Protected: Fort Kent office! Workers, residents mobilize, persuade administration to keep DHHS office open
For weeks this summer, northern Mainers and the Maine DHHS workers who serve them held informational pickets protesting the announced closure of the Maine DHHS regional office in Fort Kent and the announced relocation of those services and 17 workers to Caribou. Then on July 18¸ management announced the regional office and the 17 workers will remain in Fort Kent after all. Full story.
At our 29th Annual MSEA-SEIU Retirees Day, members of our Retirees Steering Committee presented retiree member Bill Deering with our 2016 MSEA-SEIU Lifetime Achievement Award. Members of his retiree chapter, the Eastern Maine Retirees, nominated Bill for the award. Full story.
MSEA-SEIU retiree members on our Retirees Steering Committee are reaching out to currently working members and recent retirees about the importance of having a voice in our retirement security. Committee members started calling recent retirees about the importance of continuing their membership in our union as retiree members. Earlier, the committee sent them a flier spelling out the benefits of MSEA-SEIU retiree membership. Full story.
MSEA-SEIU President Ramona Welton has announced the appointment of MSEA-SEIU member Allison Perkins to our international union’s SEIU Millennials Advisory Committee. This international committee is comprised of younger unionists, known as millennials, throughout North America. They are the first generation to come of age in this millennium. Full story.