News for February 27, 2020

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Register for the SEA Road Race

Don’t miss the 27th annual SEA Road Race and Fitness Walk. Last year hundreds showed up and every dollar raised benefits SEA’s Operation Santa Claus — an organization dedicated to giving New Hampshire’s children a brighter holiday. The race is open to all, so take advantage of this unique opportunity to get active while also helping children who need caring people like you during the holidays.

Register here

Runners and walkers eagerly await the sound of the horn to signal the start of the race during last year’s competition. In 2019, the SEA Road Race and Fitness Walk raised thousands of dollars from participants and donors to benefit Operation Santa Claus.


Union governance

March Council meeting

County and Municipal, CCSNH and Private Sector seats are open

There will be a special election for three vacant positions on the Board of Directors at the next Council meeting on March 12. The positions up for election are: Director – CCSNH, Director – County and Municipal, and Director – Private Sector. You can read more and find a self-nomination form on our website.

MARCH COUNCIL MEETING
DATE:
 Thursday, March 12
TIME: 6-9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: SEA office, 207 N. Main Street, Concord


Local Elections

SEA member Kathleen Martins is running in a special election for state representative in Hooksett. She is an educator, union member, and local activist with deep ties in her community.

We encourage SEA members to help Kathleen Martins knock doors in support of her candidacy at the following canvasses: Saturday February 29 at 10:00 a.m. starting at the AFL-CIO hall at 161 Londonderry Turnpike in Hooksett.

To sign up, send an email to: kathymmartins@gmail.com

About Kathleen: Kathleen Martins is an educator, union member, and local activist with deep ties in her community. She is for strong public schools, comprehensive affordable healthcare, safe, good-paying jobs, the right for labor to organize, social justice, and gun safety measures that respect the right to gun ownership.  She is strongly against Right to Work, comes from a union family and has been involved with the SEA since 1987, is a former child protective worker, then Tobey School social worker, classroom teacher, and reading and writing specialist. She now is an adjunct in the Community College System, who has been active in the union in her various chapters, on multiple committees, and a member of the council.

About her opponent: Elliot Axelman opposes many pro-worker policies, including raising the minimum wage, providing hourly employees with advance notice of work schedules, and protecting low wage workers from non-compete agreements.


WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Upcoming SEA/SEIU Local 1984 events

Movie night: A screening of “BlacKKKlansman,” will be shown on Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. at our office at 207 N. Main St. in Concord. Event is open to members, friends and family. Synopsis: Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer in Colorado Springs, successfully infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Campaign for Public Good: A working group of individuals that seek to bring about positive change in the community. The monthly meeting will be held on March 2 at 5 p.m at the SEA office.

Unplugged: An electronic-free family game night held the first Friday of each month. Game boards and light refreshments provided. Free and open to all. March 6 at 5 p.m at the SEA office.

Mohegan Sun Casino Trip: An all-day excursion on Saturday, June 6 departing at 8:30 a.m. for only $40. Price includes round-trip bus fare, $15 meal voucher, and $10 game voucher. SEA members may bring a guest. To sign up, please contact Beth Aborn at 271-6384 or baborn@seiu1984.org.

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