Powerline

Next Union Meeting: 

We are having a regular meeting October 13th, 2021 at 5:30pm.  The Sunshine Club is open and food will be served after the meeting.  Masks are only required if you are not vaccinated. 

A Message from the Assistant Business Manager:

To the Brothers and Sisters of Local 86, as a standing recommendation, I would encourage you all to consult with your primary care physicians and determine if the Covid -19 vaccine is safe for you. Please continue to remain diligent and help prevent any transmission of the virus.

Brothers and Sisters let me first say thanks to all that attended and volunteered at all the past weeks events. The General Meeting was well attended, and some very informative discussions took place. I was happy to have people here taking part in discussions and becoming better informed. This is the only way we as a Local Union can carry forward, through open discussions and at times disagreements. It is ok not to agree with every member; the intent of the general meeting is to make your voices heard and together find a solution. As of late we are trending upward in attendance and the food and drink that follow have been well received, seemingly allowing for further discussion all in support of Bringing Back the Brotherhood/Sisterhood to the Hall. The Labor Day picnic as well as the Annual Clam Bake were also well attended. I can honestly say I found joy in every conversation I had with you all!  Thank you again for attending!

I look forward to seeing you all in the future.

I would like to take this time to address the growing concerns I have heard from some members regarding the vaccine mandate. As the guidance and in this case mandates that have been passed from both Federal and State entities seem to come daily and with little warning to any of us.  At this point we are still receiving information as to how the mandate will play out as it is based on the size of the employer and in some cases job site specific via the customer.

I can understand some people being apprehensive and those that have underlining health conditions that may prevent you from receiving the vaccine.

 If you have questions as to if you will be in the demographic that will be subject to the mandate because of the size of your employer and or the customer your employer is working for, please feel free to reach out to us at the Hall.

Our intent is to do everything we can do to keep you working and in a safe environment. Please be patient we will provide as much information as we can and in a timely manner.  Regarding the vaccine itself I strongly encourage you to consult your primary care physician as they are better suited for any of those questions.  In Solidarity We Shall overcome!

Fraternally, Raymond A. Ryerse Jr.

Red Wings Tickets:

Local 86 has purchased four box seats for the Red Wings 2021 season.  You no longer have to be vaccinated in order to get tickets. Your dues must be paid through the date of the game that you are requesting, and you can only reserve one game. 

Tickets will be reserved on a first come/first serve basis. Please call (585) 235-1510 ext:3 to reserve your date.  See schedule online at www.RedWingsBaseball.com.

WGA News:

Next year the WGA will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana August 16th-19th. Any local 86 member interested in becoming a WGA member and attending this event must get a hold of Brother Greg Post or Brother Dan O’Mealia before January 1st, 2022.

We would like to thank all the members and guests who purchased tickets for the Gun raffle and the 50 inch TV raffle in support of our fundraising efforts. The Savage 270 was won by Brother Josh Nau. Brother Tom Sweeney’s wife Ela was the winner of the TV raffle. Congratulations to both of them. Again thank you all for your support.

Lastly, Local 86 will be hosting the WGA Tournament in August of 2023. We will be holding fund raising events at picnics, clambakes and other Local 86 events. We can always use volunteers.

Be safe Brothers and Sisters. Thank you all for your support. Let’s host another tournament to be remembered. 

Fraternally Yours, Greg and Dan

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!

“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