by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 12, 2011

Helping Our Brothers at Cablevision this Holiday Season

Over 70% of Cablevision Techs in Brooklyn have signed cards in support of organizing their union with us, but of course this will not be easy. Cablevision will not recognize them as a union and there...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 09, 2011

The One Constant is You

An important message from Business Manager Robert Shand: This will be the last time I address the membership as Business Manager of IBEW Local Union 1049. I announced my decision to retire as of...

by Brian Schneck | on Nov 29, 2011

SUPER STORM SANDY AND ITS AFTERMATH

By now many residents on Long Island, Far Rockaway, Staten Island and the shore towns of New Jersey have recovered while countless others have a long way to go to regain some semblance of order and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 25, 2011

Working on Thanksgiving should be a crime.

Was anyone else angry when you heard that people were forced to work their low wage retail job on Thanksgiving Day? Where you one of the jerks who shopped on Thanksgiving Day or at midnight? Please,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 18, 2011

Cable is Organizing in Brooklyn!

Putting their foot down and taking control of their work lives, exploited workers in Cablevision who work in Brooklyn just went public and are organizing their union with CWA Local 1109. As we speak...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 04, 2011

LI Bus get the WARN Act.

Just in time for the holidays, the NYS Dept. of Labor recently notified the workforce at L.I. Bus of mass layoffs. The union workforce is waiting for the new private bus company to start negotiations...

by George Bloom | on Sep 10, 2011

9/11: An American Requiem

Special Message from President George Bloom: Ten Years Later and we have not forgotten. As Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Stony Brook University WTC Treatment Center, I am more than pleased to...

by Brian Schneck | on Aug 25, 2011

NO NEW COLISEUM = NO JOBS = NO ENDORSEMENTS!

As you are aware by now, the residents of Nassau County spoke loud and clear on August 1st that NO new Coliseum will be built any time soon. Sadly, thousands of workers whose job depends on the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 14, 2011

Bastille Day

Is a day of celebrations of French culture. Many large-scale public events are held, including a military parade in Paris, as well as communal meals, dances, parties and fireworks. The Bastille was a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 08, 2011

The Biz'z are fighting

So if you live in Nassau County, and you are registered to vote, you can approve the building of a new Nassau Coliseum on August 1st. But the Long Island Association (LIA) and the Assoc. for a Better...

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