IBEW 488's Mission
IBEW Local 488 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
There will be a Code of Excellence class held at the Union Hall on Wednesday, February 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note---This will be the last Code of Excellence class offered before spring! All members who have not taken this training, which will be mandatory for many future projects within our jurisdiction, should plan to attend--especially those who are currently on Book 1. There is no need to call to reserve a place in this class. This class is free to Local 488 members. There will be a $50 charge for non-members.
Get Involved and protect your Standard of Living!
There are several Bills being proposed in CT that will hurt Unions and our way of life. There are initiatives to make the State of CT a "Right-to-Work" State and to increase the thresholds of the prevailing wage laws in the State. Currently, in order for a Public/State project to require the prevailing wage to be paid, the project needs to be valued at: New Construction over $400,000 and Renovations over $100,000. Some of the bills proposed want to increase that threshold to: New Construction over $5,000,000 and Renovations over $1,000,000.
CLICK HERE to view proposed bills in the CT General Assembly pertaining Prevailing Wage
CLICK HERE to view proposed bills in the CT General Assembly to Establish CT as Right-to-Work
Contact your State Representatives and tell them these Bills are wrong for Working Families and the Middle Class. If you are unsure what district you live in or who represents you for the state, CLICK HERE to visit the CT General Assembly website to type in your home address.
Continuing Education dates for 2017 have been posted. Classes begin the end of February. You will find the required registration form under our Continuing Education tab. They are also available at the Hall and at Union meetings. Forms will not be mailed and registration will not be accepted over the phone. Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. Register now for a class that best fits your schedule.
Dues Payments were due at the begining of this month and there are many members behind. If you are unsure of the amount, please call the Hall. Receipts will be checked on job-sites, make sure your receipt is current. If not, you may be removed from the job.
Now available at the hall for 488 members, we have Suite Tickets for Sound Tigers Hockey and Sacred Heart Division 1 Hockey. Please call the hall if interested and to check availability of tickets. Members who attend Union Meetings, support our Annual Outing, and support our Childrens Christmas party will have priority. Tickets must be picked up in person at the Union Hall.