Next Union Meeting – October 13, 2021

We are planning on having the October 13, 2021 Union meeting as planned.

Masks are only required if you are not vaccinated.  No preregistration is required at this time.

COVID-19 and Vaccination Links

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Please take some time to explore the COVID-19 and vaccination links below. Information on this matter is changing daily and we will do our best to update our information. I would ask that you respect each other’s choice as whether or not someone chooses to be vaccinated or not. Please feel free to contact me with any issues.

Fraternally yours,

Michael J. Bader
Business Manager
I.B.E.W., Local Union 86

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)

http://www.ibew.org/Portals/31/documents/pension/Beneficiary_Cover_Letter2b.pdf

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.

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 go back to work.  This will start on May 31st, 2021 and go for a three months ending August 29, 2021. **************

The Amendment will read similar to this:

(v)        Notwithstanding anything in this Section 6.9 to the contrary, if a Participant becomes employed in Post-Retirement Employment with a Contributing Employer within the Local 86 jurisdiction on or after May 31, 2021 and before August 30, 2021, such Participant’s monthly benefit payment shall not be permanently withheld during any months or payroll periods of Post-Retirement Employment occurring from the date of such employment through August 29, 2021.  In addition, any hours worked during this period by a Class 9 Member shall not constitute Post-Retirement Employment for purposes of the 600 Hours of Service limit set forth in Section 6.9(u).  However, if a Participant becomes employed in Post-Retirement Employment for any reason after such date, his monthly benefit payment shall be permanently withheld during each month or payroll period of Post-Retirement Employment occurring thereafter as provided in this Section 6.9.  The Trustee have the right to rescind this amendment if determined necessary.

Please note no formal letter will be going out regarding this extension i.e.  individual letters will not be sent to Members.  Communication of the extension is being done by email to all Contractors, on the Union website and in the Labor News. 

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************** 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.  This will be extended from August 29, 2021 to November 28, 2021. 

The Amendment will read similar to this:

(v)        Notwithstanding anything in this Section 6.9 to the contrary, if a Participant becomes employed in Post-Retirement Employment with a Contributing Employer within the Local 86 jurisdiction, preforming inside construction electrical work on or after August 29, 2021 and will end on November 28, 2021 or an earlier date as rescinded by the Trustees, such Participant’s monthly benefit payment shall not be permanently withheld during any months or payroll periods of Post-Retirement Employment occurring from the date of such employment through November 28, 2021.  In addition, any hours worked during this period by a Class 9 Member shall not constitute Post-Retirement Employment for purposes of the 600 Hours of Service limit set forth in Section 6.9(u).  However, if a Participant becomes employed in Post-Retirement Employment for any reason after such date, his monthly benefit payment shall be permanently withheld during each month or payroll period of Post-Retirement Employment occurring thereafter as provided in this Section 6.9.  The Trustee have the right to rescind this amendment if determined necessary.

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