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

Powassan (POW) Virus From Tick Bites

FYI- The Powassan (POW) virus has show up in CT and is transmitted by ticks. Many of our Members work outdoors so please pass on the following info from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Workers Memorial Day in Hartford

Workers Memorial Day in Hartford- CT AFL- CIO
When: Friday, Apr 28, 2017, 1:00pm
Where: Workers Memorial in Bushnell Park
On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. This year we will come together to defend hard-won victories by working people from attacks by right-wing Republicans and business groups. We will commit to fighting until all workers have safe jobs and the freedom to form unions to seek a better future.

February 9, 2017 CL&P Union Meeting CANCELLED


IBEW Founders' Scholarship

The IBEW Founders' Scholarship is specifically for IBEW members. Attached are the letter from IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson and the scholarship application.

Connecticut AFL-CIO Labor to Labor Program

Connecticut AFL-CIO Labor to Labor Program

Walk and Phone Schedule Updated on October 4, 2016


Join your fellow union members as we call or knock on union household doors to educate about labor’s endorsed candidates.  

You can also volunteer to help with office work that is vital to supporting the walks and phone calls.

The Passing of Brother Fran Gentile

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Francis E. Gentile, Chief Lineman (retired) and past Treasurer for IBEW Local #457. Fran served as Treasurer for over 25 years and was a solid UNION man. As solid as they come. He served under 3 different Business Managers which proves what a trusted individual Fran was, not only by his fellow officers, but by the members of #457. Condolences to the Gentile Family and all who were fortunate enough to call Fran, "Friend".

The Votes Are In- We Have A Teal Book

The votes are in and we now have a Teal Book which includes Tech/Test and Admin Support. Thanks to all who worked hard to see this through to the end! There's more to do but as was said a long time ago the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step and we just took it.
John & Keith

Message from John and Keith

It’s the end of the week and the negotiating committee has visited every CL&P district in 457 to discuss to tentative agreement.  It seemed to be informative for everyone involved and it helped the committee to further understand the particular concerns of each department.

Tentative Agreement and Possible Vote June 6th

Last night a tentative agreement was reached with Eversource over the combination of the Blue & Green contracts, which includes the Test/ Tech and Admin Support contracts.  We are working to get the final product in your hands by tomorrow.

The negotiating team will be travelling to each district next week to explain the contracts and answer questions.

It looks like the vote will take place on June 6th…more info to follow.

John Fernandes


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