TSEU Organizer Contact: TED HOOKER
We are employees of state universities – serving as instructors, custodians, nurses, administrative employees, food service workers, librarians, electricians, security officers, lab technicians, maintenance employees and countless other positions. We are equally essential to carrying out the important missions of our campuses and institutions. We are united in our efforts to fulfill the Texas constitutional mandate to “maintain universities of the first-class”.
Upcoming / Recent Caucus Events
Statewide Caucus Meeting: AUGUST 17
500 jobs are scheduled to be eliminated at UT-Austin as part of a massive consolidation and layoffs scheme. READ MORE
TSEU has recently launched a micro-site dedicated to this issue where we have stories, events and more posted! VISIT SITE
University activists from around the state met in Austin on August 17 for the Statewide University Summer Meeting. After a brief review of the past legislative session and future goals, members focused on preparation for the upcoming Weeks of Action, to be held from August 18-August 31. For more information about the meeting, upcoming university events and more, contact any TSEU office or the TSEU/University Caucus organizer contact, TED HOOKER.
[AUGUST 2013] New massive privatization threat in the Texas A&M University System
The Eagle newspaper (Bryan-College Station) reported over the weekend that the Tx A&M University System has “issued two requests for proposals, or RFPs, for comprehensive administrative reviews” with the intent of evaluating every non-faculty employee’s job for efficiency.. . . read more
[APRIL 1] Privatization schemes are spreading across Texas’ public universities
The privatization of universities is entering a new stage as UT-Austin, U of H, UTSA, Texas State, and Prairie View A&M are all included in a growing list of schools who have introduced plans to privatize support . . . read more
[FEBRUARY 6] University Members Send a Clear Message at the Capitol: Fund Our Future!
Click above for a re-cap of the University Mini-Lobby Day.
[FEBRUARY 2013] Stop Privatization at UT-Austin
We have started a page to organize material collected around this issue. Click above for more information
[ONGOING] FUND OUR FUTURE petition campaign
Take a stand against higher education funding cuts. We are circulating these petitions at all of our public institutions to demonstrate that we are serious about Texas fulfilling its obligation to provide quality, affordable public higher education