Convention 2015: Opening and an Unprecedented Moment

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Gov. Maggie Hassan and SEA/SEIU Local 1984 President Rich Gulla sign the Executive Branch contract at the start of the 75th annual convention.

At 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, President Rich Gulla brought the SEA/SEIU Local 1984’s 75th Annual Convention to order.

After the opening Pledge of Allegiance, 2nd Vice President Tammy Clark asked for a moment of silence for the untimely passing of a young member, Christina Ricci, Chapter 4.  It was a moment that reminds us that life is fleeting and each moment should be cherished.

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Members of the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 bargaining team thanked Gov. Hassan by delivering a bouquet of roses, one by one, as they were each introduced.

Governor Maggie Hassan addressed the attendees before an unprecedented Executive Branch contract signing ceremony at a convention. Governor Hassan and President Gulla signed the contract before the members of convention and both sides’ master bargaining teams.  After the signing, each member of the Executive Branch team presented the Governor with a purple rose.  She was visibly delighted by the gesture.

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