Local 43's training program provides technical, hands-on
instruction using state of the art equipment. In addition,
our course studies keep members up-to-date and knowledgeable
on the latest code updates and new technologies. As important,
our program provides a clear structured path of
instruction, enabling our members to complete
their classification level requirements in a timely manner.
Facts you should know
Local 43 is an organization consisting of 1200+ members and has been in existence for 115+ years. The IBEW Local 43 supplies skilled electricians to 40+ contractors in the Central New York area. The
IBEW Local 43 has played a major role in construction projects in Central
New York. The pride and workmanship of Local 43's members is
evident in just about every project throughout our jurisdiction.
Any electrician who would like to become or is presently working as
an electrician can join IBEW Local 43. Your qualifications,
including years of experience and/or schooling, will determine
your starting classification within the IBEW.
IBEW Local 43 Gives Back
IBEW Local 43 is involved with many charities throughout the
Central NY area. Local 43 and its members work with many charities including; The United Way, The American Heart Association,
The McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center, Hospice and many more.
In addition, Local 43 offers college scholarships for qualifying
members, their spouses and their dependents.
The Truth about Union Dues
In order for any organization to survive it must have an income.
Just as most of us pay to belong to a sportsman's association,
social club, or give to our church, we as workers' pay a small
amount to our union so we can continue to receive the benefits
associated with being union.
Working dues are a percentage of gross earnings and deduction amounts depend on your classification. They are tax deductible and only
withheld while working.
International dues are paid per quarter and help pay for
your international retirement pension and death benefit.