1049 News Archive

  • Union Office Closed June 16th

    On Wednesday, June 16, 2021 the union hall will be closed. We will be having mandatory training for the staff from 9:00am - 12:00pm. During this time, the doors will be locked and the phones will be set to voicemail. Thank you for understanding.  

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    Retiree Meeting Canceled

    Attention: The retirees meeting for June has been canceled. The next one will be held on August 18th at 10:00am.

  • Special Guest at Union Meeting

    I am pleased to announce that we will have a special guest at our June General Meeting on June 15, 2021. Tom Falcone is the Chief Executive Officer of the Long Island Power Authority. Tom has agreed to come speak with us all about the LIPA/ PSEG negotiations and answer any questions you may have. I...

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    IBEW 1049 Talks to Labor Secretary Marty Walsh

    Local 1049 joined labor leaders from across Long Island in participating in a Zoom conversation with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. Before becoming Labor Secretary and Mayor of Boston, Walsh was a union laborer and the President of the Boston Building Trades. During the meeting Walsh spoke on the...

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    Gas Craft Approves New Contract

    On June 2, 2021 the Gas Craft group, which is made up of Gas Foreman, Mechanics, and Laborers, working for various signatory contractors voted in their new 4-year collective bargaining agreement. 133 members showed up to vote.   Some of the highlights include an overall wage increase of 14.25 %,...

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    ULC Elects Patrick Guidice at Annual Conference

    On Wednesday, April 28th the IBEW Utility Labor Council (ULC) of NYS held an election for the new Chair of the organization. After a vote, IBEW 1049 Business Manager Patrick Guidice was elected. Guidice replaces IBEW Local 97 Business Manager Ted Skerpon. We would like to thank Ted for his years of...

  • Clean Up Day at the Hall

    This past Saturday, May 22nd, 2021, we asked members to volunteer for a union hall clean up day. We were thrilled that so many of you came out to help beautify our hall, that we are all so proud to be a part of. This was not easy work, but we all came together and got it done. I enjoyed the BBQ...

  • Congratulations to our New Journeymen Linemen

    On Saturday, May 15, 2021 we had the privilege of celebrating the accomplishments of our latest Journeyman Lineman class. Our High-Voltage Lineman Apprenticeship Program has developed what I consider to be the finest lineman in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.   The deep...

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    Gas Craft Division Contractors Bargaining Report #1

    Today, Tuesday May 11, 2021 the IBEW Local Union 1049 Main Negotiation Committee had their first official meeting with the Gas Craft Division Contractors Negotiation Team. The IBEW Local Union 1049 Main Negotiation Committee is made up of: Patrick Guidice, Business Manager; Rick Fridell, Assistant...

  • Take the IBEW 1049 Member Survey

    Please watch the video below to hear about the IBEW Local 1049 members survey. It is your right as a union member to have your voice heard. I hope you will all take this opportunity to do just that. You may scan the QR code on the postcard being mailed to your house, or use this link. Video of...

  • Get Vaccinated at Local 25 on Wednesday

    NYS will be hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic at IBEW Local 25 on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, from 3:00 PM-7:00 PM. Appointments are encouraged and walk-ins are welcome on a first-come-first-severe basis. The Johnson and Johnson one-shot vaccine will be administered at this event. We are...

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    Workers Memorial Day

    As was mentioned in our last email, union members from across Long Island remembered those who died on the job over the past year on April 28th, Workers Memorial Day. The remembrance was held at the New York State Office Building in Hauppauge and also celebrated the 50th Anniversary of OSHA. The...

  • Youth Caucus Meeting Rescheduled

    The Youth Caucus Meeting for tonight has been rescheduled to next Monday, May 3, 2021 at 4:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Union Hall, 100 Corporate Dr, Holtsville. This will be the first meeting and all are welcome. Thank you.

  • Workers Memorial Day Service

    On Workers' Memorial Day, April 28th, workers across our Nation pause to remember those who have died as a result of a workplace injury or illness. Over the last year Long Island's workers, as in many other years, failed to escape the tragedy of death as a result of performing their jobs. These...

  • General Membership Meeting

    At today's General Meeting, we will have AT&T as our special guests. They have new promotions for Union members and will be on site to share this information and answer any questions.   They will be at the Union Hall at 5:30 pm with the Wood Fired Pizza Food Truck by Vincent's New York Wood...

  • Lineworker Appreciation Day

    This Sunday is Lineworker Appreciation Day. The line men and women of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1049 have never shied away from their responsibility to help their Long Island neighbors. Our lineworkers often work in challenging and dangerous conditions in order...

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