IBEW 1049

We Power Long Island & Empower Our Communities

A little about IBEW Local 1049

Our local union of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) was chartered in 1937.

Today we represent approximately 3,500 members. We are one of the largest private sector labor unions on Long Island and our representational jurisdiction covers all utility work on the National Grid US and Long Island Power Authority properties as well as members who perform;

  • 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
  • Eectric generation turbine repair

Local 1049 is one of the more than 767 local unions that make up the IBEW. The IBEW represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada, and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and most active and has members in so many skilled occupations. We work hard to help out communities in need, and we care about our jobs and our customers.

The IBEW is comprised of eleven districts throughout the United States and Canada. 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. We have organized and hold Collective Bargaining Agreements with 13 different employers.

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