From the Desk of the Business Manager
Brothers & Sisters:
In the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) and to keep you informed of the latest news affecting IBEW Local 43, we are providing you with the following: 
As you may have heard, Governor Andrew Cuomo has updated his Executive Order, and is reopening New York State in phases called New York Forward.
New York Forward:
Overview: Reopening in Phases
Businesses in each region will re-open in phases. Re-opening refers to non-essential businesses and business activities. Essential businesses and business activities that are open will remain open.
The guidelines below apply to both non-essential businesses in regions that are permitted to re-open and essential businesses throughout the state that were previously permitted to remain open.
Eligibility for reopening will be determined by  health metrics  for each region.
Here is a breakdown of industries in each phase:
Phase One: Starting May 15th Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier are allowed to reopen 
  • Construction
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Retail - (Limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off)
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
Phase Two: Not Open
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Administrative Support
  • Real Estate / Rental & Leasing
Phase Three: Not Open
  • Restaurants / Food Services
Phase Four: Not Open
  • Arts / Entertainment / Recreation
  • Education
Please Click on the link below to view the complete New York Forward Executive Order.
With these new guidelines in place more of our construction projects that were paused will begin to allow more of our members to get back to work.
Furthermore, we are working on our SOP's (standard operating procedures) to safely reopen our Union Office, Funds Office, and Training Center. Until then we will be working under the current pause guidelines we currently have in place .
Please Brothers and Sisters stay safe, be well, and continue to visit our website www.ibew43.org for updated information regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis.  
Remember, the safety and well-being of our members and their families will ALWAYS come first.  

Alan Marzullo

Alan Marzullo
IBEW Local 43
Business Manager