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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Union Plus Scholarship

The Union Plus Scholarship Program information is available on-line at

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.

Gary Stacy Memorial Bike Ride and Blood Drive

Gary Stacy Memorial Bike Ride 
and Blood Drive

Meter Service Update

At the last CL&P unit meeting it was brought to our attention that there is a feeling in Meter Service that the Union is meeting with the Company without any Meter Service representation.  Not true.  Fact: there was a much anticipated meeting on 6/12/13 where the Company was going to reveal their plan for Meter Service going forward.  Well, it didn’t go well for the Company that day because they had not met with the Unions and their plan violated the contracts in several areas.

John Fernandes Elected President of NEUC

Local 457's Business Manager, John Fernandes, was elected to a 3 year term as President of the New England Utility Council! The NEUC is made up of IBEW Locals in New England who meet throughout the year to discuss important issues. Congratulations John!

Explosion in Hartford- Union Members Are OK

Four of our Union Brothers were doing routine maintenance underground in Hartford this morning when there was an explosion. All of them were wearing safety gear and were transported to Hartford Hospital to be evaluated. We are happy to report that none of their injuries was life threatening and all have been released from the hospital! Everyone stay safe out there!


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