International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 488
721 Main Street, Monroe, CT 06468
203-452-7679 PHONE | 203-459-2553 FAX

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Membership Opportunities

Are you an open shop employee looking for a fair labor rate, health & welfare benefits, a pension plan to protect your future, safe working conditions, specialized training and representation in employment disputes? Consider this:

Electrical Contractors often belong to associations that were formed by employers to promote and benefit their interests such as:

  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Connecticut Electrical Contractors Association
  • Subcontractors Association of America
  • Independent Electrical Contractors Association

When doing business, electrical contactors sign contracts when they bid, when they buy supplies and they would never think of performing any work without signing a contract.

Then why won’t they sign a contract that protects the rights of their workers?

A union contract is a signed agreement between the contractors and the union spelling out the rights of the workers. As a union member, you are part of a democratic process and will have input on what to negotiate for.  A negotiating committee bargains “in good faith” to reach an agreement on wages, benefits and working conditions.  The contract is then ratified (approved) by a majority of the workers.

For detailed wage and benefits comparisons of open shop vs. union membership, please visit the IBEW at


To complete an application on-line, CLICK HERE


For more information on joining IBEW, Local Union #488, please contact:

Jerome C. White, Organizer

(203) 452-7679
IBEW, Local Union 488
721 Main St.
Monroe, CT 06468


All communication will be confidential to protect your rights!