2018 MSEA-SEIU Annual Meeting preview

75th MSEA-SEIU Annual Meeting —
Elected delegates to set our course for 2019

On Oct. 26-27, elected MSEA-SEIU delegates will gather at the Samoset in Rockport for our 75th MSEA-SEIU Annual Meeting. They will make key decisions for 2019 and beyond by:

  • Voting on the proposed 2019 MSEA-SEIU General Operation Budget and setting our dues rate for 2019. The 2019 MSEA Budget as proposed by the Finance Committee and approved by the Board of Directors contains a 50 cents per week dues increase for the year 2019 for working members. Of that amount, 22 cents will cover increased general operating expenses necessary to maintain our current level of services. The other 28 cents is for our Fight Forward fund. This fund will allow us in 2019 to enhance our internal organizing programs to meet the opportunities and threats to our members. It will allow us to go from defense to offense, to advocate for members and the quality services we all provide. With this fund, we’ll upgrade and modernize our ability to communicate and organize digitally. We’ll increase our strength through comprehensive membership drives. We’ll support members organizing in their communities in their worksites, and at the state and national levels. The proposed 2019 budget includes a 15 cents per month dues increase for retiree members.
  • Electing eight Directors and two Alternate Directors to the MSEA-SEIU Board of Directors. Click here for all submitted statements from the candidates listed below.
    Tom Maher, Area I
    Jennifer Neumeyer, Area II
    George O’Connor, Area II
    Dave Projansky, Area II
    Kaylene Godwin, Area III
    Lisa Morgan, Area III
    Penny Whitney-Asdourian, Retiree Director
    Bob Ruhlin, Retiree Director
    Loren Snow, Retiree Director• Deciding on resolutions relating to our union’s name, membership, processes, dues structure for certain bargaining units, and member and staff appreciation. Click here for submitted resolutions.

    Mobilizing in support of MSEA-SEIU-endorsed candidates, YES on 1 for Affordable Homecare, an bond Questions 2, 3 and 5. MSEA-SEIU-endorsed Attorney General Janet Mills for Governor is scheduled to address the delegates Oct. 26.

Gerry Hudson, secretary-treasurer of our international union, the 2-million-member Service Employees International Union, will be our guest speaker Aug. 26. The Annual Meeting also will include a PASER Caucus from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 and a President’s Hospitality Room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Both are for all members of PASER, Political Action by Service Employees and Retirees.

Updated: October 24, 2018 — 3:49 PM