Political Action Updates

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    Register to Vote Today

    The IBEW is launching a nationwide campaign to register our members to vote so we can vote for pro-union candidates in this year's primaries and the general election. This is part of the IBEW's campaign to elect members to office and elect more union friendly candidates in the 2018 midterm...

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    IBEW Stresses Importance of Organizing

      With unions coming under attack from Janus and Right to Work, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) held the Legislative/Political conference as well as their Construction & Maintenance conference last week in Washington DC.  The main theme of the Legislative/Political...

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    Vote No on a NYS Constitutional Convention (Prop 1)

    A Multi-Million Dollar Boondoggle In 1967, the last “Politicians’ Convention” held in New York cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Fifty years later, the price tag is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. That’s an awful lot of money to spend on an exclusive party for New York...

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    Vote No 2017 - No Constitutional Convention

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    It's here; a National Right to Work Law

    When Trump traveled the Nation, and told groups of people and the media that he liked Right to Work laws, you would think that union members and their leaders would have steered clear and done everything in their power to prevent him from becoming President.  Well they didn't and sadly we all have...

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    Support candidates who support Labor

    The election is less then a week away and while much of the attention has been taken up by the Presidential election, we also have important races for Senate, Congress, State Assembly and State Senate in New York.  These legislators have the power to help us, as they did when they passed the...

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    Gov. Cuomo signs Utility Worker Assault Bill

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that will strengthen protections for employees who are prone to assault. The measure elevates assaults on utility workers (S2251-A / A4738-A), station and terminal cleaners (S8104 / A10048-B), and process servers (S2991-A / A6772-A) from a...

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    NYS Utility Labor Council Lobbies Governor Cuomo on the Utility Worker Assault Bill

    This week the Utility Worker Assault bill was sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo's desk.  IBEW 1049's Pat Guidice went on Capital Tonight to talk about why the Governor needs to sign the bill.  Click the image above to watch his entire interview. Below is a Letter to the Editor that appeared in Monday's...

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    The Utility Worker Assault Bill Passes Senate and Assembly

    As the recent New York Legislative session ended in Albany, Utility Workers got a major victory as the Utility Worker Assault Bill passed in the State Senate and State Assembly.  The bill now heads to Governor Andrew Cuomo's desk for approval.  Good job to everyone who helped to get this law passed

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    Albany Legislation would make assaulting utility workers a felony

    This article first appeared in Newsday.   Assaulting a utility worker who is performing an "essential service" would become a class-D felony under a bill re-introduced in the State Legislature Tuesday.   The bill, supported by PSEG Long Island and leaders of its unionized work force, would put...

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    The Utility Worker Assault Bill

    Support A4738-A (Moya)/S2251-A (LARKIN) This legislation elevates assault of a utility worker in the second degree to a class D felony; includes an employee of an entity governed by the public service law within such provisions.    Utility workers, who perform vital services, are, with increasing...

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    PSC Advances Transmission Upgrade

    The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today voted to further its Alternating Current Transmission Proceeding which will now advance to a competitive process managed by the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). Today’s action limited the new transmission lines to...

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