Our union is committed to changing our members lives; through aggressive bargaining for our contract, fighting for our members at the State House, protecting our pensions, developing our member leadership and so much more.
Where We Are Today
SEA has come to represent employees’ interests in nearly 30 collective bargaining units, from public service agencies, to towns and municipalities all across the state.
An SEA Collective Bargaining Agreement spells out in writing such things as, wage rates, insurance, holiday pay, vacation time, and seniority. The contract also provides for such things as sick leave, jury duty, funeral leave, military service leave, hours of work, overtime, safety regulations, and conditions of employment.
SEA/SEIU Local 1984 has its own officers, governing body, constitution, and bylaws. It is a completely democratic organization and is truly member-led and member-driven. The union is as varied as its members because the union is the members. There are standing and ad hoc committees that address a myriad of special interests ranging from making changes to the constitution to procuring member benefits. There is an opportunity for everyone to contribute to the union.
As a union, in addition to negotiating employment contracts and upholding them, we have addressed many of the social issues facing our state and country including accessing affordable healthcare; the right to a dignified retirement; income inequality; and many others.