1049 News Archive

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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...

  • Join a Teamsters Picket this Weekend

    This week, the truck drivers and warehouse people who work at Clare Rose who are members of Teamsters Local 812 went on strike after the company gave them a final offer that included a 30% pay cut and the elimination of their pensions. The day after they started their strike, Clare Rose said that...

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    Boycott Clare Rose Products

    IBEW Local 1049 supports Teamsters Local 812 strike through collective action and a way you can help every day is to boycott Clare Rose products listed above until the end of the strike.  Clare Rose has said that they will replace their Teamster drivers with out of state scabs who will be...

  • Join 1049 For the March of Dimes

    On April 30, Local 1049 members will be joining PSEG Long Island to help host and participate in the 2017 Annual March of Dimes "March for Babies" event at Jones Beach. When you become part of March for Babies, you join people in your community to: Help more moms have healthy pregnancies...

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    New York Constitutional Convention 2017

    One of the biggest battles we will face this year is on the November ballot. It is a referendum to hold a Constitutional Convention. On Election Day - Nov. 7, 2017 - voters will be asked to decide whether the state should redraft the state's charter document - its constitution.    This...

  • 7th Annual Workers Memorial Mass

    April 28th is a day recognized annually by the union community as Workers Memorial Day, which is the anniversary of the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Say what you will about those pesky OSHA inspections, but OSHA safety and regulation standards save lives. It's...

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    1049 members save a family of Osprey

    This story originally appeared in Newsday. Sure a few branches fell, but that’s to be expected when your twiggy home is being moved more than 30 feet above the ground. In a five-hour operation on Monday, PSEG Long Island turned into a relocation company for a nest that two ospreys built at a...

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    April 18th: National Lineman Appreciation Day

    National Lineman Appreciation Day is a time to express our utmost appreciation to the great men and women that work so hard for us every day. It's our honor to celebrate the hard work, innovation, and dedication of Electrical Lineworkers. #thankalineman. While a few days are set aside to honor...

  • Union Meeting Tuesday March 11

    Brothers and sisters,  I would like to remind all of you that Local 1049 changed the date of the April monthly union meeting to tomorrow, Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will be held at our Union Hall in Holtsville. At this meeting we will be accepting nominations for Union officer and...

  • Union Meeting Tuesday March 21st

    Brothers and sisters,  I would like to remind all of you that Local 1049 will be having their monthly union meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21st at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will be held at our Union Hall in Holtsville.  I also want to draw your attention to the notice below that we are moving the...

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    Meeting Date Change

    Please be advised, the April General Membership Meeting has been changed from April 18th to April 11th, 2017.   Nominations for union officer elections will be held at the April General Membership Meeting on April 11th, 2017.  

  • We must be prepared for attacks on Labor

    Brothers and sisters, in this wild and often chaotic political climate, in can be confusing to the Average Joe as to what Right to Work legislation means.  We see Republican members of Congress introducing National Right to Work Bills and individual States creating their own laws to decimate unions...

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    Organizers Report: Organzing Altice

    Altice (Formerly known as Cablevision) workers have expressed an interest in joining Local 1049.  Membership Development Coordinator Bill O'Leary has been meeting with many of the techs to discuss how to become union members.  The Altice workers have been poorly compensated for years.  If you are...

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    Buy American

    Most of us do our best to Buy American, and according to a recent Siena poll most New Yorker's want our state government to do the same thing. Polling shows that four out of five voters favor spending state and federal tax dollars on American-made goods whenever possible. Gov. Cuomo recently...

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    1049 in the Community

    Over the last few weeks, IBEW 1049 members have been taking part in numerous charity events.  On January 29th Local 1049 members participated in a Boots on the Ground fundraiser to help raise money for the troops.  In total the event raised $18,000.  Then on Super Bowl Sunday, members took part in...

  • His legacy still has great meaning now in 2017

    If you take a look at the world outside our workplace, it looks a little grim, but there is still hope. We celebrate Dr. King's legacy today, and we pay homage differently. Read below. Public Education is under attack and the Teachers have asked for our help. We will be there for them. Dr. King...

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