Union Advantage

Do you work in the Electrical Industry?

IBEW Local 1249 will offer you an exciting career in outside electrical construction. We represent men and women that are second to none in the industry. You can be part of the many benefits that our members enjoy every day.

What is IBEW Local 1249?

Local 1249 is an outside electrical construction union that represents over 1800 members. Local 1249 has been a chartered member of the IBEW since 1941. We have been successful as an organization because we have given our members the resources to succeed, while treating them with dignity and equality. Local 1249 represents teledata lineman, traffic signal technicians, line clearance tree trimmers, electrical lineman, and seven local village municipalities throughout the state of New York.
IBEW Local 1249’s safety and training are above and beyond most standards. Members and contractors are up to date on all of the latest and safest practices and procedures. Our members are trained for Pole Top/Bucket Truck rescue, CPR & First Aid & AED Training, Rigging & Signaling, OSHA, Confined Space Entry, Cable Splicing & Terminations, Grounding Procedures just to name a few. These and various other training exercises are given with no out of pocket expense. The apprenticeship program for electrical lineman is New York State Department of Labor

Are you getting paid what you're worth?

  • New York State prevailing wage rates in this type of work are set by IBEW Local 1249.

Do you have health benefits and an economic plan for retirement?

  • Local 1249’s medical insurance is recognized by many providers making it easy to fulfill your family’s healthcare needs. Local 1249’s medical insurance also offers vision, dental, and major medical.
  • Local 1249 members will be provided a retirement plan that is competitive with some of the best out there and while working for an IBEW contractor you will not see a deduction in your earnings to supplement your retirement savings plan.

The TRUTH about Union dues

For an organization to survive it must have an income. If you pay to belong to a sportsman’s club, magazine, social organization, or donate to a church then you will understand. Union workers pay a small amount to the union so that you can continue to receive the benefits associated with being in a union.
We would like to thank you for taking the time to read this, and hope to have the opportunity to demonstrate how the IBEW Local 1249 can benefit you.

Feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Eugene M. Bailey
IBEW Local 1249
Business Development
585-770-4798 cell
315-656-7253 office
Timothy A. Daley 
IBEW Local 1249
Business Development
607-597-9441 cell
315-656-7253 office