IBEW Local 8
  • January 25, 2021
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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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    Upcoming Events
    Fremont Unit Meeting - Cancelled
    Jan 26, 2021
    Cancelled due to COVID-19.
    Regular Union Meeting - cancelled
    Feb 01, 2021
    Executive Board Meeting
    Feb 01, 2021
    Findlay Unit Meeting - Cancelled
    Feb 09, 2021
    Cancelled due to COVID-19.
    Adrian Unit Meeting - Cancelled
    Feb 10, 2021
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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
    American Legion Post #3
    120 W. Front St.
    Findlay, OH 45840
    *Unit meetings are held the
    2nd Tuesday of the month.*
    Fremont Unit
    Bricklayers & Masons Local 46
    1310 Siler Street
    Fremont, OH 43420
    *Unit meetings are held the
    4th Tuesday of the month.*

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      Union Meeting on February 1, 2021 - Cancelled

      The Union meeting scheduled for Monday, February 1, 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

      Local 8 Dinner Dance - Cancelled

      The Local 8 Dinner Dance scheduled for Saturday, March 20, 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

      Inside Agreement Expiring - Pre-negotiation Survey

      The Inside Agreement will expire on May 31, 2021. See the letter below.  Negotiations will be starting in March. A survey is available for all Inside Journeymen and Apprentices to fill out regarding concerns/issues that you would like addressed.  Click on https://k5ss4icd29b.typeform.com/to/gnroJz8Z to fill out the survey.


      Teamsters Local 20 will have free COVID testing for union members and their families on January 20th. If you would like to schedule a test please contact Rachael Eakes at 419-254-3265 or r.lee@ibt20.com. It will be drive-thru testing; you won't have to get out of your car.

      Committee Meetings During COVID-19

      Motorcycle Club The IBEW Local Motorcycle Club meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:00 pm at the union hall prior to the Regular Union meeting.  All Local 8 members are welcome to join. Call Everett Burns at 419-261-0340 if you have any questions.

      Fourth District Newsletters

      4th District Newsletter from International Vice President Gina Cooper.

      Fourth District Looking for Pin Designs for International Convention

      The IBEW 40th International Convention will be held from August 30-September 3, 2021. The Fourth District is designing a District pin and asking Union members for their ideas. See the attached letter from IVP Gina Cooper for details.

      A Message from Business Manager Roy B. Grosswiler

      Brothers and Sisters:

      The membership meeting for January 18th has been cancelled due to Covid. The E-Board continues to take care of all official business.

      We do have inside negotiations coming this spring with our contract expiring May 31,2021. We will be mailing out surveys to the members for input on what changes or items you would like us to discuss.

      Stay healthy and Safe!!

      Go Buckeyes!!!!

      Thanks Roy B. Grosswiler

      posted 1.12.2021

      Congratulations to our new Members who were recently Sworn into Membership
      Congratulations Eric Browning and John Zimmerman
      Congratulations to New Members Sworn In on January 15, 2021.
      McCoy Butler, Sean Casey, Chad Conner, John Kohler, Reginald McCune Jr., & Michael-David Poulson.
      Congratulations Brother Chuck Graham!
      Congratulations to Brother Chuck Graham on receiving your retirement watch for 35 years of service.

      Business Manager Roy B. Grosswiler presented Retire Richard Pickard with his 40-year pin.
      Brothers Terry Short, Rob Loe & Craig Short volunteered at the Miracle League.

      Members Derrick Stout, Kobey Bemis, Simon Tomell, Carson Selley, Annabelle Malan, Lucas Michael volunteered at the Miracle League.
      Brother Arnie Buehler Receives Retirement Watch and Pin
      President Eric Grosswiler presented Brother Arnie Buehler with his retirement watch and pin for 40 years of service to the IBEW.
      Ellen Morris Receives Retirement Watch
      Assistant Bus. Manager Bill Box presented Sister Ellen Morris with her retirement watch. Congratulations Ellen!
      Brother Chris Bonczek Receives Retirement Watch
      Assistant Bus. Manager Bill Box presented Brother Chris Bonczek with his retirement watch.
      Brother William Widman Receives Service Pin & Retirement Watch
      Asst. Business Manager Bill Box presented Brother Bill Widman with his service pin for 22 yrs of service and retirement watch.
      Retiree Howard Show Receives Service Pin & Retirement Watch
      Howard Show was presented his retirement watch & service pin by Asst. Business Manager Bill for 24 years of service.

      President Eric Grosswiler presented Retiree Phil Davis with his 50-yr pin. Congratulations Phil!
      Congratulations to Retiree Chuck Wistinghausen on his 50-yr pin presented by Pres Eric Grosswiler.
      Congratulations Retiree Lawrence Kerstetter on receiving your 50-year pin from BM Roy B. Grosswiler.
      Congratulations to our new Members who were recently Sworn into Membership
      Congratulations to our new Members who were recently Sworn into Membership
      Trump in Clyde - Whirlpool
      Biden Rally
      Biden Rally

      Business Manager Roy B. Grosswiler presented Retire Don Cranon with his retirement watch.

      Retiree Dave Shall received his 60-yr pin from Executive Board member Mike Brubaker.

      Vice President Dominic Chamberlain presented Retiree John Krajcar with his 50-yr pin!
      Robert Simon Receives Retirement Watch for 42 years of service

      Retiree Tom Curley recieves his 60-Year Pin
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