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
The RENEW Committee will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive through Monday, November 17th to benefit the Bridgeport Food Bank. Donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items may be brought to the office before November 17th or brought to the Union meeting that evening. Please contact Jasmine at Renew488@gmail.com for further information. Please help us bring joy to a family in need.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!
The November 4th elections are fast approaching and we can not stress enough how important this election will be for IBEW members and their families as we continue to fight for an economy that works for everyone. We are asking all available members to join in Labor Walks on Saturday, October 25th, in support of Local, State and Congressional candidates who are striving to battle the gridlock in Washington and vote in favor of bills that are in our best interest.
A walk will be held in Waterbury, meeting at 8:30 a.m. at: IBEW Local 420, 550 Wolcott St., Waterbury.
Also, there will be a walk in Bridgeport, meeting at 8:30 a.m. at: Laborers Local 665, 269 Federal St., Bridgeport.
All available members are asked to attend.
An OSHA 10 class has been scheduled for 5 pm on November 5th, 6th and 13th. You must attend all 3 sessions to get an OSHA 10 card.
For those needing an OSHA refresher, you must attend the class on November 5th at 5 pm with your current OSHA card in hand.
For more information, please contact Tom Sportini at 203-452-7679.
Due to a printing error, please make note that the Children's Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 6th from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Testo's in Bridgeport where they will enjoy "Breakfast with Santa". We apologize for any inconvenience.
There will be a special meeting on Monday, October 27th, 6 to 8 pm at the Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport regarding PSE&G and the power plant. All members are urged to attend and lend their support.
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.
Written by Lori Zezza , Ridgefield Hamlet Hub
The Board of Directors of Ann's Place recently voted to name Paul P. Dinto Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Dinto, President & CEO of Paul Dinto Electrical Contractors Inc., retired from the Ann's Place Board in March after serving for twelve years, six of those years as its Chairman and seven years as its Building Chairman.
The recognition, announced by Board Chairman David Nurnberger, acknowledges the pivotal role Mr. Dinto played in the success of the campaign to fund the construction of Ann's Place at 80 Saw Mill Road. According to Nurnberger, "The cancer community would not be able to access the expanded services of Ann's Place today in this comforting environment were it not for Paul's philanthropic and visionary leadership."