It’s been 100 days since state employees’ contract expired.
On June 30, 2017, SEA/SEIU Local 1984’s contract covering state employees expired. For months, these state employees have been working without a new contract – unable to receive cost-of-living wage increases and address important recruitment and retention issues.
“Throughout all this time, Gov. Sununu refused to meet with labor leaders to discuss the state of the contract,” said Rich Gulla, President, SEA/SEIU Local 1984. “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,” added Gulla. “They’re willing to threaten the health and safety of state employees just to ‘get a win.’”