IBEW Local 1049 represents approximately 3,500 members and is one of the largest private sector labor unions on Long Island. Their membership performs electric transmission and distribution construction and maintenance, line clearance tree trimming, gas line transmission and distribution construction and maintenance, traffic control flagging, environmental restoration, wood pole restoration, grounds maintenance and right of way maintenance, power plant valve repair and replacement and electric generation turbine repair. Local 1049 is part of the Third District which encompasses Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Within the Third District there are approximately 130,000 members, making our district one of the largest in the IBEW. Local 1049 has organized and holds Collective Bargaining Agreements with 13 different employers and growing. Their electronic newsletter, Members First, is sent out to the membership regularly.