Retirees Club


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.   

The Retiree Council meets on the 2ND Wednesday of Every month at 12:00 pm (NOON)   at the Laborers Local Union #894 Hall. Lunch is always FREE to retirees who are current on their membership dues.


Meetings are held the 2 nd  Wednesday of every month at 12:00 PM

2022 meeting dates are:

January 12 – Not Scheduled

February 9 – Not Scheduled

March 9 – Not Scheduled

April 13 – Not Scheduled

May 11 – Local 894 Union Hall

June 8 – Local 894 Union Hall

July 13 – Local 894 Union Hall

August 10 – Local 894 Union Hall

September 14 – Local 894 Union Hall

October 12 – Local 894 Union Hall

November 9 – Local 894 Union Hall

December 14 - Local 894 Union Hall – Pin Ceremony

All members in good standing are encouraged to attend. Effective May 11, 2022, all meetings will be held in person. All meetings are subject to change.

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.   

Please watch your e-mail for notifications and updates regarding future monthly meetings via ZOOM.   

Retiree Council Officers: 

*Ben Laffarree, President

*Leonard Jones, Vice-President  

*William Easton, Secretary Treasurer  

*John Kovacich, Recording Secretary  

*Roscoe Gaines, Sargent-at- Arms  

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

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 Foss 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 Foss, 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.