SEA News
April 24, 2019


Join us Wednesday for May Day rally

Members encouraged to take part in lunchtime event at State House

The labor and faith communities will once again come together on May 1 for International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day. Members are encouraged to take part. We’ll meet at noon under the arch along Main Street in front of the State House.

May Day commemorates the deadly Haymarket Square bombing more than a century ago, when workers were rallying for the 8-hour workday. Their fight helped set the stage other victories over the years, but none of it came easily or without uniting under one movement.

As state employees face yet another difficult contract negotiation process, it’s important to come together with our allies in the community to fight for working people everywhere. We hope you’ll join us. You can RSVP on Facebook.


OSC is the big winner at annual road race

Race participants raise more than $1,600 for our Christmas program

One of the largest groups in years turned out on April 6 for our annual SEA 5K Road Race and Fitness Walk. The 5K has always benefitted Operation Santa Claus, but this year participants were able to individually raise money for OSC.

In all, participants raised $1,668, a total that does not include major sponsor contributions. The hope going forward is that with a year under our belts, next year we can raise even more. Read more


Show your wares at first Members Market

We’re seeking member vendors for inaugural market day on May 11

All are invited to join us Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for our first Members Market at the SEA offices on North Main Street. On that day, Chapter 45 will also do cleanup and planting of their adopt-a-spot outside of our office.

The Members Market is an opportunity for our members to present their wares – any sort of handmade goods – for sale. We know a lot of our members have vibrant side businesses, and we’re hoping this is a nice showcase for that. If you’re interested in taking part as a vendor, you can send an email to


Join us for a paddle in memory of Ken Roos  

Last year our union lost a driving force, First Vice President Ken Roos. Ken’s family has issued an open invitation to join in a celebration of Ken’s life doing something Ken loved dearly: paddling on the river.

You’re invited to join Jodi, Nate and Alexa Roos in a paddling celebration of Ken’s life on Sunday, May 26 at 12:30 p.m. (Rain date is Monday, May 27.) Read more


Movie Night returns with documentary

SEA members are planning the following events, which are open to SEA members and their families along with friends in the community. Unless otherwise noted, all events are at the SEA office in Concord.

Movie Night returns at 5 p.m. this Friday, April 26, with a showing of the PBS documentary “Waging a Living,” which follows the lives of four low-wage workers. SEA members have long fought for a minimum wage increase in our state, and two such bills are currently working their way through the Legislature. Bring snacks to share, we’ll supply the popcorn.

Skill Share: Social Media will be led by member Stan Freeda at 5 p.m. May 14. We’ll discuss social media in general and Stan will be able to answer questions about Facebook, Twitter or other social media platforms. Please RSVP at

Foxwoods Resort Casino trip is set for Saturday, June 8. For just $35, you’ll get transportation to and from the casino, a $10 meal voucher and a $15 bonus slot play. The trip is open to SEA members and guests – you’ll want to act fast to reserve your seats. Read more on our website.

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