IBEW Local 8
  • January 19, 2022
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    same as 2021.

    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
    Executive Board Meeting
    Jan 24, 2022
    Fremont Unit Meeting
    Jan 25, 2022
    Regular Union Meeting
    Feb 07, 2022
    Findlay Unit Meeting
    Feb 08, 2022
    Retiree' Club Meeting
    Feb 09, 2022
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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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  • NEBF
    Updated On: Mar 02, 2021

    Members have the ability to log onto the NEBF/NEAP portal to update their information, gain access to your benefits, print their 1099R form and more. Click on Liaison Alert for more information.

    2021 NEBF Temporary Return to Work Amendment

    The NEBF has approved a temporary return to work amendment for 2021. All normal and early retirees
    who retired prior to December 2020 are permitted to return to work in 2021 for up to 600 hours. Click on the link below for details. If you have any questions, contact Heather at Local 8 at 419-666-8920.

    2021 Return to Work Notice


    NEBF is based on working at least 300 hours/year for five (5) or more consecutive years. There are several retirement options available.

    Normal Retirement - 65 yrs. of age and a member of the IBEW in continuous good standing for five (5) or more consecutive years.

    NEBF offers an Early Retirement Benefit with no reduction as long as you meet all four of the specific criteria listed below.

    1. You are Vested (5 or more years), and
    2. You are age 62, 63, or 64, and
    3. You are retired from the electrical  industry, and
    4. You have worked for a Covered Employer for 300 or more hours  in any one of the seven calendar years immediately before the month of your 62nd  birthday.

    If you do not meet all four criteria listed above, there is a Reduced Early Retirement Benefit option.

    You are eligible to receive a Reduced Early Retirement Benefit at age 60 or 61 when you meet the requirements below:

    1. You are vested, and

    2. Your are age 60 or 61, and

    3. You are retired from the electrical industry, and

    4. You have worked for a Covered Employer for 300 or more hours in any of the five years (for age 60) or six years (for age 61) immediately before the month of your 60th/61st birthday.

    If you are age 60 on your Effective Date, your benefit amount will be reduced by 18.5%; at age 61 your benefit will be reduced by 9.25%.

    Disability Retirement  - member must be totally disabled and a member of the IBEW in continuous good standing for twenty (20) or more consecutive years.

    Vested Retirement - member must be in continuous good standing for twenty (20) or more consecutive years and who ceases being engage in the electrical industry prior to the attainment of age sixty-five (65).

    Members are encouraged to contact Heather in the Local 8 Business Office so that she can assist you with PBF and NEBF applications. She will also keep a copy on file. Therefore, if your situation changes in the future or you have questions, Heather can address the changes/issues with the Pension Benefit Fund and/or NEBF on your behalf.

    Contact Heather in the Business Office at 419-666-8920 if you are contemplating retirement. She will give you a list of documents that will need to be sent in along with your pension applications.

    Keep in mind, pension applications may take up to 90 days to process, so please schedule your appointment in advance.   


    NEBF Status Letters Mailed to Members

    Recently, NEBF sent out status letters to members detailing hours and years of service. NEBF
    typically has a 3-4 month lag from the time hours are reported and the hours shown on your account.

    To check on your NEBF benefits, log onto their Online Benefits Portal at www.nebf.com/nebf
    and create an account; just keep in mind, all of your 2020 hours will not be recorded yet.

    Contact Heather in the Business Office at 419-666-8920 if you have any questions.

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