1049 News Archive

  • General Membership Meetings April 20-21

    This pandemic has been a challenging time for us all. We have had a year of uncertainty, but you all have stayed strong. I am happy to announce that General Meetings will resume this month. The General Meeting will take place at the Union Hall, 100 Corporate Dr in Holtsville, on Tuesday, April 20,...

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    Application for Employment

    Please click here to download the application. Once completed, please fax the application and a copy of your CDL to 631-234-1034. It says it on the application, but we’re getting a lot without the CDL so please make sure to include a copy of your CDL.  

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    Crane Accident Involves 2 Linemen

    There has been a GoFundMe created for the fallen brother - please consider donating: https://gofund.me/396aadac And the GoFundMe for the brother on life support is here: https://gofund.me/82ab9f5c #RestInPower #FallenBrother “The men were inside a metal lift basket attached to the jib of a crane...

  • National Grid Members Ratify Contract

    Two weeks ago, we sent out ballots for the ratification of the National Grid contract. I want to thank each one of you who came to an informational meeting and took the time to send back the ballot with your vote. Your vote is your voice, and as union members, it is important to use your voice....

  • General Meeting April 20th

    This pandemic has been a challenging time for us all. We have had a year of uncertainty, but you all have stayed strong. I am happy to finally announce that General Meetings will resume in April! We will continue to check every members temperature at the door and enforce the use of masks and social...

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    Help a 1049 Family in Need

    On Sunday March 7th, 2021, Local 1049 Member Chris Bryant and his family experienced a devastating house fire.  Thankfully, everyone made it out safely and no one was hurt, but their home and everything in it was destroyed.  Chris has been a Local 1049 Member since 1998 and has spent the majority...

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    Women's History Month

    Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society. It has been observed in the United States annually since 1987. It began as a one day celebration, then expanded to a week when Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week...

  • Your Ballot Must be Received by March 12th

    I would like to start off by thanking each and every one of you who made time to show up to one of the fourteen Informational Meetings I held at the hall last week. As a Union Member, it is your duty to make an educated decision when you fill out your Official Ballot.   By now, you should have...

  • National Grid Bargaining Update

    Today, I met with National Grid's Chief Negotiator to discuss pending issues. After some conversation, we mutually agreed that we will have Blue Cross Blue Shield for the term of this contract. Improvements to the contract include having hearing aid coverage and vision care. The main sticking point...

  • Important Notice from Business Manager Guidice

    Important information, YOU MUST READ THIS!   National Grid's "Last, Best and Final Offer" will be presented to you, the members of Local 1049, in the form of a ratification vote. I will get into the details of how the process will work further down in my remarks. There are a few important issues I...

  • National Grid Bargaining Report #16

    The company has put forward its last, best and final offer. We will be putting it before the rank and file for an approval vote within the next several weeks. Informational meetings will be held. Report to work as normal.   

  • National Grid Bargaining Report #14

    The IBEW Local 1049 Negotiation Committee and the National Grid Negotiation Team are meeting with a Federal Mediator to try and work out the differences in our proposals. We are continuing to exchange proposals. We are prepared to work into the night to fight for what you all deserve. We will send...

  • National Grid Bargaining Report #15

    The IBEW Local 1049 Negotiation Committee is still working. Trying to get this done for you!

  • National Grid Bargaining Report #13

    The IBEW Local 1049 Negotiation Committee and National Grid Negotiation Team are meeting with a Federal Mediator to try to work out the differences in our proposals and come to an agreement on several issues. We will continue working into the night and send updates as things change. Remember, do...

  • National Grid Bargaining Report #12

    The IBEW Local 1049 main negotiation committee met with the National Grid negotiation team today. We discussed health and welfare at length, and exchanged counter proposals. We are fighting to bring back a fair contract that will benefit every member. The next strike/ lockout committee meeting is...

  • National Grid Bargaining Report #11

    The IBEW Local 1049 Negotiation Committee met with the National Grid Negotiation Team today. Whereas we are still far apart on numerous issues, we are continuing to exchange proposals. We are committed to bringing back an agreement that benefits all of our members.   IBEW Local Union 1049 had...

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