1049 News Archive

  • General Meeting April 20th

    This pandemic has been a challenging time for us all. We have had a year of uncertainty, but you all have stayed strong. I am happy to finally announce that General Meetings will resume in April! We will continue to check every members temperature at the door and enforce the use of masks and social...

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    Help a 1049 Family in Need

    On Sunday March 7th, 2021, Local 1049 Member Chris Bryant and his family experienced a devastating house fire.  Thankfully, everyone made it out safely and no one was hurt, but their home and everything in it was destroyed.  Chris has been a Local 1049 Member since 1998 and has spent the majority...

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    Women's History Month

    Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society. It has been observed in the United States annually since 1987. It began as a one day celebration, then expanded to a week when Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week...

  • Your Ballot Must be Received by March 12th

    I would like to start off by thanking each and every one of you who made time to show up to one of the fourteen Informational Meetings I held at the hall last week. As a Union Member, it is your duty to make an educated decision when you fill out your Official Ballot.   By now, you should have...

  • National Grid Bargaining Update

    Today, I met with National Grid's Chief Negotiator to discuss pending issues. After some conversation, we mutually agreed that we will have Blue Cross Blue Shield for the term of this contract. Improvements to the contract include having hearing aid coverage and vision care. The main sticking point...

  • Important Notice from Business Manager Guidice

    Important information, YOU MUST READ THIS!   National Grid's "Last, Best and Final Offer" will be presented to you, the members of Local 1049, in the form of a ratification vote. I will get into the details of how the process will work further down in my remarks. There are a few important issues I...

  • National Grid Strike Vote Results

    Today we held a strike authorization vote. In the event that the company will not extend the current agreement, we needed YOU, the membership, to vote on whether or not we will strike the employer if necessary.  More than 800 members showed up and every one of you were socially distanced and...

  • National Grid Contract Negotiations Information Meeting Saturday

    On Saturday, February 6th 2021 at 11:00am, we will be having a National Grid Negotiation General Information meeting at the Union Hall. We hope all National Grid employees will attend to hear an update on the contract negotiations. We will be broadcasting live to your car radios in the immediate...

  • Unemployement for Striking Workers in New York

    For information on New York State Unemployment Insurance during a strike please click here: UI and Strikes (ny.gov)

  • We Remember a Fallen Brother, Mike Agurkis

    I would like to take a moment today to speak about our brother, Mike Agurkis, who was killed in a hit and run on the Nassau Expressway at 830pm Friday.     Mike was helping a stranded motorist when he was killed. We will all remember him as the helpful and kind person he always was. If you would...

  • Happy Holidays from Local 1049

    Brothers and Sisters, please see the video below for a general update with your local union. Your union will be very busy next year, working hard to build better working conditions for you. On behalf of the officers, executive board, office staff and business staff, I would like to wish you, your...

  • Bargaining Begins with National Grid

    On Friday, December 18, 2020 the IBEW Local 1049 main negotiation committee met with National Grid in regards to the upcoming contract expiration. This meeting was treated as an icebreaker. Both National Grid Lead Negotiator Mike Bernardo and Local 1049 Chief Negotiator Pat Guidice gave opening...

  • Resolution Acknowledging 1049 Members Work

    On behalf of the proud members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1049, I would like to formally and sincerely express our heartfelt gratitude to the LIPA Board of Trustees and CEO Tom Falcone for the warm recognition of our efforts during the past year, including the...

  • COVID-19 Precautions

    In light of the recent Covid-19 spike, please read the following before visiting the hall. If you have an issue or question, please call the hall to speak to your Representative, rather than come. If you need to speak to your Representative face-to-face, please call beforehand and set up an...

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    Surveying Our Members for Our New Website

    IBEW 1049 is in the process of building a new website. As part of the redesign, we are looking for the members help. We will be using a User Interface design expert to find out what works for our members on the site.      User Interface Design is the psychology behind what makes our websites flow...

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    This Thanksgiving, let us all take pause for a moment to remember those of us that are continuing to work: Our emergency frontline workers who are ensuring that electricity and gas service are provided to our Long Island homes, so that everyone can have a safe family holiday together. Additionally...

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