TSEU Organizer Contact: MYKO GEDUTIS
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.
SATURDAY, SEPT 21 – Statewide Caucus meeting
SEPT 29 through OCT 5 – Week of Action
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The 83rd Texas Legislature (recap of events and materials):
Human Services Caucus Issue sheets for legislative visits [FEBRUARY]
For more information, click to download PDF; other links are provided
- Affordable Care Act Expansion - download PDF
The Texas State Employees Union supports and endorses the full expansion of Medicaid coverage to all Texas adult citizens living at or below 133% of the Federal Poverty Level in accordance with the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
- Increase Staffing to Improve Services - download PDF
Support funding for an additional 600-1000 eligibility staff to keep up with Texas population growth as well as bring down current caseloads.
Support funding of HHS LAR Exceptional item #3 that would add staff for projected ACA Medicaid caseload growth
- Stop the Privatization of State Services – download PDF
Support HB 486 to improve contracting oversight.
Oppose further attempts to contract out state services and programs.
Oppose expansion of CAPPS to other state agencies
- TSEU supports fully restoring federal funding to the Women’s Health Program - download PDF
Restore funding to the Texas Family Planning Program
Continue the Women’s Health Program (WHP) and take advantage of the $9 to $1 match offered by the Federal government
Fund viable reimbursement rates for medical services and pharmaceuticals
Ensure Texas’ participation in the new healthcare exchanges
‘Mini-lobby day’ pushes for pay raise, increased staffing [FEBRUARY 20]
Wednesday, February 20th – A total of 15 union activists from around the state met at the Capitol for our Human Services Mini Lobby Day. These members, from both the Health and Human Services Commission and the Department of Aging and Disability Services (CCAD), met with 33 elected officials and/or their staff.