1049 News Archive

  • National Grid Bargaining Report #10

    The Local 1049 Main Negotiation Committee met with the National Grid Negotiation Team today. There has been slow progress with the contract. We have come to tentative terms on several agreements that benefit our members, but there are still many more topics that need to be discussed.   We remain...

  • 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)

  • National Grid Negotiations Update #9

    The Local 1049 Main Negotiation Committee met with the National Grid Negotiation Team today. The contract negotiations are slow and we are still apart on several important proposals but, we have come to tentative terms on several agreements that benefit our members.  We are scheduled to meet...

  • National Grid Negotiations Update #8

    The Local 1049 Main Negotiation Committee met with the National Grid Negotiation Team today. There has been slow but steady progress with the contract. We have come to tentative terms on several agreements that benefit our members. There are still many more topics that need to be discussed.   We...

  • 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...

  • National Grid Negotiations Update #7

    The Local 1049 Main Negotiation Committee met with National Grid's Negotiation Team today. Some proposals were accepted. We meet again on Tuesday, February 2nd.

  • National Grid Negotiations Update #6

    The Local 1049 main negotiation committee had a brief meeting with National Grid's negotiation team today. The Local 1049 Negotiation Committee and myself will be meeting with all National Grid stewards on Wednesday and Thursday evening this week.

  • National Grid Negotiations Update #5

    Sisters and Brothers, Today, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the IBEW Local 1049 Health and Welfare Negotiation Committee met with the National Grid Health and Welfare Negotiation Team. The IBEW Local 1049 Health and Welfare Negotiation Committee is made up of: Pat Guidice, Business ManagerJim Cooper...

  • National Grid Negotiations Update #4

    Today, January 13, 2021 the IBEW 1049 Health & Welfare Negotiation Committee met with National Grid’s Health & Welfare Negotiation Team. Present on the 1049 Committee was: Business Manager, Pat Guidice Assistant Business Manager/ President, Jim Cooper Recording Secretary, Tom Dowling...

  • National Grid Negotiations Update #3

    Sisters and Brothers, Today, January 12, 2021 the IBEW Local 1049 Negotiation Committee met with the National Grid Negotiation Team. Present on Local 1049's team were: Business Manager Pat Guidice, Assistant Business Manager/ President Jim Cooper, Recording Secretary Tom Dowling, Executive Board...

  • National Grid Negotiations Update #2

    Today, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 the 1049 Health and Welfare Negotiation Committee met with the National Grid Health and Welfare Negotiation team. The Local 1049 Health and Welfare Negotiation Committee is made up of: Business Manager, Pat Guidice Assistant Business Manager/ President, Jim Cooper...

  • National Grid Negotiations Update

    Brothers and Sisters,   Today, Tuesday January 5th, 2021, the Local 1049 Main Negotiation Committee had their first official meeting with the National Grid Main Negotiation Team. The Local 1049 Negotiation Committee is made up of: Pat Guidice, Business Manager; Jim Cooper, Assistant Business...

  • 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...

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