Powerline

Next Union Meeting: 

We are having a regular meeting July 14th, 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:

A Message from the Assistant Business Manager’s desk:

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. Although Covid-19 numbers have been reduced the threat is still upon us. Specifically, the new strain of the Delta Variant.  Please continue to do your part. 

It is more important than ever to be involved as members. The lack of participation at the general meetings is disheartening to say the least.

 I am going to beat this point like a drum; our success as a Local requires our members stay informed & engaged in our business.  

This brings me to open job calls, as I write this today, we still have 6 open calls for a total of 8 journeyman wireman, most of these calls have been open for some time. This is very concerning to me as we have not even received calls for some of the larger scale jobs that are slated to start this summer. We all have an obligation to man our jurisdiction and bring all the jobs in on time. This is how we continue the reputation of the Union, to which we pride ourselves on!

 If we continue to wait for the “unicorn calls” and not work the ones at hand it makes it all that much harder to keep our market share up which is in direct correlation to how we negotiate future contracts.

My advice is to work the calls at hand and in the future if a call is more conducive to you, we can work to make the adjustment at that time. Its pretty simple for every 3 weeks worked it is a 10th of a Pension credit as well as other monies paid in benefits including Annuity and Health Care to name a few. Please take all this into account not only for the other Brothers and Sisters of our Local but for yourselves and more importantly your own families. If you have any questions or concerns regarding current or upcoming jobs, please do not hesitate to contact me.

On a political action note I would like to take this time to thank and commend all of you that helped our community in reaching our goal in Democratic Nomination for Mayor of the City of Rochester. Candidate Malek Evans won that nomination with no question. I am extremely optimistic as how his election to office will help the Building Trades and Our Local as well in the future. Regarding the county legislative candidates that have the recommendation and endorsement of all the Local, State Labor and Building Trades Councils as well as IBEW Local 86, We also thank you for support and as that you continue to do so for those candidates in the elections this November.

I look forward to seeing you all at the polls!  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.

Annual LU 86 Family Picnic:

The Annual Family Picnic will be Saturday, August 7th, at Seabreeze.  Tickets are available at the Union Hall.  Tickets must be purchased no later than Wednesday, July 30th.  Please check the flyer that you should have received for ticket prices.  There will be no refunds on tickets and no door prized for adults or children.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Hall at (585) 235-1510.

Annual LU 86 Mixed Clambake:

The Annual LU 86 Mixed Clambake will be Saturday, September 11th, at LU 86.  Please use the form you will be receiving in the mail when purchasing your tickets.  Tickets must be purchased no later than Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 at the Union Hall.

From the Rochester JATC:

The JATC is looking for a full-time instructor for next year.  Please send a resume to the JATC and inquire for further information. 

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!

In memory of all the members lost this year and a special remembrance to Brother John B. Effinger a 74-year member of Local 86 and former President of 12 years.