Press Corner


Next Union Meeting:

The next Union Meeting will be a Notified Meeting Wednesday, August 14, 2019, held at 5:30 p.m., in the Meeting Hall, at 2300 East River Road.  The meeting is notified for the purpose to discuss and vote on transgender services.

Local Union 86 Election Day Results:

The results of the Local 86 elections of July 19, 2019 are as follows:

President/International Convention Delegate: John Smyth

Vice President: Raymond Ryerse

Recording Secretary: None Nominated

Financial Secretary: Michael Conover

Treasurer: Manny Hernandez

Business Manager/International Convention Delegate: Michael J. Bader

Executive Board (4 positions): Mike Herring, Todd Krenzer, Tim Longbine, Mike Wehner (Chairman)

Examining Board (3 positions): William Rockow, Justin Shireman

JATC is looking for:

The JATC is looking for a part-time or possibly a full-time instructor.  They are also looking for a Training Director.  If you are interested in any of these positions, please send your resume to the JATC office.  If you have any questions, please call the JATC at (585) 235-5050.

Annual LU 86 Family Picnic:

The Annual Family Picnic will be Saturday, August 3rd, at Seabreeze.  Tickets are available at the Union Hall.  Tickets must be purchased no later than Wednesday, July 31st.  Please check the flyer that you should have received for ticket prices.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Hall at (585) 235-1510.

Annual LU 86 Mixed Clambake:

The Annual LU 86 Mixed Clambake will be Saturday, September 7th, at LU 86.  Please use the form you will be receiving in the mail when purchasing your tickets.  Tickets must be purchased no later than Friday, August 30th.

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!

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” – Anatole France

Ron Freida