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by Don Daley | on Sep 02, 2011

Labor Day 2011

A special IBEW Local 1049 Labor Day Message: Labor Day this year has so much meaning, to so many of us. Within a year, we read papers attacking teachers and other public sector workers. Some states...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 02, 2011

Long Island radio is all union this weekend

We are excitied to announce a UCOMM Radio takeover of the new 94X this Labor Day Weekend. All day every day from Friday through Monday radio ads will be reminding listeners of Labor Day's true...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 02, 2011

Who is Liz Shuler and why is she so important?

Well, Liz oversees 6 departments and is leading the AFL-CIO's young worker outreach initiative, and labors' success in battleground states depends on our ability to communicate to the youth....

by Leo Yanez | on Aug 30, 2011

HURRICANE IRENE

Special Message from Local 83: As you know our entire membership is engaged in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. At its peak an estimated 270,000 customers are without power or natural gas. We have...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 28, 2011

US DOL NEWS

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released preliminary results from the National Census for Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2010. The number of fatal work-related injuries remained virtually the same as...

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 George Bloom | on Aug 25, 2011

Bargaining Begins Wednesday and be prepared for Irene

Message from President George Bloom: We would like to quell any rumors that the CWA or the IBEW asked to come back to work because our members were crossing picket lines. Nothing could be further...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 19, 2011

The 2011 Verizon Strike

So much to report, so little space. So let's shorten it. Verizon is getting physical and violent, atrocities you don't really read or hear about unless you know a striker. Missionaries are on...

by George Bloom | on Aug 07, 2011

Big Day Tomorrow!

George Bloom Speaking: I'm sure everyone knows that we pulled the plug on Verizon because they have refused to bargain at all since June 18. The corporation that makes billions of dollars a year...

by George Bloom | on Aug 06, 2011

Strike Information

George Bloom Speaking: We met briefly with the full bargaining team, the CWA and the IBEW with Verizon this morning. The company is taunting us with their refusal to remove any of their demands from...

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