Press Corner


Next Union Meeting:

The next Union Meeting will be a regular Meeting, Wednesday, April 11th, 2018, held at 5:30pm, in the Meeting Hall, at 2300 East River Road.

17th Annual Local 86 Dinner Dance *PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE*:

The 17th Annual Dinner Dance will be Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.  Service pins will be awarded to members initiated in the years ending in 3 and 8.  We will also, be celebrating the graduating Class of 2018.  Detailed flyers have been mailed with ticket information.

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 available on the Local 86 website at  Completed applications must be returned to the business office no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2018.  The Executive Board of Local 86 will review all the applications at the July 18, 2018 Executive Board meeting.

Claybuster League:

The Local 86 Claybuster League will begin on Wednesday, May 2nd at the Rochester Brooks Gun Club, located on Honeoye Falls #6 Road.  Shooting times will start at 5:00 p.m.  Sporting clays is what we are shooting.  Beginner or novice does not matter; we are just here to enjoy ourselves.  We go out in groups of 5 to 7 shooters and walk the course.  Bring at least two boxes of shells (#7 ½ or 8’s) and a few extras for broken birds (we shoot 50 birds for score each night).  We invite all members of the Building Trades to come out and join us.  You need 8 shoots or (400 targets) to qualify for the shoot-off and make-ups are allowed.  It will be made up of 4 shoots on yellow (easier) course and 4 on the blue (harder) course to get a better average score.  The season lasts to early August and ends with a dinner and prizes.  There is a one-time $10.00 fee for non-Members of the Rochester Brooks paid at the beginning of the season, plus fees for each night you shoot.  If you have not shot at Rochester Brooks, the gun club has a new wireless system with a new ID card to pay before you shoot.  So, you need to sign up before you shoot.  For more information call Scott Cruickshank at (585) 576-1451 or email at  It’s a fun time.  Hope to see you out there!

Red Wings Tickets:

Local 86 has purchased four box seats for the Red Wings 2018 season.  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 to reserve your date.  See schedule online at

Seneca Park Zoo Rewards Program:

As a member of IBEW, Local Union 86 you have the exclusive opportunity to purchase and print discount Seneca Park Zoo tickets whenever you want.  Simply enter our unique discount code (IBEW86) at check out when purchasing general admission and meal combo vouchers online at

ATTENTION – Re-sign Information:

All re-signs are once a month, from the 10th through the 16th of each calendar month.  Re-sign can be done by email, fax and mail or in person on those days.  You do not get a reply email back ~ Please print the page.  Web Referral is available at 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.  If you have any questions, please call Ron at (585) 235-1510, option #5.

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.

NEBF Pension:

Please call the Union Office a full six months before you reach age 62 to set up an appointment to start processing your pension application (585) 235-1510.

Kodak & Xerox Training:

Xerox Training – Is held at Bldg. 335 at 7:30 am on Mondays.

Kodak Training – Is only done online.  The link is available on our website

Note – to accept any job calls you must have your OSHA 10.

Thought for the day!

The Dictionary is the only place success comes before work”  -Mark Twain

Ron Freida