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Tuesday February 2, 2021
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Brothers and Sisters,

As we know the COVID-19 pandemic cast a dark shadow over the year 2020, making it quite difficult for all of us.

I am convinced the challenges arising from the pandemic strengthened our determination to be united and move forward as a local union.

As we step into the NEW YEAR 2021, we bid adieu to the old year and look forward with new hopes, prospects, and dreams.

We hope that the coming year will be better than the last.

Keeping that hope, I want to wish you and your family a safe, healthy, and prosperous new year!

Alan Marzullo
Business Manager
IBEW Local 43

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 - February 2nd, 2021
General Agenda
Call Union Office for Reservation (see Pandemic General Meeting Creteria below)

Tuesday - March 2nd, 2021
General Agenda
Call Union Office for Reservation (see Pandemic General Meeting Creteria below)

VIRTUAL Retirees Club

Next Zoom meeting is January 20, 2021 @ 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, 2021

The Delegates to the 39th IBEW International Convention made no amendments to Article IX of the IBEW Constitution. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2021, there will be NO per capita increase for 2021. The following rates will apply for dues payments covering January 2021 thru December 2021:

"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

You can pay either:
1 quarter  (3 months) $118.50
2 quarters (6 months) $237.00
3 quarters (9 months) $355.50
Full Year  (12 months) $474.00

According to the IBEW Local 43 By-Laws dues are to be paid quarterly in advance:

  • 1st Quarter owed January 2021
  • 2nd Quarter owed April 2021
  • 3rd Quarter owed July 2021
  • 4th Quarter owed October 2021

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 
O'Reilly Auto Parts - Ilion  $2.000,000    Oswego Credit Union - Owsego  $4,000,000

 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

Due to spikes in COVID, especially the results after the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Training Center will significantly decrease the amount of in person courses throughout the month of January, following the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays.

Apprentice Classes will be held virtually through January 15th, please wait for further instruction as Apprentices may stay virtual through the third week of January as well.

CW Level 1 and 2 Courses will NOT resume until January 18th at the earliest. Blueprint Reading Monday and Wednesday will remain virtual through the end of the course. Applied Codeology will remain virtual through the remainder of the course. Conduit Fabrication will be the ONLY in person class at the Training Center

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!

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

Floyd Slye, Jr., passed away on October 31, 2020 at age 85. Brother Slye was initiated into Local 43 in 1996. He was an IBEW member for 24 years.

John Hogan, passed away on December 11, 2020 at age 83. Brother Hogan was initiated into Local 300 in 1964. He was an IBEW member for 56 years.



8 Things to know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program CLICK HERE

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