1049 News Archive

  • National Grid Contract Ratified

    It is my pleasure to inform you that the Contract Extension negotiated with National Grid, that will run through  February 13, 2021, has been ratified by you, the members that are employed there.   I was glad to see a higher participation rate than in 2015, and grateful to see this extension passed...

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is here once again and I would like to wish all of our IBEW 1049 members and their families a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving. Here at Local 1049, we have a lot to be thankful for.  For one, we have labor peace and our members do not have to struggle through the holiday season. As you sit...

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    EWMC Bake Sale for MSC Kyle Sports for Special Needs

      Members of the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus broke out the baked goods for a great cause! Muffins, pastries, cookies, you name it; all to benefit a wonderful organization that allows children with disabilities to be active and involved in their favorite sports. On December 15, 2018 from 12-...

  • Informational Meetings on Tentative National Grid Contract

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

  • You Can Make the Difference

    There are just five days remaining until Election Day, and what we do between now and Tuesday, November 6 will determine everything. Yes, it will determine who wins Statewide office, 27 Congressional races, and 213 State Senate and Assembly seats. But, more importantly, it will determine what we...

  • Liuba Labor Walk this Saturday

    Across the country, unions are under attack. There is no easy way to say this. Decisions like the Janus Supreme Court case brought Right to Work to the public sector and some elected officials in D.C. would like to bring it to private sector.  We need elected officials both in D.C. and in Albany...

  • Voting Our Union Values and Putting Words into Action

    We are less then 3 weeks from a very important date, Election Day. It is no secret that over the last few years collective bargaining rights have come under attack from all angles. Whether it was Janus which made Right to Work (for less) a national law for public sector unions, the weakening of...

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    Take Part in a Labor Walk for Liuba

    Over the next three weeks, our local will be joining with unions from across Long Island to take part in labor walks for our endorsed candidates. During these labor walks, we will be speaking to fellow union members about the importance of voting for union endorsed candidates. One of those...

  • Person Charged Under the Utility Worker Assault Bill

    In 2016, thanks to the hard work of IBEW 1049 and the IBEW Utility Labor Council of NYS, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Utility Worker Assault bill into law. This made it a felony to assault a utility worker while they are on the job.     Unfortunately, this week a National Grid employee in Fort...

  • Happy Labor Day

    Labor Day is here once again. While many celebrate the weekend as the end of summer or the beginning of school, the true meaning of the holiday is to celebrate the worker. This is the one day of the year that we celebrate the people who keep the lights on, educate our kids, and build our homes. As...

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    RSVP For the 1049 Picnic

    RSVP today for the IBEW 1049 Picnic. You can RSVP by emailing ibew1049picnic@gmail.com or calling 631-234-1800. Picnic details are below.

  • LIBN: Protecting Public Pensions Protects All Working Families

    Sometimes it feels like working men and women are always under attack – from anti-union employers, from Washington, from Albany. Now, amid a concerted attack by climate change activists, Gov. Cuomo and some of our elected leaders in the State Capitol are pushing a plan that could hurt the modest...

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    Voter Registration Deadline Sunday

    The deadline to register to vote in the state primary in September is Sunday, August 19th. Please also remember that if you have moved or changed your name you need to re-register. You can click here to find out if you are registered. If you need to register, you can do it online by clicking here...

  • Take Part in Health Awareness Day

    I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer and using the IBEW's tips on staying cool on the job during this hot and humid summer.  Click here for some important information an upcoming health awareness and prevention day. Baseline Health will be bringing a medical RV to the IBEW 1049 union...

  • Thank a Lineman Today

    Today we celebrate Lineman Appreciation Day. July 10th is the day that we recognize the hard and dangerous work that our lineman do to keep the power on. Through wind, rain, lightening and snow, through blizzards, heat waves and hurricanes, these men and women work hard every day for our community...

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    NPR: Supreme Court Deals Blow to Organized Labor

    In a blow to organized labor, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers who choose not to join a union cannot be charged for the cost of collective bargaining. The vote was a predictable 5-4. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion with the court's conservatives...

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