Press Corner


Next Union Meeting:

The next Union Meeting will be a Regular Meeting Wednesday, November 13, 2019, held at 5:30 p.m., in the Meeting Hall, at 2300 East River Road. 

Bills vs Eagles Game:

We will be having a football party this year for the Bills vs Eagle game on October 27th, at Noon.  Please bring a dessert or hors d’oeuvres to pass.  There will be an open bar and possible euchre game.

Membership Education:

The JATC will be holding Membership Education courses for the purpose to make new and old members aware of the By-Laws and Contracts.  The next course will be at the JATC on Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Please call the JATC office to sign up at (585) 235-5050.


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

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 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.

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!

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Ray Ryerse