Business Managers Message Updates

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

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