On June 17, 1993, the Laborers' Local Union #894 became one of the first locals in the State of Ohio to charter a Retirees Council. Retirees of Local Union No. 894 are encouraged to join the council. You must be currently receiving a pension from a Laborer’s Fund and must be a retired Member in good standing.

Retiree monthly dues are just $8.00 a month. And retirees may be reinstated for only $8.00, with no readmission penalty.

Retiree Council Officers:

John Kovacich, President

Leonard Jones, Vice-President 

William Easton, Secretary Treasurer

John Kovacich, Recording Secretary 

Tim Yelling, Sargent-at- Arms

Questions regarding the Local Union No. 894 Retirees Council should be directed to the Laborers Local 894 Office at 330-535-6145.


Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 12:00 PM at the Local 894 Union Hall.

Lunch is provided.

2023 meeting dates are:

January 11, 2023

February 8, 2023

March 8, 2023

April 12, 2023

May 10, 2023

June 14, 2023

July 12, 2023 

August 9, 2023 

September 13, 2023

October 11, 2023

November 8, 2023

December 13, 2023, Pin Ceremony

Retirement Counseling 

As part of its education initiatives, OLFBP is pleased to announce Retirement counseling. 

Before members commence their pension benefits, a representative from the OLFBP Fund Office will come to your local Union office at a time that is convenient and meet with members to explain the different options available to them and answer any questions they may have. To schedule an appointment please call Kristen Humphries at 1-800-236-6437 to set up a convenient time for you. During the session, the representative will assist the member in completing all of the forms needed to commence retirement and retiree insurance. 

Members should try to meet with the counselor approximately 90 days before they wish to receive their first pension check. They do not have to wait until they quit working to apply for a pension benefit. Married members are encouraged to bring their spouses to the meeting since some forms may require the spouse’s signature. 

The benefits of attending a retirement counseling session include: 

  • A better understanding of the pension and retiree insurance benefits available.

  • A quicker pension processing time: members can get their first check sooner.  

  • Interested members should contact Kristen Humphries, Benefits Counselor at 1-800-236-6437 to set up a meeting. 

The following information will be needed before the session:

           *The last day the member worked or plans to work.

           * The member’s estimated Social Security benefit at Normal Retirement age if interested in Social Security leveling options. 

If applying for disability pension benefits, we need to know the date of disability.