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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

Current contracts between Local Union No. 488 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Connecticut Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. will be opening for negotiations, and proposals from the membership will be accepted at the General Membership meeting on March 20, 2023 at 6:00pm. 
    The Connecticut AFL-CIO and the Area Labor Federations, in partnership with the national AFL-CIO, are hosting a Path to Power Political Candidate Training. This training teaches union members how to run for public office to build power that will positively impact our communities. Topics covered include crafting an effective message, creating a campaign plan, fundraising, how to talk to targeted voters, and building a campaign team. This training is designed for people who might consider running for office from school board to municipal or state government. Path to...
We were notified recently that Brother David Henshaw, age 68, passed away on January 16, 2023.  Initiated in 1976, he worked as a journeyman electrician for many local and national contractors and was a longtime member of IBEW Local 488. A graveside service was held privately. Obituary may be viewed here:
With regret we announce the passing of Brother Richard Pawlowski.   Brother Pawlowski, age 70 of Shelton, CT passed away Feb. 7, 2023.  Born in Bridgeport to Walter and Virginia Pawlowski.  He had been a teacher at Bullard Havens in Bpt., worked for Reinauer Transportation, Sea-Tow and most recently with IBEW Local 488 from where he retired.  He leaves behind his loving wife Joanne, his brother Kenneth, his sister Dorothy and a special nephew Walter.  He was predeceased by his sister-in-law Carol Pawlowski and a brother-in-law Don Derouin.  A Celebration of...
We regret to inform on the passing of Brother Lawrence "Bo" Fallstrom Sr.  Over his electrical career with the IBEW, he became business manager of Local 660 Waterbury and then Field Rep Organizer with Local 488 until his retirement in 1992.  Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.  Calling hours will be held Thursday evening February 9th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury.  The full obituary can be viewed here:
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Tuesday December 6 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Cody-White Funeral Home 107 North Broad Street, Milford CT, with a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday December 7 at 11:00am at Saint Agnes Church, 400 Merwin Avenue, Milford CT.