Convention 2015: Resolutions and Amendments

Convention 2015 347

Eric Ferren, the chair of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee, addresses delegates.

Included in the busy agenda was the presentation of three Resolutions.  The first was to draft and bring forward legislation that calls for a Cost of Living Adjustment for all retirees who participate in the New Hampshire Retirement System.  The resolution passed unanimously.

The second Resolution called for SEA/SEIU Local 1984 mileage reimbursement to be increased to 50% of the rate established by the US Internal Revenue Service, which is currently 57.5 cents per mile.  This would increase the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 mileage reimbursement rate from 20 cents per mile to 28.75 cents per mile. The resolution was referred to the Finance Committee for consideration.

Peter Brunette rises to speak on

Peter Brunette rises to speak on an amendment.

The third Resolution would have provided non-members with the right to be surveyed, included in any and all aspects of bargaining, and be able to vote on the proposed contract.  The resolution failed.

There were also two Constitutional Amendments brought forward. The first established the addition of a SEA/SEIU Local 1984 Board of Directors seat for a representative of the Community College System (CCSNH). This amendment passed.

The second amendment brought forward for consideration dealt with establishing an additional standing committee per the constitution. The proposed committee would be called the Elections Committee, which would be charged with reviewing all Federal, State, Local, and SEIU requirements for elections of any type within the association. Following discussion, this constitutional amendment failed.

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