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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

Happy Holidays!

On behalf of everyone here at the office we would like to wish all our members and their families a safe and happy holiday. it's been a very trying year and there's plenty of work to be done well into the new year and beyond. That being said when you take a look around at the world and see all the tragedies and atrocities including those here at home we should appreciate what we have,after all we've earned it. We also must never forget the sacrifice of our men and woman in the service it's because of them that we can live as we do. Merry Christmas!

Blue/ Green Combo & Trouble Work Update

Here is an update on Blue/ Green Combo & Trouble Work: Union Reps met with the Company on November 12th and gave the Company a draft copy of what a Blue/ Green combined contract would look like.  They are presently reviewing it and we will set up another meeting to discuss.

Our committee is meeting today, November 23rd thru November 25th to discuss a Troubleshooter job description. 

Bone Marrow Drive For Chris Lumbra!

Please consider attending Chris Lumbra's Bone Marrow Drive on November 3, 2015 at Edge Fitness in Meriden. Chris was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Burkitts Lymphoma. He is the son of Bob Leach, who is a member and Steward of IBEW Local 457. The more people are tested to see if they are a match, the better the chances of Chris getting a stem cell transplant!

Also, please share this post to your page. The more people who see it, the better! Thank you in advance!


Update on Blue/ Green Combo & Taking Trouble Work Back

For those of you that have been attending the CL&P Unit meetings you are aware that we are trying to reach an agreement with the Company to get our people back in the trouble trucks.  To date the Company has only been willing to start this in a few districts and we feel that it would be unfair to exclude one for another.  Our commitment is to do it in all districts.

2016 Union Plus Scholarship

The 2016 Union Plus Scholarship Application is now open! The deadline is January 31, 2016.

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Troubleshooter Arbitration Update

Troubleshooter Arbitration Update: We have just found out through our Attorney that the next Troubleshooter arbitration hearing has been cancelled due to a health issue with the Arbitrator.  We still have two date in December.


A Message from John and Keith

           As everyone is painfully aware, the past 18 months have been full of change all across CL&P.  It has been a trying time at best and here we sit 9 months away from the expiration of the Blue and Green contracts.  At the end of the last Blue and Green negotiations we said we would start negotiations 6 months early going forward, which we have done with other contracts as well.  We have had discussions with 420 and the Company about combining the contracts, starting negotiations even earlier as well as how to resolve the Troubleshooter issue.  We have had a number of Officers in


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