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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 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

When you drive by a construction site and see license plates from a bunch of other states, doesn’t that make you wonder — why aren’t local workers building local buildings? Don’t you wish that you could wave a magic wand and keep all the money spent on these projects recirculating in our local economies? Well, there is a magic wand — it’s called a Project Labor Agreement, or PLA. A PLA puts all the community benefits into a written agreement ensuring projects are built on time and on budget. John DeStefano (D), former mayor of New Haven, Mark Boughton (R) former mayor of Danbury, and John...
The union offices are open to limited foot traffic.  Masks are required and hand sanitizer is available for use. The hall and your representatives are available to assist members as we mitigate through this unprecedented time. To slow the spread of Covid-19, please take note of the following: • Business can still be conducted over the phone to limit foot traffic at the hall, this includes Book 1 Referrals. • 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...
Per Connecticut's re-opening rules (effective 3/19/2021), we can accommodate up to 60 members for upcoming membership meetings. Face masks required Social distancing required Temperature will be checked  Hand sanitizer will be available
Working with the best Electricians in Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk, Torrington, and Waterbury means that customers of our signatory contractors are able to reduce their ongoing energy and operating costs, and create healthier, safer, and more productive working environments for their workers, improving their health, productivity, and profitability. As more and more companies, developers, commercial real estate firms, healthcare facilities and others in Connecticut strive for energy efficiency via the LEED Certification, the Bridgeport and Western CT Electricians are poised...
These days, much is written, and discussed, about the so called "Right to Work."  It is important to distinguish between the human Right to Work, as it pertains to basic human rights, and the latest proposals in Connecticut. Organized electricians join the working men and women across America in fighting this attempt to artificially lower our wages by placing tradesmen and women who have organized at a distinct disadvantage.