IBEW Local 8
  • 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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    April 08, 2020
    Upcoming Events
    Adrian Unit Meeting - Cancelled
    Apr 08, 2020
    Retiree' Club Meeting - Cancelled
    Apr 08, 2020
    Latin Labor Council
    Apr 09, 2020
    IBEW Local 8 Union Hall
    Residential Agreement Meeting - By Appointment
    Apr 09, 2020
    Local 8 Union Hall Times available: Noon - 1 pm 2-3 pm 4-5 pm 6-7 pm Call the hall (419-666-8920) or email Local 8 (info@ibew8.org) your appointment request.
    Executive Board Meeting
    Apr 13, 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.*

    Important Links
    ACT Ohio
    IBEW - International Office
    IBEW - Fourth District
    IBEW - Sixth District
    Mesothelioma Prognosis
    Mass Mutual
    Northwest OH Building Trades
    Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance
    Widman & Franklin LLC
    • Ohio Stay at Home order extended to May 1, 2020 
      https://governor.ohio.gov-stay-at-home-order-extended-through-may-1 for details.

      Brothers and Sisters:

      I want to reassure everyone that my staff and I are working diligently everyday to get the correct and most important information to our members. These are challenging times for everyone, and I want everyone to know how important it is to stay healthy and safe through this pandemic. All information is on the website and we are doing our best to update information daily.

      When it comes to unemployment, they are not looking to deny anyone their benefits. You need to do your best in answering the questions and the local will verify that you’re seeking work either through the out of work list or on furlough. They waived the “seeking work” rule but again, we are trying to cover all bases if necessary.

      When it comes to ERP, we have all the information on the website to help you through the application process. All ERP claims will get processed.

      When it comes to job sites still open; I cannot shut down a job site unless the guidelines from the state are not being followed. In Ohio, construction job sites are determined to be essential by the Governor. It’s very important to note that if they are not following the guidelines, then we can shut it down.

      All normal business that usually gets done at the membership meetings is being done by the Executive Board until we get back to normal. We continue to monitor this day by day. The April 6 Membership meeting has been cancelled

      We are still trying to digest the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (FFCRA or ACT) This gives employees working for employers with less than 500 employees, eligibility to receive paid sick time and/or paid sick leave. We will be getting Q/A’s about this act out to the membership. This goes into effect April 1 and continues until December 31, 2020.

      We have had multiple job shutdowns with layoffs or furloughs every day. We have handled all layoffs daily with a draw of names to get them back on the respective Book – 1, 2, 3, 4. This drawing is similar to a pea draw to be fair to all involved. It takes a day or two to update in the computer and then you’re able to get your book information. At minimum, you can still bid on all calls by phone.

      I, again, want to assure everyone these are challenging times and we want to do our best in getting the correct information to the members. Please be safe.

      Roy B. Grosswiler

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

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

      Postponed Ohio Primary Election

      Voting for the Ohio Primary Election will be done by mail in Absentee Ballot ONLY   March 17, 2020 has been extended until April 28, 2020. More information you must login to the Members Only Political Tab   https://bit.ly/39oOgPk For a friendly tip on how to login to the Members Only please click this link  https://bit.

      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

      Michigan Launches New Website - COVID-19

      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 has issued “stay at home “ order to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus .This takes effective Monday night March 23rd 11:59 till Monday April 6 11:59pm . 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

      Memorandum of Understanding - COVID 19

      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: Memorandum of Understanding - Coronavirus 3.18.2020.pdf

      NECA/IBEW National Disease Emergency Response Agreement

      The IBEW and NECA have deleoped the National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA).
      Download: COVID Agreement between IBEW and NECA - March 16 2020 LRS.pdf , JOINT NDERA QA.pdf

      Coronavirus News from the Funds 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

      Residential Agreement Meeting - By Appointment

      Brothers & Sisters:

      We have reached a tentative agreement with NECA on the Residential Agreement.

      To adhere to the guidelines of social distancing, we will have available times on April 9, 2020 for members to
      call in for an appointment to review the agreed changes, in person, and vote on the agreement. Times available
      will be Noon - 1 pm, 2-3 pm, 4-5 pm & 6-7 pm; only 10 people will be allowed for each time slot. Members of the committee and I will be there to answer all questions.

      Please call the hall (419-666-8920) or email for an appointment - info@ibew8.org


      Roy B. Grosswiler, Business Manager


      Blood Drive Was a Huge Sucess!

      Thank you to all those who donated at the blood drive on Friday. It was a huge sucess! The Red Cross currently has an abundance of blood, therefore, many of our members were turned away. Thank you for trying. We hope you consider donating at our next drive.


      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 Union Meeting scheduled for April 6 and all April Unit Meetings 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.

      Cancelling the April 20 Union Meeting will be decided at a later date.

      The Defiance Trash pick-up scheduled for April 21 has been re-scheduled for May 19.


      Officer Training & Steward Training scheduled for April 7 & 8 have been cancelled.


      The Local 8 Retirees Meeting scheduled for April 8 has been cancelled.


      Pre-retirement Seminar scheduled for April 25 at the Industry Building has been cancelled.


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


      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.


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


      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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