General News Updates

  • Passing of Kevin J Holder, brother of Michael Holder

    01.05.17/General News
      We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Kevin J. Holder, brother of Michael Holder (BIG MIKE) Electrician in the Motor Shop.   Services   Wake will be held Friday, January 6, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM and 7:00PM - 9:00PM   At   Moloney’s of Happauge Funeral Home 840... Read More
  • Labor 411: Holiday Shopping Guide

    12.21.16/General News
    This holiday season, make sure that the gifts you give your loved ones responsibly made with union labor, right here in the USA.  UCOMM Blog and Labor 411 have teamed up to create a list of toys, tools, alcohol, cars, apparel and so much more that your family will love and... Read More
  • Safety in the workplace

    12.19.16/General News
    The rail road industry is a dangerous place to work no matter what yard, shop, section of track, or department you may be in. It is not just your own life you are responsible for, but you are also responsible for any other person that may be working in your area with you or not... Read More
  • Condolences to the Oakland Family

    11.09.16/General News
    We would like to express our deepest condolences to Vehicle Technician David Oakland who lost his wife Kelly Ann. There will be a viewing this Friday, November 11 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Lieber Funeral Home (266 North Central Ave. Valley Stream NY 11580).
  • Tee Shirt Design Contest

    08.08.16/General News
    We are looking for new tee shirt design ideas. Email your ideas to and put "Tee Shirt Contest" in the subject box. If we use your idea you'll win a free tee shirt and a fifty dollar gift card. Get busy on those ideas!
  • Lineman Appreciation Day

    07.11.16/General News
    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... Read More
  • Enjoy a Union, Made in the USA 4th of July

    07.04.16/General News
    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... Read More
  • We urge everyone to support our troops!

    06.30.16/General News
    You can do this by making a donation to Shootout for Soldiers. Local Treasurer and Union Representative Vincent D'Agostino will be playing in a charity Lacrosse tournament to help our soldiers.   To make a donation to Vinny's team go to: Read More
  • Election Results

    06.27.16/General News
    MESSAGE FROM ELECTION JUDGE FRANK HILL   The results from the election are in. They are as follows;    President and Delegate to the I.O. Convention                                                                                Jeffrey Klein (winner... Read More
  • Electric Safety Month 2016

    05.11.16/General News
    The month of May is National Electrical Safety Month. It serves as a foundation to educate people about the steps that can be taken to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss. For our union, Electric Safety is paramount. According... Read More
  • IBEW and CWA at Verizon Go on Strike

    04.22.16/General News
    The CWA and IBEW, who work at Verizon, went on strike on Wednesday April 13th. Local 589 encourages all of our members to wear their 589 hats and/or shirts and join a CWA picket line.  You can find your nearest picket line by clicking here. Be a part of the team and stand with... Read More
  • Attend the 2016 Workers Memorial Mass

    03.31.16/General News
    Every year around Workers Memorial Day, we come together with the other trades, crafts and union workers to pay homage to those we lost on the job, offer prayer to the unions who lead, safety to those who work and justice for the oppressed. Bring your hardhats, work gear, tools... Read More