Next Union Meeting:   

The next REGULAR Union Meeting is Wednesday, June 12th at 5:30pm.

A Message from the Assistant Business Manager:

Sisters and Brothers,

With the first of the summer holidays past us, I hope everyone had a safe and fun filled Memorial Day weekend!

Ticket prices for 2024:

Seabreeze- $28.00 for “A” and “BA” members, $10.00 for retiree,s ages 3-18 $28.00 and $35.00 for ages 19 and over and guests.

Clambake- $40.00 for “A” and “BA” members, $25.00 for retirees and $65.00 for guests.

Fliers will be going out in the mail soon. Any questions please feel free to contact Todd.

Pictures, pictures, pictures! Local 86’s 125th Anniversary party is November 2nd, and we would like pictures for the brochure. If you have old pictures of projects or member gatherings, please send them over to the union office. Feel free to take some new ones as well (when it’s acceptable on the jobsite!).

The Annuity Trustees have voted to change the annuity funds record keepers from John Hancock to Empower. The transition will be at the end of the second quarter of the year. Empower will be hosting an annuity education night (TBD) to help with navigating the new system.

Please keep an eye out for and report to the Hall any projects you may see on your travels. The organizers continue to have welcoming, positive conversations on job sites with potential future members.

The work picture continues to stay strong this year. The Fair Life Milk project in Webster has been awarded to O’Connell Electric and calls should be expected in the coming weeks. Multiple substations and water treatment facilities are continuing to remodel and expand across the jurisdiction. RIT, U of R, St. John Fisher, and SUNY Brockport all have projects breaking ground as soon as summer break hits. For those who enjoy the outdoors, we have solar projects in every direction! The Morris Ridge project is running overtime and will be looking for help all summer. This, of course, is all on top of our normal seasonal workload ramping up.

It’s going to be a busy year with all these great projects breaking ground. Be sure to plan some personal time with friends and family along the way!

In Solidarity,


Electrical Workers Local 86 Retirees Notes:

Do not forget to call in your reservations for the June 26th picnic at the Hall.

We will be back at the Roberts Cabin in Henrietta on July31st, flyers will be mailed at the end June.

We are saddened by the loss of Brothers; Alfred Pulcino, Ronald Hillyer and Terry Krause.

Our members with birthdays in June are: Ray McDermott, Michael Lerch, Timothy Graf, Tim Smith, Daniel Haas, Gary Staszak, Bill Kibble, Scott Newcombe, Paul Bobeck, Mark Goodale, Brad Keatley, James Lembach, James Ruscher, Theodore Frawley, Steve Smiley, David Norman, Bernard Deck, Roy Schumacher, Michael Pierce, Dale Carselli, Orville Eckler, Tom Kelly, Michael Frey, James Waterman, James Dowdell,  Philip Ponce, David Wilson, Emil Stathopoulos, John Drons, Robert Hartz, Joseph Laplaca, Bill Vallee, Thomas McCollough, Andrew Colvin, Dan Dailor, Paul Kemp, Mark Payne, Randall Labarge, Ronald Reddy, David Young, Robert Asento, Sunny Paul, Cathleen Mynter,  Chris Schuler, Joseph Intini, Richard Bausch, Jim Manchester, Peter Caton, Robert VanDusen, Harold Seeger, Clif Whaley, Dennis Moss, David Ferries.

Fraternally, Tom Hauck


The Delegates of the 40th I.B.E.W. International Convention, which was conducted in Chicago, Illinois during the week of May 9th through May 13th, 2022, approved several amendments to Article IX of the I.B.E.W. Constitution. Accordingly, effective January 1st, 2024, there will be no increase in dues. However, effective July 1st, 2024, there will be an increase of one dollar ($1.00) for the I.B.E.W. per capita for the International Office General Fund.

For more information contact us at (585) 235-1510

Be a good Sister/Brother and keep your dues current! If you pay a year of dues in advance, you get a free tee shirt!

Please note: We are NOW ABLE to accept credit cards at the hall for Dues and Merchandise payments!

You also still have the option to pay your dues online. To pay dues online, follow the instructions below: 

  1. Login into www.ibewlu86.org 
  2. Your login will be your card# 
  3. Your password is your last name and the last 4 of SSN (Social Security Number) 
  4. Enter your payment.

Union Strong App: 

Download the Union Strong App and stay up to date with LU 86 and its events. 

Rochester JATC Summer Class Schedule – Conduit Bending Level 1 – Mitchell

Classes will be every Tuesday starting on June 11th through July 23rd beginning at 4:30pm.  Please call the JATC at 585-235-5050 to sign up.

Save The Date:

  • Sunday, June 23rd is the Local 86 Golf Tournament. Registration is full but make a call to a Hall to be put on the waiting list!
  • Saturday, August 3rd is the Local 86 Family Picnic at Seabreeze.
  • Saturday, September 7th is the Local 86 Clambake.
  • Saturday, November 2nd starting at 5pm the Local 86 125th Anniversary Party will be held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

2024 Clay Busters League

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is that time of year again, to start thinking about coming out and breaking some clays while enjoying the company of others outside of work by joining Local 86’s long running ClayBusters league. All you need is a shotgun (preferably a bird gun, interchangeable chokes are a plus), something to carry 50 shells, a clay bird card (that is something we will help you get), and free time at 5pm on a Wednesday evening. The league is held at Rochester Brooks Gun Club. We will start May 22 at 5 pm. The league runs until the end of August, sometimes it runs for a couple of weeks into September. Everyone is welcome.

If interested, please call Mark Lagana 585-734-4696.

Versprille 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 Union office for an application or access the application on the Local 86 website at www.ibewlu86.org and on the Union Strong App. Completed applications must be returned to the Union office no later than Tuesday, June 18th, 2024, at 4:00pm. The Executive Board of Local 86 will review all the applications at the Executive Board meeting the following day.

Rochester Red Wings:

We have purchased season tickets to the Red Wings games.

4 packs of tickets are available at the Hall and are in section 122. Tickets are available first come first served. Dues must be current.

Important Note:

We are always looking for pictures and information to promote LU 86. If you have any pictures from jobsites you would like to share on our Facebook page, please contact Union office.

From the JATC:  

Apprentice Applications are accepted the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 9:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00 at the JATC located at 3540 Winton Place.

Blue Book and Evals are due on the 10th of every month.

ATTENTION – Re-sign Information:   

All re-signs are from the 10th through the 16th of each calendar month. Re-signing can be done by email, fax, and mail. Currently, we are also taking re-signs by phone. Contact Mike Conover 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:

“With all their faults, trade-unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed.  They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men.” ~Clarence Darrow