United Way Offers Assistance to Union Members

The United Way of Greater Toledo has programs available for Union Members who are laid off or out of work due to medical reasons.

Visit their website g/labor/programsandservices
for all the information or

Referral Office Hours:

8 am until calls
are filled.

(Monday - Friday)
All referrals will be
done by

telephone or
in person.

 Sign up times:
7:30 am to 4:00

(Monday - Friday)

Office phone:

Job Hot Line:

(Call job hot line
4:15 pm
for next day's

job listing)

Resign anytime
between the
and 16th
of each month.

All referral rules
are subject
change without


Inside Journeyman
Wage Rate

$37.36/hour - Wage Rate
$12.72/hour - H&W
$5.50-$9.00/hour - Flex Pension

2015 Benefits
Reporting Periods

2016 Benefits
Reporting Periods


City of Toledo License for Travelers

In order to work in the
City of Toledo
you must have a
Toledo License.
You can obtain a
Traveler Journeyman
license for a fee of $100.

The City of Toledo
also requires proper
documentation such as a
license from another state
or proof of completion
of a bona fide
apprenticeship program.

You may call the
City of Toledo,
Division of Building Inspection
at 419-245-1220
for more information.

It is not necessary to
have the license prior
to taking a call.

 When you take a call,
the referral office will
instruct you on how to
obtain the license.

This can be done
after you accept a
call through our hall.


Michigan License Required

Our jursidiction 
covers counties in
Northwest Ohio and
Southeast Michigan.

Some job sites in
Michigan will require
you to have a
State of Michigan



2017 IBEW Bowling Tournament Hosted by IBEW Local 8

Local 8 will be hosting the 2017 IBEW Bowling Tournament. The dates are
June 9, 10, and 11.

A meeting will be held on Monday, August 29 at
6 pm at the union hall.

We will need many volunteers to plan and host this event so please consider attending this very important meeting.

If you have any questions, contact Roy B. Grosswiler at 419-666-8920.

Attention Michigan Residents!

Visit the Members Only page (under the Political Tab) for important legislation regarding Unemployment.


Last update was at 4:05 pm on Friday, August 26, 2016.
Today's regular calls have been filled.  Calls ended on Page 130 Line 5.
Journeyman Inside Wireman Short Calls are as follows:
# of men Contractor Job site information
  There are no Short Calls
The 1st person for Short Calls on Book I is on page 136 line 1
The 20th person for Short Calls on Book I is on page 140 line 3
Journeyman Inside Wireman Regular Calls are as follows:
# of men Contractor Job site information
  There are no Regular Calls
The 1st person on Book I is on page 116 line 4
The 10th person on Book I is on page 127 line 4
The 20th person on Book I is on page 132 line 3
The 30th person on Book I is on page 134 line 5
The last person on the book is on page 150 line 2 and is #103
There are currently  22  members Inactive, working out of town
There are 137 Travelers on Book II.  The 20th person on Book 2 is on Page 2915 Line 4.
Residential Calls are as follows:
# of men Contractor Job site information
  There are no Residential Calls
VDV Calls are as follows:  
# of men Contractor Job site information
  There are no VDV Calls
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Referral Information


Daily Referral Schedule:
8:00 AM   Dispatcher will begin calling the first 20 for short calls, immediately followed by calling the top 20 for long calls.
9:30 AM   Dispatcher will post all calls on the website and recording going to the Book I Day Hall.
11:00 AM   Book I Phone in Day Hall; Short Calls first, then Long Calls.
1:00 PM   Dispatcher will begin calling the top 20 in Book II for all Calls going through Book I .
2:00 PM   Book II Phone in Day Hall for all remaining calls.
 Vacation Policy
a. 10 Days notice must be given to the Referral office
b. Vacations may be ended early, with 1 week notice
c. Members will retain their page and line number while on vacation
d. Members on Vacation are not eligible for Short Calls
e. Vacations may be up to two weeks


Short Calls
a.   Will last a minimum of 1 day and a maximum of 14 calendar days.
b.   Will roll through the Book a maximum of 20 people per day.
c.   Any short calls going past 20 people will be filled at the 11:00 Day Hall.
d.   Short calls will be filled before Long calls.
e.   While working a short call, you are not eligible to take a long call.
f.   Anyone who is terminated for cause or who quits a short call will sign the back of the book.
g.   There are no nicks for short calls, either take the call that you are offered, or wait until they get through the Book again.
  i. Specialty calls such as welding, instrumentation, certified wind turbine, Nukes and Brush Wellman are exceptions.
  ii. All License calls, OSHA 10, 90% NMA, and Background checks are NOT exceptions.
  iii. Anyone taking a call that they do not qualify for, such as a license call when they do not have a license, upon rejection by the Contractor, shall sign the back of the Book.
h.   Short calls do not erase any nicks from your place on the Book.
i.   Upon successful completion of a short call, you must return your signed pinkie within 1 Business Day.
MOST Drug Screening
MUST Safety Drug

If you are currently unemployed and need a drug test packet, you can pick one up at the upstairs window at the hall within 2 months of your expiration date.

Please keep in mind that many contractors and customers require your test to be officially posted before you can be hired or go to work. The results of your test and online posting may take anywhere from 2 to 5 business days.

If you test through MOST while you are on the Book, you can turn in your receipt to the Referral office, immediatley after testing, for your $50 stipend. The stipend will be mailed to you and will take about two weeks

To check your MOST drug test date, you
can call the MOST automated system.
Dial 1-800-526-5390 and enter your full,
social security number as your ID,
followed by the # sign. This system is
available 24/7.

Click on MOST info  for
additional information.

MOST Clinics in Local 8's Jurisdiction  


MOST National Collection Sites 



  If you believe that your drug testing
date is due to expire and you are currently working, be sure to check with your
employer and ask
them for a
drug screen packet.

If you currently are not working, see
Brenda in the Business Office
to pick up a renewal packet.

Remember, you must be current with the
MOST Substance Abuse Program
before you arrive on the job.

The MOST Substance Abuse Program IS reciprocal with the
MUST Safety Drug Program.

If you take a call with a Local that
contracts with MUST, you can have
your MOST profile sent to MUST.

Contact MOST at 1-877-522-6869
and ask them to forward your profile
onto MUST.

The union hall or your contractor will
have to register you with MUST.

If you are working for a contractor that uses
the MUST program and you have tested
with the MUST program, you can have
your profile updated in MOST.

Visit their website www.mustbsafe.com .
Enter your username (social security number, no spaces). Enter your password (first 4 digits of your social security number). Click on employee report card, print it and fax it to MOST at 913-281-3922.

Keep in mind that every Local has their own policy and procedures regarding drug programs.

So if you plan on traveling, you may
want to talk to the referral office of
each Local you visit to see what their
policy is regarding their
drug program.

Call Brenda at Local 8 if you have
any questions at 419-666-8920.