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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Watch the 9/1/11 Press Conference on CT-N!

Rich Sank posed numerous questions to Jeff Butler, President & COO of CL&P during the September 1, 2011 Press Conference.

To watch the CT Press Conference from Thursday, September 1st titled "Utility Company Officials Discuss Efforts Being Made To Restore Power To Their Connecticut Customers" Click Below!!

Welcome New Members : Hartford Clerical Group

On August 18, 2011 the Hartford Clerical Group voted to join IBEW Local 457!

Congratulations and welcome to the Union!


Thank you to all the IBEW Local 457 members who contributed generously for a Brother and fellow worker who suffered serious injuries as a result of an accident on the job in MA.  The outpouring of generosity and caring from our Brothers and Sisters was truly amazing. You are the perfect example of what belonging to a Union is all about.

Support Workers' Rights!

March 2, 2011

Great Effort By Union Members

IBEW Local 457 Members have been making great efforts to better their communities and help others.  Here are a couple examples:

~IBEW Local 457 and 420 Members from CL&P and Yankee Gas in Waterbury and Cheshire donated food and $1,200 to Waterbury's food pantries as part of the Red Cart food drive over the last six weeks.

~Frank Depace, a Local 457 member who works in Tolland, received the Chairman's Life Saving Award from NU.

We are proud of all our Union Brothers and Sisters who work hard to make a positive impact on others- keep up the great work!

IBEW Has Talent Contest

January 6, 2011

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

In addition to our skills on the job, many among us have other talents that deserve to be spotlighted.  As we plan for our 38th International Convention to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, in September 2011, we want to make 2011 a year to celebrate the many things our members do, leading up to the big event in Canada.

And so we initiated IBEW Has Talent (IHT).

Members Vote to Accept Contract

IBEW Locals 457 & 420 members of GDF Suez (formerly FirstLight) voted to accept the proposed contract on November 9, 2010.

The vote was as follows:

14- Accept

4- Reject

Results of Investigation of March Storm Response

Jacobs Consultancy, hired by the Department of Utility Control (DPUC) to do a private investigation of the storm response in March 2010, has finished their investigation.  To view the report, CLICK HERE.

Armelin Wins Car Show

Rich Armelin, member of IBEW Local 457 and Chief in the Stores Department in Tolland, won the car show held on July 21, 2010 at Northeast Utilities Headquarters in Berlin, CT with his 1963 Corvette. Congratulations Rich!


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