Next Union Meeting: 

We are planning on having the April 14, 2021 Union meeting as planned. To comply with current CDC guidelines, the number of attendees will be restricted.  We ask that you pre-register by calling Holly at (585) 235-1510 ext. 3.

A Message from the Business Manager:

We will be voting on the ratification of the new contract on April 14, 2021 between 1:00pm and 6:00pm by secret ballot. Details of the contract have been sent by mail. On May 5, 2021 we will be voting on disbursement of the proposed $2.00 disbursement between 1:00pm and 6:00pm by secret ballot.

During the week of April 7th-12th, we will be having some asbestos abatement done on the corridors at the Union Hall. Please call the Union Hall before showing up in person. We will have limited access to the offices for a few days. Every attempt will be made to provide all services remotely. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

As always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

~ Fraternally, Mike Bader

A Message from the Assistant Business Manager:

As I said in my last message, I am extremely proud of the efforts and hard work you all have put forth during the pandemic and continue to.

I have decided to extend the registration for the “Essential Worker” sweatshirt so that everyone may have a chance to register.  IBEW Local 86 will be purchasing these for all members who manned the calls through this past year free of charge.  Please register via our website or our Facebook page.  Registration will close April 19th, 2021.

As I do always, I would ask you continue to stay diligent to help mitigate the risks of COVID-19 by adhering to all safety measures and protocols as well as receiving the vaccine when it is available to you.  Furthermore, as the world as we know it opens up again, I would also like to encourage you all to attend the Union meetings and votes as it is imperative to us all that the body be aware of Local business and participate in the doings of our Union.  I would also encourage you all to participate in local labor rallies that are forthcoming to help those in our community that seek the right to collectively bargain and organize a Union on their own behalf.

In solidarity we shall overcome!

~Fraternally, Raymond A. Ryerse Jr.

From the Rochester JATC:

CW/CE Training Schedule 3rd Trimester 3/22/2021 – 5/13/2021:

Tuesday’s starting 3/23…

Conduit Bending Level 1 – Krenzer 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Grounding and Bonding – Kent 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday’s starting 3/24…

Intro to Electrical – Kent 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday’s starting 3/25…

Motors – Pratt 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Code Level 1 – Mitchell 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

One-time required class schedule…

Union Membership Education – Monday, 4/26 4:40 pm – 7:30 pm

2020 Code Update – Monday, 4/19 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

The JATC has 2020 code books in stock.  We have scheduled a Code Update class to receive your 2020 Code book for 4/19/2021 from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the JATC.  Please call the JATC at (585) 235-5050 to sign up.

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 Union 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 Union office no later than 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2021.  The Executive Board of Local 86 will review all the applications at the Executive Board meeting that evening.

2021 International Convention – Nominees for Delegate and Alternate Delegate:

Below is a list of the candidates for Delegate and Alternate Delegate to the 2021 International Convention.  Local 86 has two delegate positions to fill.  All candidates have been reviewed by the Election Board.  Consider your choices carefully and be prepared to vote at the Union Hall of Local Union 86 located at 2300 East River Road Rochester, NY 14623.  Voting will take place on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 between the hours of 12:00 pm and 6:30 pm.  Sample ballots will be on display as you enter the voting room and at the registration table.

The Nominees are: 

Delegate to the International Convention (2 positions):       

Manuel L. Hernandez, Jr

Timothy M. Longbine

Adam S. Mangene

Raymond A. Ryerse, Jr

Michael V. Wehner

Alternate Delegate to the International Convention:           

Todd M. Krenzer

All eligible members may vote in the election.  A photo I.D and current dues receipt must be presented at the registration table in order to vote. If you are a member in good standing and qualified to vote but are unable to visit the polls on election day, you may request an absentee ballot by written request to:  Election Judge, IBEW Local 86, PO Box 23734, Rochester, NY 14692.  Be sure to include the address to which you want the absentee ballot to be sent.  You may make your request any time within thirty (30) days but not less than five (5) days prior to the date of the elections.  No member receiving an absentee ballot shall be permitted to vote in person at the election without first returning the absentee ballot, unmarked, to the Election Judge.  Ballots received at the post office box after 5:00 p.m. on the day of the election will not be counted.

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!

“Without unions, workers will lose many of the protections against abusive employers.  Wages for all will be depressed, even as corporate profits soar.  The American Dream will be destroyed for millions.  And we will have a government of the corporations, by the already powerful, for the wealthy.”

~Ken Bernstein