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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The Votes Are In- We Have A Teal Book

The votes are in and we now have a Teal Book which includes Tech/Test and Admin Support. Thanks to all who worked hard to see this through to the end! There's more to do but as was said a long time ago the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step and we just took it.
John & Keith

Message from John and Keith

It’s the end of the week and the negotiating committee has visited every CL&P district in 457 to discuss to tentative agreement.  It seemed to be informative for everyone involved and it helped the committee to further understand the particular concerns of each department.

Tentative Agreement and Possible Vote June 6th

Last night a tentative agreement was reached with Eversource over the combination of the Blue & Green contracts, which includes the Test/ Tech and Admin Support contracts.  We are working to get the final product in your hands by tomorrow.

The negotiating team will be travelling to each district next week to explain the contracts and answer questions.

It looks like the vote will take place on June 6th…more info to follow.

John Fernandes



Start: April 28, 2016 • 5:00 PM

Workers Memorial in Bushnell Park• 83 Trinity Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Brother Cirillo's Obituary

Loving Family Man

Francis “Frank” E. Cirillo III, age 55, passed away unexpectedly, on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at his home. He was the devoted husband of Milena (Crudele) Cirillo.

Mr. Cirillo was born on April 30, 1960, in Waterbury, son of Michelena (Fappiano) Cirillo and the late Francis “Frank” E. Cirillo. He was a graduate of Wilby High School. He was a proud U.S. Navy Cold War Veteran and served on the USS Ranger CV-61 and was honored for his service in 2014 by the Waterbury Veteran’s Committee.

R.I.P. Jon Swanson

Our condolences go out to the family of Jon Swanson, Chief Lineman working in System Projects East, who passed away at his home this past weekend.

We will post arrangements when they become available.

The Passing of Frank Cirillo

We are saddened to learn that on Friday, April 15, 2016 Frank Cirillo, Business Manager of IBEW Local 420 passed away.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

We will post arrangements when they become available.

Send In Your Testimony For R.H.B. 5509

Raised House Bill No. 5509 is "an act concerning staffing levels for electric service lineworkers" which has been referred to the Joint Committee on Energy and Technology. The aim of the bill is to establish minimum staffing levels of electric service lineworkers for electric distribution companies, i.e. Eversource and UI. John Fernandes, along with a few others, went to Hartford to give their testimony on March 10, 2016.


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