Business Managers Message Updates

  • Voting Our Union Values and Putting Words into Action

    We are less then 3 weeks from a very important date, Election Day. It is no secret that over the last few years collective bargaining rights have come under attack from all angles. Whether it was Janus which made Right to Work (for less) a national law for public sector unions, the weakening of...

  • Person Charged Under the Utility Worker Assault Bill

    In 2016, thanks to the hard work of IBEW 1049 and the IBEW Utility Labor Council of NYS, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Utility Worker Assault bill into law. This made it a felony to assault a utility worker while they are on the job.     Unfortunately, this week a National Grid employee in Fort...

  • Happy Labor Day

    Labor Day is here once again. While many celebrate the weekend as the end of summer or the beginning of school, the true meaning of the holiday is to celebrate the worker. This is the one day of the year that we celebrate the people who keep the lights on, educate our kids, and build our homes. As...

  • LIBN: Protecting Public Pensions Protects All Working Families

    Sometimes it feels like working men and women are always under attack – from anti-union employers, from Washington, from Albany. Now, amid a concerted attack by climate change activists, Gov. Cuomo and some of our elected leaders in the State Capitol are pushing a plan that could hurt the modest...

  • 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...

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