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Next Union Meeting
Tuesday September 1, 2020
Unless cancelled by the COVID-19 Pandemic     CNYETA Training     FUNDs Portal     REFERRAL PORTAL

Brothers and Sisters,

As the Central New York and Mohawk Valley communities begin to recover and reopen, I want to commend all of you for doing your part by being responsible and following local and state guidelines.

To date, the efforts of the public and our community leaders have been outstanding at slowing the spread of COVID-19 and putting our region on path for a steady recovery.

For that, Brothers and Sisters Thank You and please continue to be diligent and safe, and we will all be on a rapid road to recovery!

Alan Marzullo
Business Manager


  • Conservation Dinner has been rescheduled to October 8, 2020

All attending will have a chance to win a Savage Axis II Rifle or 40-qt. Orca Cooler!


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

It is official, the Syracuse Mets 2020 Season has been CANCELLED out of safety concerns for Fans and Players.

The Mets will be back better than ever next year. We hope to see at a game in 2021.

New Utica Billboard, Syracuse Billboard coming soon...
See it here: Route 12 in Utica Facing North. West of Rts. 5-8-12, just North of the Burrstone Road Overpass in Utica seen traveling Southbound to New Hartford
All Members

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

Tuesday - September 1st, 2020
General Agenda UNLESS Canceled by the Business Manager Check for updated info.

Tuesday - October 6th, 2020
General Agenda UNLESS Canceled by the Business Manager Check  for updated info.

Retirees Club

Next meeting is August 19, 2020 @ 10AM

If you would like to participate in this virtual meeting, please contact Ray Vivlemore via email at He will send you a link allowing you to easily log into the meeting.

We hope to see you there Virtually!

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 held in St. Louis, Missouri during the week of September 19 through 23, 2016 approved several amendments to Article IX of the IBEW Constitution. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2020, there will be an increase of one dollar ($1.00) per month or three dollars ($3.00) per quarter for the IBEW Per Capita payment, which applies to “A” and “BA” members. The following rates will apply to the International Office and Local 43 portions of all dues payments for January 2020 through December 2020:

"A" Members - $118.50 per quarter (Paid by each individual member)
Breakdown - Per Capita $60.00/quarter
Pension Fund - $57.00/quarter
Basic Dues - $1.50/quarter

“BA” Members -- $20.00 per month + working assessment (Dues Check-off by Employer)
Breakdown - Per Capita: $20.00/month
Pension Fund: N/A
Basic Dues: N/A

In accordance with Article IX of the IBEW Constitution, $60.00 per quarter from each “A” member and $20.00 per month for each “BA” member will be deposited in the IBEW General Fund, and the additional amount paid by “A” members ($57.00 per quarter) will be deposited into the IBEW Pension Benefit Fund.

REMINDER -  A $30.00 Reinstatement Fee will be added if your dues are not paid before the end of each quarter.

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 $7,750,000    Carbone Auto Group -  $500,000 
Big Lots - Pulaski $250,000   All Seasons Outfitters - New Hartford  $100,000 
Advance Auto parts - New Hartford $150,000    Dollar TreeReilly's Auto Supply - Fulton $800,000 
Amazon Distribution Center - Liverpool  $350,000,000    Well Now Medical—Camillus TBD 

 Please visit these businesses in support of Local 43 and Union labor
The Preserve - Syracuse Strong Hearts Café - Syracuse
4 Seasons Car Wash - Syracuse Rescue Mission - Camillus
Port City Café - Oswego Red Sun Fire Roasting Co. - Oswego
Helping Hounds - Syracuse Wendy’s - Utica


In the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), all Apprentice, CE & CW class cancellations have been EXTENDED.

As of this writing, classes are set to resume on September 14 2020.

Note: We will be revisiting these cancellations on a weekly basis.

Please visit for the most current information.

Need OSHA 10?? Get it safely online by going to — be sure to choose the course labeled “Construction Industry” Please continue to watch for important details and updates!


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. 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.

Local 43 notes the passing of members, with gratitude for their service to the IBEW.

Mark Patterson passed away on July 8, 2020 at age 51. Brother Patterson was initiated into Local 43 in 2003. He was an IBEW member for 17 years.


Effective March 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020

Telehealth visits with a medical provider will be covered subject to Plan terms and conditions. Participant cost-share (e.g., Co-payment) will apply to telehealth visits unless the visit relates to, and results in, COVID-19 testing.

The previously adopted changed regarding COVID-19 testing without cost share to the Participant will be effective until the announced end date of the COVID-19 National Emergency.

How to visit your summer beach or pool SAFELY

What you need to know:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away, both in and out of the water, from people you don’t live with.
  • Wear a mask when you are not in the water.
  • Wash your hands often and don’t share items with people you don’t live with.

The places we visit to swim, play, and relax in water include beaches — swim areas in oceans, lakes, and other natural bodies of water — and pools, water playgrounds, and hot tubs. There is no evidence that SARS-CoV- 2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can spread to people through water in these places.

The virus is thought to spread mostly person-to-person, by respiratory droplets released when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. The virus might also spread to hands from a contaminated surface and then to the nose, mouth, or possibly eyes. Infected people can spread the virus whether or not they have symptoms.

Fortunately, there are several actions you can take to reduce your risk of getting or spreading the virus when you go to public swim areas, such as beaches, pools, water playgrounds, and hot tubs.

Before you go-

  • Stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are waiting for COVID -19 test results, or were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • Check to see if the public swim area, pool, water playground, or hot tub has steps in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • Bring supplies that help you and others stay healthy—for example, a mask (or two, for each person, in case one gets wet), hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, disinfectant wipes, tissues, and paper towels.

Use social distancing in and out of the water-

  • Whether you’re in or out of the water, stay at least 6 feet away from people you don’t live with.
  • Avoid crowded swim areas, beaches, pools, water playgrounds, and hot tubs where you cannot stay 6 feet away from others.

Wear a mask-

  • Wear masks when you are not in the water.
    • Do not place a mask on children younger than 2 years of age or on anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the cover without help.
    • Face coverings are especially important when physical distancing is hard.

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