Around the Local

On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Fabio Pires was involved in a very serious accident while working in an electric vault in Downtown Boston. The accident has left him with very serious burns and he has been fighting for his life ever since. For those who know Fabio on a personal level, knows how much of a kind and compassionate person he is. He is a very family oriented man who helps his mom take care of his siblings. He is a very loving boyfriend of over 10 years to Deana, who is now his fiancé. He never turns down an opportunity to help anyone whether he was asked or not.

The opportunity to bask in the glow of appreciation for working people does not come often, particularly in the presence of high-ranking elected officials, including the President of the United States.

President Biden met with IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson and labor leaders to discuss strengthening America’s labor unions and support workers. 

The Biden administration invoked the Defense Production Act to ease supply chain issues around solar panels on June 6, while continuing its investigation into possible Chinese trade violations.

Taken together, IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson said the suite of executive actions will build America’s energy arsenal and spur domestic energy manufacturing while reducing energy costs, supporting good-paying union jobs, and strengthening U.S. energy independence while maintaining strong labor standards.

Nearly 8 million new jobs have been added to the U.S. economy since the end of 2020. This means that employment is nearly matching pre-pandemic levels from two years ago. Construction is among the leading sectors for job growth, and that is only likely to improve as funding for infrastructure projects resulting from the historic new law comes to fruition.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai met with business and labor leaders at the Port of Baltimore on March 21 to discuss Atlantic trade with her counterpart from the United Kingdom.

Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Durham, N.C. to call for more unionization in the state.



President Biden traveled to Portland, Ore., on April 21 to visit the site of a massive project to upgrade the Portland International Airport and discuss the infrastructure law’s role in transforming the economy of the Pacific Northwest.

President Joe Biden electrified the IBEW Convention in Chicago on May 11, drawing thunderous cheers for infrastructure 

IBEW LOCAL 457 ANNUAL PICNIC SEPTEMBER 17 IN APPRECIATION FOR ALL THAT YOU DO. 

Tickets are on sale please contact the local!

NORWICH DPU CONTRACT HAS PASSED - Thanks goes out to the Negotiating Committee of Local 457

The IBEW 40th International Convention in Chicago, IL has come to a close. Our local was well represented by Bus. Mgr. Scott McCoy, Asst. Bus. Mgr. Jeremy Rose, Pres. Shamus Mara and Asst. Bus. Agent Jose Raspardo. International President Lonnie Stephenson, 2nd District IVP Mike Monahan and 2nd District IEC Myles Calvey were all re-elected.

TEAL CONTRACT HAS PASSED  - Thanks goes out to the Negotiating Committees of Locals 457 & 420

Jeremy Rose (Asst. Bus. Mgr.) & Shamus Mara (President) attended this morning’s WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY in Groton, CT (Washington Park).  A ceremony also took place this morning in Hartford (Bushnell Park). 



“Mourn for the dead…Fight like hell for the living…”

                                     -Mother Jones

On Thursday, April 14th, ABA Jose Raspardo and Stewards Mark Shaw & Brian Rockefeller (Gas) helped repair the gas fire pit for The Middletown Elks where our monthly meetings are held. Our retired Bus. Mgr. John Fernandes reached out and 457 responded. Thanks to Jose, Mark & Brian for stepping up and “getting it done”

President Biden signed an executive order requiring the federal government to reduce emissions from its buildings,vehicles and operations.

With it, the administration seeks to transform how thegovernment builds, purchases and operates while supportingthe growth of the domestic clean energy and clean technologyindustries.

President Lonnie Stephenson cheered the Dec. 8 announcement.

As part of the Biden administration’s ongoing commitment to energy workers, an online system has been launched tomatch $45 billion in investment opportunities with local economic revitalization programs.

The Biden administration is taking a new approach to the tons of spent nuclear fuel temporarily housed at nuclear plantsacross the country.

The Department of Energy has announced a search for willing communities to store the nuclear waste after abandoningthe decades-long effort to designate Nevada’s Yucca Mountain as a repository following local opposition.

At a roundtable with union leaders, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledged that new trade pacts and related foreign policy will help American workers.

IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson is rallying members to help protect the country from undemocratic forces in statelegislatures and in the U.S.

National Labor Relations Board general counsel Jennifer Abruzzo announced an effort to pursue employers in court for engaging in illegal anti-union retaliation.

A task force created by President Biden in the early days of his administration to promote worker organizing and collective bargaining has produced a report with nearly 70 recommendations.

 

President Biden was already slated to visit Pittsburgh on Jan. 28, when a 50-year-old bridge near the speech venue picked that day to give way, collapsing under its weight and injuring several people on it at the time.

President Biden on Feb. 4 issued an Executive Order requiring project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale federal construction projects.

On the campaign trail and throughout his presidency, Joe Biden has promised to be the most pro-union, pro-worker president in history. As President Biden celebrates his first year in office, his actions are matching his words.

Just in time for the flow of resources to fulfill the promises of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed on Nov. 15, the White House is amplifying how to capitalize on the historic funding opportunities.

Modernizing the electric grid. Decarbonizing transportation. Investing in the future. Good job opportunities for Americans.

After nearly five years without a confirmed leader, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is headed by worker safety advocate Doug Parker.

 

In a welcome reversal from past administrations’ attempts to stifle the power of unions in the federal sector, the Biden administration is actively encouraging more worker participation in collective bargaining.

 

Continuing a trend of filling labor-related posts with experienced pro-worker nominees, President Biden has selected Susan Tsui Grundmann and Kurt Rumsfeld for seats on the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

 

 

President Biden appeared at the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton on October 20 to promote his domestic agenda and the hundreds of thousands of jobs that will be created to rebuild the nation’s degraded infrastructure.

 

There to meet him backstage was Scranton Local 81 Business Manager Mike McDermott.

 

Relief for middle class families is one step closer with the passage by the House of Representatives of the Build Back Better Act on Nov. 19.

 

Like the infrastructure bill, the Build Back Better Act will make transformative investments in future generations, the health care system and public schools.

 

Passage by the House of Representatives came only hours after the IBEW launched a lobbying effort involving hundreds of IBEW members working the phones in an all-out push for a vote on the infrastructure legislation that ultimately passed both chambers with bipartisan support.

 

First, President Stephenson convened a call on Nov. 1 with more than 500 IBEW members to urge them to press their members of Congress to support the package.

 

With the stroke of the pen, alongside more than 10 IBEW members and a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House on Nov. 15, President Biden made official one of the biggest infrastructure investments in U.S. history.

 

Its size and scope ensures that it will rebuild both the country’s weakened infrastructure and the middle class. Touching nearly every sector of the U.S. economy, the bill was touted on a level comparable to the construction of the transcontinental railroad in the late 19th century and the interstate highway system in the 1950s.

 

Historic and transformational change for America’s infrastructure and jobs is the order of the day on Capitol Hill as negotiators seek to construct legislation containing President Biden’s bold plan for America.

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IBEW 420/457 Charity Golf Tournament is happening July 16, 2021 at the Pequabuck Golf Club of Bristol

Registration opens at 8 a.m.

Shot Gun Tee Time at 9 a.m.

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IBEW 420/457 Charity Golf Tournament is happening July 16, 2021 at the Pequabuck Golf Club of Bristol

Registration opens at 8 a.m.

Shot Gun Tee Time at 9 a.m.

$160 per person (includes day of golf with amenities, tournament contests, lunch, dinner, beverages and gift item)

$50 per person for dinner only- spouses and friends welcome!

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