SEA News
March 20, 2019


Firefighter battling cancer needs our help

Mike Galimberti is a longtime SEA member with Pease Air National Guard

One of our fellow SEA/SEIU Local 1984 members at Pease Air National Guard Base, Mike Galimberti, is facing a fight with cancer and his sister has set up an online fundraiser to help raise money to cover the expenses his family will undoubtedly face.

Please join us in supporting Mike and his family in a difficult time. As of Wednesday morning, the fundraiser was nearly halfway to its goal – please help get them over the top. You can make a donation here.


Beat the increase: sign up for SEA 5K today

Cost of registration increases after today; sign up and raise money for OSC

The 2019 SEA 5K Road Race and Fitness Walk is now just a bit more than two weeks away on April 6, and the price to sign up is set to increase after today. Sign up now to beat the increase.

The SEA 5K is a fundraiser for Operation Santa Claus, and when you sign up, you’ll get your own fundraising page and you’ll have the ability to join your chapter team. This year, chapters will compete not only to see which team is the fastest on race day but also which team can raise the most money for Operation Santa Claus.

If you don’t want to compete as a runner or walker, you can still help OSC by making a direct donation at For everyone else, we’ll see you at the start line on April 6.


Walk With Ease to step into better health

If you’re ready to improve your health but need help taking that all-important first step, a new program for state employees is for you. Walk With Ease is an evidence-based, no-cost walking program created by the Arthritis Foundation to help people reduce pain and improve overall health.

This program can be done in a group or on your own. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk With Ease. This program is approved for people with arthritis but is open to anyone who wants to increase their physical activity safely and gradually. You can sign up by visiting or by using the new Mobile Health App. You can download a printable flyer for the program here.


Members can save 15% at  

The program is offered free for SEA/SEIU Local 1984 members and their spouses

Just in time for mud season, we’re happy to offer a new discount to SEA/SEIU Local 1984 members – 15 percent off at The website specializing in work footwear, apparel and equipment from brands including Carhartt, Dickies, Timberland Pro and Wolverine.

SEA members receive a 15 percent discount to, excluding sale and clearance items. To get the discount code, you’ll need to call 1-636-680-8051. You can see our full list of member discounts here.


Movie Night returns with ‘Office Space’

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.

Unplugged Family Game Night returns tonight (Wednesday) from 5-7 p.m. Bring a snack and your favorite game to share to this family-friendly event.

Knitting for the Public Good meets tomorrow (Thursday) at 5 p.m. Learn to knit or if you’re an expert, teach your fellow members a few tricks. The group knits items to donate to those in need. RSVP on Facebook.

Skill-sharing session – Excel will take place Monday, March 25, at 5 p.m. This drop-in session will be led by Director Mikayla Bourque. Members are asked to bring their own laptop. If you have a specific need or question, you can email

Movie Night returns at 5 p.m. Friday, March 29, with “Office Space.” The showing is in support of anti-bullying legislation pushed by SEA/SEIU Local 1984; the showing is co-sponsored by Chapter 44, the Social Activities Committee and the Campaign for Public Good.

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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