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All Members

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

Monday - November 4, 2019
Note: Monday meeting this month. General Agenda

Tuesday - December 10, 2019
Note: This meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Holiday Dinner at Embassy Suites Syracuse-Destiny USA

Retirees Club
We have elected new officers:
  • President: Ray Vivelmore
  • Vice Pres/Press Secretary: Dave Wierowski
  • Recording Secretary: Jim Southard
  • Treasurer: Don Kurylas
  • Tour the new IBEW LU 1249 Training Center
  • Tour the National Grid Control Center in Liverpool
  • Tour the OCWA/MWB Water Treatment Plant

Anyone interested, please Contact Dave Wierowski at 315-420-6272 or by email at or attend one of our monthly meetings!

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
Steet Ponte Car Dealership  $800,000    Taco Bell, Utica NY $400,000 
New Hartford Urgent Care $800,000    O’Reilly Auto Parts, Oswego $800,000 
Steet Ponte Auto Group $3,900,000    Utica Zoo $3,100,000 
Plant Fitness, Utica NY $2,500,000   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    Salvation Army - 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.

Fred Squitieri passed away September 6, 2019 at age 86. Brother Squitieri was initiated into Local 328 in 1968. He was an IBEW member for 51 years.

Michael Lindsey passed away September 15, 2019 at age 58. Brother Lindsey was initiated into Local 181 in 1986. He was an IBEW member for 33 years.


The time for awareness is now: Over the past three years, approximately 30 million U.S. adults have reported having serious thoughts about trying to kill themselves. Even more alarming, suicide is the second-leading cause of death among young people.

Watch for these warning signs:

  • talking or writing about suicide
  • withdrawing from people and social media
  • disrupted eating and/or sleeping habits
  • risky or destructive behavior
  • changes in personality and mood, especially anxiety and agitation

“These symptoms should be taken seriously,” says Senior Teladoc Consultant and Psychiatrist Dr. Aron Wolf. “Therapists can help people overcome suicidal thoughts and establish healthy behavior and thinking patterns through safe, supportive, confidential counseling.”

Teladoc’s licensed therapists and counselors are available online or by phone from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. You can choose one from our therapists' profiles, or we can match you with one. Conduct your private visit anywhere that’s convenient for you, and you can work with the same therapist for as many visits as you need.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) now.

Licensed therapist cost: only $85 or less per visit
Psychiatrist cost: $200 or less per first visit and $95 or less per ongoing visits


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