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Brothers and Sisters,

Season’s Greetings. During the course of the year, we are all busy trying to balance all aspects of our lives, from work to family to friends to health. So, it is during the holiday season I like to slow down for a second and reflect.

As 2019 draws to a close, I would like to personally thank the members and staff of IBEW Local 43 for all the outstanding work you do throughout the year to make our local union great! Whether it’s the work you do on a job site or out in our community, each and every one of you works tirelessly to make sure that our contractors and customers receive the very best.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.

Alan Marzullo
Card# D869954

All Members

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

Tuesday - January 7th, 2020
General Adgenda

Tuesday - February 4th, 2020
General Agenda

Retirees Club

The December Retirees Meeting will be held on December 18th @ 10:00 AM at the Union Office. Following a short meeting, we will depart for our lunch at the Retreat Restaurant in the Village of Liverpool to arrive there by 11:30.

If you wish to attend this annual event, please contact one of the following as we need a head count to notify the restaurant of our group size:
  • President, Ray Vivlemore @ 315-382-9081 or
  • VP, Dave Wierowski @ 315-420-6272 or
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

UNION NEWS     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
Tumble Rock Apts. Camillus $12,000,000    Taco Bell, Utica NY $400,000 
Steet Ponte Car Dealership $1,500,000   O’Reilly Auto Parts, wego $800,000 
New Hartford Urgent Care $750,000    Utica Zoo $3,100,000 
Steet Ponte Auto Group $3,800,000   Dollar General $2,900,000 

 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.

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

Mark Knapp passed away November 10, 2019 at age 59. Brother Knapp was initiated into Local 43 in 1984. He was an IBEW member for 35 years.


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