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We regret to inform on the passing of Brother Kenneth F. Spodnik, October 21, 1937 - June 6, 2021. Kenneth F. Spodnik, age 83, of Milford, beloved husband of Peggy (Sweeney) Spodnik, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2021, surrounded by his loving family at Bishop Wicke Health & Rehabilitation Center in Shelton, CT.  Born in Bridgeport on October 21, 1937, the son of the late John and Dorothy Spodnik, he was a longtime Milford resident. Ken graduated from Stratford High School and served in the CT National Guard, where he was honorably discharged as a Sergeant.  Ken was an...
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, Local 99 will be running a Rhode Island Journeyman (Certificate B) Test Prep Classes on Wednesday’s: 5.19.21, 5.26.21 and 6.2.21 from 5-8 pm.   Instructor may add more...
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/  The United States, since 1931, has required that a living wage, a prevailing wage for each region of the country, along with suitable retirement and health care benefits be paid on any job spending significant federal funds.  Half of the states of our country have passed their own “Prevailing Wage Laws” to require similar fair treatment of workers on projects built with state funds.  Many...
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? Don’t you wish that you could wave a magic wand and keep all the money spent on these projects recirculating in our local economies? Well, there is a magic wand — it’s called a Project Labor Agreement, or PLA. A PLA puts all the community benefits into a written agreement ensuring projects are built on time and on budget. John DeStefano (D), former mayor of New Haven, Mark Boughton (R) former mayor of Danbury, and John...
The union offices are open and hand sanitizer is available for use. We should make every attempt to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and practice the guidelines recommended by the CDC. The latest guidance from the State of CT may be viewed by CLICKING HERE. Stay healthy and contact us with any questions you may have.  
Working with the best Electricians in Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk, Torrington, and Waterbury means that customers of our signatory contractors are able to reduce their ongoing energy and operating costs, and create healthier, safer, and more productive working environments for their workers, improving their health, productivity, and profitability. As more and more companies, developers, commercial real estate firms, healthcare facilities and others in Connecticut strive for energy efficiency via the LEED Certification, the Bridgeport and Western CT Electricians are poised...
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.