Business Managers Message Updates

  • Union Meeting April 17

    On Tuesday, April 17th, we will be having our monthly meeting. At the meeting we will be accepting donations of clean soft goods, like clothes, sheets and towels, to help benefit the Stony Brook Cancer Center. I have provided information about the event below. I would encourage everyone to come to...

  • Saturday's Janus Rally will Make Headlines: Get on the Bus

    On Saturday, union members from across the country will be demonstrating in cities everywhere to protect our collective bargaining rights which are being challenged in the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case. This case will allow public sector workers to free ride and not pay union dues and will...

  • Protecting Our Union

    As we move into 2018, labor unions face increasing challenges.  From the upcoming United States Supreme Court hearing the Janus v. AFSCME in late February to anti-union changes from the National Labor Relations Board, it is an undeniable fact that our right to belong to labor unions is under attack...

  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    The holidays are here and a new year is just around the corner. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for making the transition to Business Manager this year an easy and smooth one. Thanks to the membership, our union is growing stronger every day. I appreciate the hard work that you...

  • Union Meeting and Holiday Party Tomorrow

    After a long year, IBEW 1049 will be holding their final union meeting of the year tomorrow, Tuesday December 19th at 7:00 PM. In addition to our regular business, this meeting will serve as Local 1049's Holiday Party, our locals way of saying thanks for being such great members. I hope to see...

  • Don't Raise My Taxes

    As you may be aware, Congress is currently considering and voting on a tax plan that will raise taxes on most middle class families while cutting taxes for the rich. For IBEW 1049 members, we will lose the union dues deduction causing an increase in all of our taxes. The bill also eliminates the...

  • Happy Labor Day

    Since 1991, I have had the honor and privilege to be associated with  Local 1049 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, both as a member and leader.  I admire and respect the way the members of Local 1049 join together in unity whether in contract negotiations for a contract, a...

  • Union Meeting Tonight

    We would like to remind everybody that the August General Membership meeting will be held tonight at 7:00 PM at our union hall, 100 Corporate Dr, Holtsville. Many important issues will be discussed at the meeting that will effect you, so please make every effort to attend. Remember, decisions are...

  • IBEW 1049 is Getting Politically Active

    Last week, IBEW 1049's Assistant Business Manager Patrick Guidice and Executive Board Member Connie Fritzlo were in Albany to join the Utility Labor Council of NYS in lobbying for three important  bills. The first bill, S6127 would extend a employment, health, and safety rights for IBEW members who...

  • Apply for the IBEW 1049 Scholarship & Happy Memorial Day

    The end of the school year is almost here.  For our graduating seniors, this is a time of transition as they prepare to go away to college.  To help with this transition, IBEW 1049 has set up a scholarship fund.  The fund is to help our members to defray the cost for their loved ones in continuing...

  • Join a Teamsters Picket this Weekend

    This week, the truck drivers and warehouse people who work at Clare Rose who are members of Teamsters Local 812 went on strike after the company gave them a final offer that included a 30% pay cut and the elimination of their pensions. The day after they started their strike, Clare Rose said that...

  • Join 1049 For the March of Dimes

    On April 30, Local 1049 members will be joining PSEG Long Island to help host and participate in the 2017 Annual March of Dimes "March for Babies" event at Jones Beach. When you become part of March for Babies, you join people in your community to: Help more moms have healthy pregnancies...

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