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  The Officers, Board Members and every member of the Local 420 would like to use this website for information it is always being updated so check back often.


Latest Contract Updates:
BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS: The leaderships of both utility locals (420 and 457) were told yesterday that contractors will start doing our troubleshooter work on or by May 1st. They dont know where they would be working out of but there would be 6 two-man crews on days doing I dont know work and trouble work, 2 or 3 two-man crews on 2nd shift, and 1 two- man crew on 3rd shift. They will be in CL&P trucks with contractor label / sticker. Tooled with CL&P tools and using our equipment and rubber goods. They expect our test men to still fault locate for them. Well provide more info as we get it.

Fraternally,
Joseph A Malcarne.

CL&P members in 420 all have contracts until 2016. Yankee Gas members will start negotiating sometime around June 2015

Local 420 led by Business Manager's John K Unikas and Frank E Cirillo, along with help of the membership has raised $110,000 over the last 9 years for the IBEW COPE Fund.

 
 
 
  Current Events  
 
  Monthly Meetings   at 5:30 pm  
  American Italian Club 476 Boyden Ct. Waterbury, CT  
 
March 28th 2014
April 25th 2014
May 30th 2014
June 27th 2014
July 25th 2014
August 22nd 2014
September 26th 2014
October 24th 2014
November 21st 2014
December 19th 2014
 
 
  The Annual 420 Clambake   at 11:00am - 6:00pm  
  Held at the club on September 27th 2014.  
 
  Unit Meetings   at 5PM  
  Norwalk / Stamford Unit meetings are held on the following dates at 5PM at the Norwalk American Legion at 60 County St.

February 19th, 2014
 
 

  • ABA's If you are holding a Unit Meeting Contact Joe Malcarne to get your dates and times on the webpage.
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      New On-line Petition  1/28/2014   
      To all,

    It has come to the attention of the officers of the local that there is a on-line petition against the closing of the work centers across Connecticut. Here is a link, simply copy it and paste it into your browser - http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-nu-executives-from-closing-area-work-centers-in-connecticut

    This will bring you right to the site so you can sign on as well. We would like to give thanks to the individual(s) that came up with this idea, and are asking all members, their family members, friends, etc... to go to this site and sign the petition.
     
     
      Please Post 3/21/2014   
      Dear Sisters and Brothers,

    On Thursday, March 20th 2014 in the late afternoon, I received a call from Labor Relations.

    I was told the Company has a two year contract with Asplundh for trouble work. I was told that the call schedules will continue until July 13th, 2014 but that they could be extended longer than that; they do not know.

    I was further informed that the Company does not know what it is going to do with the present Troubleshooters. No other questions that I asked could be answered.

    I will continue to give you information as I receive it. I can assure you both Locals are in contact with our attorneys and we intend to fight this with all legal means available.

    In Solidarity
    Frank Cirillo
    Business Manager / Financial Secretary
    Local 420 - IBEW
     
     
      Update on Contractors doing Troublework 4/17/2014   
      The leaderships of both utility locals (420 and 457) were told yesterday that contractors will start doing our troubleshooter work on or by May 1st. They don’t know where they would be working out of but there would be 6 two-man crews on days doing “I don’t know work” and trouble work, 2 or 3 two-man crews on 2nd shift, and 1 two- man crew on 3rd shift. They will be in CL&P trucks with contractor label / sticker. Tooled with CL&P tools and using our equipment and rubber goods. They expect our test men to still fault locate for them. We’ll provide more info as we get it.

    Fraternally,
    Joseph A Malcarne
     
     
     
     
      Quick Links
     
      Stop NU Executives Petition   
      Stop the NU executives from closing area work centers in CT  
      www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-nu-executives-from-closing-area-work-centers-in-connecticut  
     
      IBEW International   
      Homepage for IBEW in Washington D.C.  
      www.ibew.org  
     
      CTULA   
      Connecticut United Labor Agency  
      www.ctula.org  
     
      AFL-CIO   
      America's Union Movement  
      www.aflcio.org  
     
     
    "Theres a process and they did not adhere to the process that they promised to, and that undermines their credibility."
    Source: CT. State Rep. Lonnie Reed, (who chairs the Energy and Technology Committee) refering to N.U.'s Management Staff

    Another Quote from a State Rep.
    "Are we willing to put the safety and security of our grid, of our electricity system, in the hands of another country?"
    Source: Joe Aresimowicz
     
    Keeping up the fight!! Business Manager Frank Cirillo with opening statements at the PURA hearings against the Closing of Area Work Centers across CT. Also speaking (not pictured)from the IBEW Local 420 is Assistant Business Manager John k Unikas and retired Brother / ABA Doug Wright
     
      New England Utilities Union Leaders meet - 
     

    This past week the leadership of IBEW Locals 1837, 455, 420 and 457 met in MA. to challenge the companies new and ltest policies (not yet released to employees). Once again proving the old saying is still true today. "the enemy of my enemy is a friend."

    Pictured from left to right is Tom Ryan IBEW 1837 Asst. Business Manager, Brian Kenney IBEW 455 Business Manager, and Frank Cirillo IBEW 42...

     
     
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      Certificates Of Achievement  - 
     

    Certificates Of Achievement

    At the August Monthly Meeting Business Manager Gave out 4 Certificates of Achievement. Brother Al McConnell, Brother Mario Bacchiochi, and local 457 member Mike Granger received one each for another great Golf Outing and putting the contributions to the CT Children s Medical Center well over $100,000. Special Thanks goes out to all the sisters and brothers in ...

     
     
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      420 / 457 Golf Tournament - Proceeds going to CCMC
     

    Another Great Outing put together by Brother Al McConnell, Brother Mario Bacchiocchi, and Brother Grainger.

    All proceeds went to the Ct Children's Medical Center Only union members (non management) are allowed to play in the tournament....

     
     
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      Frank E. Cirillo - Business Manager & Financial Secretary
     

    Mr. Cirillo presently sits on the board of directors for the Connecticut AFL-CIO and is on the AFL-CIO health and safety committee and is a delegate for the Western Connecticut Central Labor Council. Mr. Cirillo is also on the board of directors of the Greater Waterbury United Way. Mr. Cirillo became the chairman of Local 420's COPE fund in 2004, as of Oct 2010, with the help of his brothers a...

     
     
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      John K. Unikas - Assistant Business Manager
     

    John spent 15 years as a Transmission Lineman with General Operations, 18 years as a Distribution Lineman for CL&P in Norwalk, Wilton, Bethel, and New Milford and 8 years as Business Manager and Vice President of Local 420 from 1999 to 2004. In 2004 John was elected Business Manager and held that position until he resigned on April 29th 2011. John is currenty our Assistant Business Manager in W...

     
     
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      Ed Collins - IBEW International Representative
     

    IBEW 2nd District International Representative for New England States

    While an employee of Western Massachusetts Electrical Company, Ed was initiated into IBEW Local 455 in Springfield, MA in January 1967 after having served in The US Navy as a Machinist Mate aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS America (CVA 66).

    In 1969 he was elected Recording Secretary of the local. In the 1971 local ...

     
     
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