IBEW Local 8
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    Welcome to Local 8!

    IBEW Local 8 represents more than 2000 members in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan providing skilled craftsmen in the electrical construction industry including commercial, industrial, alternative energy, instrumentation, residential and voice-data-video.

    Our apprenticeship training programs offer students on-the-job training while attending class at our state-of-the-art Joint Apprenticeship Training Center. Providing highly skilled electricians for our customers is the goal of the IBEW. 

    Members also have the opportunity to take journeyman education classes in order to improve their skills and to continue to provide customers with the best trained workforce.

    Local 8's jurisdiction covers Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams and Wood Counties in Ohio and Hillsdale, Lenawee and Monroe Counties in Michigan.

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    May 25, 2020
    Upcoming Events
    Executive Board Meeting
    May 25, 2020
    Fremont Unit Meeting - Cancelled
    May 26, 2020
    1310 Siler St. Fremont, OH
    Regular Union Meeting
    Jun 01, 2020
    IBEW Local 8 Union Hall
    Blood Drive
    Jun 05, 2020
    Local 8 Union Hall
    Executive Board Meeting
    Jun 08, 2020
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    Main Office
    807 Lime City Rd
    Rossford, OH 43460
    Office hours:
    Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Saturday 7:30 am - 11:30 am
    Adrian Unit
    Adrian Armory
    230 W. Maumee St.
    Parking and entrance in rear; meeting in the lower level main room
    Adrian, MI 49221
    *Union meetings are held the
    2nd Wednesday of the month.*
    Defiance Unit
    623 W. Second St.
    Defiance, OH 43512
    *Unit meetings are held the
    3rd Tuesday of the month.**
    Findlay Unit
    120 W. Front St.
    Findlay, OH 45840
    *Unit meetings are held the
    2nd Tuesday of the month.*
    Fremont Unit
    1310 Siler Street
    Fremont, OH 43420
    *Unit meetings are held the
    4th Tuesday of the month.*

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    IBEW - International Office
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    IBEW - Sixth District
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    Northwest OH Building Trades
    Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance
    Widman & Franklin LLC
    • Full Time Instructor Position Available at the JATC. Click HERE for information.

      The May 18 Union Meeting and all May Unit Meetings have been cancelled.

      Ohio Stay at Home order, now called Stay Safe Ohio order,
      has been extended to May 29, 2020 

      Click here
       for details.

      Brothers and Sisters:

      The Regular Membership Meeting for May 18, 2020 has been cancelled.

      We continue to see the Governors of Ohio and Michigan lift certain areas to restart, with mainly construction open in both states. With construction now open, we need to make sure all construction sites are following the guidelines and enforcing a safe environment. Remember you still have the right to stay at home due to the pandemic and with the enforcement of the National Agreement (NDERA) between the IBEW and NECA, the employer cannot contest your unemployment claim. As jobs open, I do encourage you to go back to work as long as you’re heathy and your family is healthy.

      We are all still unsure how long this will go on, but I want to assure everyone that my staff and the Executive Board are taking care of all normal business and helping members anyway they can. Please go to the website or call in with all questions that we can help you with.

      Stay healthy and safe.


      Roy B. Grosswiler

      A Message from International President Lonnie Stephenson

      The IBEW is conducting research to understand members’ opinions on key issues affecting working families like yours. As a valued member, we want to make sure that we count your voice in this research. You may be called in the next couple weeks by an independent research facility—commissioned by the IBEW—to recruit members for their participation in an online focus group discussion that will take place in early to mid May. Your participation in this study would be highly valued and your input during the research would be strictly confidential and anonymous. The discussion group will take the form of an online “chat” group rather than a live video discussion. You will be asked to log-in twice a day for about thirty minutes in total each day to answer some questions posted by the group’s moderator. Members who are selected to participate are financially compensated for their time. We thank you in advance for your willingness to contribute your perspective to this important research.

      Thank you,

      Lonnie Stephenson
      International President

      Families First Coronavirus Relief & Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act

      Below are two new pieces of legislation recently passed regarding protection for workers.

      Lucas County Democratic Central Committee

      Congratulations to the following Local 8 members who stepped up and  ran for the Lucas County Democratic Central Committee and won!

      US DOL Guidance on FFCRA on Paid Leave

      This is the guidance from US DOL on the paid sick leave and expanded FMLA legislation.  The effective date will be April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.  The FAQ says that these benefits will not be retroactive. It is posted online at: https://www.dol.
      Download: FAQs about sick leave and fmla only.pdf

      MIOSHA Construction Industry - Michigan Website - COVID-19 - Mortgage Relief Program in Michigan

      Today, the Attorney General launched a new website dedicated to coronavirus, including suggested practices individuals and businesses.

