1049 News Archive

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    UCOMM Blog: Experience Matters

    With the Presidential Election a little more than a month away, union members are being heavily courted by both campaigns.  While both candidates claim to be pro-labor one candidate actually has a record of working with unions, while the other has a long history of screwing them over.   Throughout...

  • An update from the IBEW convention

    Your Local 1049 delegation, led by Business Manager Don Daley, is attending the 39th IBEW International Convention in St. Louis, honoring our 125-year history and laying the foundation for our future. As IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson struck his gavel on Sept. 19 convening the...

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    Resolutions at the IBEW Convention

    One of the roles of IBEW Convention delegate is to look at and vote on the resolutions that will help govern the IBEW over the next five years.  Below are the resolutions that were voted on.  Passed Resolutions: Resolution No. 1: Renewed a commitment to the 10-year-old Code of Excellence and...

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    The skinny on union conventions

    This week, two major unions are holding their union conventions. For those who are not in a union, a convention might seem a little nerdy or it might seem like one big party - but that couldn't be further from the truth. A union convention serves as a scheduled time where elected representatives...

  • Support "Wear Pink" Ladies Night - Oct 14th

    Message from Business Manager Don Daley I would like to invite all of our members, family and friends to our Annual Breast Cancer Awareness "Wear Pink" Ladies Night.  This highly successful event will raise money for the Breast Cancer Organization.     I would also like to take a moment to thank...

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    Labor walks for Anthony Eramo

    Our brother in Labor, Anthony Eramo, needs our help over the next few days to get elected to the New York State Assembly.  Anthony, a member of CWA 1106 and former political director for CWA 1104, is running in a tough Democratic Primary.  His election is Tuesday, September 13th.  You can help...

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    46th Annual IBEW Softball Tournament

  • Gov. signs bill to protect workers

    Thanks to the hard work of the Utility Labor Council and IBEW members from Local 1049 and around the state, the Utility Worker Assault bill has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo.  This bill will make it safer to be a utility worker by increase the punishment for assaulting someone who is just...

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    Gov. Cuomo signs Utility Worker Assault Bill

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that will strengthen protections for employees who are prone to assault. The measure elevates assaults on utility workers (S2251-A / A4738-A), station and terminal cleaners (S8104 / A10048-B), and process servers (S2991-A / A6772-A) from a...

  • PSEG Contract Ratified

    I am pleased to announce the decision of the members to accept and ratify our newest agreement to extend our collective bargaining agreement with PSEG LI through an overwhelming majority of over 90%!  Together as members of IBEW Local 1049, we remain united in solidarity and continue to serve our...

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    Boot Camp #14

    Congratulations to the 19 out of 21 that passed your climbing test. A big thank you to all the instructors that worked so hard and the Apprentices that came down on their own time to give back.   Our newest Apprentices: Anthony Brown Damon Campanelli Brian Caufield... Robert Davies Jacqueline...

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    Long Island IBEW Softball Tournament

    The Local Island IBEW Softball tournament hosted by Locals 3, 25 & 1049 will be held on Friday August 26, Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28.  One day tryouts for the 1049 Softball Team will be on July 30th.  The tryouts will be from9:30am - 12pm.  Located at Shorefront Park 1 Smith St,...

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    Welcome to Local 1049

    National Grid Electric Generation has hired over 30 B-Mechanics as new hires.  They will be employed in the Maintenance Services Department being assigned work at the three fossil generation stations and the combustion turbine facilities. Training will begin as soon as it is practical, starting...

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    Lineman Appreciation Day

    July 10 is Lineman Appreciation Day, commemorating the contributions of the men and women who bring electricity to the U.S. economy and honoring the legacy of Henry Miller, one of the founders of the IBEW on the anniversary of his death. Electrical lineworkers construct and maintain the vast...

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    Have a Union Made in the USA Fourth!

    Summer is here, the sun is out and the celebration of our country's independence is almost here! The Fourth of July is an explosion of festivities and gatherings, and we at Labor 411 want you to be well stocked. From flags to ice cream to beer, we've got the goods to make your party the best, all...

  • Happy Fourth of July Local 1049

    With the Fourth of July holiday weekend here, we're all looking forward to a long weekend with friends and family. I certainly know I am. Many of you will be at a barbecue or taking a much deserved break to spend time with your loved ones and family. While we look forward to this rest and...

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