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Tuesday October 6, 2020
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Brothers and Sisters,

I hope you and your families have a safe, restful and happy Labor Day! Each and every year, Labor Day is a time for reflection. Every day, but especially on Labor Day, we need to take time to remember all the men and women of the labor movement who risked their jobs and their lives. Through their efforts we can now enjoy the weekends off, a 40 hour work week, and secure wages and benefits that all working families deserve. These benefits should never be taken for granted..

Thank you for all you do every day! I hope you all enjoy a well deserved day off!

Congratulations and best wishes to all those members that retired from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers this year. I would like to personally thank you for your many years of dedicated service to the IBEW and Local 43.

I would also like to congratulate the newly indentured first year apprentices. Good luck and best wishes on a long and successful career with the IBEW.

As you all know, we normally have a buffet dinner and special presentation honoring the newly retired members at the September union meeting. The new first year apprentices are also sworn into membership with the IBEW at this same meeting.

Unfortunately, this year we were unable to hold the buffet dinner or have the special presentation to the retirees and swearing-in ceremony for the apprentices due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is my hope that we may be able to hold this event in the future so that we can recognize these two groups of IBEW members.

Alan Marzullo
Business Manager

2020 Local 43 Retirees
Charles Bruce - 49 Years of Service
Kevin Burns - 20 Years of Service
Patrick DeSantis - 25 Years of Service
Lance Erb - 26 Years of Service
Michael Evans - 32 Years of Service
James Finkle - 39 Years of Service
RCarl Hibbard - 41 Years of Service
James Howell - 20 Years of Service
Michael Klein - 20 Years of Service
Michael Lierheimer - 25 Years of Service

Matthew Mace - 25 Years of Service
John Nastasi - 37 Years of Service
John Palmisano - 37 Years of Service
Jeri Polchlopek - 41 Years of Service
Elizabeth Schlueter - 31 Years of Service
Jeffrey Sherman - 39 Years of Service
Joel Staab - 7 Years of Service
Mark Sullivan - 32 Years of Service
John K. Willey - 41 Years of Service
Lavern Williams - 34 Years of Service

Local 43 Welcomes the Apprentice Class of 2025
Congratulations to our new 1st year apprentices.
Let’s all do our best to train and welcome them into the IBEW
Christine Aviza
Trevor Backer
Cameron Beckley
Ryan Belewich
Jonathan Brittain
Ryan Chappell
Ryan Chrostowski
Joquawn Dixon
William Dygert
Kenneth Eaton
Demetrius Elthorp
Jacob Hanley
Jeric Hodge
Donald Horton
Alexander Howland
William Kehoe

Justin Kush
Anthony Malysa
Colton McDevitt
Jeffrey Mento
Desmond Moultriez
Nicholas Rinaldi
Christian Rivera
Edward Rowe
James Salamone
Cory Smith
Evan Smith
Justin Sutliffe
Anthony Vadala
Marcus Walker
Benjamin Way
Christopher Welling



When more information becomes available we will post it here.

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 - October 6th, 2020
General Agenda
Call Union Office for Reservation (see Pandemic General Meeting Creteria below)

MONDAY - November 2nd, 2020
General Agenda
Call Union Office for Reservation (see Pandemic General Meeting Creteria below)

Retirees Club

Next Zoom meeting is September 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
Bellasario Solar Array $5,000,000    Carbone Auto Group -  $500,000 
Big Lots - Pulaski $250,000   All Seasons Outfitters - New Hartford  $100,000 
Advance Auto parts - New Hartford $150,000    Apartment Remodel - Warren St $7 - 8,000,000 
Amazon Distribution Center - Liverpool  $350,000,000    Well Now Medical—Camillus TBD 

 Please visit these businesses in support of Local 43 and Union labor
The Preserve - Syracuse Strong Hearts Café - Syracuse
Price Chopper - New Hartford GPO Credit Union - New Hartford
Spectrum Store - Rome Red Sun Fire Roasting Co. - Oswego
Lake House Casino - Sylvan Beach 4 Seasons Car Wash

All Apprentice, CE & CW classes are set to resume on SEPTEMBER 14th

CW/CE Test Outs will be held Wednesday, September 9th and Thursday, September 10th from 3 PM—6 PM, start time no later than 4:30 PM, end time is 6:00 PM sharp. Call Tiffany at the Training Center to make an appointment for either day to enroll in an exam for any course, (315) 546-0221.

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 tase 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.

William Wilson passed away on July 29, 2020 at age 87. Brother Wilson was initiated into Local 43 in 1958. He was an IBEW member for 62 years.

Joseph Swierczek passed away on August 14, 2020 at age 99. Brother Swierczek was initiated into Local 43 in 1952. He was an IBEW member for 68 years.

Ronald Bartelotte passed away on August 18, 2020 at age 61. Brother Bartelotte was initiated into Local 181 in 1979. He was an IBEW member for 41 years.

Charles Cox passed away on August 18, 2020 at age 73. Brother Cox was initiated into Local 43 in 1982. He was an IBEW member for 38 years.


How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask

  • CDC recommends that you wear masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others.


  • Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19
  • Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Masks should be worn by people two years and older
  • Masks should NOT be worn by children younger than two, people who have trouble breathing, or people who cannot remove the mask without assistance
  • Do NOT wear masks intended for healthcare workers, for example, N95 respirators

How to select:
When selecting a mask, there are many choices. Here are some do’s and don'ts.

  • Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric
  • Completely cover your nose and mouth
  • Fit snugly against the sides of your face and don’t have gaps

How to wear:
Where a mask correctly and consistently for the best protection.

  • Do NOT touch the mask when wearing it.
  • Do NOT wear a mask
    • Around your neck
    • On your forehead
    • On your chin
    • Dangling from one ear

Do wear a mask that:

  • Covers your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Fits snugly against the sides of your face

How to clean:

  • Include your mask with your regular laundry
  • Use regular laundry detergent and the warmest appropriate water setting for the cloth used to make the mask

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