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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    July 16, 2020
    Upcoming Events
    Industry Picnic - Cancelled
    Jul 17, 2020
    Regular Union Meeting
    Jul 20, 2020
    Motorcycle Club
    Jul 20, 2020
    Building Corp Meeting
    Jul 20, 2020
    Defiance Unit Trash Pick-up - Cancelled
    Jul 21, 2020
    The ODOT Defiance Garage will not allow us to have a trash pick-up due to COVID-19. We will probably have a regular union meeting. Please call Terry Short (419-346-3771) if you have any questions.
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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
    • The Union Meeting scheduled for Monday, July 20, 2020 is cancelled. 

      The Local 8 Labor Day picnic has been cancelled.

      Brothers and Sisters:

      The July 20, 2020 membership meeting has been cancelled..

      I want to inform everyone that I have hired Mike Brubaker to take on the role of political coordinator for the very important upcoming presidential election. The election is starting to get in full swing with the IBEW endorsement of Joe Biden.

      Joe Biden is a champion for labor and the union movement.

      We really need to get all members on board to assure all your family members and friends are registered to vote and come November elect Joe Biden.

      Mike will be reaching out to the membership for help along with stewards on job sites getting our message out.

      Please make every effort to help elect Joe Biden.

      Be safe out there. Remember the website has information on all issues dealing with the pandemic and call the hall to get any help you need.

      The e-board continues to act on all responsibilities of the local union and we meet every two weeks.

      Thanks Roy B. Grosswiler
      Business Manager

      posted 7.14.2020

      The JATC Class of 2019-2020

      Congratulations to the JATC Class of 2019-2020!  5th Year Inside 2019 5th Year Inside 2019-20 Ross D. Bollin Brandon H. Crisp Zachary E. Bailey Joel T. Baker Corey R. Dimon Johnathan W. Dunbar Scott E. Cousino Tyler R.

      Lucas & Wood Counties Under Mask Mandate

      On July 10, 2020, the Ohio Health Department issued a mandate requiring facial coverings in Wood County. https://www.wtol.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/businesses-residents-react-to-mask-mandate-in-wood-county-due-to-covid-19- Toledo City Council passed the mask mandate on Monday, July 13, 2020 which goes into effect immediately.  https://www.wtol.


      Dear Brothers & Sisters, We want to inform you that on 7/10/2020, a student that was on campus this week contacted the TEJATC stating they tested positive to the COVID19 virus. The TEJATC contacted the Wood County Health Department. They were informed that the appropriate local health department will facilitate contact tracing and communicate with people who may have been exposed.

      2019 Meeting Attendance Incentives

      2019 Meeting Attendance Incentives/gift cards can be picked up at the Union Hall. However, we haven't received the Bass Pro cards yet. Please call the hall (419-666-8920) if you have any questions.

      Entertainment Director Wanted

      Local 8 is looking for an Entertainment Director. Keith Warnimont has stepped down from this position after several years of service. Thanks Keith for everything you've done for Local 8! Anyone interested in volunteering for this position, please contact Eric Grosswiler at 419-410-6494, by email at egross@ibew8.org or call the union hall at 419-666-8920.

      Defiance, Findlay, & Fremont Unit Meetings Scheduled for July

      At this time, unit meetings for Defiance, Findlay and Fremont will be held in July as scheduled. However, this is subject to change at any time.

      COVID-19 Information

      Information on COVID-19 can be found by clicking on the COVID-19 button at the top of the website

      Monroe & Toledo Labor Day Parades - Cancelled

      The Monroe/Lenawee County Parade & Festival have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. The Toledo Labor Day Parade has also been cancelled. Local 8 is still planning on hosting the annual picnic at the shelter house located behind the Industry Building. Additional information will be posted as details are worked out.

      Governor DeWine Issues Stay at Home Order

      Governor DeWine Extends Stay at home order - Updated June 5, 2020. Visit https://governor.ohio.gov-additional-reopening-dates-order-signed-ohio-national-guard for details.
      Download: Ohio Dept. of Health Stay at Home Order.pdf

      Cancellations - Events/Meetings Still Planned

      Retiree’s Meetings scheduled for July 8 and August 12 have been cancelled.
      We hope to hold the September 9 meeting.

      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.


      The IBEW OPC Hockey Tournament re-scheduled for September 18-19, 2020 has been cancelled.

      First Aid Class at the JATC on Friday June 12, 2020 for Journeypersons will be running.  This will be done through ZOOM for the major part of the course starting in the morning and 1 hour of hands-on will need to be scheduled at the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio in the afternoon that day.

      Latest update: May 21, 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.

      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.

      Miracle League Builds a New Concession Stand
      The Miracle League in Northwood, OH has built a new concession stand. Volunteers are needed to install the wiring. Interested? Call the hall.
      Congratulations to new Local 8 Members who were recently Sworn into Membership
      Pictured are VDV Members Devon Gimenez, Ethan Aubry, Pamela Buck, Molly Box, DeLon Johnson, Andrea Jahns, Nathaniel Kroyer-Noonan, & CW Nathan Willow
      Jim Zemenski Receives Watch
      President Eric Grosswiler presented Brother Jim Zemenski with a watch for 39 years of service to the IBEW.
      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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