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IBEW Local 488, Bridgeport Connecticut, received its charter April 1, 1913, with nineteen original members. For over 100 years, Local 488 has grown to provide 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

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July 8, 2021 Dear EEI Member Company and IBEW Local Union Business Managers: Our nation’s lineworkers put their lives on the line every day to ensure the delivery of safe and reliable power to keep our economy running and to power our homes, schools, businesses, and hospitals. The work of lineworkers is inherently dangerous, and a culture of safety is ingrained in our industry thanks to decades of work by EEI member electric companies and the IBEW. When storms or other natural disasters strike, our lineworkers always answer the call to restore power safely and quickly, often traveling long...
OSHA 10 Course - Begins August 5, 2021 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm 2nd Night on August 9, 2021 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm 3rd Night on August 18, 2021 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm First night of the course will cover the required material for an OSHA refresher card - You must have a non-expired card this night with you *If you have an expired card, you must sit for entire course*   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT   Questions may be directed to the JATC Department, 203-452-7679 Spring and Fall are the annual seasons that we offer OSHA Courses.  The first part of the course will...
Obituary for Norman J. Brown Jr. Norman John Brown, Jr., age 84, of Stratford, beloved husband of Nora (Hogan) Brown passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Yale New Haven Hospital. Mr. Brown was born July 31, 1936, in Bridgeport, son of the late Norman and Marion (Peterman) Brown Sr. and had been a lifelong area resident. Norm was a graduate of Bullard Havens Technical School, was a retired electrician for IBEW Local number 488 and a United States Army Veteran having served in Germany. He worked after retirement at Bullard Havens Technical School. He was also a member of...
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Click the attachment below to view this month's Political Newsletter from the International Office.
Click the attachment below to view this month's Political Newsletter from the International Office.
Click the attachment below to view this month's Political Newsletter from the International Office.
Click the attachment below to view this month's Political Newsletter from the International Office.
This year's Annual Outing will take place on Saturday August 14, 2021 from 10:00am - 4:00pm at Dickinson Town Park Pavilion, Elm Drive, Newtown CT Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets are available at the Hall during business hours and at Union Meetings.
We regret to inform on the passing of Brother Kenneth F. Spodnik, October 21, 1937 - June 6, 2021. Kenneth F. Spodnik, age 83, of Milford, beloved husband of Peggy (Sweeney) Spodnik, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2021, surrounded by his loving family at Bishop Wicke Health & Rehabilitation Center in Shelton, CT.  Born in Bridgeport on October 21, 1937, the son of the late John and Dorothy Spodnik, he was a longtime Milford resident. Ken graduated from Stratford High School and served in the CT National Guard, where he was honorably discharged as a Sergeant.  Ken was an...
We received the following manpower request from Local 99 Rhode Island.  Local 488 members interested in signing Book 2 must obtain a Rhode Island Electrical License.  Members can sign up for Test Prep Classes by following the instructions below.  The majority of upcoming work will be solar, and there will be public work coming out also.   (From Local 99) Brothers and Sisters, Local 99 will be running a Rhode Island Journeyman (Certificate B) Test Prep Classes on Wednesday’s: 5.19.21, 5.26.21 and 6.2.21 from 5-8 pm.   Instructor may add more...