About IBEW 35



On the 25th day of July, 1913, the Hartford, Connecticut Local 35 charter was issued. The charter was signed by W. Adams, B. Day, W. Dermont, C. Johnson, F. Barnes, R. Bradley, A Case, A. Baker, H. Case, and S. Fogarty. These ten men joined together to receive fair wages, ensure job safety and provide trained workers in the electrical industry.

From the beginning, Local 35 provided the opportunity to its members to live the American dream – decent pay and benefits so our members could raise a family with the respect and dignity every American deserves.

Our jurisdiction consists of the following towns: 

Andover Ashford Avon Bloomfield
Bolton Bozrah Brooklyn Burlington
Canterbury Canton Chaplin Colchester
Columbia Coventry Cromwell Eastford
East Granby East Hartford East Windsor Ellington
Enfield Farmington Franklin Glastonbury
Granby Griswold Hartford Hebron
Killingly Lebanon Ledyard Lisbon
Manchester Mansfield Marlborough Middlefield
Middletown Montville North Stonington Norwich
Plainfield Pomfret Portland Preston
Putnam Rocky Hill Salem Scotland
Simsbury Somers South Windsor Sprague
Stafford Sterling Stonington Suffield
Thompson Tolland Union Vernon
Voluntown West Hartford Wethersfield Willington
Windham Windsor Windsor Locks Woodstock

There are currently four IBEW Inside Construction Locals serving Connecticut. They are Local 35, Hartford; Local 90, New Haven; Local 488, Bridgeport; and Local 3, New York.

Union Dues

  • Union dues are an important subject. Just like membership in the Moose, Elks, American Legion, gun clubs, health clubs or any other membership organization, dues are used to run the organization.
  • As responsible adults, we recognize this fact and are willing to contribute our fair share.
  • On the other hand, we don’t want to contribute any more than is needed to accomplish our goals.
  • Our union dues are set by the members at a rate that will enable us to cover all necessary expenses and accomplish our goals.

In the IBEW, the members of each Local Union set their own dues rates through the adoption of the Local By-Laws.

Strict accounting of funds is required by law and expenditures are subject to approval of the members. Financial reports are made at the membership meetings and all records are audited yearly by an outside accounting firm. Local Union Officers who handle funds are bonded to protect the members.

We are the men and women of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 35. We are two thousand people who have earned our living and raised our families by working in the unionized electrical construction, maintenance, and telecommunications industries in Connecticut. We are your Sunday school teachers, your volunteer firemen, your civic leaders - we are the fabric of Connecticut.

Local 35 has been in Hartford since 1913. We have many faces. Sometimes we are a third generation of craftsman whose forefathers founded our local. Sometimes we are a youth learning a new trade and sometimes we are a newly organized electrician. We have many faces - but one voice.

We pride ourselves on being the finest craftspeople in the world. We are committed to ongoing training to keep our skills on the razor's edge of the newest technology as well as passing down our knowledge to the next generation of electricians. We stand for decent wages and innovative benefits so that our members can live the American Dream.

Our home is at 208 Murphy Road in Hartford, where our offices and our training facilities are located. Our building is filled with activity day and night, as it is the center of labor activity in Connecticut.

We stand for everything that is good about America, democracy, fairness, equal opportunity, quality workmanship, and the chance to live the American Dream. We are Connecticuters that are proud of our heritage and skills. If you are a non-affiliated electrician or contractor or a person that is interested in learning a trade, we want you to join our growing ranks.