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.

    Download Our App!

    Member Login


    Forgot Your Login?
    March 19, 2019
    Upcoming Events
    Defiance Unit Meeting
    Mar 19, 2019
    March Madness Fundraiser
    Mar 23, 2019
    Local 8 Hall
    Executive Board Meeting
    Mar 25, 2019
    Mar 26, 2019
    Fremont Unit Meeting
    Mar 26, 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
    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
    Northwest OH Building Trades
    Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance
    Widman & Franklin LLC
    Updated On: Sep 25, 2018


    For Local 8's job outlook, please call the job line at

    (419) 666-6915 and choose option #4.


    In an effort to better serve our members, contractors and customers, Local 8 implemented a CALL BOOK/PHONE IN BID/DAY HALL effective August 1, 2017. Calls will still be filled in order by page and line number.

    After new jobs are posted in the evening on the job line and on the website, a member can call the job line and enter "1" for Book 1 (all classifications) to bid or enter "2" for Book 2 (all classifications) to bid. When placing a bid, please leave your name, classification, page and line number, as well as the job(s) you are interested in.

    Bidding will be closed at 7:30 am. We will still have a day hall so a member can come in anytime after 7:30 am to sign the day hall sheet.

    Daily Referral Schedule

    At 8:00 am...

    The dispatcher will begin calling the top 20 applicants on Book 1 for short calls followed by calling the top 20 for regular calls;

    The dispatcher will call Book 1 bid list/day hall list;

    The website and recording will be updated with remaining jobs;

    The dispatcher will begin calling the top 20 on Book 2;

    The dispatcher will call Book 2 bid list/day hall list.


    Vacation Policy

    * 10 days notice must be given to the Referral office.

    *  Vacations may be ended early, with 1 week notice.

    *  Members will retain their page and line number while on vacation.

    *  Members on vacation are not eligible for Short calls.

    *  Vacations may be up to two weeks.


    Short Calls

    - will last a minimum of 1 day and a maximum of 14 calendar days;

    - will roll through the book a maximum of 20 people per day;

    - will be filled before regular calls;

    - while working a short call, you are not eligible to take a regular call;

    - anyone who is terminated for cause or who quits a short call will sign the back of the book;

    - there are no nicks for short calls, either take the call that you are offered or wait until they get through the book again;

    - specialty calls such as welding, instrumentation, certified wind turbine, Nukes and Brush Wellman are exceptions;

    - all license calls, OSHA 10 and background checks are NOT exceptions;

    - anyone taking a call that they do not qualify for, such as a license call when they do not have a license, upon rejection, shall sign the back of the book;

    - short calls do not erase any nicks from your place on the book;

    - upon successful completion of a short call, you must return your signed pinkie within 1 business day.


    Contractor Master List

    More Information:
    Local 8 Jurisdiction
    Wage Rates
  • IBEW Local 8

    Copyright © 2019.
    All Rights Reserved.

    Powered By UnionActive


  • Top of Page image