Business Manager: Russell Harper ( )

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

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

Rally to support AFSCME and A&R Members

Rally in Wethersfield, CT to support AFSCMEand A&R members who are facing reductions in the CT Dept of Labor. Great show of support today for the battle they are in. SOLIDARITY.

Special hearing on Monday 9/28 with Labor Committee in this issue.

Great to see support from IBT, USW, IBEW and many others in support of these workers.

J. Fernandes & P. Gagnon were in attendance

CT Trees of Honor Fundraiser

Members of IBEW Local 457 have volunteered to help provide power to CT Trees of Honor in Middletown and now we are partnering with Up In Smoke by having a “cigarbeque” to raise money.  

Show your support for Connecticut Trees of Honor in Middletown by attending the event! 

The cigarbeque will be held on Saturday, August 15th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Up In Smoke Cigars in Cromwell. Tickets are $40 each.  Call the Union office if you would like to purchase tickets.

IBEW Local 90 Greater Easter Open Golf Tournament 2015

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Race Brook Country Club,Orange Connecticut Monday,August 3,2015

Registration I Continental breakfast 9:30AM to 10:30AM

11:OOAM shotgun start - Scramble Format

$200 per player (Includes green fees, carts, prizes, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Refreshments with open bar.)

No player limit. Name your foursome!

Refreshments will be available on the course.

Lunch will be served at the tum. Dinner will be served at the end of play.

AFL-CIO Golf Tournament to benefit Project Warm-Up


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AFL-CIO GOLF TOURNAMENT to benefit the Project Warm-Up


IBEW Local 457 Election Results

The election results are in. Thank you to everyone that participated. results are as follows:

President ------ Paul Gagnon
Vice President ----- Shamus Mara
Recording Secretary--- Aimee Riley
Business Manager---- John Fernandes
Treasurer---- Dave Smigel

Executive Board-- 
Paul Smith 
Brian Coggshall 
Mike Kozyra 
Scott McCoy
Tom Penfield
Jeff Burnham
William Foley
Frank Ranfone
Alan Raia 
Stephen Lee
Fred Andrulat

Delegates To The 39th International Convention
Shamus Mara
Aimee Riley

Here is a Chance to Make a Difference

Contact Congressman Jim Himes tomorrow (June 3) and let him know you are with IBEW Local 457 and you are against the Fast Track Legislation.  It takes a minute, but means a lot.  Call or email:




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