Electricians of Local 43
It is a primary goal of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 43,
to enhance the quality of life of its members. Whether a member needs specific assistance or
general information, chances are we can help. Skill development, education, safety programs,
pension investments and other important services can be tapped easily within our Local.
Local 43 represents nearly 1200 + hard-working men and women in these six counties of New York:
Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and parts of Cayuga, Chenango, Otsego,
Tompkins and Wayne counties.
We hold a firm resolve to provide our contractors with the highest quality of skilled and trained
electricians, apprentices and technicians in the industry. The Local offers all of its electricians
ongoing, continuous training, and we pride ourselves on our ability to keep our Apprentices, Journeyman
Wireman up to date and knowledgeable on the latest technologies and work processes.
The heart of our training is our CNY JATC program. It is a regimented training program that assures
competency in the standardized skills needed to be an electrician. Upon the completion of the program,
our apprentices go to work armed with the skills that have, by that time, become second nature to them.
Many IBEW officers and staff members serve for the betterment, enrichment and protection of
this continent by serving on government committees in the United States and Canada.
The Brotherhood is a leader in safety matters and plays an active role in the American National
Standards Institute (ANSI), National Safety Council (NSC), and Occupational Safety and Health
Association (OSHA) on issues in the United States and Canada.
The IBEW and its members work cooperatively with youth organizations and support the Vocational
Industrial Clubs of America and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.
IBEW members support and contribute generously of their time and money to international,
national and local charitable, educational, health and relief causes.
The IBEW annually offers its members a maximum of 12 scholarships for university study
leading to a bachelor's degree in a wide range of fields. Many local unions also award
scholarships to their members or their members' children.