Throughout the year, TSEU will mobilize members across the state for important meetings or events. Most will involve specific agencies or universities – so getting a statewide perspective is important. We encourage you to attend your local, area meetings; but to also bring those voices to our larger, statewide meetings or other events.

January 13, 2015: Legislative Session Begins

Every other year, Legislators make decisions about the future of state services, our agencies, and our pay and benefits. This is an important time to communicate with elected leaders. Throughout the session, TSEU will communicate with members about important developments, and ask members to take specific actions, such as calling your State Rep or Senator to ask them to support or oppose a particular piece of legislation.

February-March 2015: Agency-specific ‘mini’ Lobby Day(s)

TSEU agency caucuses will hold mini Lobby Days during the months of February and March.  This will be an opportunity for us to meet with legislators about issues specific to our agency caucuses and for decision makers to hear directly from members about what’s happening on the front lines. Contact your organizer for more details or look on your AGENCY CAUCUS page for more details.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015: TSEU ‘All’ State Employee Lobby Day

Get on the Bus! Tickets are $15 outside of Austin, and $8 for folks in Austin. Contact your organizer to get a copy of the Lobby Day 2013 video to show your coworkers what Lobby Day is all about.

Friday, March 6, 2015:  ERS Voting Begins

Don’t throw your vote away! Elect a frontline state employee to the ERS Board of Trustees. Ilesa Daniels, Houston HHSC, is seeking to replace current ERS Board member and union activist Yoly Griego, El Paso HHSC, who is retiring after 40 years with the state. A large percentage of employees did not vote in the 2013 ERS election, even though the ERS Board makes very important decisions about our health care and retirement benefits. We can change that by spreading word about the importance of this election from now until the end of the election, and by asking all of our coworkers to bring their ballots to work so we can collect them and mail them off.