IBEW 488 : Our Mission
Welcome to our site! , received its charter April 1, 1913, with eighteen original members. With Sikorsky Aircraft, Remington Arms and Avco Lycoming in our jurisdiction we quickly grew to meet the defense needs of our nation.
In 1969 we merged with Danbury Local 525, in 1981 with Waterbury Local 660 and again in 2009 with Norwalk Local 208 to increase our jurisdictional area to include most of northwestern and southwestern Connecticut. Please visit our jurisdiction map to view the cities and town serviced by Local 488.
With the decline of the defense industry in Connecticut, Local 488 has been working with state and local officials to meet the needs of our communities with new schools and public service facilities equipped for the 21st Century.
Through our apprentice and continuing education programs we will be ready to meet the new technology needs and challenges that lie ahead with the best skilled craftsmen for the electrical industry. Please contact us with your questions!
Peter Carroll, Business Manager on Behalf of IBEW Local 488
IBEW 488 News
Mayor Finch needs our help this evening (8/26) 6:30 pm outside the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport to hold signs. We an use as many members as possible to lend our support.
You are invited to attend a pre-primary fundraiser for Mayor Bill Finch
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Vasco Da Gama Club
355 James St.
$40 Per Person includes hors D'oeuvres & one drink ticket
The International Office has announced the retirement of International President Edwin D. Hill effective June 1 after nearly six decades of service to the IBEW. IBEW Local 488 extends best wishes in his retirement.
Sixth District Vice President Lonnie Stephenson will be appointed to be the next International President. Our congratulations to the new International President.
Govenor Dannel Malloy recently met with IBEW Local 488 Business Manager, Peter Carroll, to discuss the job situation in Fairfield County. More photos under Members section.