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IBEW Local 43 RENEW Volunteer’s

Volunteers NEEDED to help out Habitat for Humanity

Date: Saturday, February 8th OR Saturday, February 22nd

Time: 9 am to 2 pm

Place: 603 Hixon Avenue, Syracuse, NY

This is a chance to give back to our community and to a great cause! Some of the work needed will be outside, so please dress accordingly. We hope you will be able to attend.

RSVP at the union office  315-422-0435

The CNY Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO are reviving the Syracuse Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month. New meeting location is 450 W. Kirkpatrick St. 2nd floor. Syracuse, N.Y. 13204

Open to ALL union members. For more information contact King Davis @ 315-415-9954 or


Local 43 members, who walk in the parade, will receive a Local 43 Traffic Light Hoodie to wear!

March 16th- 10 a.m. at Oneida Square - Downtown Utica
March 16th- at Noon - Downtown Syracuse

All members and families - please join one of our IBEW Local 43 groups as we walk in these Parades and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

All Members

6:00PM at the ETA Training Center
4566 Waterhouse Rd.
Clay NY 13041

Tuesday - March 3rd, 2020
Bylaw Vote

Tuesday - April 7th, 2020
General Agenda

Retirees Club

The next Retirees Club Meeting will be held on February 19th @ 10:00 AM at the Union Office. This meeting will be discussing general agenda issues. Coffee and Donuts will be served.

Our Retirees’ Meetings are a great way to stay in touch! All retirees, wives and retirees’ widows are welcome. Please join us!

Quarterly Dues Payment
Increase Effective January 1, 2020

The Delegates to the 39th IBEW International Convention approved amendments to Article IX of the IBEW Constitution. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2020, there will be a per capita increase of $1.00/month or $3.00/quarter for all members. The following rates will apply for dues payments covering January 2020 thru December 2020:

"A" Members - $118.50 per quarter
Breakdown - Per Capita $60.00/month
Pension Fund - Per Capita $57.00/month
Basic Dues - $1.50/month

“BA” Members -- $20.00 Per Capita a month plus working assessment
You can pay either:
One quarter (3 months) $118.50
Two quarters (6 months) $237.00
Three quarters (9 months) $355.50
Four quarters (12 months) $474.00

According to the IBEW Local 43 By-Laws dues are to be paid quarterly in advance:
First Quarter due January
Second Quarter due April
Third Quarter due July
Fourth Quarter due October

JOBS OF INTEREST     Local 43 on the move...
Listed below are some jobs our members have recently worked on:
Due to our organizing efforts, some of Local 43's Successes in the construction field
Apartment Remodel–Warren St $7,500,000    O’Reilly’s Auto Supply-Fulton $800,000 
New Compass FCU0-Fulton $1,300,000   Steet Ponte Car Dealership $1,750,000 
Dollar General-Sylvan Beach $250,000    Taco Bell Utica Remodel $400,000 
Dunkin Donuts-Park St., Syr. $400,000   New Hartford Urgent Care 775,000 

 Please visit these businesses in support of Local 43 and Union labor
Planet Fitness - New Hartford CoreLife Eatery - Fairmount Fair
Burritt Motors - Oswego    Rescue Mission - Camillus
McDonald's - Cortland   4 Seasons Car Wash - Liverpool  
Blink Fitness - Western Lights   Starbucks - Consumer Sq. New Hartford

You can update your contact information anytime via the new Referral portal, go to and make sure all your contact information is correct. Or email any changed information to

GO GREEN Switch to the digital newsletter? Just email Chris at

New options for paying dues... local 43 on the move...
    •You still can mail a personal check or money order, then we will mail your yellow Dues Receipt to your home address.
    •You still can have your bank auto-pay from your account with a bank check, then we'll mail the Receipt to your home.
    •You can always visit us in-person at the union office and pay with cash or a check, or now...
    •Pay with a credit card. Note: an Electronic Convenience Fee (ECF of approximately 3%) is added to all credit/debit card dues transactions.
    You can now pay your dues On-line from the convenience of your PC or late model smartphone via the Referral Portal. On-line payments will incur an ECF.



Direct Deposit
With direct deposit you can put money in your Vacation Club account every time you get paid—automatically!

In Person or via the web
Visit your local AmeriCU Financial Center or open an Account online at

Or Call us
Questions? Contact your Member Partner Advisor, Gail Rizzo-Spika at 800-388-2000 ext. 6241




It’s a new year — heck, it’s a new decade! That means a fresh start and an opportunity to start something new, to make a change and to live a better life. To help you get started, here are some wellness tips and tricks to embrace as you begin 2020.

