1049 News Archive

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    Opposing the Dead Wrong GOP Tax Bill

      Outraged by the GOP's tax bill, a local IBEW president was among five protesters who staged a sit-in and ultimately were arrested Monday at Sen. Susan Collins' office in Bangor, Maine.     "This bill gives massive tax cuts to the rich on the backs of working people. It was written by the rich and...

  • Don't Raise My Taxes

    As you may be aware, Congress is currently considering and voting on a tax plan that will raise taxes on most middle class families while cutting taxes for the rich. For IBEW 1049 members, we will lose the union dues deduction causing an increase in all of our taxes. The bill also eliminates the...

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    Happy Thanksgiving 1049

    Thanksgiving is here again. There is no better time to think of the reasons why you are thankful over this long holiday weekend. As union members, there is a lot to be thankful for like our wages and benefits. We can also be thankful in knowing that thanks to our union and the solidarity of our...

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    2017 Endorsements

    Below are IBEW 1049's endorsements for Nassau and Suffolk County. Please vote on Tuesday, November 7th. Polls are open from 6:00 AM until 9:00 PM. Click here to download the endorsement list.

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    Vote No on a NYS Constitutional Convention (Prop 1)

    A Multi-Million Dollar Boondoggle In 1967, the last “Politicians’ Convention” held in New York cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Fifty years later, the price tag is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. That’s an awful lot of money to spend on an exclusive party for New York...

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    LIBN: Hundreds of LI Utility Workers head for FL.

    Hundreds of workers from National Grid and PSEG Long Island have been heading south to Florida to help restore service in areas hammered by winds and rain that seek to tap resources from their northern neighbors. More than 300 National Grid employees and 100 vehicles—including the utility’s mobile...

  • Happy Labor Day

    Since 1991, I have had the honor and privilege to be associated with  Local 1049 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, both as a member and leader.  I admire and respect the way the members of Local 1049 join together in unity whether in contract negotiations for a contract, a...

  • Union Meeting Tonight

    We would like to remind everybody that the August General Membership meeting will be held tonight at 7:00 PM at our union hall, 100 Corporate Dr, Holtsville. Many important issues will be discussed at the meeting that will effect you, so please make every effort to attend. Remember, decisions are...

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    Lineworker Appreciation Day Salutes Members, IBEW Founder

    If you’ve ever experienced a power outage – especially in the dead of winter or during a sweltering heatwave – and breathed a sigh of relief when the lights came back on, take a second this July 10 to thank a lineworker for making it happen.  The IBEW and the Edison Electric Institute, an...

  • IBEW 1049 is Getting Politically Active

    Last week, IBEW 1049's Assistant Business Manager Patrick Guidice and Executive Board Member Connie Fritzlo were in Albany to join the Utility Labor Council of NYS in lobbying for three important  bills. The first bill, S6127 would extend a employment, health, and safety rights for IBEW members who...

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    Sign Up for COPE

    Sign Up for COPE!  You can make a contribution to the Committee on Political Education (COPE) easily through a checkoff.  This is a great way to help out our unions political efforts. This year, we have numerous local elections that will affect our members and it is never to early to plan for next...

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    IBEW 1049 Golf Outing

    This past Friday, IBEW 1049 held their Annual Golf Outing. Normally, the 50/50 raffle at the Golf Outing raises money for the COPE fund. However this year, we decided to donate the proceeds to the family of IBEW 1049 member Nick Weiss who died tragically just days before the outing.  Although it...

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    Steward Training

    We will be having a training for selected stewards this Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the union hall.  All stewards who need to be at the training should have been notified. The training will start at 5:00 PM each night.  If you have any questions please contact the union hall.

  • Apply for the IBEW 1049 Scholarship & Happy Memorial Day

    The end of the school year is almost here.  For our graduating seniors, this is a time of transition as they prepare to go away to college.  To help with this transition, IBEW 1049 has set up a scholarship fund.  The fund is to help our members to defray the cost for their loved ones in continuing...

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    The IBEW 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 institution...

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    Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

    Every year the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service, along with the United Food and Commercial Workers, AFL-CIO and more host the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  It is one of the largest single day food drives in the country.  It is so successful because it is...

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