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January 13: Legislative Session Begins

Every other year, Legislators gather in the Capitol to 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.

Wednesday, February 11: University Mini Lobby Day

The University mini Lobby Day is an important opportunity for us to meet with legislators about issues specific to university and health science center locations and for decision makers to hear directly from members about what’s happening on the front lines. Contact your organizer for more details.

Wednesday, April 8: 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:  ERS Voting Begins

Don’t throw your vote away! Help 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 isn’t running for the seat again so she can retire after 40 years with the State. In FPS, 94% of employees did not vote in the 2013 ERS election, even though the ERS Board makes very important decisions about our healthcare 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.


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