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On behalf of the brothers and sisters of Local Union 488 IBEW, welcome to our website. IBEW Local 488, Bridgeport Connecticut, 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

Brothers and Sisters, On November 13, 2020 a Union Brother of Local 777 was killed in a steam explosion at the Veterans Hospital in West Haven, CT.  The member was 36 years old and left behind a wife who is 4 months pregnant with thier first child.  We have included here the notice from Local 777 Business Manager Michael Rosario.  Anyone looking to make a donation can make checks payable to "Local 777 Memorial Fund" and send to Local 777, 1250 East Main Street, Meriden CT 06450.     777 Memorial Fund.png
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: • Business can still be conducted over the phone to limit foot traffic at the hall, this includes Book 1 Referrals. • 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...
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 Louis Melfi, Sr.  Lou 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:
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. Tony was a member of Local 488 for 33 years and was active in the Local for most of his career. He was the Recording Secretary (2001-2004), Executive Board Member (2004-2020), he was appointed Assistant...
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These days, much is written, and discussed, about the so called "Right to Work."  It is important to distinguish between the human Right to Work, as it pertains to basic human rights, and the latest proposals in Connecticut. Organized electricians join the working men and women across America in fighting this attempt to artificially lower our wages by placing tradesmen and women who have organized at a distinct disadvantage.