Local 8 Agreements are on the
Members Only page under the
Political Tab.

Log in to the website and
visit the Members Only
page to check out
the agreement.


NEWSLETTER - September 2018

NEWSLETTER - August 2018  

NEWSLETTER - July 2018

NEWSLETTER - June 2018


NEWSLETTER - April 2018


Dues Increase - 2019

Basic dues rates will increase
by $1.00 per month or
$3.00 per quarter for all
Local 8 “A” members
effective January 1, 2019.

The new 2019 rates are listed below.

Journeyman Inside Wireman $120.90
Residential Journeyman Wireman $120.90
Journeyman Installer Technician $120.90
Construction Electrician  $120.90
Construction Wireman $120.90
Sound & Teledata $120.90
Inside Apprentice $118.95
Residential Apprentice $114.00
Teledata Apprentice $120.90
Alarm Technician $120.90
Sign Shop $120.90 


2018 Quarterly "A" Member Rates

Journeyman Inside Wireman $117.90
Residential Journeyman Wireman $117.90
Journeyman Installer Technician $117.90
Construction Electrician  $117.90
Construction Wireman $117.90
Sound & Teledata $117.90
Inside Apprentice $115.95
Residential Apprentice $111.00
Teledata Apprentice $117.90
Alarm Technician $117.90
Sign Shop $117.90

 2018 Monthly "BA" Member Rates

Network Technician

Manufacturing $21.30
Panel Shop $21.30
Appliance Technician $21.30

   Local 8 accepts cash, checks, money orders and credit cards for dues payments. Credit card payments may be made in person or over the phone. There is a bank fee for all credit card payments. Call the Business Office for the exact amount.

Mail payments should be sent to
IBEW Local 8, 807 Lime City Rd.,
Rossford, OH 43460.

Scholarship Fund Set Up in Memory of Local 8 Member

The family of Wes Tymiak has set up a memorial scholarship fund to assist Penta Career graduates interested in the electrical field.

Wes, a Local 8 member who topped out as a Journeyman Inside Electrician in 2013, passed away unexpectedly in March of 2014 at the age of 26. Wes attended Penta for construction electricity before entering the apprenticeship program at the JATC. He was very proud to be a member of IBEW Local 8.

His family would like carry on Wes' legacy by helping another Penta student to become an IBEW Local 8 member. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of Penta Career Center with a degree in Construction Electricity. 

Local 8's Motorcycle Club made a $250 donation to the fund and Local 8 members in attendance at the August 18, 2014 meeting voted to do the same.

Local 8 is a proud sponsor of the Workers Independent News (WIN) radio station which promotes issues of organized labor and working people. 

Tune in to www.laborradio.org for their daily WIN Labor report.

You can also sign up to receive their daily news by email.

IBEW Products

 Visit www.ibewmade.com
for IBEW Products made in
the USA and Canada.

Industry Building
Shelter House Available

Are you planning a
family reunion?

What about a
graduation party?

The shelter house
located behind the

Industry Building
is available!

Call Lisa at the
NECA office at
419-666-6040 to
schedule your event.


IBEW Local 8 Scholarship
of theToledo
Community Foundation

The IBEW Local 8
of the
Toledo Community

Foundation provides
to children of
or disabled members

of Local 8 and to disabled
Local 8 members and their
children who are

participants in Local 8’s
Health & Welfare Program.

The deadline for applications
for the 2017-2018
academic year is
day, February 1, 2018.

For more information, 

call or stop
by the
Business office.

Information is also available
this link


Union Plus Scholarship Program

The Union Plus Scholarship
is available
to Union members,
their spouses and dependents. 

Deadline for the application
is Wednesday
January 31, 2018.

To download the application,

visit their website at

IBEW Founders' Scholarship

The IBEW Founders' Scholarship is available to IBEW members only.

Qualified members awarded the scholarship will receive $200 per semester credit hour at any accredited college or university toward an associate's, bachelor's or post-graduate degree in a field that will further the electrical industry overall.

The maximum distribution is $24,000 per person over a period not to exceed eight years.

Eligibility requirements and application are available at ibew.FoundersScholarship.
 Look for the Union Label!!

Made in the USA!! 

Support American Jobs!
Buy Union and
American Made Products!
Visit the following websites:

American-made shoes, boots and more.

All American Clothing Co.
They sell only USA Made clothing.

King Louie
The number one supplier of
American Made apparel.

Union Label & Service
Trades Department

Union goods and services.
Read their current issue
of their newsletter,
Label Letter.

Union Plus
Consumer benefits for union
members and their families.

The Frank Doolittle Company 
Union-made, Made-in-the
USA products.

The Union Boot Pro
Union-made boots.

  Union House Apparel






FOR SALE - $1,000.00

2008 Gold Buick Lucerne CX
192,000 Miles

Any questions, please call the hall at (419) 666-8920.


Kudos to Local 8 Members for Their Volunteer Work

Community program brought beauty to Monroe homes


 The Story of Navy Seal Robert O'Neill - the killing of Osama bin Laden


Robert's books are available on Amazon.com.


IBEW Members Serving in the Military

If you are an IBEW member who also serves in the Military, there are opportunities available to you should you get called to active duty. The IBEW offers a Military Service Card to any member who is called to active duty. While on this Card, the International Office will pay the member’s basic dues and all benefits will remain intact. In order to take advantage of this, we will need a copy of your orders and a signed Military Service Card prior to your deployment and then we will need a copy of the DD214 once you return. Should you re-enter the military without being required to do so, the Military Service Card will not be eligible for use.

In addition, the NEBF may accredit members with hours while serving in active duty. Should you have had any active duty deployments while being a member of Local 8, please bring your DD214 to Local 8 so you can be re-evaluated for a possible service credit.

