Nov 14, 2013
Immigration Reform Now
Immigration reform activists staged a mock funeral march from the Civil Rights Memorial to Republican Party of Virginia headquarters, urging officials to join the rest of the nation in moving forward on historic immigration reform legislation.
TSEU Stops Outsourcing Plan at University of Texas
A 10-month community campaign by Texas State Employees Union-CWA Local 6186 and allies convinced the University of Texas at Austin to drop plans to cut jobs, outsource food service jobs and raise student fees.
The UT administration decided that its "Smarter Systems for a Greater UT" wasn't such a smart idea after all.
TSEU members have been organizing and mobilizing on campus to stop the administration's plan that would cut jobs and raise student fees and worked with the UT Save Our Community coalition – representing student organizations, faith groups and local non-profit organizations – to make sure the message was heard.
TSEU and the community coalition are keeping up the fight against another administration proposal that would eliminate 500 jobs in Human Resources, Information Technologies, Procurement and Financial, at a cost of $160 to $180 million. Local elected officials joined a TSEU-Save Our Community Coalition forum that criticized the plan.
When university workers stand together and fight by organizing and mobilizing against privatization, we can win, TSEU says.