by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 03, 2014

LIBN Column: Why LI loves to hate utilities

Long Islanders have a love-hate relationship with their energy companies, from LILCO and KeySpan to National Grid and now PSEG.Once a nuclear power plant called the Island home, but in 1989 –...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 29, 2013

Black Friday: The rest of the world thinks we're animals

Here is what the BBC is reporting about us; Several outbreaks of violence have marred the US Black Friday shopping frenzy, as bargain-hunters besieged malls across the US. In Chicago police shot an...

by Rollando Scott | on Oct 28, 2013

ID Theft: Be aware

CWA was notified by Verizon that Hudson Valley College has an Administrator for the TTA program whose home was recently burglarized and a laptop was stolen in the process. This laptop contained in...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 31, 2013

Union Teachers under attack, again.

As parents are learning their children's state standardized test scores and school districts finalize teacher evaluations, New York State United Teachers President Richard C. Iannuzzi released...

by Jeff Davis | on Aug 26, 2013

Duquesne Light Negotiations

Since our last report, we have met with the Company four times during the week of August 12. Much of that week was devoted to discussions on pension and health care. The Company brought in...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 20, 2013

COBA in the State Capitol

Below is a summary of the four bills that were on this year's Nassau COBA Legislative Agenda. It is important to realize that while we have taken a tremendous step forward in getting these bills...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 31, 2013

OSHA: Stay cool

How can heat illness be prevented? Employers are responsible for providing workplaces that are safe from excessive heat. Employers should provide workers with water, rest and shade; should gradually...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 26, 2013

Thousands got it, did you?

Thousands got it, did you? Today Newsday inserted into 235,000 home delivery newspapers their annual Storm Preparedness Guide. In this guide is a full page ad from IBEW 1049, assuring their neighbors...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 11, 2013

Bloomberg News

Originally Reported in Bloomberg News: An electrical crew works on overhead lines in Melville, New York following Hurricane Sandy. Four days before Hurricane Sandy struck in October, Consolidated...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 05, 2013

The strike is over!

The strike is over! Laborers Local 66 reached a tentative agreement on July 3rd on wages and working conditions with the Independent Demolition Contractors Association. The 3 day long strike shut...

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