This week, we continue with our profiles of SEA/SEIU Local 1984 members. We talked with Steve Mandeville of the Department of Transportation. Here’s what he had to say:
How long have you worked for the state?
I have worked for the NHDOT for fourteen years.
What do you do for work?
I am an Environmental/Safety Specialist (Program Specialist 1).
What’s the most meaningful part of your job?
I enjoy working with my co-workers to assist them in being safe both on and off the job. Also, working to keep our environment intact is very gratifying too.
What do you do when you’re not working?
When I am not working, I enjoy raising freshwater tropical fish, bicycling, cleaning the house and collecting toy fire engines. I am also a call firefighter with the Hooksett Fire/Rescue Department.
How did you get involved in the SEA?
When I came to work for the state, a steward in my building talked to me about the SEA. I determined that the benefits for joining far outweighed the benefits of not joining.
Why is it important to you to be a union member?
Unions stand up for the little person. If Goliath is trying to slay David, (as happened to someone very close to me a few years ago), there is someone there to assist and help you.
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