Business Manager: Russell Harper ( )

Welcome to IBEW Local 457

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 457 was chartered in 1972. We represent approximately 950 working men and women in CT. Our workforce is on the properties of Eversource Energy, FirstLight Power Resources, Norwich Public Utilities, NRG Energy, Inc. and Wallingford Public Utilities.

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 12 different contracts. Our office is in Berlin, CT, where we have of staff of four working full-time; 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. 

 

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Update On PURA Docket 13-11-13

As you are aware a docket has been opened at Public Utility Regulatory Agency (PURA) to look at IT layoffs and outsourcing, as well as the proposed building closures.  You can find the active docket 13-11-13 at the PURA web site.

Attached you can see the CL&P response to the questions put forth by PURA.

NLRB Ruling In Union's Favor & New Group Votes To Unionize

Today, the NLRB ruled that the Circuit Owners and Senior Circuit Owners are NOT supervisors and a vote was held.  They, along with Engineers and Technicians, overwhelmingly voted to Unionize.  Congratulations and welcome to IBEW Local 457!

DPUC Docket Created

Due to our efforts and working with the State Reps, the DPUC has created a docket to address the closing of the Willimantic and Middletown Area Work Centers! We will post more information as it becomes available. Have a fun and safe Thanksgiving!

Two New Groups Voted To Join The Union!

This morning the New London and Willimantic Administrative Support Groups voted to join IBEW Local 457. Congratulations and welcome to the Union!

Union Plus Scholarship

The Union Plus Scholarship Program information is available on-line at http://www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing/scholarships

Millstone News Article in The Day

John Fernandes was interviewed by They Day's Judy Benson about our efforts to organize workers at Millstone. CLICK HERE to view the article.

Middletown and Willimantic Closures- contact your State Reps

While we have requested a meeting on the Middletown and Willimantic closures, we feel all the local politicians need to know what this action will mean for their communities.  We have already reached out to them but the message of the potential impact is stronger if it comes from the workforce.  Listed below are contacts of various politicians. Send them a message as to why you feel this move is not in the best interest of the customer.

Test/ Tech Contract Vote Update

IBEW Local 457 & 420 Members voted today to accept the CL&P Test/ Tech contract.

Blue & Green Combo Meetings Cancelled

            As you may be aware, there have been meetings between our Local, 420, and the Company to discuss combining the Blue & Green Books. The reason this is occurring is, during negotiations, in order to reduce the forced on-call Troubleshooter rotation, a schedule was created that worked for us, provided we agreed to meet and discuss the Company’s needs going forward.

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