Tree chapter update: 1249 is Stronger Together

Monday, January 25, 2016
Thank you to everyone who wrote demand letters to the Union prior to negotiations. It may seem like a letter from a member will hold no bearing at the bargaining table, but when there is hundreds of individual written stacked up, it makes a statement. Strength is in numbers. 1249 would also like to thank all who attended the recent contract ratification meetings.  1249 has some new long sleeve t-shirts coming in with a new design. Your field reps should have them in their hands for sale very soon. 
Below are some great shots of 1249 members working for Nelson Tree doing a Hemlock removal in Pleasant Lake. The tree broke in an ice storm, National Grid hired CNY boom. Two cranes were used, one crane held the tree stable, while the other made the picks.