walk on April 26th and May 3rd.  For the 2nd year in a row, Local 1049 will be partnering with PSEG Long Island.  Our team will be captained by Business Manager Don Daley. Members can sign up for either of the dates or both.     April 26th...

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    Meeting Notice

    Your Negotiating Committee would like to inform you to Save the Date of Tuesday February 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM at Local Union 25, located at 370 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788 for a Contract Informational  Meeting.   There will also be a Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM meeting...

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    IBEW Fact Sheet: Trade Promotion Authority (Fast Track)

    Trade Promotion Authority (TPA or Fast Track) gives the U.S. president authority to enter into trade agreements with limited congressional oversight.1 Trade Promotion Authority can only be granted by Congress.2 By giving TPA to the president, Congress relinquishes its constitutional authority to...

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    No Strike at National Grid!

    A Tentative Agreement has been reached, details to follow including the scheduling of an informational meeting. Check back here and in the next issue of The HOTWiRE for those details. Good work Local 1049!

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    National Grid Negotiations Update: Considerable Progress has been made! Strike Averted!

    Message from the National Grid Negotiations Committee   As of 5 pm Friday February 13th, a logjam on sticking points has been broken. Progress has been made on outstanding issues and the committee is hopeful that a tentative agreement can be made tonight.