Next Union Meeting: 

We are having a regular meeting, Wednesday, November 9, 2022, held at 5:30 p.m.

A message from the President:

At the time of this writing, Election Day is a week away.  This midterm election could very well be the most important of our lives.  Every facet of our lives could be affected by the results.  I have been asked many times why we back Congressman Morelle, Governor Hochul, or the Democratic party all together, it is because they back labor!  Labor, in case you didn’t realize it, is our way of life.  We are fighting to protect what Unions have fought for, for over a century!  Please remember this when you go to the polls on Nov 8th.

Local 158 avoided a walkout by resolving their contract.  Thank you to all the Local 86 members who were ready to stand in solidarity with Local 158 and not cross their picket line had it come to it.

Happy 247th Birthday Marines and a huge thank you to all the Veterans throughout the community.

The work picture is still very strong for the foreseeable future.  Continue to listen to the job line daily.

Best wishes to Brother Brian Mitchell and his family.  We are all wishing a speedy recovery!

Lastly, please stay involved!  Attend labor rallies, gatherings at the hall, your local town board meetings, but most importantly attend the General Meeting!  We are strongest together! 

Respectfully, Brother Tim Longbine

Coats and Cans:

Help support Brother Lendell Thomas and the Redeem Bethel Community Fellowship by donating non-perishable food items and warm coats/jackets to the JATC. These items will be delivered to Brother Thomas at his church to be distributed from their food pantry to help those out that are less fortunate.

Brother Thomas is an upstanding citizen of the Williamson community and a true Brother to the IBEW Local 86. Brother Thomas has been a member of Local 86 for many years now, and in the true spirit of Brotherhood, has always given back to his community. He has donated countless hours to that community to help those who need it.

Local 86 and the Rochester JATC need to do their part to help with this wonderful cause. The JATC, with the help of Brother Mike Conover, started participating in this cause in 2016. It has grown larger and larger with each passing year. Let’s make this the largest one yet!

To donate, you can drop off any non-perishable food items and/or gently used coats/jackets, or anything that will keep you warm during the winter months, at the union hall, 2300 East River Rd. All donations must be received no later than November 8th, 2022.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (585)235-5050

~Brother Brian Mitchell

2023 International Dues Increase:

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 dollar ($2.00) for the I.B.E.W. per capita that is 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.

From the Rochester JATC:

CW/CE Training Schedule 1st Trimester 10/10/2022 – 12/8/2022

Monday’s Starting 10/10…

Motors- Bennett 4:30pm-7:30pm

Conduit Bending Lvl 1- Podszebka 4:30pm-7:30pm

Tuesday’s Starting 10/11…

Blueprints- Kent 4:30pm-7:30pm

Fire Alarm- Therrien 4:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday’s Starting 10/12…

Intro. to the Electrical Industry- Taylor 4:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday’s Starting 10/13…

D.C. Theory Lvl 1- Kent 4:30pm-7:30pm

A.C. Theory Lvl 1 & 2- Alexander 4:30pm-7:30pm

One time required class schedule

Membership Education (Unionism) 10/26 4:30pm-7:30pm

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

Steward Training:

We will be holding Steward Training Early December. Please call the Hall to sign up, as we are limited to 25 seats per class.

Rochester Amerks:

We have season tickets available for the Rochester Amerks. Call (585) 235-1510, option #0, to reserve tickets (4 tickets per game).  First come, first serve basis.  Dues must be current. One game per member. 


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!

Union Strong App:

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

Save the date: 

The Annual Kiddie Christmas will be held on Saturday, December 17th at the Local 86 Union Hall. 

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 re-signs by phone. New sign Must be done in person.  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!

“It is better to disappoint people with the truth than to appease them with a lie.”

Simon Sinek