International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 488
721 Main Street, Monroe, CT 06468
203-452-7679 PHONE | 203-459-2553 FAX
office@ibewlocal488.org

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Electrical Professionals

of Western Connecticut
On behalf of the brothers and sisters of Local Union 488 IBEW, I would like to welcome you to our website. IBEW Local 488, Bridgeport, received its charter April 1, 1913, with nineteen original members. For over 100 years, Local 488 has provided the cities and towns of northwestern and southwestern Connecticut with a highly trained workforce. With a mission to create and ensure a workplace that provides safety, fairness and dignity for all our members, we stand for the ideals that have made America the great nation that it is today: democracy, equal opportunities and a chance to live the American dream. Please contact us with your questions!

Daniel W. McInerney, Business Manager

IBEW 488 News

  • Covid-19 Update

    Be advised starting March 19, the Union Hall will be closed to the general public.

    The hall and your representatives will still be available to assist members as we mitigate through this unprecedented time. To slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus please take note of the following:

    ALL business should be conducted over the phone to limit foot traffic at the hall, this includes Book 1 Referrals.
    • In regards to 2nd Quarter Dues, make efforts to use the mail however a drop box has been added to the vestibule at the hall for added convenience.
    • Applications for apprenticeship have been suspended until April 1.
    • If you become unemployed due to the coronavirus, please contact us by phone.
    • If you need to file for unemployment or an extension of benefits, you can file or re-open a claim here http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-online/index.htm

    We should make every attempt to do our part to flatten the curve and practice the guidelines recommended by the CDC.

    Attached to this news article is a flier from the CT State Building Trades for anyone wanting to help in making donations to those working on the front lines.  We all know someone, whether a family member, friend or neighbor working to keep Connecticut Healthy.  Information on how to donate is in the flier. 

    As information continues to rapidly change, we will keep you updated.

    Stay healthy and contact us with any questions you may have.

     

    HELP FIGHT     COVID– 19

    Donations needed

    Our front-line workers are in need of supplies, if you have anything that could help we will take it and get it too those that are working around the clock to keep us safe and healthy, Doctors ,Nurses, first responders etc.

     

    Any type Respirators, Latex Gloves, Cleaning supplies, Wipes ETC

     

    Items can be dropped off at 100 Old Forge RD Rocky Hill, CT

     

    Pick Up can be arranged send Email to droche@smwlocal40.org

    Call 860-209-4320

     

    Drop off center will be open 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

     

    Time is of the essence

            Let’s help keep front line workers

    Safe, as they keep Connecticut Healthy.

     

  • IBEW 488 - COVID-19 Update

    Sisters and Brothers:

    Our Governor, Ned Lamont has ordered the closure of Connecticut restaurants, bars, gyms, and movie theaters and will restrict gatherings of more than 50 people.

    The General Membership meeting for today, March 16 has been postponed.  A New date to be determined.

    • The Hall will remain open for regular business hours.  To limit foot traffic and help prevent the spread of the virus, we encourage you to please take effort to conduct business with us by telephone.
    • All JATC Apprenticeship Classes are postponed until April 7.  The JATC will reassess on April 2 to resume classes.  For questions please contact the JATC at 203-452-7679 or jatc488@yahoo.com.
    • Continued Education Class for March 25 is cancelled.  Available dates are April 29, May 13, May 16 and June 3, registration can be made at https://ibewlocal488.org/content/ceu-registration

    CDC guidelines for gatherings recommends to cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.  For full details from the CDC, please go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

    Sisters and Brothers, please follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC to help prevent the spread of this Virus

    In addition to the above:

    • If you are feeling sick, do not go to work.
    • Don’t shake hands when greeting others.
    • Try to stay three to six feet away from others in gatherings, meetings, and training sessions.
    • Avoid contact with sick people.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an
    • alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
    • It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.

     

    Daniel McInerney

    Business Manager

  • What the Stimulus Means for IBEW Members

    http://www.ibew.org/media-center/Articles/20Daily/2003/200330_Whatthe

    Source:ibew.org
  • Brewery, Winery Home Deliveries Allowed

    https://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/brewery-winery-home-deliveries-allowed-under-lamonts-revised-order

    Source:hartfordbusiness.com

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