TSEU Organizer contact: JOE MONTEMAYOR
We are TSEU members who work in DSHS State Hospitals and DADS State Supported Living Centers. We are building a strong union in our facilities to fight for: better pay and benefits in order to attract and retain quality staff; increased staffing levels; stopping privatization and closures; a fair grievance procedure with an appeal step outside the agency.
Upcoming/Recent Caucus Events
Statewide Caucus meeting: HELD September 7
Week of Action: HELD Sept 1-14 (see below)
Caucus holds Statewide Meeting [SEPT 7] / Week of Action [SEPT 1-14]
SSLC and State Hospital activists met to discuss ways to build our union’s strength for the fights ahead. If we’re going to win real pay raises for ALL state workers, stop the forced overtimes and the long hours by getting more staff hired, and win justice on the job in our facilities, we have to get our coworkers signed up into the union. Our Weeks of Action signed up almost 50 new members across the state. If we continue to push we can make strides that will help us to make SSLC’s and State Hospitals stronger than ever!
Caucus holds ‘mini-Lobby Day’ [MARCH 6]
On Wednesday, March 6, TSEU members from State Supported Living Centers and State Hospitals held their mini-lobby day. With recent talk in the legislature about facility closures and consolidations, keeping our state hospitals and centers open took center stage in discussions. Members also lobbied for support of hazardous duty pay in addition to a general pay raise for all state workers. READ MORE
CLICK HERE to link to PDF’s of the caucus issue sheets we presented as well as our overall caucus legislative goals.
IN THE NEWS
(JANUARY 26 – Austin American Statesman) Article concerning violence at our State Hopsitals underscore the need for additional funding for safer working conditions.
LINK TO ARTICLE
TSEU members are fighting for safer working conditions along with more staff, hazardous duty pay, and a pay raise! DOWNLOAD FLIER
RECENT CAUCUS ARTICLES/NEWS
(MARCH 2013) Legislative agenda issue sheets posted – link to PDF postings – CLICK HERE
(OCTOBER 2012) State hospitals hold off privatization attempt -CLICK HERE
(updated 2012) Caucus Issue Sheet: Build a quality system of care for the developmentally disabled – DETAILS
(updated 2012) Finding the solutions and working to fix the problems proper training – support from management – direct care staff input – adequate coverage – ability to take leave time – general work climate – DETAILS