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We regret to inform on the passing of Retired Member James F. Mulligan, Jr., father of Member Kevin Mulligan.  Initiated in 1963, retired in 2002, Jimmy was a proud member for over 60 years.  Please keep the Mulligan family in your thoughts and prayers.

Obituary:

A memorial celebration of life will be held on Saturday March 2 at the IBEW Local 488 Union Hall 721 Main Street Monroe, CT 06468 from 3pm to 6pm.

 

Richard Dabrowski Obituary (Can also be viewed online at https://www.frankpolkeandsonfuneralhome.com/obituary/Richard-Dabrowski)

 

Richard Lee Dabrowski, 66, of West Haven, CT passed away on February 22, 2024 at Smilow Cancer Hospital surrounded by his wife and children.

JATC CLASSES SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 16, 2024 HAVE BEEN CANCELED

Due to the impending storm, JATC classes scheduled for 1/9/2024 have been canceled.

Please be advised that Friday December 22, 2023, the Union office will close at 12:00pm for the Holiday Weekend.

From our families to yours, we wish you a Happy and Healthy Holiday weekend!

We regret to report on the passing of longtime member Raymond T. Leja.  Initiated May 1, 1964 Ray served in many capacities with the Local Union over the years, as Executive Board member and volunteer for local outings and childrens christmas parties, and member of both softball team and bowling team. 

We regret to inform on the passing of Stephanie Sullivan, grand-daughter of retired member Dennis E. Sullivan, Sr. and partner of Brother Ryan P. Donaldson.

Please Join us on Monday, April 24th at 11:00 AM to remember that tragic day.

Organized labor and its allies continue to fight for safer workplaces. We owe it to all those,and their families who have needlessly been injured, became ill or died while doing their jobs.

 

 


 

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.

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: https://www.shaughnesseybanksfuneralhome.com/obituaries/David-B.-Henshaw...

UPDATE: A celebration of life will occur Saturday April 1, 2023 at Twisted Vince Restaurant in Derby, beginning at 1pm.

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.

We were informed earlier today and with deep regret that we announce the passing of 34-year member Brother Raymond Carroll.  Brother Carroll began working in 1987 for ADM Electric and was initiated into Local Union 488 on May 16, 1988.  He completed his apprenticeship, became a Journeyman Wireman in 1991, and in 2000 became a business partner with All Electric Construction.  In addition, Brother Carroll over the years held various positions in the IBEW and NECA.

Hello, Brothers and Sisters. A lot of recent misinformation passed around has downplayed the accomplishments of the Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats. With less than one week until Election Day, we’re setting the record straight to remind you of their landmark achievements over the last 18 months that are game changers for building trades members across the nation.

The Biden Administration and Congress have won a historic achievement for IBEW members and their families with the Inflation Reduction Act. The enormous energy and tax package will put IBEW members to work in family-sustaining jobs for the secure, self-reliant grid of the future.

General Election - November 8, 2022

We regret to inform you on the passing of 67 year member Thomas F. Barton at the age of 91.  

We regret to inform you on the passing of 65 year member and former Local 488 JATC Training Director Thomas N. Sportini.  A memorial mass will be held July 12, 2022 at 9:00am at St. James Church, 2070 Main Street, Stratford, CT.  Below is a copy of the obituary.

 

It is with deepest regrets that we inform you on the passing of Brother Matthew B. Davidson of Torrington.  Brother Davidson was an active and proud member of Local 488.  He could be counted on for a good laugh and was always available when you needed him.  May you Rest in Peace Brother.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of Matt's life at his parents home, 220 Wellsford Drive, Goshen on Sunday, June 5th, from 2:00-5:00pm.

Western Connecticut Area Labor Federation

AFL-CIO

Fairfield County Central Labor Chapter

L'Ambiance Plaza Collapse

35th Anniversary

Witnessing History: 

With the stroke of the pen, alongside more than 10 IBEW members and a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House on Nov. 15, President Biden made official one of the biggest infrastructure investments in U.S. history.

President Biden appeared at the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton on October 20 to promote his domestic agenda and the hundreds of thousands of jobs that will be created to rebuild the nation’s degraded infrastructure.

Continuing a trend of filling labor-related posts with experienced pro-worker nominees, President Biden has selected Susan Tsui Grundmann and Kurt Rumsfeld for seats on the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

After nearly five years without a confirmed leader, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is headed by worker safety advocate Doug Parker.

Continuing a trend of filling labor-related posts with experienced pro-worker nominees, President Biden has selected Susan Tsui Grundmann and Kurt Rumsfeld for seats on the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

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From International President Lonnie Stephenson and International Secretary-Treasurer Kenneth Cooper:

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Once again in partnership with the Unions Sportmen's Alliance (USA), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) will be hosting the IBEW International Virtual Convention Dinner which will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021.

The next First Aid & CPR Training is scheduled for July 18, 2024 at 5:00pm.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Contact Tom Sportini, JATC Director, for additional information.

203-459-0856

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July 8, 2021

Dear EEI Member Company and IBEW Local Union Business Managers:

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Course

Scheduled to begin:

June 26, 2024 5:00pm

Obituary for Norman J. Brown Jr.

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This year's Annual Outing will take place on Saturday August 14, 2021 from 10:00am - 4:00pm at Dickinson Town Park Pavilion, Elm Drive, Newtown CT

Tickets are $30.

Tickets are available at the Hall during business hours and at Union Meetings.

We regret to inform on the passing of Brother Kenneth F. Spodnik, October 21, 1937 - June 6, 2021.

We received the following manpower request from Local 99 Rhode Island.  Local 488 members interested in signing Book 2 must obtain a Rhode Island Electrical License.  Members can sign up for Test Prep Classes by following the instructions below.  The majority of upcoming work will be solar, and there will be public work coming out also.

 

(From Local 99)

Brothers and Sisters,

Read the latest OpEd from CT LMCC Director and former State Senator and Mayor of Bridgeport CT: https://ctmirror.org/category/ct-viewpoints/a-fair-deal-for-building-trades/ 

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?

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SIGNED UP

*****TOURNAMENT IS FULL*****