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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    October 26, 2020
    Upcoming Events
    Executive Board Meeting
    Oct 26, 2020
    Fremont Unit Meeting
    Oct 27, 2020
    1310 Siler St. Fremont, OH
    Regular Union Meeting
    Nov 02, 2020
    Industry Building 727 Lime City Rd. Rossford, OH 43460
    IBEW Sister's Committee
    Nov 08, 2020
    Executive Board Meeting
    Nov 09, 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
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      Lit Drop - Final Days!

      We're too close to let this slip away! We need all hands on deck. Any help is greatly appreciated.

      Election Day is November 3!

       ATTENTION OHIO VOTERS!  Early in-person voting is going on now through November 2.      Visit Early in-person voting schedule and hours   for details. Already mailed in your absentee ballot? Click on Track Your Ballot to check the status.

      2011 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale

      Local 8 is selling a 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 166,250 miles - $5000 or best offer. If you're interested, call the hall at 419-666-8920.

      Fourth District Looking for Pin Designs for International Convention

      The IBEW 40th International Convention will be held next year 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.

      Health & Welfare Annual Enrollment Form Available on H & W Website

      The 2021 Annual Enrollment form can be filled out on the H & W website. Click on http://www.electricalfunds.

      Union Meetings Starting in November

      We are planning to start regular membership meetings on Monday, November 2 at 7pm at the Industry Building located next door to the Union hall. We can accommodate 160 people and will be social distancing and requiring masks be worn at all time. No refreshments will be served at the meeting. The 2019 Meeting Attendance Awards will be available for pick up.

      Brother Greg McCann Named 2020 TAUC James J. Willis Craftperson of the Year!

      Brother Greg McCann has been named the 2020 TAUC James J. Willis Craftperson of the Year. https://www.tauc.org/toolsResources/industry/index.cfm?fa=article&id=2460 Brother Greg was nominated by GEM, Inc. (part of the Rudolph Libbe Group) for his role in the construction of First Solar's modular manufacturing plant in Lake Township, Ohio.  Congratulations Greg McCann.

      Phone Banking & Lit Drop Volunteers Needed

      Volunteers are needed for Member-to-Member Phone Banking at Our Hall throughout October, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 4:30- 7:00. If you can help, even for a partial segment, call the Hall at 419-666-8920 or Mike at 419-360-2337. There will also be Day of Action Lit-Drops on Saturdays, Oct 17 and Oct 24 at 10 am. Call Mike for additional info.

      How the President’s Powers Affects the IBEW

      How the President's Powers Affects the IBEW Click the link https://vimeo.

      Local 8 Dinner Dance 2020 - Cancelled

      The Local 8 Dinner Dance scheduled for October 24, 2020 has been CANCELLED.  If you were receiving a 50 + year service pin we can mail it or present it to you in person.

      Brothers and Sisters:

      The membership meeting for Monday October 19th has been cancelled.

      We will have an informational meeting on Monday October 19th at 7pm with social distancing, masks required and no refreshments, limited to 80 members.

      We are planning to start regular membership meetings on Monday November 2nd at 7pm at the Industry Building in the hall which can accommodate 160 people.  A postcard will be sent to the membership. We normally average 120 for attendance and want to get back to normal if possible with meetings. Social distancing, required masks and no refreshments at this time.

      We are working on a new MOU addressing concerns on Covid-19 that will replace the MOU that NECA has cancelled which addresses ERP and self pay subsidies while on furlough or on the book due to the pandemic. Incorporating the nick system with COvid Concerns. More details to follow once agreed upon.

      Election Day is only 21 days away. Please exercise your right to vote.

      We are looking for volunteers to phone bank at the hall and we have a scheduled literature drop at the building trades this Saturday at 10am. Please contact Mike Brubaker at 419-360-2337  if you can help .

      Stay healthy and safe.

      Thanks Roy B. Grosswiler

      posted 10.13.2020


      COVID-19 MOU Effective October 12, 2020




      Local 8 Labor Day t-shirts have arrived! They are available in the referral office for $10 each. Shirts are also available at Union Meetings.

      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
      Dave Sampsell Receives Retirement Watch
      President Eric Grosswiler presented Brother Dave Sampsell with a watch for 42 years of service to the IBEW.
      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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