Executive Branch members: Completed ballots for the contract-ratification vote must be received at MSEA-SEIU headquarters by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 31
Executive Branch members: Your ballot for the tentative-agreement ratification vote, a summary of the tentative agreement and a return envelope went to the post office July 10 for delivery. Be sure to check your mailboxes. Completed ballots must be received at MSEA-SEIU headquarters by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, and they will be counted immediately thereafter.
Both sides congratulate each other June 25 after four months of Executive Branch bargaining.
If you are running for election for MSEA-SEIU offices or committees to be voted on by MSEA-SEIU delegates at the 2019 MSEA-SEIU Annual Meeting on Nov. 1 and 2, 2019, you can submit a candidate statement and photo for publication in the Maine Stater. The terms held by the MSEA-SEIU members listed at this link expire Dec. 31, 2019.
MSEA-SEIU Member Kristen Stevens works as the Education Program Coordinator for the Maine Correctional Center in Windham. In June, in recognition of her work providing educational opportunities to Maine prisoners and encouraging them to stay the course, the Maine Adult Education Association to which she belongs presented her with its 2019 Adult Education Distinguished Service Award. One of her colleagues, MSEA-SEIU Member Peter Servidio, a teacher at the Maine Correctional Center, nominated her for the award. Story here.
MSEA-SEIU Member and MaineDOT Traffic Engineer II Jonathan French served as lead designer for the Orono roundabout at the intersection of Rangeley Road and Route 2 – the Route 2 entrance to the University of Maine. He began designing it in earnest in late 2014; it opened in the summer of 2018. Before the roundabout’s construction, the intersection was considered a high-crash location by the department. “There were some serious crashes with injuries,” Jonathan said, “and a lot of development and student-housing traffic made for congestion. The intersection was also not very accommodating for bicycles or pedestrians.” Since its opening, however, the amount of injury crashes and congestion in that part of Orono has fallen, and the roundabout also has improved accommodation for bicycles and pedestrians, leading a civil-engineering group to recognize MaineDOT with a special award for Jonathan’s roundabout design. Story here.