Next Union Meeting: 

The Union meeting in June is currently on hold.  We will post more information on the website at
ibewlu86.org in the following weeks.  Please call if you have any questions.

A Message from the Business Manager:

I would like to congratulate the following 5th year apprentices as they transition to Journeymen.

Shea CallaghanJames Keene JrNicholas Rosato
Kevin DeleoKent LesterAndrew Sweeney
Ian GlaserAndrew LoweTyler Vanderbilt
Arthur GorniakJacob MolisaniSteven Williams

It has been a pleasure getting to know all of you and watch you advance over the past 5 years.

As New York starts to slowly open back up, please continue to look out for one another. The work picture this summer is looking very promising assuming jobs do not get shut down again. If you have any questions or concerns on the condition of a job site, Todd, Ray or I will be more than happy to make jobsite visits and address those concerns. The safety of you and your family is our number one priority. Let us know what we can do to help.

Upcoming classes at the JATC: 

All classes are postponed at this time due to COVID-19.  We will update everyone when classes resume.

James 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 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 business office no later than 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2020.  The Executive Board of Local 86 will review all the applications at the Executive Board meeting that evening.

Local 86 Golf Tournament:

As of right now the Local 86 tournament is scheduled for Saturday June 27 at Chili Country Club. We are on a wait and see basis as of right now. We should know more by June 1st.  We will try to keep you up to date through the Labor News. Stay Safe. See you all on the other side of this. ~ Local 86 Golf Committee.

WGA Members:

The WGA has been cancelled in Detroit.  All future hosts will be pushed back a year. 

Clay Busters League:

Welcomed to Spring everyone. I hope everyone finds themselves healthy during this unusual time in our history. Due to this pandemic the Clay Busters Sporting Clays league is postponed until further notice. Rochester Brooks, where we shoot, will open and go back to business as usual as soon as the governing bodies allow it. At that time, we will start our league.

I encourage people to call, text, or email me so that I have your contact information to let you know when the league will start.  My cell number is 585-734-4696. My email is mlagana@monroecc.edu . Once again stay safe and heathy!  ~ Mark Lagana

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 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!

“The harder the conflict, the greater the Triumph” ~George Washington 

Ray Ryerse