Press Corner


Next Union Meeting:

The next Union Meeting will be a Regular Meeting Wednesday, February 13th, 2019, held at 5:30pm, in the Meeting Hall, at 2300 East River Road.  PLEASE NOTE:  The Wednesday, March 13th Union Meeting will be Notified for the purpose of raise disbursement and the 90th Pension Amendment.

3rd Annual Local 86 Ice Fishing Derby:

The 3rd Annual Local 86 Ice Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 on Conesus Lake. Tickets are $20 each (food included) and are available at the Hall and JATC offices.  Tickets will also be sold at the next Union Meeting.  We will have door prizes, raffles and a 50/50.  If there is no ice, the event will be open to water anywhere that is fishable.  Weigh in is at 3:00 p.m., at the Conesus Sportsman’s Lodge and you must be present to win.  Categories are for Panfish (5 combined) and Largest Pike/Walleye. Proceeds to benefit Veterans Outreach Center of Rochester. For more information please contact Ian Glaser by emailing him at

Rochester Amerks Union Night:

The Rochester Amerks Union Night is Friday, March 29th, 2019.  Local 86 has purchased 100 tickets for this event.  It is a first come first serve for Local 86 members.  Tickets are available at the Union Office.

18th Annual Local 86 Dinner Dance:

The 18th Annual Dinner Dance will be Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.  Service pins will be awarded to members initiated in the years ending in 4

and 9 and we will be celebrating the graduating Class of 2019.  Detailed flyers will be mailed with ticket information.

2019 WGA:

This year the WGA is the week of August 19th in Buffalo, NY.  If you are playing in the scramble, make check payable to WGA of Rochester for $65.00 and mail it to WGA of Rochester PO Box 337 North Chili, NY 14514.

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.

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

Thought for the day!

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ron Freida