Committees

The following lists the standing and ad hoc committees as adopted by the Board on November 2018.

To inquire about joining any of these committees, please contact the chair or call the union office at 603-271-3411. The meeting date and time listed are the regular meeting times and are subject to change.

Campaign for Public Good

Chair: Mikayla Bourque

Charge and Trial Board

Whenever charges are pressed against any member or the SEA, the charges are processed by the members of the Charge and Trial Board.

Chair: Melissa Kelleher

Collective Bargaining Advisory Committee

Studies, prepares and initiates all union policies and programs relative to collective bargaining.

Chair: Jim Nall

Meets first Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

Constitution and By-Laws Committee

Studies and makes recommendations in regard to the union Constitution and all chapter by-laws.

Chair: Eric Ferren

Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:15 p.m.

Convention Arrangements Committee

Makes arrangements for accommodations and program planning for the annual Convention.

Chair: Mary Fields

Communications Committee

Chair: Heather Fairchild

Meets the last Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

Conservative Member Committee

Chair: Dennis Etchells

Dispute Resolution

The association’s goal is to resolve disputes between members at the lowest possible level. All parties involved in a dispute that may result in the filing of formal charges are requested to exhaust all informal dispute resolution remedies before filing charges under this procedure.

Chair: Peter Brunette

Dues Assistance Committee

Accepts applications and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on requests for dues assistance.

Chair: Jim Nall

Electronic Voting

Chair: John Hattan

Ethics Committee

Reviews and oversees the union’s Code of Ethics.

Chair: Peter Brunette

Fight for $15

Chair: Cindy Perkins

Meets the second Thursday of the month at 5 p.m.

Financial Advisory Committee

Considers all requests for expenditures not included in the budget that are referred to it by the Board of Directors, and submits its recommendations to the Board of Directors. Reviews the fiscal practices of the Association and makes recommendations regarding investments, disbursements, and other management issues as to the finances of SEA. Prepares the annual budget for the Association and submits it to the Board of Directors for approval.

SEA Treasurer: Avis Crane

Meets second Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m.

Grievance Committee

Chair: Mary Fields

Honorary Membership Committee

Reviews all persons recommended for honorary membership in the union.

Chair: Deb Wheeler

IT Committee

Chair: vacant

Meets fourth Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m.

Informal Dispute Resolution

Chair: Heather Fairchild

Lavender Caucus

Works to protect and empower our LGBTQ members through political and social activism. Members testify in support of legislation supporting LGBTQ rights and take part in public events around the state to raise awareness.

Chair: Mikayla Bourque

Meets fourth Monday of the month at 5 p.m.

Member Benefits Committee

Maintains all member-benefit programs.

Chair: Philip Burt

Operation Santa Claus Committee

Coordinates the union’s fund raising efforts at Christmas time for needy children throughout the state. Click here to learn more.

Chair: Philip Burt

Meets third Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

Organization Committee

Studies, prepares and carries out such activities as will build up the membership of the union. Responsible for all aspects of chapter formation, dissolution, and constitutional chapter meeting requirements.

Chair: John Hattan

Meets first Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m.

Political Education Committee

Studies, prepares and initiates the political education and political action programs of the union.

Chair: John Hattan

Meets second Monday of the month at 5 p.m.

Religious Objector Policy Committee

Chair: Germano Martins

Resolutions Committee

Studies all resolutions presented to the convention.

Chair: Germano Martins

Retirement Committee

Studies retirement laws of this state and such other matters affecting these laws.

Chair: Melvin Friese

Meets third Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m.

Road Race Committee

Chair: Jennifer Day

Meets second Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m.

Social Activities Committee

Develops the social activities of the union.

Chair: Becky Ladd

Steward Committee

Coordinates and plans steward training.

Chair: Kenneth Muske

Meets fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

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