2016 International Dues Increase

Important Notice of 2016 International Dues Increase:

The Delegates of the 38th IBEW International Convention, which was conducted in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, during the week of September 19 through 23, 2011, approved several amendments to Article IX of the IBEW Constitution. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2016, there will be an increase of one dollar ($1.00) in the per capita that is paid to the General Fund, and therefore, the rate for all members shall increase. The following rates will apply to the international office portion of all monthly dues payment for January 2016, and thereafter.  This will increase your 2016 Dues to $39.50 monthly or $118.50 quarterly or $474.00 yearly.

SAVE THE DATE: “Rochester Heart Walk & Run”

April 16 @ 8:00 am1:00 pm          images

Event Info:
The 2016 Rochester Heart Walk & Run is our largest single fundraising event of the year in Rochester raising critical life-saving funds for research, education and emergency care. This family friendly event will keep you moving! The Health Expo provides screenings, educational materials for preventative measures and lifestyle change, The Kids Zone provides fun activities for the little ones, and entertainment, vendors and more. Join us for a beautiful day rain or shine!

In memory of Bill Ohle, we will be participating in the American Heart Association Rochester Heart Walk & Run on Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8:00am-noon at Frontier Field. Register at www.rochesterheartwalk.org and join team IBEW Local 86.  There is an exciting new addition this year- where you can register to RUN or walk.
Call the office at 235-1510 for more information.  Donations can also be made at the Union Office. Hearts and wristbands will be available as a token of appreciation for your donation.


April 16
8:00 am – 1:00 pm


MaryJo Walker


Frontier Field
333 Plymouth Ave
Rochester, 14608
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IBEW Founders’ Scholarship

Dear Sisters and Brothers:
The IBEW Founders’ Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and linemen who founded the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Each year the officers of the IBEW are pleased to offer its working members scholarships on a competitive basis. It is hoped that the awards will not only contribute to the personal development of our members but also steward the electrical industry that our founders envisioned. A link to the application for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship (Form 172) is below. This is also available on the IBEW website www.ibew.org/FoundersScholarship.
All IBEW members who have been in continuous good standing for four years preceding May 1 of the scholarship year in which they plan to apply are eligible for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship. Please note, if a member has been on honorary withdrawal at any time during the aforementioned period, he or she will not be eligible to participate.
Spouses or children of IBEW members are not eligible for the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship. Union Plus has a scholarship that is available for IBEW members, as well as their spouses and dependent children. Please visit the Union Plus website www.unionplus.org for more information about other scholarship opportunities.
I encourage all interested eligible members to participate in the IBEW Founders’ Scholarship Program. Please make the Founders’ Scholarship opportunity known to your members and urge them to apply.
With best wishes, I am
Fraternally yours,
Lonnie R. Stephenson
International President

Click here for application: Enclosure–Application-Revised 082014 – Form 172


Form 1099-G

1099G for 2015 is now available online. 
Please note that Tax form 1099G will only be mailed upon request. However, you can view and print your 1099G for calendar year 2015 (and prior) on the NYS Department of Labor website. Log in with your MY.NY.GOV ID, then click on Unemployment Services and View/Print your 1099G. If you would like to request to have it mailed, call 888-209-8124 and follow the automated instructions.
Reference:  https://www.labor.ny.gov/unemploymentassistance.shtm

2016 Notified Meeting Dates / Election Day

Please Note the following:

The Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Union Meeting will be a notified meeting for the purpose of discussion and vote on the disbursement of the 2016 Wage Increase.

The Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Union Meeting will be a notified meeting for the purpose of the nominations for officers in the upcoming July elections. There will also be nominations for delegates and alternates for the I.B.E.W. International Convention.

Friday, July 15, 2016 will be Election Day for officers, delegates and alternates.

Seneca Park Zoo Rewards Program

As a participant in the Zoo’s Rewards Program our members have access to discount Zoo admission and meal vouchers all year long. The leaves may be changing and the weather may be getting cooler, but Fall is a great time to visit the Zoo! The animals enjoy the cooler temps and are more active, plus the colors of the leaves make a beautiful backdrop for an afternoon adventure. To access your unique store simply visit https://tickets.senecaparkzoo.org and enter your store name “IBEW” in the white box.


Preamble Of the first Constitution of the I.B.E.W., drafted November 21, 1891

The objects of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are:  To organize all workers in the entire electrical industry in the United States and Canada, including all those in public utilities and electrical manufacturing, into local unions; To promote reasonable methods of work; To cultivate feelings of friendship among those of our industry; To settle all disputes between employers and employees by arbitration (if possible); To assist each other in sickness or distress; To secure employment; To reduce the hours of daily labor; To secure adequate pay for our work; To seek a higher and higher standard of living; To seek security for the individual; And, by legal and proper means, to elevate the moral, intellectual, and social conditions of our members, their families, and dependents, in the interest of a higher standard of citizenship.