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Tuesday January 5, 2020
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Season's Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

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 2020 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
Business Manager

Brothers and Sisters,

Kevin Crawford is retiring after 36 years from Local 43 at the end of this month. We will miss him, his dedication, and devotion to our Local Union and the Labor Movement.

Some may not know this but, President Crawford has served Local 43 not only as President, but he has also held the positions of Vice President, Executive Board Member, Trustee of Pension, Annuity and Health Plans and Trustee of Central New York Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund.

From the beginning he has been a pillar to our staff and an asset to our local union. He has been instrumental in shaping the values of our great organization.

He has always brought the best out in others; we are grateful to him for helping us find our true potential. As he enters retirement, know that he has left behind a great track of achievement, teamwork and outstanding work ethics that will always be part of our Local Union.

We will miss his afternoon greetings to each of us as he passed us in the hallway. We will miss his humor, his willingness to listen and provide constructive feedback- especially when we were facing some real obstacles.

We thank him for all he has contributed to our organization. It has been a blessing working with him. We want to wish him a wonderful retirement filled with health and happiness. This is what he has worked so hard for to spend his days doing what makes him happy. We hope he enjoys and cherishes this time in his life. We know he plans to go hunting and fishing more, as well as enjoying more time with his family and grandchildren.

Best wishes on his retirement!

Your Friend and Brother,
Alan Marzullo
Business Manager

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

All Members

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

Tuesday - December 8th, 2020
Note: This is the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
General Agenda
Call Union Office for Reservation (see Pandemic General Meeting Creteria below)

Tuesday - January 5th, 2021
General Agenda
Call Union Office for Reservation (see Pandemic General Meeting Creteria below)

Retirees Club

Next Zoom meeting is December 16, 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
Tiny Bubbles Laundromat - Fulton  $50,000    Amazon Distribution Center - Liverpool  $350,000,000
Taco Bell - Cortland  $250,000   Dollar General - New Haven  $1,200,000 
Camillus Heights Apartments - Camillus $750,000    Dollar General - Palermo  $1,200,000 

 Please visit these businesses in support of Local 43 and Union labor
Price Chopper - Fulton Chase Bank - Town Center Fayetteville
Price Chopper - New Hartford GPO Credit Union - New Hartford
Fajita Grill - Fulton Red Sun Fire Roasting Co. - Oswego
Lake House Casino - Sylvan Beach Peachtree Sandwich Shop - DeWitt

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.

IBEW Local 43
General Membership Meeting Criteria

Brothers & Sisters,

Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and to keep our membership safe, we will be following these safety precautions listed for all future General Membership Meetings held in person.

Thank you for cooperation and understanding during these uncertain times, and please remember the safety and well-being of our members and their families will ALWAYS come first.

All future General Membership Meetings will be held in person, with the following safety precautions in place:

  • Limited occupancy to 50 members maximum (Please call the union office to sign up for attendance).
  • Temperature Screening before entering.
  • Facial Coverings will be required throughout the meeting.
  • There shall be no loitering before or after the meeting.
  • You will be asked the following set of questions upon entry to which a “No” reply will be required to attend.
    1. Have you traveled outside of New York State? If so, to one of the present Quarantine States?
    2. Have you had contact with anyone that you know has been diagnosed with COVID-19?
    3. Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days?
    4. Have you had or currently have any of the following symptoms within the last 10 days?
      • Fever (above 100.4)
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Cough
      • Difficulty Breathing/Shortness of Breath
      • Nausea/Vomiting
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat, congestion, or headache
      • Diarrhea

In order to facilitate the meeting starting on time, those members with your last name beginning with A-H, please arrive by 5:40 pm, those members with your last name beginning with I-Z, please arrive by 5:50 pm.

We look forward to safely seeing you!



Last Chance To Make Health Care Option Changes for 2021

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review your benefit coverage and make choices for the upcoming calendar year.

During Open Enrollment, you may elect coverage, change coverage, opt-out of coverage or add an eligible dependent.

If you fail to make your changes now, your next opportunity to do so will be during the next Open Enrollment period November 2021.

Members who are enrolled as OPT-OUT or who have Single Coverage with Dependents, Must renew enrollment annually.

If you are enrolled as OPT-OUT-COVERAGE and you do not return the Open Enrollment forms,  you will be automatically enrolled for Single Coverage.

Open Enrollment information and forms are on the IBEW Local 43 Website at or contact the Fund Office at (315) 474-5729 for more information.

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

Visit your local AmeriCU Financial Center or open an Account online at

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

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