If you have any questions regarding military service, please call Jenny in the business office at (419) 666-8920. We appreciate your service!



Starting on your spring cleaning? Click on
for a list of products to help with that task.


The Opioid Epidemic

IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson sent out a letter regarding the opioid epidemic. The letter states that, "one in four Americans are directly impacted, whether by having a loved one suffering from addiction or becoming addicted themselves. Our Brotherhood is no different. In fact, the construction industry is among the hardest hit."

"The National Safety Council has launced "Stop Everyday Killers," a campaign to educate the public on this national Crisis. The website includes a powerful video, as well as eduational resources and ways to take action that can be easliy shared with our members."

Check out the video and share it with your fellow brothers and sisters, family and friends. We need to stop the epidemic.


For American-made footwear, check out http://www.midwestboots.com/product/American-Made-Catalog.html

MADE IN USA Thermo Wear
American Made Clothing - Union House 


Watch Presentations Scheduled at Union Meetings

November 5, 2018
Brother Gary Earl - 40 years of service
Brother Robert Lashuay - 39 years of service
Brother Dennis Mang - 40 years of service

November 19, 2018
Brother Jay Hillyer - 39 years of service



Attention Asbestos Workers
Have you been diagnosed with mesothelioma?
Visit www.mesotheliomaguide.com for information



Courtney is a 3rd year IBEW VDV apprentice who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She is a single mother of two young children.

Please help us raise money in support of Courtney and her family during this difficult time. Any donation will help!

Donations are being accepted at Eight Federal Credit Union.


Volunteers Needed at Rebekah's Haven

Brother Chris Windom is looking for members to volunteer their time at Rebekah's Haven. Rebekah's Haven is located at 703 Phillips Ave. in Toledo adjacent to United Church of God. Contact Chris at 419-410-2200 if you are interested in volunteering your time. Most of the work will be done on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.

Rebekah's Haven is the Women and Children's Division of the Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission. They offer shelter for women and their children while they get their lives in order and secure permanent housing for themselves and their children. Many women show up at their door with just the clothes on their back. Rebekah's Haven put the women in touch with local agencies for things like housing and transportation as well as health, dental and legal services.

If you are interested in making a donation to Rebekah's Haven, please contact them at 419-243-0403.


2018 Vehicle Buying Guide 


NEBF Status Letters Mailed to Members

Recently, NEBF sent out status letters to members detailing hours and years of service. Most of the letters reflect hours worked through March 2017. NEBF typically has a 3-4 month lag from the time hours are reported and the hours shown on your account.

To check on your NEBF benefits, log onto their Online Benefits Portal at www.nebf.com/nebf and create an account; just keep in mind, all of your 2017 hours will not be recorded yet.

Contact Jenny in the Business Office at 419-666-8920 if you have any questions.



NEBF Early Retirement Benefits

NEBF offers an Early Retirement Benefit with no reduction as long as you meet all four of the specific criteria listed below.

1. You are Vested (5 or more years), and

2. You are age 62, 63, or 64, and

3. You are retired from the electrical industry, and

4. You have worked for a Covered Employer for 300 or more hours in any one of the seven calendar years immediately before the month of your 62nd birthday.

If you do not meet all four criteria listed above, there is a Reduced Early Retirement Benefit option. There is also a Normal Retirement Benefit option at no reduction at age 65.

As a reminder, you can create an online account through www.nebf.com and
receive your Benefit Estimate directly.

Your specific circumstance may be different than others; please contact Jenny in the business office at 419-666-8920 with any questions regarding your NEBF retirement options.


Local 8 Mentoring Program

Local 8 is starting a Mentoring Program for apprentices. The program is designed to have journeymen guide apprentices as they attend classes and work in the field assisting them with questions or issues they may have. Other IBEW locals have adopted this program and have received very positive feedback from their apprentices.

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please contact Brenda in the Business Office at 419-666-8920 or by email at bsforche@ibew8.org.

After we have compiled a list of mentors, instructional meetings will be scheduled.



International President Lonnie Stephenson has sent a statement to all IBEW Locals across the country regarding discrimination.

Please read - Discrimination Ltr from IO  

 What Have the Unions Ever Done For Us?



Starting in August 2014 the newspaper was able to be viewed on their website at www.toledoconstruction.com.  If you would still like to receive a hard copy, please click on the link below, fill out the form and mail it to the Northwestern Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, 909 Front St., Toledo, OH 43605. Or email it to skeith@nwobtc.org.

 Voice of BT Mailer Form


39th Annual IBEW International Convention

Visit the link below for daily newsletters from the convention.

http://ibew.org/convention2016/Convention Newsletters


Voluntary Recall on 3M DBI-SALA Lad-Saf Sleeve 

Text Messaging

Local 8 has been sending text messages to members as a new, quicker way to relay information.

Therefore, we need your cell phone number!
If you are not sure if we have your cell phone number
on file, please call the Business Office or email the information to Brenda at bsforche@ibew8.org.

If you wish, you may opt out of receiving these messages.


IBEW Supports the United Way
United Way


CEO Wages vs. The Average Worker

You will be amazed at the numbers!!



 Benefits Available from American Income Life

Local 8 has teamed up again with American Income Life to offer accidental death and dismemberment benefits to members and retirees at no cost.

Discounts for health services are also available at no cost to members.

Members will be receiving a letter along with a registation card.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions is available.

Call the hall if you have additional questions.



What is the TPP? Is it good for America?
Visit the Political page and read the Campaign for America's Future to find out!


Do and Do Not Patronize Businesses

Remember to patronize businesses that hire Local 8 contractors who employ Local 8 members. Check
out our lists below.




Member Benefits

Check out 40 great cost-saving benefits created exclusively for IBEW members and their families.

Cost-saving benefits