IBEW 488's Mission
IBEW Local 488 received its charter April 1, 1913, with eighteen original members. With Sikorsky Aircraft, Remington Arms and Avco Lycoming in our jurisdiction we quickly grew to meet the defense needs of our nation.
In 1969 we merged with Danbury Local 525, in 1981 with Waterbury Local 660 and again in 2009 with Norwalk Local 208 to increase our jurisdictional area to include most of northwestern and southwestern Connecticut. Please visit our jurisdiction map to view the cities and town serviced by Local 488.
With the decline of the defense industry in Connecticut, Local 488 has been working with state and local officials to meet the needs of our communities with new schools and public service facilities equipped for the 21st Century.
Through our apprentice and continuing education programs we will be ready to meet the new technology needs and challenges that lie ahead with the best skilled craftsmen for the electrical industry. Please contact us with your questions!
Peter Carroll, Business Manager on Behalf of IBEW Local 488
IBEW 488 News
If you’re interested in running for any elected office from school board to municipal or state government, please click here to register for our political candidate training, which will take place on Saturday, April 29 (more details in the link).
Why do we need members to run for office? Because union members know that being a union member is the ticket to the middle class and that we need to make sure that everyone has the right to a voice at work. Because union members understand the importance of collective bargaining and how it gives people a chance to live a decent life.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Your sister in solidarity,
Lori J. Pelletier, President
Are you tired of how working people and unions have been scapegoated? Have you thought about running for public office?
Then join us on Saturday, April 29, to learn how to run for office and stand up for workers!
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, in partnership with the National AFL-CIO, is hosting a Path to Power Political Candidate Training. The training teaches union members how to run for public office to build power that will positively influence our communities.
Topics covered include:
- crafting an effective message
- creating a campaign plan
- how to talk to targeted voters
- building a campaign team
- and more!
This training is designed for people who might consider running for office from school board to municipal or state government.
Please share this with your union brothers and sisters whom you think might be interested in running for office! Even if they are unsure, let them know we have a program that can get them started.
If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Buchanan at email@example.com or 860-571-6191 x229.
All members and retirees who have investments in our Annuity Fund are invited to attend a Retirement Seminar by Prudential on Thursday, May 4, 5 pm at the Hall.