SEA News for April 10


Recently, the Union Leader published a story detailing the working conditions at Employment Securities amid the COVID-19 crisis. Below is an excerpt from the story:

“Some New Hampshire Employment Security workers would prefer to work from home, where the chance of getting sick from the coronavirus would be less, the worker said. A second worker who also did not want to be identified had similar concerns: “Some people are afraid to come to work because they don’t want to get infected.”

To read more, click here.


As the coronavirus pandemic continues to plague the State of New Hampshire, we realize you have many questions about your safety, economic security, and your rights. As the Federal Government and the State of New Hampshire adopt new laws and rules pertaining to this pandemic, the SEA is working hard to keep you informed, and provide to you the resources to ensure your rights are protected and upheld. We have been receiving a lot of questions about new leave benefits, job protections, unemployment benefits, personal protective equipment, and much more. We encourage all members to continue to contact your union representatives with questions, but we have also posted the most pertinent documents on our website here, including an FAQ we created, that may help to answer the questions you might have.

Also, here are links to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Guidelines and to their FAQ site, which likewise offers great information on the implementation of federally mandated leave benefits currently being provided by the State.

Please stay safe during these uncertain times, and be sure to contact your representative or our legal department as we all continue to navigate our way through this ever changing landscape.

Gary Snyder
SEA General Counsel


For your reference, here is the new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Emergency Paid Family Leave (EPFL) FMLA+ form for employees to complete and return to their human resources department. This form is to use for employees who are out of work for FMLA Leave or Child Care Leave due to COVID-19.


From our friends at Prudential Pathways:

We are pleased to offer you a financial wellness educational series through Prudential PathwaysSM. Prudential PathwaysSM offers practical, down-to earth information that may help you and your family today, tomorrow and beyond. It is designed to give you an understanding of the fundamentals of financial wellness through educational seminars. The series available is Prudential Pathways: A Financial Wellness 4-part Series.
The seminar will cover important topics, like these:

  • Setting your financial goals
  • Protecting your assets through risk management
  • Investment principles
  • Healthcare planning strategies
  • Retirement and asset distribution planning strategies
  • Tax strategies
  • Estate planning strategies
  • How your employee benefits fit into your overall financial picture

Click here to register!

Tuesday, May 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
5:30 – 7:00PM
via WebEx
Link will be sent 24 hours prior to each session in your reminder email

If you have a question or concern, please contact or 844-592-8993.


This pandemic has hit all of us in different ways, We are grateful to be able to serve you during this crisis and to ensure that your rights and interests are protected because it is under trying circumstances when an employer’s commitment to their workforce is tested. Every single one of the SEA staff is working to ensure members’ needs are being addressed. If you have felt particularly helped by your union during this time or you simply are motivated by the knowledge that a stronger union means a stronger future for all us, then we urge you to please speak to your non-member colleagues about the importance of joining the SEA.


There is no better way to strengthen our collective power than to band together.

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