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

CL&P Update 3/7/2014

CL&P Update for March 7, 2014:

No real news to report. We’ve heard the rumors about Asplundh and the cost associated with using them. The Company is still holding to their position, which would violate our contracts. Our position remains the same; honor and respect our contracts.

CL&P Update 2/27/2014

CL&P Update

We want to let everyone know where we are on a few significant issues at CL&P. 

CL&P Union Meeting Cancelled & Update

The CL&P Union meeting for Thursday, February 13th is cancelled due to the impending snow storm.

2014 Penguin Plunge

Thank you to the following members and their family for plunging into the icy waters at Hammonassett Beach to raise money for Special Olympics CT: team captain Anthony Riley, Jr. (son of member Aimee Riley), Paul Gagnon, Rich Buchetto and his sons Victor and Austin, and Ray Whitehead and his daughter Olivia. The team raised over $1,000. Thank you so much to all who supported this great cause! 

John Fernandes' statement to PURA

John Fernandes read the following statement at the PURA hearing this morning:

2014 Penguin Plunge

We will be participating in the Penguin Plunge in Madison this year. It will be held at Hammonasset Beach State Park on Saturday, February 8, 2014. 

Registration is at 10:00 a.m.

2014 Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade

For the third year in a row, IBEW Local 457 will be participating in the Hartford St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 15, 2014 with a float.

John Fernandes' Letter to the Editor

Click Here to read what John Fernandes wrote in a Letter to the Editor at the Middletown Press- (2nd letter down; titled "Closing of facility should spark outrage")

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