Business Managers Message Updates

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • We Remember a Fallen Brother, Mike Agurkis

    I would like to take a moment today to speak about our brother, Mike Agurkis, who was killed in a hit and run on the Nassau Expressway at 830pm Friday.     Mike was helping a stranded motorist when he was killed. We will all remember him as the helpful and kind person he always was. If you would...

  • Happy Holidays from Local 1049

    Brothers and Sisters, please see the video below for a general update with your local union. Your union will be very busy next year, working hard to build better working conditions for you. On behalf of the officers, executive board, office staff and business staff, I would like to wish you, your...

  • Bargaining Begins with National Grid

    On Friday, December 18, 2020 the IBEW Local 1049 main negotiation committee met with National Grid in regards to the upcoming contract expiration. This meeting was treated as an icebreaker. Both National Grid Lead Negotiator Mike Bernardo and Local 1049 Chief Negotiator Pat Guidice gave opening...

  • Resolution Acknowledging 1049 Members Work

    On behalf of the proud members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1049, I would like to formally and sincerely express our heartfelt gratitude to the LIPA Board of Trustees and CEO Tom Falcone for the warm recognition of our efforts during the past year, including the...

  • COVID-19 Precautions

    In light of the recent Covid-19 spike, please read the following before visiting the hall. If you have an issue or question, please call the hall to speak to your Representative, rather than come. If you need to speak to your Representative face-to-face, please call beforehand and set up an...

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    This Thanksgiving, let us all take pause for a moment to remember those of us that are continuing to work: Our emergency frontline workers who are ensuring that electricity and gas service are provided to our Long Island homes, so that everyone can have a safe family holiday together. Additionally...

  • IBEW 1049 "Virtual" Meeting

    Since Local 1049 is unable to have an in-person meeting due to a spike in COVID cases on Long Island, Assistant Business Manager Jim Cooper and I have put together a video to go over the information that we would have presented to the members at our November meeting. Video of IBEW 1049 - Virtual...

  • November and December Union Meetings Canceled

    Good morning, brothers and sisters. In light of the recent increase of COVID 19 cases, we have decided to cancel both Suffolk and Nassau General Meetings for November and December. The health and safety of our members is priority number 1. We are organizing a series of meeting alternatives to keep...

  • Veterans Day

    Good morning, brothers and sisters. Today, November 11th, is Veterans Day, which is a special day to salute the men and women who have bravely served in our Military. We hope you will all take a moment today to thank a veteran for their service. We are proud of our members who served our great...

  • Get Out and Vote

    Today is Election Day.   It has been a crazy campaign season, no doubt about that. If you haven't voted yet, please make the time today to vote. Every single vote matters. It's your voice and your chance to select candidates that will make decisions on legislation that affects you.   We all know...

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