Next Union Meeting – May 12, 2021

We are planning on having the May 12, 2021 Union meeting as planned. To comply with current CDC guidelines, the number of attendees may be restricted.  We ask that you pre-register by calling Holly at (585) 235-1510 ext. 3.

A Message from the Business Manager

The vote to ratify the 2021-2025 contract was conducted, as Notified, on Tuesday, April 14, 2021 – RATIFIED

On May 5, 2021 we will be voting on disbursement of the proposed $2.00 disbursement between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm by secret ballot.

As always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

~ Fraternally, Mike Bader

2021 International Convention

Below is a list of the candidates for Delegate and Alternate Delegate to the 2021 International Convention.  Local 86 has two delegate positions to fill.  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 Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 between the hours of 12:00 pm and 6:30 pm. 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, IBEW Local 86, PO Box 23734, 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 5:00 p.m. on the day of the election will not be counted.


Delegate to the International Convention (2 positions)       

Manuel L. Hernandez, Jr

Timothy M. Longbine

Adam S. Mangene

Raymond A. Ryerse, Jr

Michael V. Wehner

Alternate Delegate to the International Convention           

Todd M. Krenzer

James A. Verpsrille Scholarship

Any member who has a son or daughter who will graduate this year from high school and wants to apply for scholarship help from this fund should contact the office for an application or click the link below. Completed applications must be returned to the business office no later than 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2021.  The Executive Board of Local 86 will review all the applications at the Executive Board meeting that evening.

Essential Worker Sweatshirt

I know all of you are aware, we as a Union have not been able to have any of the events that we all so enjoy. Many of our events may be the only time we get to converse and reminisce with friends made on jobs throughout our careers. That begin said, Local 86 will be purchasing an essential worker sweatshirt for all active members who have manned the calls throughout the pandemic. As a token of our appreciation for the steadfast dedication and mission driven situational awareness, we thank you all. My heart swells with pride for Local 86 and how, without question, you all continue to stay diligent and do the hard work without complaint. Hats off to all of you Brothers and Sisters.

~ Raymond A. Ryerse Jr, Assistant Business Manager

Please register for your sweatshirt here:

Registration will close April 19, 2021.  

COVID-19 Testing

With all the COVID-19 testing taking place please be aware, if testing it is not medically necessary it may not be covered under our insurance plan. Testing due to travel advisories and testing without symptoms may not be covered. To avoid out of pocket expenses please check with your service provider to ensure it is covered before getting tested. I would encourage you to utilize free testing locations which can be found at or or