      Unemployment Letter - Mass Layoff Number - LU8 Unemployment FAQ's

      The unemployment letter from the Local is available under the Member Resources area of this website. You must log in to access the information. Log in information: Username is your IBEW card number Password is your last name followed by the last 4 digits of your social security number, no spaces. Ex.
      Download: Mass Layoff Instruction Sheet.pdf , Local 8 Unemployment FAQs.pdf , How to file a claim in Michigan.pptx

      8 Federal Credit Union Adjusting Lobby Policy

      Eight Federal Credi Union’s lobby will be open by appointment only. Even though our lobby is closed, 8FCU is open for business. Please click on www.eightfederalcu.org to learn how to complete transactions due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Don’t let the Coronavirus halt your basic banking needs.

      Governor DeWine Issues Stay at Home Order

      Governor DeWine Extends the Stay Safe Ohio order to May 29, 2020. Visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/Manufacturing-Distribution-Construction.pdf for the update. What does that mean to local 8 members:  The order exempts construction from the “stay at home “order where construction is deemed an essential activity.
      Download: Ohio Dept. of Health Stay at Home Order.pdf

      Updated - MOU - COVID 19 & NMAPC Addendum and MOU - Substance Abuse Policy

      Brothers and Sisters: Attached is a Memorandum of Understanding between IBEW Local 8 and NECA on the concerns to address the current Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic.
      Download: NMAPC Addendum Memo Re COVID-19 Response.pdf , UPDATED - Memorandum of Understanding 4.10.2020.pdf , Drug Test MOU 4.28.2020.pdf

      Coronavirus News from the Funds Office

      Please click on this link https://electricalfunds.org/ for the most up-to-date information from the Health & Welfare Office. To our members: To help control the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect our members and employees, we are working with a limited staff in the Funds office. At this time the Health & Welfare Funds office is closed to walk-ins.  We will be unable to answer calls in our usual and customary process due to the limited number of essential staff on campus. We ask that you submit your questions via email at:
      Download: MEDICAL-CLAIM-FORM.pdf

      Cancellations - Events/Meetings Still Planned

      Retiree’s Meeting scheduled for June 10 has been cancelled.

      Due to the Coronavirus and Governor DeWine's Stay Safe Ohio order, the shelter house
      located behind the Industry Building will not be available for members to rent.

      Latest update: May 4, 2020

      May 4th update: TEJATC Closed to public: As part of the campus’ ongoing response to COVID-19, Toledo Electrical JATC will continue to be closed to the public. All “face-to-face” classes will be suspended until they can be safely re-established. The TEJATC has continued to provide modified services to employees, members, and sponsors. Please monitor www.tejatc.org “BLOG” for updates daily.

      JATC Cancels Class - Latest update: April 01, 2020
      Continued: TEJATC Closed Monday, April 6: As part of the campus’ ongoing response to COVID-19, Toledo Electrical JATC will continue to be closed to the public Monday, April 6. All “face-to-face” classes will be suspended until they can be safely re-established. (The re-establishment of “face-to-face” classes will be no sooner than May 4, 2020). Please monitor www.tejatc.org “BLOG” for updates daily.

      Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020 the Toledo Electrical JATC has decided to suspend all apprenticeship classes at the training center. All apprentices are required to continue with their currently assigned course homework and LMS lessons online. Apprenticeship instructors will e-mail homework assignments to each apprenticeship class. Homework is required to be completed,passed and submitted on time as usual. Additional communications will be posted on the website “TEJATC Blog”, this is under the tab “Blog.” This is a direct response COVID-19 outbreak.

      Questions or Concerns please feel free to email the general email at toledojatc@tejatc.org or call the office during normal operating hours 8am to 4:30pm.

      The Regular Union meeting and Building Corp meeting scheduled for May 18 and all May Unit Meeting and the DefianceTrash pickup have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus.
      During these challenging times, all Union Business is being taken care of by the Executive Board. The Executive Board will continue to meet to address the day-to-day business. We continue to monitor the situation day by day to determine if we will have more cancellations in the future. We look forward to the day when we will be able to resume our regular meetings.

      The IBEW Bowling Tournament scheduled for June 5-7, 2020 has been cancelled. Click on
      www.ibewbowl.com for more informantion. 

      The 2020 IBEW East Coast Motorcycle Ride scheduled for July 11 has been cancelled.

      The Industry picnic scheduled for July 17 has been cancelled. It has been re-scheduled for July 16, 2021.

      The WGA schedule for August 2020 in Detroit, MI has been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

      The IBEW Softball Tournament scheduled for August 2020 in Washington, DC has been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

      IBEW OPC Hockey Tournament - The IBEW OPC Hockey Tournament has been postponed due to the
      coronavirus. It has been re-scheduled for September 18-19, 2020.

      Retiree's Club Celebrating St. Patty's Day
      Labor Day Toledo 2019
      Monroe Labor Day Parade 2019
      Monroe Labor Day Parade 2019
      2019 15th Annual Local 8 Perch Tournament
      2019 Bowling Tournament
      Retiree's Club at the Mud Hens Game
      Adrian Unit Steak Fry
      2019 IBEW East Coast Motorcycle Ride
      Latin Labor Council
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