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Next Union Meeting: 

The next union meeting will be held on December 11th.  Due to CDC guidelines, we are allowed to have a maximum of 50 members attend.  Pre-registration is required.  Call 585-235-1510 ext. 3 and speak with Holly to pre-register.

Message from the Assistant Business Managers Desk:

To the Brothers and Sisters, as well as Family Members of IBEW Local 86,

In these times of tumultuous uncertainty regarding the global pandemic and local public health crisis it is now more important than ever, we all remain diligent in doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

I understand how very complicated it can be to maintain social distancing and/or wear a mask while trying to perform our duties as a manual laborer.  It is also Our Responsibility to each other to mitigate the spread of the virus, be it through our workforce or more importantly our families at home.

As the weather grows colder and the holiday season fast approaches, people will be indoors and congregating in larger groups.  Please take into account your own personal health assessment before attending work or social gatherings.  Practice good hand washing hygiene, wear a mask in public and when it permits practice safe social distancing.  It is extremely important to us all, that we return home safe and in good health to our loved ones at the end of our shift.

We all do it out of love and respect for the Union Family! Stay safe and diligent Brothers and Sisters.

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 1st Trimester 9/28/20 – 11/19/20:

Monday’s Starting 9/28…      

Motor’s – Pratt 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Tuesday’s Starting 9/29…      

Conduit Bending Lvl-1 – Shireman 4:30pm – 7:30pm

DC Theory Lvl-1 – Kent 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday’s Starting 9/30… 

Introduction to Electrical/Math – Kent 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Thursday’s Starting 10/1…     

Motor Controls Lvl 2 – Pratt 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Code, Standards and Practices 3 – Mitchell 4:30pm – 7:30pm

NFPA 70E – Mondays 10/5, 10/12, 10/19 and 10/26 4:30pm-8:30pm (Must attend all dates and times)

One-time required class schedule:

Membership Education – 11/30 4:30pm – 6: 30pm

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

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!

“Equality is the heart and essence of democracy, freedom, and justice, equality of opportunity in industry, in labor unions, schools and colleges, government, politics, and before the law.  There must be no dual standards of justice, no dual rights, privileges, duties, or responsibilities of citizenship.  No dual forms of freedom.”

~A. Philip Randolph American labor unionist, civil rights activist

Ray Ryerse Jr.