SEA News – June 19, 2019


Peter Brunette elected to Board of Directors

Last week, Peter Brunette was elected to the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 Board of Directors in a special election at the June quarterly Council meeting. Brunette has served the union in a variety of roles, including a previous stint on the Board of Directors.

We hope you’ll join us in congratulating Peter and thanking him and our other candidate, Dennis Etchells, for stepping forward to lead. You can read more on our website.


Member, wife need help after accident

Members at the Department of Transportation are raising money to help a fellow member, Adam White, who along with his wife was hurt in a motorcycle accident over Memorial Day weekend. Thankfully, both Adam and his wife survived but their injuries were severe. His colleagues are collecting money to help in their recovery, and funds can be dropped off at several Mechanical Services locations. You can read more on our website.


Chapter 1 member honored for service

At the monthly Chapter 1 meeting on Monday, member George Fryer was honored by the Quilts of Valor Foundation for his service in the Korean war. The honor was a surprise to Fryer – his family arranged to have the presentation made at the Chapter 1 meeting. You can read more on our website.


Join us for a celebration of passage of SB 6

You’re invited to join us at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, to celebrate the passage of SB 6, the child protection bill that will add 77 new positions at DCYF. This bill was the result of years of work and dedicated advocacy by our child protection members. We want to celebrate that. If you can join us here at the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 office next Tuesday, you’re asked to RSVP using this form.


Work here: Currently accepting applications

If you’d like to help SEA/SEIU Local 1984 members make a difference in the workplace and at the Legislature, you should check out our two currently posted positions: Political Director and Account Technician/Secretary II. Each position plays an important part in the work our office does, organizing and enabling our members to make positive change every day. You can see the complete posts on our website.


SEA/SEIU Local 1984 members are planning the following events. Unless otherwise noted, events are at the SEA office in Concord.

Play and Stay Weekend returns for a few days of family fun in the sun from July 19-21 at the Pemi River Campground in Thornton. There will be plenty to do for all between activities planned by our members – there’s an ‘80s theme this year – and everything the campground has to offer. The cost of camping is $10 a night per adult – kids are free. And this year, you can sign up and pay for your reservation online. You can find more information and an RSVP form on our website. If you want to let your friends and colleagues know you’ll be coming, you can RSVP on Facebook.

Unplugged game night returns tonight, June 19, at 5 p.m., for some family-friendly fun. Bring a game and a snack to share.

Movie night returns next Thursday, June 27 (note change from Friday nights), at 5 p.m. with a showing of the documentary “Out at Work,” in recognition of Pride Month. The documentary illustrates what happens when LGBT people are not legally protected from employment discrimination. We’ll supply the popcorn, you bring a snack to share. RSVP on Facebook.

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