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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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

  • 33rd Anniversary L'Ambiance Plaza Tragedy Bridgeport

    April 23, 2020 marked the 33rd anniversary of the L'Ambiance Plaza tragedy.  Due to social distancing and public safety it was decided not to have the usual remembrance.  A special thanks goes to WICC600 for continuing the tradition with the remembrance on the Tony and Melissa show yesterday morning.  Tony and Melissa did a great job and thank you to all the participants who called in.  A wreath was presented at the memorial site by the daughters of victim Richard McGill, located behind Bridgeport City Hall.  IBEW Local 488 lost our member Donald Emanuel on that tragic day.  The victims of this tragedy will never be forgotten.  You can listen to the full podcast of the tribute here: https://www.wicc600.com/2020/04/23/tony-melissa-remember-lambiance-plaza-collapse/
     

  • In Sympathy

    With heavy hearts, we regret to inform on the passing of Brother Anthony Martins.  A graveside service will take place at 11:00am on Tuesday May 12th in Saint Peter Cemetery, Danbury. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are welcome, but are requested to respect social distancing and cemetery policy by remaining in their vehicles. 

    A trust fund for his twin 3 year old children, Michaela and Anthony, has been setup by care of Union Savings Bank, 226 Main Street in Danbury. Checks to be made to Kristen Martins - Trustee, with the memo: Michaela and Anthony Trust.

    A full obituary may be viewed here: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/danbury-ct/anthony-martins-9170962

  • Grub for Scrubs

  • 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.
    • 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.

     

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