Around the Local

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:

Per Connecticut's phase 2.1 opening rules (effective 11/6/2020), we can accommodate up to 25 members for upcoming membership meetings.

  • Face mask required
  • Temperature will be checked 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available
  • Chairs will be spaced 6 feet apart

We regret to inform on the Passing of Brother Ronald Secchi.  Ron was an active member of his community and was also an active member between Local's 208 and 488 over his 55 years of membership.  Please keep his family in your prayers at this time.

A full obituary may be viewed at: https://www.magnerfuneralhome.com/obituary/Ronald-SecchiSr

Sisters and brothers, we regret to inform on the passing of Brother Brian Juraska.  Brian was a 20 year member and worked with many of us throughout his career.  Please keep his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.  https://www.eastsidememorial.com/memorials/brian-juraska/4329052/

Congratulations and welcome our newest members of IBEW Local 488! 2nd year JATC apprentices sworn in.



Sisters and Brothers,

I have the unfortunate task of informing you that our Brother and my friend Assistant Business Manager Tony Soter passed away last night. Tony was a dedicated member of this Local and the IBEW, he always had the best interest of both in everything he did. He will be sorely missed and we pray for his family and friends as we all grieve together over this tremendous loss.