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Welcome to IBEW 488! 

On behalf of the brothers and sisters of Local Union 488 IBEW, I would like to welcome you to our website. IBEW Local 488, Bridgeport, received its charter April 1, 1913, with nineteen original members. For over 100 years, Local 488 has provided the cities and towns of northwestern and southwestern Connecticut with a highly trained workforce. With a mission to create and ensure a workplace that provides safety, fairness and dignity for all our members, we stand for the ideals that have made America the great nation that it is today: democracy, equal opportunities and a chance to live the American dream. Please contact us with your questions!

Daniel W. McInerney, Business Manager

For members who are out of work and are looking to travel, current open calls include: Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant Portsmouth Naval Shipyard SMC Solar Project Please contact BM Marco Lacasse or Assistant Steve Lawrence for job, wage and benefit info by calling 603-224-4239 or by emailing or
Due to the concerns about social gatherings affecting us all at this time, funeral services and interment in St. John's Cemetery, Monroe were held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd., Easton, CT 06612. Click the following link to read full obituary:
Sisters and Brothers, I have the unfortunate task of informing you that our Brother and my friend Assistant Business Manager Tony Soter passed away last night. Tony was a dedicated member of this Local and the IBEW, he always had the best interest of both in everything he did. He will be sorely missed and we pray for his family and friends as we all grieve together over this tremendous loss. Tony was a member of Local 488 for 33 years and was active in the Local for most of his career. He was the Recording Secretary (2001-2004), Executive Board Member (2004-2020), he was appointed Assistant...
The union offices are now open to limited foot traffic.  One person at a time, Masks are required, temperature will be taken, and hand sanitizer will be available for use. The hall and your representatives are available to assist members as we mitigate through this unprecedented time. To slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus please take note of the following: • Business can still be conducted over the phone to limit foot traffic at the hall, this includes Book 1 Referrals. • In regards to Membership Dues, payments may be mailed and a drop box is located in the vestibule...
Out of an abundance of caution due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our annual summer outing which was to be held on August 8 is canceled.