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by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 03, 2011

Workers fighting for their right to bargain collectively

Members of IBEW Local 1049, who work at the Bellmore Yard of National Grid, take a photo in support of workers fighting for their right to bargain collectively.

by George Bloom | on Apr 01, 2011

Write a Letter to the Guv

April 4th National Day of Action: Monday, April 4th will be a nationwide day of action to defend collective bargaining rights and to commemorate the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 30, 2011

Marching Across the Brooklyn Bridge

We are marching across the Brooklyn Bridge! Message from President Rolando Scott on the Monday, April 4th National Day of Action Monday, April 4th is the anniversary of the assassination of Dr....

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 29, 2011

NELCC/NECA Ratification Vote

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011 6PM AT THE UNION HALL To all Local 1049 Members employed under the NELCC/NECA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Robert Shand, Business Manager, on behalf of the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 27, 2011

Grading papers & organizing actions

Do you still think Teachers and Public employees aren't militant enough? Hundreds of Sachem Teachers from Long Island bused up to rally in Albany, Smithtown Teachers crashed their School Board...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 25, 2011

Union Leadership Training

Union Leadership Training Monday, March 28th at 5:30 PM There are a couple spots open, so please take advantage. In association with the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. This...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 18, 2011

Fight Back

Verizon has notified the National Union that they intend to use independent contractors to perform all the work associated with the following functions: Corporate Telecom Services Cable Locate Work...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 19, 2011

Presidents, Unions & Cheeseheads

Presidents Day, celebrated on the third Monday in February, is a day where we honor the legacies of U.S. Presidents. Presidents Day was established in 1800 when Congress declared February 22nd,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 28, 2010

Op-Ed; We must do more to prevent workplace deaths

As this month's tragic mine disaster in West Virginia proves, workplace fatalities are not a thing of the past. And they happen much closer to home, too.Now and then we Long Islanders learn of...