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Welcome to IBEW Local 457

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 457 was chartered in 1972. We represent approximately 1200 working men and women in CT. Our workforce is on the properties of Connecticut Light and Power, GDF Suez, Norwich Public Utilities, NRG Generation, Wallingford Public Utilities and Yankee Gas Services Company.

Our mission is to protect the rights and safety of all our workers throughout the various contracts and work locations. To that end we administer and negotiate 15 different contracts. Our office is in Berlin, CT, where we have of staff of four working full-time; a Business Manager, Assistant Business Manager, Senior Administrator and Class A Administrator. The office is open Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily for lunch.  Read More

IBEW 457 Issues Update:

We met yesterday with a few Company officials to see if there was a way to come to some agreement so that we can go back to working as we have in the past.  We clearly want to respect the contracts we have.  They say they have a few ideas so we’ll wait and see what they are.

2014 Candidates Endorsed by CT AFL-CIO

The Connecticut AFL-CIO 10th Biennial Political Convention was held on June 16 and 17, 2014. The delegates voted on Tuesday to endorse the following candidates:

Constitutional Office Races:

Millstone Update

Millstone Update

Meeting with IVP Carroll, 457, 420 & CL&P Management

Yesterday we met with CL&P management (apparently under the direction of Tom May) to discuss getting the contractors off Company property.  Present were Local 457, Local 420, IVP Frank Carroll and three members of his staff.  Like myself, IVP Carroll spoke to Tom May and everyone seems to acknowledge it’s in everyone’s best interest to have our workforce do the work.  Nothing came out of the day’s meeting; a lot of discussion, but no resolve.

CL&P Applies to Raise Rates; IBEW 457 Files as Intervener

As you may have seen in the news, CL&P filed for a rate increase on Friday. Hours later we filed to be an intervener in those proceedings (the same as we did over the building closures).

Workers Memorial Day and Safety

After participating in Workers Memorial Day I thought of all the people I know that have been hurt on the job.  Many of those injuries were minor, some more severe requiring hospitalization, and then there are the few friends that died on the job.  One of them, Frank Gasper, I considered a mentor.

John Fernandes' Letter to Tom May

Attached below is a two-page letter John Fernandes wrote to Tom May on behalf of the members of IBEW 457.

An Update From John Fernandes

We heard today through some ABA’s in the field that management held meetings yesterday where they now have some dates for Asplundh contractors to starting doing emergency work. At today’s Green Book safety meeting we asked for some details and their reply was that they wouldn’t have any information for us until next week. It’s incredible that they sent management to the districts to stir the pot yet provide us with no information.

Workers Memorial Day 2014

Workers Memorial Day is Monday, April 28th.  The Connecticut AFL-CIO will host a Workers Memorial Day Ceremony at 12:00 Noon on Monday, April 28th on the North Steps of the Capitol.  After the ceremony at the Capitol, we march to the Workers Memorial in Bushnell Park (next to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument) to lay wreathes and to read aloud the names of workers who passed away on the job.  IBEW Local 457 has been participating in this event for many years. 

Other Workers Memorial Day events are:

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