1049 News Archive

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    March of Dimes Thank you

    Thank you to the many IBEW LU 1049 members that came out  on Sunday May 1st and participated in the March of Dimes Walk. Even through the cold, rain and wind, many came out and walked the five-mile course along the Jones Beach boardwalk. With your your support, PSEG Long Island raised more than $...

  • Support Striking Verizon Workers

    The union workforce at Verizon has gone on strike. The Communications Workers of America are strong allies of ours. Many have asked us what can be done to help them during the strike. Please feel free to stop by a picket line and join the CWA in walking it. Their members have been walking the...

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    LaGrange:CWA strike against Verizon is about more than money

    This week the Communications Workers of America went on strike against Verizon. Every three years, management at the telecom giant forces their wireline call center and copper and fiber optic workforce to the brink of a work stoppage. If you know anyone who works at Verizon, I bet they are unhappy...

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    CWA and IBEW Go On Strike at Verizon

    The CWA and IBEW, who work at Verizon, went on strike on Wednesday April 13th. Local 1049 encourages all of our members to wear their 1049 hats and/or shirts and join a CWA picket line.  You can find your nearest picket line by clicking here. Be a part of the team and stand with our Brothers and...

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    IBEW 1049 Food Drive

    IBEW Local 1049 is orgainzing a food drive, between now and June 30th.  We are asking for your help by donating a non perishable food item.  Click here to download and distribute the flyer.

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    March of Dimes

    IBEW Local 1049 in support of the March for Babies walk on May 1st with PSEG Long Island. Our March for Babies effort is rampin' up! You in? Sunday, May 1 will be here before you know it. Are you ready to help make PSEG Long Island the number one fundraiser and participant for this year's March of...

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    IBEW: Anti Union Court Challenge dead

    As expected, the Supreme Court on March 29 announced it was unable to render an opinion in the controversial anti-union case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a result that will draw sighs of relief from unions with public sector members across the United States. The 4-4 tie came as a...

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    Attend the 2016 Workers Memorial Mass

    Every year around Workers Memorial Day, we come together with the other trades, crafts and union workers to pay homage to those we lost on the job, offer prayer to the unions who lead, safety to those who work and justice for the oppressed. Bring your hardhats, work gear, tools, etc for a blessing...

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    Celebrating Women's History Month

    Did you know March is Women's History Month?  THE ORIGINS OF WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH  Women's History Month in the United States grew out of a week long celebration of women's contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978. Presentations...

  • Great job during the blizzard

    Nice work Local 1049, below you will find news from around the local including a safety report from Ron Bauer, how to sign up to march with Local 1049 at the upcoming St. Patrick's Day parade, an upcoming COMET class, and a report from last month's IBEW Minority Caucus meeting.  As a point of...

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    Sign Up for the St. Patrick's Day Parade

    St. Patrick's Day is coming! In partnership with IBEW Local 25, we will be joining together to march in St. Paddy Day parades around Long Island and possibly the big one in NYC on the 17th! We are looking for members who are bag pipers or snare drummers.  If you are interested in participating,...

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    Sign up for COMET Class

    On Wednesday March 23rd Local 1049 will be conducting a Comet (Construction Organizing Membership Education Training ) class for members currently going thru their Lineman Apprenticeship Training. Members will be notified thru NEAT as well as a mailing from the Business office, please make every...

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    Join the Long Island Safety Advocates

    Our mission is to promote safety to our union members. We are dedicated as a team to help our members in performing job tasks in a safe manner. A resource for someone to go to when work methods, equipment, safety rules are in question. A large part of our job duties include visiting our members on...

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    Local 1049 Attends Minority Caucus Meeting

    On Thursday January 14th through January 17th our Local Union 1049 Business Manager Donald Daley, two (2) Local 1049 Executive Board members, Connie Fritzlo, Pelton Geter and myself attended the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) 26th Annual Leadership Conference, which was held in NYC. Also...

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    Lights Stay On!

    by Valerie Bauman, Newsday PSEG said strengthened infrastructure helped avoid major and lengthy power outages from Saturday’s storm, along with a lucky break — while there was more than two feet of snow in most places, it was light and fluffy and less likely to snap branches and wires. At its peak...

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    In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Eighty-seven years ago today, a great American, humanitarian, and civil rights activist was born; Martin Luther King, Jr.  In his far-too-short life, the Reverend Dr. King appealed to the conscience of our nation, held our great country to its highest ideals, and challenged all of us to see, and...

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