Eversource has ratified a new four-year contract with its Connecticut natural gas employees in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Locals 420 and 457.

Key provisions of the new agreement include:

  • Increasing employee safety-related training allowances.

  • Enhancing Call Before You Dig response to improve public safety.

  • Annual wage increases of 3.25% for the first year and 3% per year for the remaining three years of the four-year contract.

  • Establishing afternoon and evening shifts to support 24-hour coverage in the Meter Services Department.

  • Creation of 20 additional union positions during the term of the agreement.

  • Adjusting overtime premium enhancements to improve employee productivity.

IBEW Locals 420 and 457 represent more than 1,500 employees in a variety of positions, including gas technicians, electric line workers, technicians and mechanics, working throughout the company’s Connecticut service area.