This page includes information related to the tentative agreement that has now been sent out to SEA Executive Branch members for a ratification vote. Each section will be set off by a horizontal rule and a header labeling that section’s contents. You can click one of the following links to jump to that section:
We have developed a number of fact sheets that will help explain key points contained in the TA. They follow.
Important clarification about dental coverage: We have received clarification from the state that while the TA’s dental benefit will increase cleanings from two per year to three, it will continue to cover two exams by the dentist per year.
You can view a coverage map for NH Hospitals here.
You can view coverage map for Anthem’s Site of Service Diagnostic Centers here. This was last updated in early September 2013. The areas in light blue do not have a diagnostic center within 45 miles as the crow flies.
You can view coverage map for Anthem’s Site of Service Ambulatory Surgical Centers here. This was last updated in early September 2013. The areas in light blue do not have a ambulatory surgical center within 45 miles as the crow flies.
Cover Letter and Links to TA Changes
On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 the SEA Collective Bargaining Senate (CBS) met to receive a bargaining settlement proposal reached between the State and the SEA Master Bargaining Team (MBT) earlier that day. After reviewing the proposal, the CBS voted along with the MBT’s recommendation to accept the proposal as a tentative agreement. Language stricken from the agreement is crossed out. New language is bolded and italicized. Notes to clarify what isn’t changed in larger articles are included in brackets [ ]. Sections of the current master contract not referred to herein remain unchanged.
Information on 2013-15 Executive Branch CBA
The CBS has referred the tentative agreement to a ratification vote by the SEA bargaining unit members with a recommendation that members should accept it.
In the packet sent out this week, you’ll find this same cover letter, along with the changes to the proposed 2013-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement. You can also find those changes here. In your packet, you should also find a ballot and a self-addressed return envelope. In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Policy each member will have fourteen (14) days from the date of mailing to return the ballot to SEA/SEIU Local 1984.
The enclosed ballot may be returned in one of two ways:
BY MAIL: Ballots must be postmarked on or before November 15, 2013 to be counted.
IN PERSON: The ballot must be delivered to the SEA Office at 207 North Main Street, Concord, NH before the close of business at 5:00 PM on November 15, 2013 to be counted.
If you need any clarification in the contract ratification process, please contact a member of the MBT or your chapter leadership. In addition, we have established a specific email account to which you may forward questions or concerns − CB2013@SEIU1984.org. Your email will be promptly addressed by the most appropriate contact. You may also call the SEA Office at 271-3411 or 800-852-3737.
Voting on your contract is one of the ultimate benefits of union membership. I encourage you to take this advantage, as a full member of the SEA, to have your voice heard loud and clear by casting your vote by November 15th. A strong contract vote sends a positive message to our SEA-elected leaders, as well as to our employer, the State of New Hampshire, and its elected political leaders. A strong vote will signify that we are a unified workforce committed to providing quality public services to those we serve in New Hampshire.
Everyone’s questions or concerns are important in this process.
James Nall, Chairperson
Collective Bargaining Team
PowerPoint Overview Presentation on TA
Here is the PowerPoint overview of the TA that SEA President Diana Lacey presented to the Collective Bargaining Senate on Tuesday, Oct. 29
Here is a version of this presentation you may print and share.
List of Regional and Worksite Meetings on TA
SEA field staff and members of the Executive Branch Master Bargaining Team will be holding informational meetings about the tentative agreement through Nov. 15.
Any meetings listed in bold are regional meetings that all are welcome to attend. Newly added meetings are noted as such: NEW. Any meetings listed as tentative will likely take place, but members should contact their field representative to confirm. Here is the list of meetings:
Thursday, Nov. 7
- NEW Glencliff Home: 3 p.m.
- Concord Education Londergan Hall Rm 15: noon-1 p.m.
- Concord New Heights: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
- Concord Brown: noon-1 p.m.
- Concord NHH lobby: 2-3:30 p.m.
- Franklin Vet’s Home: 11:30 p.m.- 2 a.m. (walkthrough, not meeting)
Friday, Nov. 8
- NEW Concord NHES Local office: noon-1 p.m.
- Milford Hatchery: 8-9 a.m.
- Powder Mill Hatchery: 9 a.m.
- Rochester DHHS DO: noon.
- Concord Main Building HHS: noon-1 p.m.
- Allenstown Bear Brook DRED: 2-3 p.m.
- Nashua area smaller worksites (liquor stores, sheds etc): 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
- NEW Hooksett DOT Turnpike Maintenance Shed: 8-9 a.m.
- Seacoast Regional – Great Bay CC, 5-6:30 p.m.
- Concord DHHS DO: noon-1:30 p.m.
- Concord DAS Annex: noon-1 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
- NEW Concord Thayer: noon-1 p.m.
- Manchester Area Meeting – Teamsters Local 633, 53 Goffstown Rd, Manchester 5-6:30
- Concord State Library: noon-1 p.m.
- Nashua DMV: 10-11 a.m. (tentative)
- Nashua Southern DHHS: noon-1:30 p.m.
- Nashua NHES: 2-4 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 14
- Concord Human Rights: noon-1:30 p.m. (tentative)
- Concord Banking: 10 a.m.
Anthem’s Site of Service Explainer
Anthem has a web page dedicated to the Site of Service option that is included in the TA. You can view that web page at http://www.anthem.com/stateofnhsaves/.