Town, Seabrook Employees Association reach agreement

Courtesy photoSeabrook officials pose with members of the Seabrook Employees Association. From left, Asa Knowles V, SEA; Bruce Felch, SEA president; Selectwoman Theresa Kyle; attorney William Cahill, Teamsters Local 633; selectmen Chairman Aboul Khan; Town Manager Bill Manzi and Brandon Moore, SEA.

SEABROOK — Selectmen finalized a one-year contract with the Seabrook Employees Association, which is affiliated with Teamsters Local 633.

That unit, which is the largest of the town’s four collective bargaining units, represents employees in Water and Sewer, the Department of Public Works and many of the secretarial staff, according to a press release.

Although employees do not receive a pay raise in fiscal 2020, the contract does offer an increase of 50 cents per hour starting in January 2021.

“This contract, covering some of our lowest paid and hardest working employees, is fair and balanced,” selectmen Chair Aboul Khan said in a statement. “It recognizes and rewards these employees while protecting our taxpayers.”

Residents will vote on the contract in March. If approved, it will take effect April 1.

The Seabrook Employees Association has been without a contract since 2017.

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