On June 30, 2017, our executive branch contract expired with the State of New Hampshire. For months, state employees have been working without a new contract – unable to receive wage increases and address must-needed recruitment and retention issues.
Throughout all this time, Gov. Sununu refused to meet with labor leaders to discuss the state of the contract. The governor and his team have made it clear they have no intention of working together to better the working conditions of state employees. They’re refusing to do anything to aid in recruitment and retention, dismissing improved standards for part-time workers, and threatening to end aspects of our preventative health care – even though it’s mutually beneficial. They’re willing to threaten the health and safety of state employees just to “get a win.”
So now, we’re holding weekly visibility events around Concord to raise awareness about the status of our contract to both members and the general public.
Upcoming contract visibilities:
Thursday, October 19 – sponsored by Chapter 3
Organizer: Chapter 3
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 am
Where: 7 Hazen Drive, Concord (NH DOT)
Thursday, October 26
Time: 3:45 – 5:15 pm
Where: Corner of Main and Centre Street (Start of Loudon Rd), Concord
Saturday, November 4 – sponsored by Chapter 60
Organizer: Chapter 60
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Where: Keene Common (At the top of Main Street), Keene
Thursday, November 9
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 am
Where: Corner of NH-106 and Main Street, Laconia
Continue to check back for future scheduled visibilities. For a full list of SEA/SEIU Local 1984 events, check out our calendar.