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We workers say no to a fully public LIPA

Pat Guidice,
15 Sep, 2023
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As the future of the Long Island Power Authority is reviewed by a state legislative commission examining whether it should be a fully public utility, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1049 advocates for our members’ rights and for transparent decision-making. We have thoroughly examined the issues and concluded that transitioning LIPA employees to state workers insufficiently protects our benefits and pensions. We strongly oppose LIPA becoming a fully municipalized public utility.

Our highly trained IBEW members are part of the Long Island community, working tirelessly 24/7 to maintain reliable electric service across the region. We urge the LIPA Commission members to make it their top priority to protect our members’ jobs, benefits, collective bargaining rights, and continued quality service.

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