NEWSLETTER - October 2017

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2017 Quarterly Dues Increase
"A" Member Rates

Journeyman Inside Wireman $114.90
Residential Journeyman Wireman $114.90
Journeyman Installer Technician $114.90
Construction Electrician  $114.90
Construction Wireman $114.90
Sound & Teledata $114.90
Inside Apprentice $112.95
Residential Apprentice $108.00
Teledata Apprentice $114.90
Alarm Technician $114.90
Sign Shop $114.90

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 for their daily WIN Labor report.

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

IBEW Products

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 2016-2017
academic year is
Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

For more information, 

call or stop
by the
Business office.

Information is also available

 Or click on Local 8 scholarship.


Union Plus Scholarship Program

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

Deadline for the application
is Tuesday
January 31, 2017.

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:

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







Guest Speaker at October 16 Membership Meeting

Guest speaker Ray Orrand will be at our October 16 union meeting to report on his time spent evaluating processes at the Toledo Electrical Funds office.

Please join us at the meeting at 7:00 pm.


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 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.



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

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  

Check out

 What Have the Unions Ever Done For Us?


Brother Boulton's Daughter in Serious Accident

Taylor Robin Boulton, 16-year old daughter of Brother Butch Boulton, was in an accident over the 4th of July weekend. Although she suffered massive head injuries, she is progressing. Family and friends are raising funds to help with the hospital expenses. A gofundme account has been set up under her name, Taylor Robin Boulton, or you can stop in at any Fifth Third Bank to make a donation.



Starting in August 2014 the newspaper was able to be viewed on their website at  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

 Voice of BT Mailer Form

Electrical Inspectors Wanted

The City of Toledo is hiring two electrical inspectors.

Unless the applicant has been an Electrical Inspector trainee or an Electrical Engineer, they will need to show proof of being a journeyman electrician with a minimum of 6 years' experience.

Applicants will need to apply for an Interim Building Inspection License. It will take 18 months to obtain the license and requires passing two exams.

The pay starts out at 95%, approximately $45000/year. After one year you obtain two weeks' vacation.

Interested applicants should apply on the City of Toledo website at

These positions are very important to our industry, and it would be good to have our members fill these positions. 


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 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.


39th Annual IBEW International Convention

Visit the link below for daily newsletters from the convention.


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

Text Messaging

Local 8 will begin 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.

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.

Michigan Patronize Lists

Ohio Patronize Lists


Member Benefits

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

Cost-saving benefits



2017 UAW Union Built Vehicle Guide



Veterans Renewing Your Michigan License

In accordance with 2012 PA 313, any veteran providing satisfactory proof of an honorable discharge is exempt from examination fees and licensing fees.

For consideration, please attach documentation to your application such as a copy of a
DD Form 214, or DD 256 Certificate obtained after serving.

 HONORABLE DISCHARGE must be indicated on the accompanying documentation for identification
of the individual’s character of service
and type of separation.

 A free copy of a DD 214 can be obtained from the National Archives, and information for a request
can be found at: 

If you have renewed your license after October 1, 2012 you may apply for a refund. Send a request along
with a copy of your DD 214 or DD 256
(stating honorable discharge) to:

 Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Construction Codes / Electrical Division
P.O. Box 30255, Lansing, MI 48909

 Please contact the Electrical Division at (517) 241-9320
if you have
any questions prior to submission.

Reprinted from Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Construction Codes