Press Corner


Next Union Meeting:

The next Union Meeting will be a Notified Meeting Wednesday, July 10, 2019, held at 5:30 p.m., in the Meeting Hall, at 2300 East River Road.  The meeting is Notified for the discussion and vote on a By-Laws Change.  Also, for the discussion and vote on Health and Welfare coverage.

Local Union 86 Election Day:

Friday, July 19th, 2019, will be Election Day of Officers.  Voting will take place between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Union Hall of Local 86.  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 92355, Rochester, NY 14692.  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.

Nominations were held at the June meeting.  Nominees are:

President/International Convention Delegate

Tom McCollough

Mark A. Quinn

John Smyth

Vice President

Casey T. Haley

Raymond Ryerse

Recording Secretary

None Nominated

Financial Secretary

Michael Conover


Manny Hernandez

Business Manager/International Convention Delegate

Michael J. Bader

David A. Young Jr

Executive Board (4 positions)

Kereem Berry

John Clark

Bob DeNoto

Joe Gibbardo

Mike Herring

Todd Krenzer

Tim Longbine

Mike O’Brien

Mike Wehner

Examining Board (3 positions)

William Rockow

Justin Shireman

Congratulations to all unopposed candidates and good luck to the Brothers running for open positions.

Save the Date:

The Annual Family Picnic will be Saturday, August 3rd, at Seabreeze Amusement Park.   The Annual LU 86 Clambake will be Saturday, September 7th.  Flyers will be mailed with details.

Red Wings Tickets:

Local 86 has purchased four box seats for the Red Wings 2019 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 I.B.E.W., Local 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.

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.

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!

“There are no secrets to success.  It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” ~ Colon Powell

Ron Freida