1049 News Archive

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Leaving our union in capable hands

    Message from Business Manager Don Daley   Dear Brothers and Sisters: On November 28, 2016, I announced to my staff that I will be retiring as of February 1, 2017. On December 1, 2016, with the support of my staff I recommended Ron Bauer to the Executive Board as my replacement. The Executive Board...

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    Happy Holidays for IBEW 1049

    On behalf of all of the staff and officers at IBEW Local 1049, we would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Years.   Donate Educational Toys this Holiday     The Holiday Season is upon us and teachers across Long Island are active in Toy Drives....

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    IBEW 1049 Member Honored

    At the recent Workforce Development Institute (WDI) Women Working 2017 Calendar Reception, IBEW 1049 Executive Board member Connie Fritzlo was honored.  The event is a partnership between the WDI and organized labor to honor exceptional women in the workforce.  Connie was one of 13 women chosen for...

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    Bringing Electricity to the Third World

    At the 39th IBEW International Convention there were fifty-two Resolutions put to the delegates to be voted upon. In the future, I will be discussing some of these resolutions with you.   Today, I would like to let you know about Resolution #8 "Electrical Workers Without Borders North America."  ...

  • Thank you to our Veterans

    On Friday we thanked our veterans and honored all of the men and women who have put their lives on the line to defend our way of life. Veteran's Day is celebrated on November 11th commensurate with the end of World War I.  It was during that bloody conflict American Soldiers and Marines traveled to...

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    Post-Election Message

    Brothers and sisters, Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, and I offer my congratulations to the president-elect. I also offer my thanks to Hillary Clinton on her hard-fought campaign.   This was a long, and at times, divisive, election, but as brothers and sisters...

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    Support the Candidates who support Labor

    Message from Business Manager Don Daley   Don DaleyAfter a long and contentious election, we are less than a week away from voting.  Voters across the country will be going to the polls on November 8th to decide the future of our country. This democratic process is our biggest duty as American...

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    Vote Tomorrow

    Tomorrow, Tuesday November 8th, is Election Day.  There will be important elections up and down the ballot ranging from President to State Assembly and every race in between.  The polls will open on Long Island at 6 AM and close at 9 PM.  Please make a plan to vote before or after work.  If you...

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    Craft Meeting with Special Guest Speaker - Nov 3rd at 6PM

    Local 1049 will be holding a Craft Meeting on Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 PM at the Union Hall.  We will be having a special guest speaker, Brad Livingston.  Brad is a motivational speaker who was involved in a potentially life-threatening accident that was 100% preventable.  This meeting is...

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    Show the Power of Labor by Voting

    Election Day is less than a week away.  While there has been a lot of attention focused on the top of the ticket, we also have very important elections on Long Island.  These elections decide many bread and butter issues for our union.  With our allies in the state legislature, we were finally able...

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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...

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