Next Union Meeting: 

Due to rising numbers of COVID-19 and with the health of our members in mind, January’s meeting is canceled.

Call us first:

Due to the increasing number of cases of COVID-19, we encourage you to call us before coming to the hall. Most of your transactions can be done remotely for the safety of all.

Important Notice for the 2021 International Dues:

The Delegates of the 39th I.B.E.W. International Convention, which was conducted in St. Louis, Missouri during the week of September 19th through September 23rd, 2016, approved several amendments to Article IX of the I.B.E.W. Constitution.  Accordingly, effective January 1, 2021, there will be no change in dues.  Dues for 2021 are $44.50 monthly or $133.50 quarterly or $534.00 yearly.

Message from the Assistant Business Managers Desk:

To the Brothers and Sisters of IBEW 86,

We, the officers and staff, hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and are continuing to stay safe entering the new year.

With the Holidays behind us and social gatherings seemingly lessening, it is still of the upmost importance to remain diligent of all safety protocols from proper hygiene, social distancing, mask wearing and a good self-health assessment before going to work or other events.  If we continue to adhere to this protocol, we can help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  With that said, we hope and pray that we can at some point in the new year return to having the Union and Family functions that we all miss and love so much.

Thank you all for the hard work and continuing to do the right thing.  In solidarity we shall overcome!

Very Sincerely and Fraternally yours,

Raymond A. Ryerse Jr.

Website Upgrades:

Our website (www.ibewlu86.org) has been updated with a “Member Login” section.  In addition to web referral, you can now pay dues by credit card and access Local 86 specific documents.   

From the Rochester JATC:

CW/CE Training Schedule 2nd Trimester 1/11/2021 – 3/4/2021:

Monday’s Starting 1/11…

AC Theory (16 week course)- Pratt 4:30pm -7:30pm

Tuesday’s Starting 1/12…

Conduit Bending Level 2- Shireman 4:30pm – 7:30pm

DC Theory Level 2- Kent 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday’s Starting 1/13…

Blueprints- Kent 4:40pm – 7:30pm

Thursday’s Starting 1/14

Motor Controls- Pratt 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Transformers- Mitchell 4:30pm – 7:30pm

One time required class schedule:

First Aid/CPR- Monday 2/1 4:30pm – 8:30pm

*** Please call the JATC (585)235-5050 to sign up for these classes

*** Testing out dates will be 1/5/21 & 1/7/21

The JATC has 2020 code books in stock. We are looking for members to sign up for Code update to receive your 2020 Code book.  Please call the JATC at (585) 235-5050 to sign up.  Classes will be scheduled once we have a significant list of participants.

*Classes are not full yet, so contact the JATC to register ASAP*

ATTENTION – Re-sign Information: 

All re-signs are from the 10th through the 16th of each calendar month.  Re-sign can be done by email, fax, and mail. At this time, we are also taking new signs and re-signs by phone.  Contact Ray at (585)235-1510, option #5.  Web Referral is available at www.ibewlu86.org. Click on Web Referral and then proceed with the instructions on the page.  Members can bid on jobs available, update basic information, as well as re-sign from this link. 

Job Calls – 5:00 pm to 9:00 am DAILY: 

Listen to the job line at (585) 235-1510, option #2.  If you want a job call after listening to the job line you MUST leave your name, card number, phone number at which you can be contacted, and what order you want to accept the calls.

IO/NEBF Pension: 

Please call the Union Office six months before you reach age 62 to set up an appointment to start processing your pension application (585) 235-1510.

Thought for the day!

“Labor never quits.  We never give up the fight- no matter how tough the odds, no matter how long it takes.” ~George Meany