1049 News Archive

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    Where rich people live

    It's widely known that income inequality has grown rapidly in recent decades. As it stands in the United States, an average member of the top 1 percent of earners makes 25 times as much money as an average member of the other 99 percent. But this is just a national figure; across the country, the...

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    Tentative Contract Extension Reached with PSEGLI

    I am extremely pleased to inform you that we have reached a tentative contract extension with PSEGLI. This agreement provides security and stability for all our members at PSEGLI and recognizes the exceptional service you provide to Long Island.   I have scheduled four Information Meetings for all...

  • A Memorial Day Message

    Memorial Day weekend is here and all of us here at IBEW 1049 want to wish you and yours a safe and relaxing holiday as we unofficially start Summer 2016. If you do a google search for inspiring quotes or things to say during Memorial Day, one stood out more than the others, it reads; "They gave...

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    Electric Safety Month 2016

    The month of May is National Electrical Safety Month. It serves as a foundation to educate people about the steps that can be taken to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss. For our union, Electric Safety is paramount. According to OSHA, following...

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    Albany Legislation would make assaulting utility workers a felony

    This article first appeared in Newsday. Assaulting a utility worker who is performing an "essential service" would become a class-D felony under a bill re-introduced in the State Legislature Tuesday. The bill, supported by PSEG Long Island and leaders of its unionized work force, would put utility...

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    Throwback Thursday Rally with CWA 1108

    CWA 1108 will be having a Throwback Thursday(TBT) Burn the Bullshit Rally  this Thursday, May 12th, to let Verizon know what they think about their last and final offer and their scab letters.  They are going back to the site of so many great rallies (so what if its empty.) They will burn all of...

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    Support your community, Support Public Ed

    Listen to their radio ad here:   http://longislandteachers.org/voteyes2016     From May 9th to May 17th longislandteachers.org will be launching a Support your Community, Support Public Ed ad campaign through radio stations, Pandora, social networks, print media and some digital marketing. Click...

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    Congressional Night is Canceled

    Brothers and sisters, the Long Island Federation of Labor had decided to cancel its annual Congressional Town Hall Meeting on May 2nd at IBEW Local 25. We will advise you if and when a new date will be scheduled. Thank you.  

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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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