Press Corner


Next Union Meeting: 

The next Union Meeting will be a Regular Meeting Wednesday, February 12th, 2020, held at 5:30 p.m., in the Meeting Hall, at 2300 East River Road.

2017 Chevy Malibu:

We are accepting sealed bids from members of I.B.E.W., Local 86 for the 2017 Chevy Malibu.  The vehicle has approximately 35,000 miles.  If you would like to check it out, contact the Union Office at (585) 235-1510.  Minimum bid is $11,500.00.  Sealed bids must be received at the Union Office, addressed to the Executive Board, no later than Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at 3 p.m. 

2020 International Dues Increase: 

The Delegates of the 39th I.B.E.W. International Convention, which was conducted in St. Louis, Missouri during the week of September 19th through September 23rd, 2016, approved several amendments to Article IX of the I.B.E.W. Constitution. Accordingly, effective January 1st, 2020, there will be an increase of one dollar ($1.00) for the I.B.E.W. per capita, which applies to all members.  This will increase your 2020 dues to $44.50 monthly or $133.50 quarterly or $534.00 yearly.  For more information contact the Union office at (585) 235-1510.

Local 86 Meat Raffle:

The Local 86 Meat Raffle will be held Friday, January 24th, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at MicGinny’s on the River located at 2246 East River Road Rochester, NY 14623.  All proceeds will be donated to Wilmot Cancer Center.  All meat is USDA certified beef. 

Local 86 Night at Blue Cross Arena: 

Rochester Americans vs Laval Rocket, Friday, January 24th, 2020, 7:05 p.m. start.  Tickets are available at the Union office.  First come, first served. 


Anyone interested in attending the 2020 WGA in Detroit, MI must contact Greg Post or Dan O’Mealia by January 31st, 2020.  Non-WGA members must pay a $5.00 entry fee.

Local 86 Ice Fishing Derby:

The Local 86 Ice Fishing Derby will be held February 22nd, 2020 on Sodus Point.  Weigh in at 4 p.m. at The Franklin House Tavern 8184 Sentell St, Sodus Point.  Derby open to all with valid NYS fishing license.  NYS fishing laws apply.  Proceeds to benefit OASIS Adaptive Sports.  Tickets are $10 each. 

Upcoming classes at the JATC: 

All classes will be held at the JATC.  Contact the JATC at (585) 235-5050 for more information and to register. 

  • Membership Education will be held Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
  • CPA/First Aid will be held on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
  • OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 will be held in February 2020. 

Sunshine Club/Hardship Fund:

This Organization was founded to help the members of Local Union 86.  As a member of the Sunshine Club, you are eligible for two (2) $75.00 checks and a $50.00 Holiday check, if you meet the requirements. The Hardship Fund is to help a Brother or Sister who is in need during hard times.  At this time the Officers of the Sunshine Club have made a By-Laws change.  Any member of Local Union 86 who requests help from the Hardship Fund must be a current member of the Local Union 86 Sunshine Club.  If the member is not a current member your request will be denied.  The cost of membership is $6.00 for 2020.  If you are interested simply make a check out to “The Sunshine Club” for $6.00 and mail it to:  The Sunshine Club, 2300 E. River Rd., Rochester, NY 14623 along with the form below.  A membership card will then be mailed to you.

Name: ___________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

Mail to: Sunshine Club, 2300 E. River Rd., Rochester, NY 14623

Remember, the Sunshine Club is for the members of Local 86.  Let’s all do our part and become members of the Sunshine Club to support this organization and the Brothers and Sister of Local Union 86. Thank you to everyone who is currently a member of the Sunshine Club and we look forward to all the new members.

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 Ray 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.

Red Badge: 

Any Journeyman interested in getting “Red Badged” to work at Nuclear Plants, please contact Ray at (585) 235-1510, option #5.  Ginna has several outages coming up in the near future. 

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! 

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Ray Ryerse