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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...

  • Hours of Work Agreement

    Concerning the "Hours of Work" Memorandum of Agreement, or as it is more commonly referred to "17/7." This agreement was made for the safety of thepeople working for NYSEG. No other reason! It certainly was not created for management to manipulate! It was created for your safety. Go home and rest...

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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...

  • Work Safely

    We recently attended a 3rd District Workshop in July. These meetings are a free exchange of information, questions and ideas between Business Managers of IBEW Local Unions in the 3rd District. Topics can include contracts, accidents, arbitrations, organizing, etc.   The reason I bring this up to...

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    Condolences to the Sandecki Family

    It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of Brother Thomas F. Sandecki of Lockport, NY on July 23, 2016. Mr. Sandecki was a IBEW member for fifteen years and was an employee of NYSEG.  Memorials can be sent to "Save-a-Pet," Niagara County, P.O. Box 114, Newfane, New York 14108.

  • Your Right to Vote

    Voting for Americans is a civic duty. A privilege that has been hard fought to win and keep. To vote you must be a United States citizen and eighteen years of age. You cannot be a felon currently serving your sentence or mentally incompetent and vote. Voting is free and voluntary. It has also been...

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    Welcome Heorot Power

    Heorot Power is now operating the Somerset Power Plant near Barker, New York and the Cayuga Power Plant in Lansing, New York. Local Union 10 IBEW, welcomes Heorot Power and is proud to have it's members working at these operating facilities.

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    Safety Panel

    Local 10 IBEW is happy to report that five members per classification are now able to be appointed to the Skilled Safety Panel.

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    Lineman Appreciation Day

    July 10 is Lineman Appreciation Day, commemorating the contributions of the men and women who bring electricity to the U.S. economy and honoring the legacy of Henry Miller, one of the founders of the IBEW on the anniversary of his death. Electrical lineworkers construct and maintain the vast...

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    Happy Fourth of July

    Happy Fourth of July to you all. We hope you and yours have a happy, safe, holiday weekend as you celebrate Independence Day.  As you do, take a minute to reflect on the independence you enjoy as a member of Local 10 IBEW. You have financial independence, union workers make thirty percent more than...

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    Enjoy a Union, Made in the USA 4th of July

    Summer is here, the sun is out and the celebration of our country's independence is almost here! The Fourth of July is an explosion of festivities and gatherings, and we at Labor 411 want you to be well stocked. From flags to ice cream to beer, we've got the goods to make your party the best, all...

  • What is a union?

    The dictionary tells us that Unions are: An organized association of workers, often in a trade or profession, formed to protect and further their rights and interests.  Fair enough, but that doesn't tell the whole story. Unions began in the mid-nineteenth century. They've been around a long time....

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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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  • Memorial Day Message

    Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, as Labor Day is generally recognized as the end. Bar-b-ques and parties will be plenty. Many will attend memorials and visit cemeteries also, remembering those in the Armed Forces that gave their lives. Memorial Day is a Federal Holiday that is...

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    Solidarity with Verizon Workers

    Nearly 40,000 CWA and IBEW members including 15,000 hardworking New Yorkers are on strike for good jobs and a fair contract at Verizon. These members are your neighbors, they pay taxes and buy goods in your community, they are your sisters and brothers in the labor movement, and now they need your...

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