Get eight hours of sleep every night
This may seem like an impossible goal for many of you right now, but if you prioritize your sleep and make time for it, you will get the vital rest your body needs to take on another day. If you start each day with a full night’s rest, you will be more alert and your work will be significantly more productive and effective.

Drink more water
Water is the cure for all: Not only is it vital for the regulation of bodily functions, but it also helps out in non-essential realms, reducing the chance of a hangover. But the average adult only drinks about 60% of the water they need on a daily basis. This year, let’s change that — try to drink 75% of your body weight in ounces of water. Drink a glass of water when you wake up and before you go to sleep. Maybe buy a big reusable water bottle and make a promise to yourself that you will drink at least 4 bottles’ worth each day.

Get moving
Rather than the typical “make sure you get 10,000 steps a day” tip that is often hard to track and difficult to achieve when you need to be studying all day, try to take a short walk every hour or two in between studying. This will get your heart beating and blood flowing throughout the body, while also giving you some time to clear your head and take a short study break.

Take time to reflect
Set 10 minutes aside everyday to reflect on your day, your week, even your life. You can meditate, journal or simply just lie in bed and think for a bit. This is an important practice for your mental health, as it will give you time to process your thoughts and feelings, track your own growth and gain a better understanding of yourself.

Get your protein in
Eating enough protein is extremely important for several aspects of physical health. Protein is a necessary component of every cell in your body, so it is important that you are eating enough of this macro nutrient everyday. No matter your dietary preferences, it can be easy to include a sizable amount of protein in each meal — protein is abundant in foods like eggs, turkey, chicken, ground beef, nuts, lentils, tempeh and tofu.

Set goals for yourself
As you embark on this new year, set three challenging yet attainable goals for yourself. This will allow for growth and improvement over this year. Make sure your goals are specific and realistic for the timespan of a year. For example, rather than saying you want to gain muscle this year, set a specific goal of being able to lift 20 pounds heavier in December than you could in January. Or maybe your goal is to spend less time on social media; make use of the screen time feature on your phone to track your progress and make sure your number is going down. Some other goal ideas are being more environmentally conscious, keeping your room clean, reading more books for fun, learning how to play the ukulele or even running a marathon. Whatever your goals are, hold yourself accountable and promise yourself that you will do everything in your power to achieve them. It is going to be challenging, but if you work hard, you will get to where you want to be.

The key to success with these tips and tricks is to create a routine for yourself and embed these habits into your everyday life. It takes 21 days to break a habit, but 40 days to create a new one. And if you try to implement these habits into your routine for the next 40 , you may be well on your way to living a healthier, happier life. Good luck!


January is National Oatmeal Month
Celebrate with this
5-minute Healthy
Oatmeal Recipe

1 cup rolled oats
2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 medium banana, mashed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients into a small saucepan and turn heat to medium/high.

Bring to a boil. Then, turn heat down to low/ medium and continually stir for around 3-5 minutes as the oatmeal cooks and thickens. Once oatmeal is at desired consistency, remove from heat and serve immediately.

Quote of the month!

"You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.”       - Dr. Seuss

A New Year, New You Book Recommendation

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Marie Kondo

Could cleaning out your closet really change your life for the better? This #1 New York Times best-selling book by Marie Kondo says yes! Kondo takes readers step by step through her successful KonMari Method for cleaning up their life and their stress, urging them to only keep the things that “spark joy.”



  • Motor Control—Starts 2/24—Meeting on Mondays & Tuesdays—$98.00
  • Fire Alarm—Starts 2/26—Meeting on Wednesdays—$177.00
  • Code Calculations—Starts 2/26—Meeting on Wednesdays—$80.00

Online enrollment please CLICK here, then:
Choose ONE of the three courses offered above
Make Payment
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Free, Confidential Counseling Services provided by Mental Health Professionals are available either in-person or over the phone. We encourage you and your eligible family members to take advantage of this benefit whenever you feel that life is getting too stressful.

Call 1.800.327.2255

Our Membership ID is: 93793410

Our Group ID is: 8413

Reminder to all Journeymen:

In our current contract - Section 2.19 Tool List - it states In addition, "Journeymen shall be responsible to have verifiable OSHA-10 training and CPR Certified Training." Please call the CNYETA (315-546-0221) to see when the next scheduled classes are available. 

OSHA-10 and CPR training are needed to work in Local 43's jurisdiction as a Journeyman.



Union Office 315-422-0435 - Al Marzullo, Business Manager - Kevin Crawford, President - Job Referral - Dues - Membership Development

Funds Office 315-474-5729 - Sheila Fitzmaurice, Fund Administrator - Pension - Health Insurance - Benefits

ETA Training Center 315-546-0221 - Jon Leubner, Training Director - Apprentice Program - Training and Safety Classes