Next Union Meeting:   

The Regular Union Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 12th, 2023, at 5:30p.m. 

New Office hours are as follows: 

Monday through Friday- 7:30am to 5:00pm. 

A Message from the President’s Desk: 

Spring is here!  But this is New York, so it’s hard telling what next week’s weather will bring.  With the warmer weather on the horizon comes many of our favorite outdoor activities: grilling, golf, baseball, running and riding to name a few.  All these activities come with their own inherent dangers, please take the extra time to ensure your safety.  Let someone know where you are running or riding, clean out the bottom of your grill to prevent a grease fire, and make sure you warm up for at least a few minutes before you swing for the fences. Lastly, it is motorcycle season, please look twice, it could save a life. 

The work picture remains extraordinarily strong! Thank you to all the Sisters and Brothers for continuing to set the standard that industry strives to keep up with. It takes all of us to keep this Union strong! 

A special thank you to Sister Dawn Lepard for coordinating the first I.B.E.W. Sisters and Siblings Games Social at the Local 86 Union Hall this past Sunday.  Her initiative sets the example for all Members.  Thank-you Sister! 

Several reminders for this month.  Tuesday April 18th, there will be a special meeting with representatives from Labor First for retirees over 65 to ask questions about their healthcare. Any member or spouse nearing the age of 65 may attend. April 21st, the Local 86 5th year apprenticeship class will be hosting a charity raffle at McGinny’s on East River Rd. All proceeds will benefit the Hope Church Food Pantry.  Come on out and support a great cause!  Lastly, Local 86 is playing softball again!  If you are interested in being part of the team, please contact Mitchell Hayes via email at hayes_mitchell@yahoo.com

In Solidarity, 


Important Notice for the 2023 International Dues: 

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 1, 2023, there will be an increase of two dollars ($2.00) for the I.B.E.W. per capita paid to the General Fund only. There will also be an increase of two dollars ($2.00) in the I.B.E.W. Pension Benefit Fund (PBF) contribution, which applies to “A” members only. This will increase your 2023 dues to $48.50 monthly or $145.50 quarterly or $582.00 yearly. For more information contact the Union office 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 T-shirt! Just a reminder, we CANNOT accept credit cards at the hall for payment but remember that you have the option to pay your dues online using your credit card.  

To pay dues on the line, follow the instructions below: 

1.         Login in to 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. 

Save The Date:  Pin Party 

The I.B.E.W Dinner Dance will be held Saturday, April 29th starting at 5:00pm at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. You can either stop by the Union Hall to purchase tickets or mail your completed form to the Union Hall at 2300 East River Rd, Rochester, NY 14623. 

Save The Date:  Annual Local 86 Members Golf Tournament: 

We will be hosting the Local 86 Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 24th at Morgan’s Crossing Golf Course (formerly Chili Country Club). This will be a four-man scramble format. Registration starts at 7:00 am and “shot gun start” begins at 8:00am. The cost is $80.00 per person and includes lunch and dinner. Please make checks payable to Local 86 Golf Tournament. 

Reservations for McGinnity’s Breakfast for Retirees: 

The next meeting will be on April 26th @ the Hall, lunch at noon. 

We will be meeting on May 24th at McGinnity’s for the 9am Breakfast Meeting. RSVP 235-1510, Option 9. 

We are saddened by the loss of Brothers; Nicholas Pascucci, and John Melvin 

Our members with birthdays in April are: Jeff Kennard, Gabriel Marconi, Richard Mastrella, Ken Bouvier, Brian Johnson, Robert Salter, Jon Anderson, Shaun Bagley, Thomas Sweeney, John Zachman, Thomas Towne, Joe Yatteau, James Jedamsky, Michael Jonas, John Murch, Bill Fox, Ronald Armstrong, Mike Farrel, Thomas Meisenzahl, David Mattucci, Donald Stalica, Mark O’Gee, Phil Yandow, Ed Vara,  Scott Kase, Leon Gaklik,   John McMullen, Lawrence Kaplan,  Bill Ruscher, John Hauck, Ed Lindskoog, Dale Boyea, Richard Auble, Steve Knowlton, Anthony Peluso, John Fitzsimmons, William Quinn, Jeffrey Parent, Scott Merkle, Clement Bayer, Wayne Bortle, Timothy Jobes, James Hauck, Todd Mungovan, Bob Tetlow, Larry Mitchell.   

Fraternally, Tom Hauck   

Union Strong App: 

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

From the Rochester JATC: 

Night Class Training Schedule for the 3rd Trimester 3/20/2023 – 5/11/2023 

Monday’s Starting 3/20/2023: 

Motor Controls Lv2 – Pratt – from 4:30pm to 7:30pm located in the South Room 

Tuesday’s Starting 3/21/2023: 

Grounding and Bonding – Kent – from 4:30pm to 7:30pm located South Room 

Master’s License Prep – Therrien – from 4:30pm to 7:30pm located in the Lab Room 

Wednesday’s Starting 3/22/2023: 

Code, Standards and Practices 2 – Kent – from 4:30pm to 7:30pm located in the South Room 

Thursday’s Starting 3/23/2023: 

Conduit Bending Level 1 – Podszebka – from 4:30pm to 7:30pm located in the South Room 

One time required class schedule: 

Membership Education – May 2023 (TBD) from 4:30pm to 8:30pm 

2020 Code of Update (Get your code book) – 4/18/2023 & 4/20/2023 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm 

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

***If you want to test out of a class or take a class and you have not taken the prerequisites, please contact the JATC for testing! 

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. For your convenience, applications are also available on the Local 86 website at www.ibewlu86.org. Completed applications must be returned to the Union office no later than Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 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. 

I.B.E.W. Charity Raffle: 

The I.B.E.W. Charity Raffle for The Hope Church Food Pantry will take place at McGinny’s on April 21st starting at 4:30pm. Tickets are $10.00 each and are available at the JATC, Union Hall and McGinny’s. Various prizes will be available with the Grand Prize being a Fat Tire Mini-Bike. 

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. 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; Something to Remember: 

“Labour was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.” ~ Adam Smith