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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    February 18, 2019
    Upcoming Events
    Regular Union Meeting
    Feb 18, 2019
    Building Corp Meeting
    Feb 18, 2019
    Motorcycle Club Meeting
    Feb 18, 2019
    Defiance Unit Meeting
    Feb 19, 2019
    RENEW Mtg.
    Feb 21, 2019
    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
    136 E. Maumee St.
    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
    1468 E. State St.
    Fremont, OH 43420
    *Unit meetings are held the
    4th Tuesday of the month.*

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      Local 8 Market Share Report

      Market share numbers for 2017 are in.

      TAR 2019 Modified Instrument Course Offered at JATC

      The JATC is offering a TAR 2019 Modified Instrument Course along with an EPRI Part A Exam beginning February 19, 2019. Members who have completed a qualifying TEJATC Instrumentation course are eligible for the class. This course meets the criteria for IBEW Members to perform instrumentation work at the BP Toledo Refinery.

      Special Election - February 26, 2019

      Attention Lucas County Residents! Mark your calendar to vote in the Special Election on February 26, 2019 for two Proposed Charter Amendments. Members can log onto the website and click on the Political tab for more information.

      Monroe/Lenawee County AFL-CIO Central Labor Scholarship

      The deadline for applications for the Monroe/Lenawee County AFL-CIO Central Labor Council's Family Scholarship Program is Friday, April 5, 2019. For information and the application, click on the link below. /MLAFLCIO%20FAMILY%20SCHOLARSHIP%202019%20AFFILIATE_.

      2018 Meeting Attendance Awards

      Local members and retirees will be awarded for attending 2018 Union meetings. You may qualify to receive a gift card from Mancy’s Restaurant, Bass Pro, Kroger or Meijer. Members also have the option to donate their award to the Benevolent Fund to assist a union brother or sister in need or donate to a JATC apprentice.

      Michigan License Renewal Extended

      The Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes has extended the deadline for electricians to renew their electrical licenses. Licensees have an extra 60 days grace period to renew their licenses without late fees.

      UT & BG Tickets Available

      Local 8 has UT basketball tickets and BGSU basketball and hockey tickets available. If you are interested in tickets for a game, please contact the Business Office at 419-666-8920.

      Re-sign Information

      Log onto the website User name = card #. Password = last name & last 4 of your social # (no space in between) At the top of the page, click on working systems link. At the top right side of the screen (black area), hover over Jobs tab, and click on Registration Info. Click on blue box – re-sign.

      2019 Dues Increase

      2019 Basic Dues Increase Basic dues rates will increase by $1.00 per month or $3.00 per quarter for all Local 8 "A" members effective January 1, 2019. Below are the new quarterly rates. Journeyman Inside Wireman - $120.90 Inside Apprentice - $118.95 Residential Journeyman Wireman - $120.90 Residential Apprentice - $114.00 Journeyman Installer Technician - $120.

      Apprentices Sworn in Feb 2019.
      Congratulations to the new members of Local 8 sworn in on February 4, 2019.
      Apprentices Sworn in Feb 2019.
      Congratulations to the new members of Local 8 sworn in on February 4, 2019.
      Joe Doan
      Congratulations Joe on 10 years of service to the IBEW.
      Joe Rutkowski
      Congratulations Joe on 40 years of service to the IBEW.
      Kim Chambers
      Congratulations Kim on 22 years of service to the IBEW!

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