1049 News Archive

  • You are the Backbone of Our Society

    I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. I think it would be accurate to say that the coronavirus has become all consuming. It has altered our lives in ways we could have never imagined by dictating where we go, when we go, who we see, what we do and what we talk about. If it...

  • Maintaing Safety While Deemed Essential

    In these difficult times, Local 1049 is working to keep you safe on the job. First, I would like to express our best wishes to any members who are sick or whose family members are sick with COVID-19.  We know that this is a challenging time for all of our members and their families, especially for...

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    Keep Yourself Safe on the Job

    The following are some important steps to protect yourself when using company vehicles for day-to-day use and the issues you face when on the job:   Do not take for granted that when you park your crew vehicle at the end of your tour of duty that someone else has not been using it or hasn't...

  • Condolences to the Kunze and Rickenbach Families

    It is with a heavy heart I inform you the passing of Brother Charlie Kunze wife Lisa, who has been battling cancer for the last three (3) years. Charlie recently retired in December of 2019, he was a long time member and steward for over 40 years. Although there is no schedule service at this time...

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    Union Election Delayed

    This letter is to inform you that, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the IBEW Local Union 1049 Executive Board, acting pursuant to Article XVII, Section 9 of the IBEW Constitution, voted to temporarily postpone the IBEW Local Union 1049 elections until after the "New York State on PAUSE"...

  • Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

    We just received information that a member has tested positive for COVID-19 who attended the past General meeting on Tuesday, March 17th. Airing on the side of caution, anyone at that meeting could have been exposed. The membership's health and safety is a priority, and Local 1049 wants to make...

  • Union Office Changes Due to COVID-19

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, Since Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order on Friday, March 20, 2020 mandating all non-essential businesses close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Local 1049 Union Office will be closed for any walk-in, face to face service effective Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8 a.m....

  • Only Come to Union Meeting if Absolutely Necessary

    Local 1049's  March General meeting is still scheduled for this Tuesday, as we will hold nominations for offices of business manager/financial secretary, president, recording secretary, treasurer and for all Executive Board seats, as well as nominations for delegates to the 2021 IBEW International...

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    PRO Act Clears House, Would Make Joining a Union Easier

    An effort in Congress to make it easier for working people to join labor unions took a big step forward on Thursday when 224 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. "It's unfortunate that workers need an act of Congress to get us...

  • Wear Your PPE

    Whenever you are on the job, it is imperative that you wear your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This doesn't just mean wearing one piece either, you must wear all of the required equipment. Your jobs are dangerous, working with electricity, working in traffic, and working in sometimes...

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    Local 1049 Welcomes New Members at Premire

    Local 1049 is happy to announce that 70 new members have joined our union. Premiere Infrastructure & Energy organized with us around MLK Day this year. Their first training class was just completed with plans for more classes taking place. Mark out training takes about 3 weeks to complete and...

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    Take the IBEW 1049 NECA Member Opinion Survey

    Please fill out the form below to the best of your ability so we can have a better understanding of what is most important to our members, thank you.

  • Upcoming General Membership Meeting

    Happy New Year everyone, I hope you enjoyed your Holiday season with your families.  I look forward to a busy year in 2020, negotiating several expiring contracts with our employers.  As always, we will keep you posted on our progress.    Just a reminder, at the January General Membership Meeting...

  • Happy Holidays

    The holidays are nearly upon us and on behalf of the entire IBEW 1049 Executive Board and staff I would like to wish all of our members and their families a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year.  As 2019 ends, I reflect back on what a year it has been. We ratified...

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    EWMC Day of Service

    LU 1049's EWMC chapter again teamed with LU 25's chapter and assisted Veterans residing at " The Veterans Place" in Yaphank. We had 9 members/ family assist participate and the atmosphere of community between our members, Local 25's Members and the veteran residents could be felt the entire morning...

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    This week we celebrate Thanksgiving. As you sit down to eat with your family and friends, take a moment to reflect on what you are thankful for. I know that I am thankful to be the Business Manager of Local 1049, one of the strongest local unions around. I am also thankful for the IBEW. When our...

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