HUMAN SERVICES

TSEU Organizer Contact:  JOE MONTEMAYOR

We are TSEU members who work in the Health and Human Services Commission and the Department of Aging and Disability Services CCAD program. We are building a strong union in our workplaces to fight for:  better pay and benefits to attract and retain quality staff; increased staffing levels; stopping privatization.
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140523_HHSCpetitionWE NEED:  MORE STAFF and ACROSS THE BOARD PAY RAISES!
SIGN / DOWNLOAD PETITION TODAY!
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capitol_headerHuman Services Caucus LEGISLATIVE GOALS
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calendar_headerMINI LOBBY DAY – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4
Caucus Events –  MARK YOUR CALENDAR
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[November 2014]  Sunset report recommends Human Services consolidation – fails to address the REAL issues.

141120_what-about_new__Recently, the staff of the legislative Sunset Commission issued a report recommending a sweeping overhaul of the five human services agencies currently under the umbrella of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC): the Dept of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Dept of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), Dept of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), Dept of State Health  READ MORE

[August 2014]  HHSC Summer Organizing blitz – recap

140523_turnTideThis Summer, TSEU members across the state carried out a massive organizing blitz in HHSC and DADS offices in every region of the state. The goal was to grow union power by signing up new members and getting more current members active. Eligibility workers in HHSC are facing increasing turnover rates as workloads climb and our pay stagnates. And in DADS, state employees and the services we provide are under threat from privatization. The blitz was a way to jump-start our fight for an across-the-board raise, increased staffing levels, and an end to privatization.
The blitz was a huge success in bringing more members into the fight. 247 new members joined over the Summer and close to 1,500 people signed the union’s petition for more staff and a pay raise. TSEU activists are now taking those petitions to lawmakers and talking to them about what’s needed on the front lines in DADS and HHSC.camera_new

A look back at the Summer HHSC Blitz, IN PHOTOS!