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Reminder: Council meeting in Concord and Berlin

The SEA/SEIU Local 1984 December Council meeting is set for Monday, Dec. 11. The central location for the meeting is the DES auditorium at 29 Hazen Drive in Concord, but we’ll also have the satellite location available in Berlin at White Mountains Community College, in Room 137.

Our guest speaker for this meeting is Manchester’s Mayor-elect Joyce Craig.

If you’re attending in Concord, we’ll have a light dinner starting at 5:30 p.m., with the meeting starting at 7 p.m.

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Retirewise to return in January

Retirewise is scheduled to return to Concord early next year. Starting in January, SEA members will have access to a step-by-step approach to creating a realistic financial and retirement strategy.

The four-part course is scheduled for Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the SEA office, 207 N. Main St., Concord.

Click here to see the full flyer with more information

This series of workshops is co-sponsored by SEA and MetLife and helps members set goals and establish a retirement plan.

Space is limited, so reserve your place now by registering online.  

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Holiday open house pushed back to Jan.

Our annual holiday open house usually takes place in the month of December, but we’re pushing it back slightly this year to Wednesday, Jan. 3.

We typically invite a number of legislators, and that’s the next date the Legislature will be in session.

Instead of being a holiday open house, we’re dubbing it our New Year’s Celebration. Members and allies are invited to join us at the SEA office, 207 N. Main St., from 4:30-7:30 p.m. for food, drinks and good company as we look ahead at the year to come.

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Save on tickets to April 7 Monarchs game

MonarchsThe Manchester Monarchs are offering SEA/SEIU Local 1984 members great ticket deals for the April 7 matchup. Kids can even join the high-five tunnel in-between periods!

Tickets are $16 for adults (13+) and $12 for youth (12 and younger). If you’ve never been to a Monarchs’ game, it’s a great family experience at an affordable price, right in the heart of downtown Manchester.

To find more information and order tickets, visit this website.

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Still time to file for chapter elections

Some SEA/SEIU Local 1984 chapters will have elections in 2018, including Chapter 1. We’ve sent out election notices and self-nomination forms to all members of the affected chapters

Chapter 1 – retirees

A notice of chapter election/self-nomination form has been sent to members of Chapter 1. These self-nomination forms are due back by 5 p.m. Feb. 9. You can find that notice here.

The positions available include:

  • Vice president (one position)
  • Membership secretary (one position)
  • Recording secretary  (one position)
  • Councilor  (multiple positions)
  • Alternate councilor (multiple positions)
All other chapters

We’ve sent out election notices/nomination forms for all other chapters holding regular elections in 2018 (see the full list here). These self-nomination forms are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 9. You can find that notice here.

The positions available include:

  • President
  • Vice president
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Councilor
  • Alternate councilor

You can read more about the role of different positions in each chapter in this downloadable PDF. 

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Thanksgiving Message from Pres. Gulla

Thanksgiving is a time for us all to gather together to reflect on all the last year has brought us. It’s a time to give thanks.

On this Thanksgiving, please allow me — on behalf of our Board of Directors and staff — to thank you for your dedication and tireless work to make New Hampshire a better place to live for working people and their families. Thank you to the men and women who are spending their holiday caring for our incarcerated, keeping our roadways clear and making sure our communities are safe. Our union—and our state—is better because of your dedication.

I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished in the last year. Together, we’ve faced some incredible challenges. We’ve fought back.

SEA/SEIU Local 1984 President Rich Gulla

SEA/SEIU Local 1984 President Rich Gulla

But, it’s not over. This next year will bring forth a myriad of challenges for labor unions across the country. And no matter what we face, I want everyone across the Granite State to know we are stronger when we fight together. We are united.

I wish you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

In unity,

Richard Gulla
President, SEA/SEIU Local 1984

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ACA Marketplace Open Nov. 1 – Dec. 15

If you need health insurance coverage for 2018, the open enrollment period for 2018 ACA Marketplace insurance plans runs from November 1 through December 15, 2017.

Download ‘5 Health Insurance Facts You Need to Know’ flyer

This is a shorter enrollment period than in previous years, so it’s important to act quickly. If you don’t pick a plan by December 15, you may be unable to receive coverage for 2018, unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period during the coming year.

It’s more important than ever to shop around due to premium increases and fewer available plans for 2018. As a result, many previous enrollees may find they need to select a new plan, which makes doing research into the best plan available vastly important.

Despite these rising premiums, many consumers will be eligible for even more generous Marketplace subsidies than before, helping to make coverage affordable.

SEA members and their families who need help enrolling in a plan or have questions about the process may contact our in-house enrollment specialist, Chris Porter (cporter@seiu1984.org).

(The general public can find trained professionals to help with the enrollment process at localhelp.healthcare.gov)

For more information, visit healthcare.gov or coveringnewhampshire.org.

SEA/SEIU Local 1984 is proud to be a part of efforts designed to protect and advance health care coverage. All Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care.

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Chapter 1 member continues to serve in his community

Chapter 1 member Alan Goode was elected chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Manchester Transit Authority.

Chapter 1 member Alan Goode was elected chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Manchester Transit Authority. Goode has been a member of the board since 2013.

Goode, a native of Manchester, served as a senior insurance examiner/regulator for the New Hampshire Insurance Department for 37 years before his retirement in 2013. Before serving the state and his city, he also served his country as a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army field artillery.

The Manchester Transit Authority was established by the state of New Hampshire on May 1, 1973. The Transit Authority operates both fixed route and pupil transportation for the City of Manchester. The Manchester Transit Authority’s bus service travels throughout Manchester, providing connections to Nashua and Concord for commuters.

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National Retirement Security Month

What’s your whole life story look like?

NHDCP

October was National Retirement Security Month, but it’s not too late to acquaint yourself with the NH Deferred Compensation Plan. This year, Retirement Security Month encouraged workers to take the long view, looking at your whole life story.

Enrollment in the Deferred Compensation Plan is easier than ever. You can find an enrollment form here.

You can see the fall newsletter of the Deferred Compensation Plan here.

You can watch the video produced in conjunction with Empower Retirement here.

Find more information about the Deferred Compensation Plan online at www.nhdp.com.

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