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Brothers and Sisters,

It is with deep regret and sorrow that we tragically lost our Local 43 family member, Brother Peter Clark to an electrical work site accident on May 15th.

Considering the accident, I am asking NECA and our signatory contractors to stop and take a moment on their jobsites to discuss how important electrical safety is on our construction sites. I am also asking our Training Director to carry the conversation with all our apprentices, construction wiremen & construction electricians.

Brothers & Sisters your safety is paramount on the jobsite. Always be mindful and alert of your working environment.

I want to offer my deepest sympathy to Brother Peter Clark’s family, friends, and co-workers who could not have prepared for their sudden loss. I ask all of you to keep Brother Clark in your thoughts and prayers.

Alan Marzullo
IBEW Local 43
Business Manager
Card# D869954


  • 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

Syracuse METS Baseball Tickets

Due to the COVID-19, the 2020 schedule is “To Be Determined” -Stay tuned for further details-

Through donations made by members who contribute to the Brotherhood Fund, we have once again purchased tickets to the Mets home games in Syracuse.

And while games are postponed right now the METS will be back stronger and better than ever! And we will have tickets.

All Members

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

Tuesday - July 7th, 2020
General Agenda UNLESS Canceled by the Business Manager Check for updated info.

Tuesday - August 4th, 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   HutaHutamaki - Fulton  Service Work 
Advance Auto parts - New Hartford $150,000    O'Reilly's Auto Supply - Fulton $800,000 
Wal-Mart - Oswego  $50,000    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.

Classes will 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 the website 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 members, with gratitude for their service to the IBEW.

Peter Clark passed away on May 15, 2020 at age 54. Brother Clark was initiated into Local 43 in 1999. He was an IBEW member for 21 years.

Eugene “Gov” Mack passed away on May 13, 2020 at age 75. Brother Mack was initiated into Local 43 in 1967. He was an IBEW member for 53 years.


Helping Children Cope

Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.

Watch for behavior changes in your child

Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. Some common changes to watch for include:

    Excessive crying or irritation in younger children.
  • Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (for example, toileting accidents or bed wetting).
  • Excessive worry or sadness.
  • Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits.
  • Irritability and “acting out” behaviors in teens.
  • Poor school performance or avoiding school.
  • Difficulty with attention and concentration.
  • Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past.
  • Unexplained headaches or body pain.
  • Use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.
    Ways to support your child
  • Talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.
  • Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits.Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
  • Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
  • Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
  • Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.

  • Learn more about caring for children during the COVID-19 outbreak and helping children cope with emergencies. Page last reviewed: May 15, 2020 Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases

“What If” Pension Calculations coming to the Member Portal Web Portals

Within the next few weeks a new feature will be available on the IBEW 43 Member Portal within the Pension section. 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.

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