Welcome to IBEW420.com  
 
  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.

September 2014 monthly meeting in Waterbury the local held its nominations for officers and e-board members.
The current officers and e-board members ran unopposed.

Local 420 led by Business Manager's John K Unikas and Frank E Cirillo, along with help of the membership has raised $127,000 over the last 10 years for the IBEW COPE Fund.

 
 
 
  Current Events  
 
  Monthly Meetings   at 5:30 pm  
  American Italian Club 476 Boyden Ct. Waterbury, CT  
  February 27th 2015
March 27th 2015
April 24th 2015
May 15th 2015
June 26th 2015
July 24th 2015
August 28th 2015
September 25th 2015
October 23rd 2015
November 20th 2015
December 18th 2015
 
 
  Sample letter to State Reps / Mayors 3/1/2015   
  Dear Representative ……….

I am sure you are aware that CT Light and Power, now Eversource Energy, is planning on closing down more work centers. I am writing this to discuss at least three negative impacts I can foresee. Closing these work centers is going to have a very negative impact on small businesses around the state. The surrounding businesses in the towns the work centers are in now have the daily business of the workers in these centers. Local delis, gas stations, and convenient stores will lose the volume once the centers are closed. This will create a negative impact on the surrounding economy. The employees in the work centers will be scattered around the state.

It is my opinion and the opinion of my colleagues that once these work centers are closed down the restoration efforts will also be dramatically slowed down. During major storm events or 9-11 incidents the first responders (police and fire) will have to be utilized more while waiting for us to come from farther distances. Extended outages will start to be the norm rather than the exception.

The third negative impact, which may not be thought of as a great issue, is the impact on the employees. Some of my colleagues may choose to retire than move on to another city. The utility company is not replacing them if they do leave. The customer base or miles traveled will not be decreasing but the number of workers serving the customers has been. During the PURA hearings last year the company official “under oath” stated they will replace anyone that retires due to the buildings closing. As of today they have yet to hire for anyone that left. Fewer employees to restore the power will also lead to extended outages.

I ask you as my representative to contact PURA and the Attorney General and demand that they stop this utility from damaging this state and putting the public at risk anymore.

Thank You.
 
 
  The Annual 420 vs. 457 Golf Tournament 7/10/2015  at 8:00am registration  
  July 10th 2015
Pequabuck Golf Club, 56 School St., Terryville, CT 06786
 
  Another succesful Golf tournament. Get your 4 somes in to Brother Al McConnell or Brother Mario Bacchiocchi ASAP. This is a very important tournament. This will put donations to the Childrens Hospital over $100,000  
 
  The Annual 420 Clambake 9/26/2015  at 11:00am - 6:00pm  
  Held at the club on September 26th 2015.
OPEN BAR
$25.00 for members
$35.00 for non members
11am until 6pm

Clams, steaks, sausage, roast beef, sausage and peppers, burgers dogs, plus buffet.

American Italian Club
476 Boyden St
Waterbury
 
 
 
 
  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  
 
 
"I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
 
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
 
  Blue and Green do get along - 
 

This past September in their annual event Keith Boczer and John Burke hosted the Blue Vs. Green softball game in Norwalk. Another successful outing put together by union sisters and brothers. John Burke and the green book won the game....

 
 
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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. This year we raised $20,000. In picture are the brothers mentioned above plus Brothers Joe Malcarne, John Unikas, Frank Cirillo from local420 Larry Polaski...

 
 
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  Pictures from the clambake - 
 

Here are two pictures from the 2014 clambake various members Nancy and Elizabeth...

 
 
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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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