A note about the Communities in IBEW 488's jurisdiction : We cover the area of Western Connecticut, in particular the historic communities of Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk, Torrington, and Waterbury CT. Brothers and sisters as you are well aware, our area, like many parts of the country have seen its share of economic ups and downs. For awhile our jurisdiction was very much impacted by the loss of manufacturing. Still CT has also stayed very strong in several key areas, including our nation's defense industry, technological advancement, as well as an enduring industrial base.
IBEW 488 and its members, as you can see from the pages herein, were instrumental in coming to the assistance of our country during the last century, in particular during World War II, and we honor those CT servicemen and women who gave their lives in that conflict and the many others that followed.
Today, in the 21st Century the IBEW endures, stronger than ever, because we are founded on the notion of being there for each other, in good times and bad, and moving our communities forward to meet the challenge of the 21st Century.
You will see, as you look around in the major communities in our jurisdiction, we are facing significant challenges in this century as well. We must redouble our efforts to sustain and rebuild our infrastructure, especially in our cities, we must address rising income inequality in the United States and ensure that those who seek to improve themselves by learning a trade, and working hard, and contributing to their community may do so for a livable wage that provides for their families. We must fully address the rising sea and climate change, because this issue impacts us all. We must create neighborhood and workplaces that are both productive and sustainable.
For over 100 years, we have assisted the communities of Western Connecticut and helped us all accomplish much. We are confident that as you learn more about our organization's members, and contractors, you will recognize the contributions we can make and the role we will play with you in building a better future.
I.B.E.W., LOCAL UNION 488 JURISDICTION
I.B.E.W. Local 488 serves the following towns within its jurisdiction.