SEA News – Jan. 29 edition


State workers need a contract: Join us Feb. 6

On Thursday, Feb. 6, Gov. Chris Sununu will deliver his state of the state address, and starting at 9 a.m. we will deliver our own message: State employees need a contract now! We’re planning an informational picket outside the State House and we need you to be there.

The governor has stood in the way of getting a fair deal for state employees long enough – we need to build support for a fair deal in the Legislature. We’ll have talking points and leaflets to hand out along with buttons and stickers to allow lawmakers to show their support. We can’t do this without you – will you commit to joining us? You can RSVP using this form.

Note: If this is during your regular work hours, you must file for leave to attend.

 Thursday, Feb. 6
TIME: 9-10:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Outside of the State House, Concord
RSVP: Let us know you’ll be there!


Pease firefighter dies after battling cancer

We’re sad to report that Michael Galimberti, a member of the Pease firefighting crew since 2008, has lost his battle with cancer. Galimberti, 50, leaves behind a wife and daughter.

A memorial service with full firefighter honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the First Congregational Church of Ossipee. In lieu of flowers, his family has asked for donations in his memory to advance cancer research. You can find his full obituary here.


Special BOD election set at Council meeting

County and Municipal, CCSNH and Private Sector seats are open

There will be a special election for three vacant positions on the Board of Directors at the next Council meeting on March 12. The positions up for election are: Director – CCSNH, Director – County and Municipal, and Director – Private Sector. You can read more and find a self-nomination form on our website.

Nominations are open for chapter elections

Some, but not all, SEA/SEIU Local 1984 chapters will hold chapter-level elections in early 2020. In order to be eligible to vote or to run for office in chapter elections, you must be a member in good standing no later than 5 p.m. Feb. 3, 2020.

Chapters holding elections this year will elect President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer (or Secretary/Treasurer if bylaws allow), Councilors and Alternate Councilors. You can find more information – including which chapters are holding elections this year – and the self-nomination form on our website.


Upcoming SEA/SEIU Local 1984 events

Movie night: Social Activities and Campaign for Public Good bring back movie night on Thursday, Feb. 6, with a screening of “The Story of Facism in Europe,” followed by a facilitated discussion. The social begins at 5 p.m. and the movie begins at 6 p.m. at our office at 207 N. Main St. in Concord. Event is open to members, friends and family.

Unplugged game night:  The monthly electronics-free family game night is set for Friday, Feb. 7, from 5-7 p.m. at our office at 207 N. Main St. in Concord. Event is open to members, friends and family.

Meeting with Lorrie Rudis: Chapter 44 (Department of Education) invites all members to take part in a meeting with the state’s director of personnel, Lorrie Rudis, at 4:15 p.m. on Feb. 12, at the DOE building, 101 Pleasant St., Concord. The meeting will be in Room 12/Conference Room. Office doors close at 4:30 p.m.

Knitting for the Public Good: The Campaign for Public Good’s knitting group will meet next on Thursday, February 13, at 5 p.m.

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