About The IBEW And The Our History Of The Local 420
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 725,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.
Our Local 420 was established in November 1937. We currently have 17 Assistant Business Agents helping to support our members.
Local 420 was established by the first business manager Francis Scully in 1937. Mr Scully went door to door of employees houses asking if they would be willing to create a union. There was enough buy in and Local 420 was born.
Local 420 currently represents approximately 700 working men and women in CT. Our workforce is on the properties of Connecticut Light and Power, GDF Suez, NRG Generation, and Yankee Gas with 7 active contracts. Our mission is to protect the rights and safety of all our workers throughout these various contracts and different work locations.