1049 News Archive

  • 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...

  • 1049 Scholarship

     The Local 1049 Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 to provide our working members with some financial support in order to contribute to the personal development and higher education for their children. Awarded recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship payable to the educational...

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    How Mark Janus Benefitted From His Union

    Like everyone else in the labor movement, I'm nervously awaiting the Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which would weaken public sector unions by letting workers receive the benefits of representation without contributing toward the cost. But I've got a unique vantage point: I...

  • Register to Vote Today

    Brothers and sisters, the IBEW is launching a nationwide campaign to register our members to vote so we can vote in this year's primaries and the general election. Here at Local 1049, we have a number of members who are not registered to vote. If you had been registered previously, it is possible...

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    Our Newly Formed Chapter is Excited and Ready for the Call to Action

    Our Newly formed chapter is excited and ready for the call to action. We are committed to have a chapter which will focus on helping to enrich our IBEW members' lives using the principals the EWMC was founded under. A mission of Inclusion, in a world that looks to divide, We strive to bring...

  • Happy Memorial Day

    In honor and recognition of their service I, along with the Officers, Executive Board and Business Staff of IBEW Local Union 1049 salute the men and women of our country's armed forces. Please join us in remembering those that have sacrificed to protect the freedom when enjoy this Memorial Day....

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    Repeal of Trump's Tax on Union Dues Stalls in Senate

      A bill to repeal a new tax on union dues and unreimbursed job expenses has stalled in the Senate, a significant financial blow to many working families and union members.     The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, would reverse a little-publicized hike in the 2017 tax...

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