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 Business Manager:

Brother and Sisters, I hope all is well with you and your families. The summer construction season is off to a great start. Work looks promising going into fall and winter. At this point I am very hopeful that the pandemic is behind us, and our lives can start to return to normal. We are planning on having the family picnic at Sea Breeze and the clambake in September. Details for both events will be communicated soon. I know summers are busy for everyone, but it would be great to see more of you at our union meetings. As always please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. 

Fraternally, Mike Bader

A Message from the Assistant Business Manager:

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 drastically been reduced the threat is still upon us.  Please continue to do your part in helping us all return to a full and safe lifestyle.

I would like to take this time to address an ever-growing concern that I share with many other members of our local; Membership participation is at an all-time low.  This is evident by the open seats in our general meetings. I can understand that this past year has been full of uncertainty and apprehension. That said, life is trending toward the better and our success as a Union requires each of you to participate in the business of our union operations.  Membership participation is the backbone of a Local Union, without participation and attendance we are uninformed and our cause is weakened. It’s nice to have events like the family picnic and the clam bake, but none of these are possible without a strong and active membership. I would ask that you try and carve out some time to attend at least a few meetings per year. Regarding the General Meeting, our policies are ever evolving with the climate of the world currently. MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED UNLESS YO ARE NOT VACCINATED, and NO PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. I know I speak for all the officers when I say we would like to see you in person to have discuss business and continue to the sunshine club afterwards for some more lighthearted conversation. On that note, food will be served after the July meeting. I hope to see you all there!

On a political action note the New York State and Rochester Building Trades Councils, the AFL-CIO as well as IBEW Local 86 are proud to give their full endorsement and support to Malik Evans, candidate for Mayor of the City of Rochester. We all are of the same opinion the City of Rochester deserves a change for the better, one where Leaders are transparent and accountable for their actions!  I would continue to encourage you all that live in the City to lend your support and of course your Vote. Those of you interested please check the website and Facebook page as we will be posting all his upcoming public events.

A standing event is Every Saturday from here until the primary is a call for hand billing volunteers to meet at Maliks’ campaign headquarters located at 1 East Avenue inside the Bank of America Building starting at 10:00 am to receive your materials and literature drop locations. Furthermore, we will be attaching a list of other county legislative candidates that have the recommendation and endorsement of all the aforementioned Councils and IBEW Local 86

I look forward to seeing you all at the polls!

In Solidarity We Shall overcome!

Fraternally, Raymond A. Ryerse Jr.

Endorsed candidates for the upcoming Primary Election:

  • District 4: Miriam Rivera
  • District 14: Susan K Hughes-Smith
  • District 16: David Long
  • District 21: Rachel Barnhart
  • District 22: Mercedes V Simmons
  • District 24: Albert Blankley
  • District 29: William Burgess
  • City of Rochester Mayor: Malik Evans

Raise Disbursement:  

Thank you all who attended the vote.  The results of the $2.00 wage disbursal are as follows:

$0.20 Health & Welfare, $0.25 pension, $0.25 Annuity, $1.30 check.  This is effective May 31, 2021.

Annual Local 86 Golf Tournament:

The Local 86 tournament is scheduled for Saturday June 26th at the Chili Country Club.  Registration starts at 7:00am and shotgun start at 8:00am.  Dinner will follow.  $70/player, teams of 4.  Payment due no later than Monday, June 21st. 

 ~ Local 86 Golf Committee.

Red Wings Tickets:

Local 86 has purchased four box seats for the Red Wings 2021 season in the vaccinated section.  Fans must be fully vaccinated with their last shot being at least 14 days prior to game.  Fans will be asked to show proof of vaccination, photo ID and their ticket at Frontier Field upon entering. Kids 15 and under do not have to be vaccinated but must be accompanied by full vaccinated adults. 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.

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!

“It is to the real advantage of every producer, every manufacturer and every merchant to cooperate in the improvement of working conditions, because the best customer of American industry is the well-paid worker.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt