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
All members are urged to attend a meeting on Thursday, May 5th, 7 p.m. at Bridgeport City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace, to show support for the PSEG Powerhouse Project.
The Bridgeport Bluefish will be opening their season on Thursday, April 28, 7:12 p.m. at Harbor Yard against the New Britian Bees. We have 20 tickets available, first come-first served. Please call the hall to arrange to pick up your tickets before 4 p.m. Thursday.
LAST CALL---REGISTER NOW!!!!
All members who have not taken their required CEU classes for this year are urged to register for one of the 2 remaining 2016 CEU classes immediately as these will be the last 2 classes offered this year. Dates are:
Wednesday, 5/4, 5 to 9 pm
Saturday, May 7, 8 am to noon
Please visit the Continuing Education tab, download the form and send it to the hall. Forms are also available at the hall 7:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Registration is not taken over the phone. Don't wait until it is too late!
IBEW Local 488 sadly announces the passing of IBEW Local 42 Business Manager, Frank E. Cirillo, III on Saturday, April 16. Calling hours will be at the Maiorano Funeral Home, 95 Willow St, Waterbury on Thursday, 4 pm to 8 pm. Funeral services will take place on Friday, April 22, 10 am at St. Michael's Church, 62 St. Michael's Dr, Waterbury. Please keep Frank's wife, Milena, and the Cirillo family in your thoughts and prayers.
IBEW Local 488 sadly announces the passing of Arthur Soter, father of Assistant Business Manager Anthony Soter on Wednesday, April 6. Calling hours will be Friday, April 8, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd., Easton. Please keep the Soter family in your thoughts and prayers.
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.