1049 News Archive

  • Negotiations, Organizing, Grievances and Political Action

    The Local 1049 Business Staff and I have been busy with contract negotiations, organizing, political activity, and resolving grievances. Along with our negotiating committee members, President Ed Conklin, Recording Secretary Tommy Dowling, Asst. Business Manager Jim Brown, Business Representative...

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    Five Hottest Days of the 2015 Summer Strain State Energy Grid

    Overall energy demand is the highest it has been in two years, and the strains on the state'spower grid are causing serious problems for New Yorkers. According to the New York Independent System Operator, energy demand in New York State peaked on July 29th, at 31,138 megawatts, the highest it has...

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    2015 Scholarship Award Contest Winners

    2015 marks the second year for The IBEW Local Union 1049 Golf Scholarship Fund. Business Manager Don Daley and President Ed Conklin created this award to help Local 1049 members and their families gain the advantage of higher education while promoting the best values of the Labor Movement. It is no...

  • Labor Day is fast approaching Local Union No. 1049...

    A Labor Day Message from Business Manager Don Daley   For many this signals the end of summer, the start of school, a 3 day weekend of family, fun and relaxation.    But, like many holidays, the true meaning and reason behind it are lost on the vast majority of people.   For us, as workers, as...

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    Help Support Steelworkers LOCKED OUT at ATI in Pittsburgh

    At the IBEW Third District Progress Meeting last week, Third District Vice President Don Siegal informed us that more than 2,200 members of the United Steelworkers have been locked out of their jobs by Allegheny Technologies Industries in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania since August 15, 2015.  The workers...

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    1049 Youth Caucus gives back at the IBEW 3rd District Progress Meeting

    Members of Local 1049 Youth Caucus joined their brothers and sisters in the 3rd District to give back to the community during the 3rd District Progress meeting.  Members helped out a community food bank and stuffed backpacks for the United Ways backpack drive.  The United Way of Long Island is...

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    45th Annual Long Island IBEW Softball Tournament

    FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 29, 30, 2015 BALDWIN PARK, BALDWIN & NEWBRIDGE PARK BELLMONE, NEW YORK Baldwin Harbor Park @ 3232 Grand Avenue, Baldwin Harbor, 11510 Newbridge Road Park @ 2600 Newbridge Road, Bellmore, 11710   JOIN LOCAL 1049 FOR THIS YEARS ANNUAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT  The...

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    Supporting the CWA

    Thanks to the members who attended the Communications Workers of America rally for a fair contract last Thursday in Rocky Point. The CWA has been working without a contract for over 2 weeks and a strike could be called at anytime. The CWA has always supported our union, especially in our most...

  • Nice work during the outage

    Last week over 60,000 of our Long Island neighbors sustained power outages as a result of a fast moving and violent rain storm.  I am proud of our members who worked long hours to restore electric service.  As always, you answered the call and did what needed to be done to provide the comfort and...

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    Support the CWA in their contract fight with Verizon!

    This Thursday, the Communications Workers of America are holding a rally to protest Verizon's attempt to break their union through the abandonment of their land line networks and failure to build out FiOS. The members are currently working without a contract because Verizon's contractual demands...

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    You Can Count On Us!

    Over 42,000 customers were affected and as of 10:30 a.m. 38,027 are without power. Crews will continue to work to restore customers as quickly and safely as possible. The utility serves 1.1 million electric customers on Long Island and the Rockaways. The hardworking men and women of Local 1049...

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    Keeping NY Energy Affordable

    An Op Ed from Ted Skerpon, Chair of the IBEW Utility Labor Council of NYS In 1978, Congress passed the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act, that included that  Non-Utility Generators - or NUG's, must be allowed to compete with utility generators provided their cost would be lower than "avoided...

  • Happy 4th of July, Local 1049!

    Message from Don Daley, Business Manager   The Fourth of July holiday, for some of us, usually means enjoying summer weather and barbecues. But the purpose of the Fourth isn't to celebrate a day off, it's a day for us to celebrate all the freedoms that living in this country has given us.   Please...

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    Always Looking to Organize New Members

    IBEW Local 1049 has recently organized Midsun Group, Inc. Midsun Group is a company located in Connecticut performing coating, insulation and animal mitigation in the electrical industry. Local 1049 is always looking to organize workers in the electrical, gas, generation, line clearance and...

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    Our Work Can Be Dangerous, but Does Albany Care?

    The legislative session for the New York State Assembly and Senate have ended for the summer.  While there had been much attention paid to rent control bills and tax cap legislation and escaped convicts running around in the woods, a bill that would affect utility workers in New York was not...

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    News from Across Our Local

    Summer Safety While the thoughts of many turn to BBQs and beaches, we think about safety. School is out, so there are more kids on the streets where we're driving and working, so keep an eye out and keep them, and yourself, safe.  Long, hot days are ahead so protect yourself, keep cool, stay...

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