Press Corner


Next Union Meeting:

The next Union Meeting will be a Notified Meeting, Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, held at 5:30pm, in the Meeting Hall, at 2300 East River Road. This meeting is notified for discussion and vote on healthcare plan changes. It is also notified to discuss and vote on a By-Laws change to Article VII, Section 1 and Article XIV, section 12(a).

Reminder: The December Union meeting, will be held on the second Friday, December 14th, 2018 and will be followed by a buffet dinner.

2019 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 1, 2019, there will be an increase of one dollar ($1.00) for the I.B.E.W. pension fund, which applies to “A” members only.  This will increase your 2019 Dues to $43.50 monthly or $130.50 quarterly or $522.00 yearly.  For more information contact us at (585) 235-1510.

Gun Raffle:

We have a Remington 870 and a Savage 110 hunter that we are raffling off. Tickets are sold at the Union Meetings or by seeing Dan O’Mealia at the Hall. Guns will be raffled off at the December Union Meeting, you do not need to be present to win.

Save the date:

The Annual Kiddie Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 15th at the Local 86 Union Hall.

Vacation Freeze:

The vacation fund will be frozen on December 31st, 2018 for year-end close-out check processing.  As a result, the last day to withdraw your vacation funds this year will be Friday, December 28th, no exceptions.  As a reminder, vacation withdrawals must be requested with 24-hour notice.  Your check will be available for pick up at noon of the following day.  Any withdrawal requests must be made by the member and signed for by the member.

Seneca Park Zoo Rewards Program:

As a member of IBEW, Local Union 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.

NEBF Pension:

Please call the Union Office a full six months before you reach age 62 to set up an appointment to start processing your pension application (585) 235-1510.

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.

Thought for the day!

It is best to read the weather forecast before praying for rain. ~Mark Twain

Ron Freida