CL&P workers reject latest contract proposal - WFSB 3 Connecticut

CL&P workers reject latest contract proposal

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Workers in two unions voted to reject the latest contract proposal from Connecticut Light and Power.

According to a statement released jointly by IBEW Local 420 Business Manager Frank Cirillo and IBEW Local 457 Business Manager John Fernandes, nearly 1,000 members, or 95 percent of workers, rejected the plan.

Workers said they disagree with the utility on staffing and overtime issues.

"It is unconscionable that as company executives rake in record salaries and bonuses, CL&P continues to cut staff, implement dangerous amounts of forced overtime, and replace skilled local workers with costly, inexperienced out-of-state contractors," Cirillo and Fernandes said in the statement." 

Both CL&P and the unions are expected to come back to the table to continue negotiations in the near future.

The two unions represent workers employed as linemen, operations workers and field personnel.

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