Local 86 Pension Retirees Allowed to Work

The Pension Trustees have decided with the positive work outlook and the fact that currently there are unfilled job calls, to allow retirees to continue to work and collect their pension through September 25, 2022.

This is for the Local 86 pension only. The rules of NEBF and IO pensions still apply.


June 10th, 2022

Dear Local 86 Members:

Below you will find a list of the candidates for the upcoming elections.  All candidates have been reviewed by the Election Board.  Consider your choices carefully and be prepared to vote at the Union Hall of Local Union 86 located at 2300 East River Road, Rochester, NY  14623.  Voting will take place on Friday, July 15th, 2022, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. 

Sample ballots will be on display as you enter the voting room and at the registration table.

All eligible members may vote in the election.  A photo I.D. and current dues receipt must be presented at the registration table in order to vote.  If you are a member in good standing and qualified to vote, but are unable to visit the polls on Election Day, you may request an Absentee Ballot by written request to:

            Election Judge, I.B.E.W. Local 86

            PO Box 92533

            Rochester, NY  14692

Be sure to include the address to which you want the absentee ballot to be sent.  You may make your request any time within thirty (30) days but not less than five (5) days prior to the date of the elections.  No member receiving an absentee ballot shall be permitted to vote in person at the election without first returning the absentee ballot, unmarked, to the Election Judge.  Ballots received at the post office box after 5 p.m. on the day of the election will not be counted.

In the event of a tie, a runoff election shall be held on Friday, August 5th, 2022.  An absentee ballot for the runoff will be automatically sent to each member that requested an absentee ballot for the election. 

There will be a debate between nominated candidates after the Union Meeting on July 13th, 2022.  The debate is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. All debate questions must be submitted in writing, in advance.  Please submit all questions by email to debate@ibewlu86.com

Fraternally yours,

Mark A. Quinn

Election Judge

I.B.E.W., Local Union 86


President/International Convention Delegate

Timothy M. Longbine

Vice President

Michael Wehner

Recording Secretary


Financial Secretary

Todd M. Krenzer


Dave Hartman

Business Manager/International Convention Delegate

Michael J. Bader

Raymond A. Ryerse Jr

Executive Board (4 positions)

Joe Gibbardo

Manuel “Manny” Hernandez

Jim Landry

Josh Miller

Josh Nau

Brian A. Mitchell

Examining Board (3 positions)

Chris Gilbert

Ian Glaser

Brian McGrain

LU 86 Official Notice – Nominations and Elections

TO:                 All Eligible Local 86 Voting Members

FROM:           John F. Smyth

DATE:           May 4, 2022

The nominations for officers of Local Union 86 will be held on June 8, 2022, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the local meeting hall located at 2300 East River Road, Rochester, NY 14623.  Anyone desiring to be nominated must be present during the nominations or provide a written and signed statement that he or she will accept the nomination.  No member may be a candidate for more than one office.  Anyone nominated to more than one office must choose the office for which he or she will be a candidate. 

Nominations will proceed in the order of offices as listed in the IBEW Constitution whose term of office shall be 3 years:

            President/International Convention Delegate

            Vice President

            Recording Secretary

            Financial Secretary


            Business Manager/International Convention Delegate

            Executive Board (four positions)

            Examining Board (three positions)

To be nominated, a member must have a minimum of 2 years of continuous good standing in Local Union 86.  Good standing means that the member is current in the payment of dues and has been for the 2 years immediately preceding the nominations. 

Apprentices are not eligible to run for office but are eligible to vote in the election.

An election judge and tellers will be appointed at the close of nominations.  None of these may be a candidate for any office. 

The election of officers shall take place between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on July 15, 2022, at the local union meeting hall located at 2300 East River Road Rochester, NY 14623.  The ballots will be counted, and the results certified and announced immediately following the closing of the polls.  A complete listing of the results shall be posted on all union bulletin boards by the close of business on the day following the election.  

Absentee ballots shall be available to any member upon written request to the election judge.  Such requests will be accepted up to 5 days prior to the date of the election.  No one receiving an absentee ballot will be entitled to vote at the polls without first presenting the election judge with the unused ballot.  Absentee ballots received at the post office box after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2022, will not be counted.

Each candidate shall be entitled to an observer at the polling place and during the counting of the ballots.  Observers may not interfere with the orderly procedure of the election.  There shall be no campaigning or electioneering at the polls or within 50 feet from the entrance to the polling place.  No postings, except for instructions, shall be permitted at the polling place.

In the event a runoff election is required, the same shall be held on Friday, August 5, 2022.  The same rules shall apply to the runoff election as were applicable to the regular election.  Members who requested an absentee ballot for the regular election will automatically receive same for the runoff.

All officers shall be installed and begin their 3-year terms at the regular meeting of the local union on August 10, 2022.

Any member who believes a protest of the election is warranted is urged to contact the election judge within a few days after the ballots are counted.  Further protests of the election may be filed in writing with International Vice President of the district within 30 days following the election.  The decision of the International Vice President shall conclude the processing of a protest within the IBEW.  In the event the protesting member is not satisfied with the decision of the International Vice President, the member may submit his or her protest to the U. S. Department of Labor.


Make sure your beneficiaries are up to date

When life events happen such as marriage, divorce, death of a beneficiary, etc. please make sure you update your beneficiaries not only with the Funds office but also with the International office.

For the International office:

If you do not have a beneficiary designation form on file, Article XI of the IBEW Constitution states that the death benefit is payable to the following individual(s) in order of priority:

  1. Member’s spouse, or if none;
  2. Member’s children in equal shares, or if none;
  3. Member’s parents in equal shares, or if none;
  4. Member’s estate

OR if you wish to specifically name a beneficiary or change a beneficiary previously named, you must fill out a new beneficiary designation form.

This form can be found on our website:

Online Forms – IBEW Local 86 (ibewlu86.org)

or on the International office website:

Beneficiary_USA (ibew.org)


Do not assume you do not have a beneficiary designation form on file. You may have filled one out at the beginning of your career and it needs updating. If you are unsure whether you have one on file or not, call us and we will check on it for you.