Business Manager : Keith Harris ( )
Business Manager : Keith Harris ( )

Welcome to IBEW Local 457

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 457 was chartered in 1972. We represent approximately 1000 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 two working full-time; Business Manager and Assistant Business Manager. 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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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")

Help the L & M Nurses & Techs

We received this e-mail from Lori Pelletier, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the CT AFL-CIO.

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!


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