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Next Union Meeting
Tuesday August 4th, 2020
Unless cancelled by the COVID-19 Pandemic     CNYETA Training     FUNDs Portal     REFERRAL PORTAL

Brothers and Sisters,

We are very pleased to be able to offer to our membership the ability to purchase a memorial brick to honor the life’s work of our deceased Brothers and Sisters.

The Officers and Staff are very proud of this Memorial park. Those members who have seen the park are equally pleased to see that Local #43 honors their deceased members. If you have not yet seen this beautiful park, please make an effort to stop by the Union Hall and take a look at a tribute to those who have made our union great.

If you would like to honor a Brother or Sister who is no longer with us, please call the union office to request an order form or go to: Towsley Memorial Park

Alan Marzullo
Business Manager

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


  • 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.

All Members

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

Tuesday - August 4th, 2020
General Agenda UNLESS Canceled by the Business Manager Check for updated info.

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

Retirees Club

The Retirees Club Meetings are Postponed Until Further Notice.

We hope to see you there as soon as these meetings resume, stay tuned for information.

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.

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    O'Reilly's Auto Supply - Fulton $800,000 
Amazon Distribution Center - Liverpool  $350,000,0000    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 AUGUST 31 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 these member(s), with gratitude for their service to the IBEW.

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


Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)

IBEW Local 43 Annuity Fund Trustees elected to adopt the optional provision of the CARES Act to suspend the 2020 Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).

Member Portal Updates:

What If Pension Calculations” Available on the Member Portal Effective July 1, 2020 Members will have the ability to estimate current pension benefit values and forecast future pension benefits based upon your age at retirement and an estimated additional years and months worked.

A new “Benefit Calculation” option will be available in the portal’s pension section. Based upon your age, you will be able to estimate your pension benefit based upon “Today’s Date” the future dates of Ages 55, 62 and 65. The estimation system will allow you to enter the number of years you anticipate to work before retirement along with an estimated average number of hours worked per year. The portal will produce a PDF file for your reference and keep a copy of the PDF online for your future reference.

The Portal will be Expanded to include Retiree Information - Estimated effective date is September 1, 2020. Initially the expanded portal will include the following:

  • Pension benefit payment history
  • Pension verification letters
  • Retiree Links and Information: Federal & New York State Tax forms/Beneficiary Forms

Effective January 1, 2021 1099 R forms will be available.

Retiree Health Care Premium Reimbursement - Effective July 1,2020
IBEW Local 43 & Electrical Contractors Welfare Fund now offers retirees, who have a HRA account balance, a free service that will allow you to receive your monthly Local 43 Healthcare Premium Reimbursement, and any other reimbursement, from your Health Reimbursement Account, via direct deposit with your bank or other financial institution.

Here’s reason why to choose this direct deposit method:

  • You eliminate submitting an HRA Claim Form to UMR for Healthcare Premium Reimbursement..
  • Payments are electronically transferred directly to your bank, avoiding delays in the mail service.
  • You do not have to worry about depositing your bank check since it will automatically be in your bank account. This saves you a trip to the bank and ensures that the check is deposited even when you are out of town.
  • You have the flexibility to change your bank information.

Please contact the Fund Office at (315) 474-5729 if you have questions or if you wish to elect this service.

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