Business Managers Message Updates

  • 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...

  • Contract Between PSEGLI & Local 1049 IBEW Ratified

    Listed below are the Official Ballot results reported by Election Judge Kevin McConnell.  I am extremely pleased that the vote tabulation shows a total vote of 4:5 in favor of the agreement. The membership approval ratio of 80% is especially gratifying to all of who were involved, the Local Union...

  • President Conklin is Stepping Down

      Last evening at the September 3, 2019 meeting of the Local 1049 Executive Board, President Conklin advised the Board, in writing, that he was resigning as President effective immediately. President Conklin recommended Vice President James Cooper as his replacement. The Board unanimously agreed....

  • Picnic Cancelled

    Due to the impending Hurricane that is expected to hit the Southeast, many of our members have been called in to help out. Due to this, we have decided to cancel Saturday's picnic. With this historic hurricane having already done significant damage to the Bahamas and potentially doing more damage...

  • Happy Labor Day

    On Monday we celebrate the workers holiday, Labor Day. On the first Monday of September, we honor the hard work that all workers put in every day. For union members it is also a good time to reflect on the benefits that we have fought so hard for. Things like a safe job and a fair day's pay were...

  • Special Guest at the August Union Meeting

    The August meeting for Local 1049 will take place on Tuesday August 20th. At the meeting we will have a special guest, Assemblyman Mike LiPetri. The Assemblyman represents the 9th District which includes the communities of Babylon, West Bablyon, North Bablyon, Bay Shore, Brightwaters, South...

  • Why this Year's Workers Memorial Mass Means Alot to Us

    This year's Workers Memorial Mass will be held on May 1st at St. Patrick's Church in Bay Shore. Sadly, this year's Mass has great meaning to the IBEW family. On March 28th, an IBEW Local 94 member at PSE&G New Jersey was electrocuted and died on the job. Mr. John Nestor was killed due to an...

  • Upcoming Events

    IBEW Local 1049 has been very active of the past few months and we have even more stuff coming up! Below I have provided information about the Annual Workers Memorial Day event and the Annual Workers Memorial Mass. We also have a few important charity fundraising events that have been put together...

  • Always Be Prepared at Work

    As Spring approaches, I encourage all of our members to continue to work safely on the job. At the end of the month, we remember those who went to work, but didn't come home. I hope every year that on Workers Memorial Day we have no one to honor, because that means that we are doing our job. It is...

  • Deduct Your Union Dues at Tax Time

    As a result of the legislation passed and signed into law in April 2017, union members in the state of New York will have the opportunity to deduct their union dues from their state income taxes. Two years ago, the New York State AFL-CIO, with support from unions across the state, led the charge...

  • Happy Holidays Local 1049

    The holiday season is here and I would like to start by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Year. With the year coming to an end, I can't express how proud I am to represent the workforce that keeps the power running on Long Island. For our members at National Grid,...

  • 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...

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