LOCAL 894 RETIREE’S COUNCIL
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.
LOCAL 894 MONTHLY RETIREES MEETINGS
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
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.