1049 News Archive

  • Giving thanks for a unified union.

    Message from Business Manager Don Daley As we do each Thanksgiving Day, we gather for family reunions and thank God for his infinite blessings and bountiful harvest. In life, we often find it easy to ask for favors but sometimes it is difficult to thank those who have done so much for us. Please...

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    Save Long Island Jobs NOW

    National Grid has filed a petition with the New York State Public Service Commission to allow the utility to seek exemption from the New York State Public Service Law so it may move customer assistance positions to areas outside the community it now serves. The current New York State legislation...

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    Call to Action: Petition to keep Call Center jobs here!

    Call to Action: An important message from Business Manager Donald J Daley Jr. National Grid has notified the New York State Public Service Commission of its intent to move over one hundred Local 1049 jobs, off Long Island.  These jobs cover positions in the gas business unit handling the Call...

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    Join the IBEW Youth Caucus

      We are proud and excited to announce that "Next Up! The Young Worker Caucus" is finally here. We have had our first meeting on August 20th and it was a fun and informative event. The focus of Next Up! will be on education, networking, capacity building and union solidarity. We are looking to come...

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    Bloomberg: Utility Line Worker Cuts Hobble Emergency Storm Response

    Originally Reported in Bloomberg News: An electrical crew works on overhead lines in Melville, New York following Hurricane Sandy. Four days before Hurricane Sandy struck in October, Consolidated Edison Co. (ED) sought 1,800 power-line-repair workers from its fellow utilities to help respond to the...

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    Our role as Union Members to Protect Democracy

    This Fourth of July let's not forget the true national spirit of courage, integrity, sacrifice, liberty and independence that our country has fought for.  As we celebrate our freedom with family, friends and neighbors this holiday weekend, let us not forget to thank all those who have served this...

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    "For the past 14 years, this workforce has been number one in New York State."

    Newsday, June 6th by Mark Harrington.  Close to 300 people packed the second of two public meetings Thursday night on the future of LIPA as Suffolk residents offered a long list of proposed improvements to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's plan to have PSEG take over the utility. Even some who supported the...

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    LIPA Overhaul Hearings: Program Bill #6 puts 1049 in Jeopardy!

    As it currently stands, IBEW 1049 is opposed to Governor Andrew Cuomo's Program Bill #6.  It has been brought to our attention that the Executive Chamber’s plan to overhaul the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) will be discussed at two public hearings, scheduled for Wed., June 5th at 6:30 pm, at...

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    May Electric Safety & Lineman Appreciation

    On April 10th, the United States Senate passed a Resolution making April 18th, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day. Recognizing linemen, the profession of linemen, the contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety, and expressing support for the designation of April 18...

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    Celebrate Working Women this Mother's Day!

    Everyone make sure you sign up for the contest for our Working Moms. The Long Island Federation of Labor AFL-CIO has a new contest for all working moms! Win a $500 Elizabeth Arden Spa Certificate! Celebrate Working Women this Mother's Day! In honor of working women this Mother's Day, they are...

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    Workers Memorial Mass: Because losing your life should never be a job description

    Monday, April 29th 5:30 pm at St. Patricks Church 5th Ave. & Main Street, Bay Shore, NY. Let's again come together as one to pay homage to those we lost on the job and offer prayer for our unions who lead, safety to those who toil and justice for those oppressed. Please bring your hardhat/...

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    NEW YORK FOR WOMEN’S EQUALITY

    New York has long served as a model for equality and fairness on several issues including women’s rights. At the 2013 State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo announced plans to advance a 10-Point Women’s Equality Act that will break down barriers that perpetuate discrimination and inequality...

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    Newsday Opinion Editorial: Gas-electric workforce split could hurt LI during storms

    October and November, the 2,600 members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1049, together with thousands of other emergency responders, worked tirelessly during a very dangerous time to get Long Islanders' power back on after Sandy. Will they be able to help our community get...

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    Daley: Oral Statement at Public Hearing to NY Assembly regarding future of Long Island’s electric power delivery and service

    Good morning Assemblymen, ladies and gentlemen, my name is Donald Daley and I represent the members of IBEW Local Union 1049 as Business Manager. I wish to present testimony before this committee examining the future of Long Island’s electric power delivery and service. In the weeks after Super...

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    IBEW 1049 must be at the table on the future of LIPA

    Business Manager Don Daley of IBEW 1049 warns political and community leaders that the current plan will keep over a thousand utility workers home during the next major storm  Hauppauge At their Union Hall, the leadership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1049, led by...

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    1049: Call Congress on Valentines Day

    Congressional Republicans are taking the economy hostage again—threatening to blow it up unless vital services for working families are cut. Call your members of Congress Feb. 14 and tell them to stand up to these bullies, reject benefit cuts for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and cancel...

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