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Could State Employees Get First Cost-of-Living Raise in 21 years?
Austin's own Rep. John Bucy has filed a bill to do just that
"...Last Wednesday, state employees rallied at the Capitol for pay raises and..."

Jan. 27, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

AISD EmployeesUnion Urges 10% Raise
With likely increase of state funding, local teachers say: “We’re worth it”
"...demand a 10% wage increase for all Austin ISD employees – nearly matching the compensation growth offered by the..."

May 17, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Opinion: Brené Brown – Join Our Union and Take Another Principled Stand
Union organizers argue the UT administration remains beholden to a political leadership that regularly dismisses students' and workers' concerns
"...We, the UT-Austin Organizing Committee of the Texas State Employees Union (TSEU), thank you for continuing to..."

March 4, 2022 Column by Sol Weiner

State Employee Unions Look Askance at Texas Lege’s Pension Changes
Unions give a hard pass on cash balance plan proposed in Senate Bill 321
"...The 87th Texas Legislature's proposal to shore up the state's pension fund..."

May 14, 2021 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Texas Dems Go to Court to Block Abbott's Funding Veto
Filing says governor's defunding of Lege is invalid
"...18 issued his stunt veto of funding for the Texas Legis­lature in the upcoming biennial budget, to "punish" the..."

July 2, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Union Member Disputes 'Chronicle's Attempted Fair-Minded View
"...happy islanders have gotten huge rewards from other gullible states. In each instance, cost savings have melted as breath..."

Aug. 8, 2006 Postmarks

Opinion – Protecting Texas Alone: The UT System Has Failed Our Community
Underpaid at UT, a graduate student worker advocacy group, urgently calls for COVID protections
"...Classes have begun at the University of Texas at Austin and the school's administration has failed to..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Column by Underpaid@UT

Strayhorn Says Accenture Taking Texas to Cleaners
Comptroller releases report charging that agreement between Accenture and Health and Human Services Commission was crafted to benefit Accenture's bottom line, and that the company has already profited despite series of missteps
"...Can 60 legislators, two gubernatorial candidates, and the Texas State Employees Union be wrong about Accenture? Gov. Rick..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

AISD Employees to Receive Historic Raises
District, union agree on pay package in wake of state school bill
"...Austin ISD leaders announced Thursday (June 13) that all employees are set to receive a historic raise, following Gov...."

June 13, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Teachers Eye Union Label
Four Texas Teacher Associations Fight for Members
"...Teachers in Texas face the same battles over working conditions as Oregon..."

Feb. 28, 1997 News Feature by Roseana Auten

Slash the State
In Texas, the social contract is now written in disappearing ink
"...week's subject (now by default this week's) was the state budget, and the continuing effects of last year's savage..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Union's Due
Labor lawyer David Van Os stands accused by former employees of blocking their attempts to organize
"...David Van Os is about the last man in Texas you would expect to be called a union-buster. For..."

April 6, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Lege Speaks, Cap Metro Listens: Screw the Union
Lege mandates busting union contracts at Cap Metro
"...The state Sunset Advisory Commission recommended it last year, and now..."

June 3, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

City Employees Blast Civil Rights Office Reorganization
Labor and justice advocates worry equity is being deprioritized
"...Last week, the city employees union and the local chapter of the NAACP held..."

Sept. 15, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

AISD, Union Still at Odds Over In-Person Teaching
Employees look for creative solutions, but have yet to see any
" action. Education Austin President Ken Zarifis said the union's legal team would be filing a letter with AISD..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Supports State Rep. Dawnna Dukes
"...Dear Editor, State Rep. Dawnna Dukes always stands up for state employees,..."

Dec. 27, 2007 Postmarks

The Hottest Race in Texas
The David Fisher-Todd Staples Senate Contest in East Texas Will Decide the Fate of the State Senate -- and the U.S. House
"...personal political event was in progress up in East Texas. In the auditorium of Frankston High School in Anderson..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature by Michael King

Bill of the Week: Red State vs. Blue Cities
Texas House passes broad restrictions on local regulations
"...All 86 Texas House Republicans, along with six Democrats representing border communities,..."

April 28, 2023 News Feature by Dex Wesley Parra

Integral Care Union Drive Nears the Finish Line
Helping the helpers
"...Workers of Integral Care are on the verge of unionizing the workforce at the largest mental health care provider..."

April 8, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...moment captured the underlying conflict leading into the 85th Texas Legislature, it came on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan...."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Cap Metro: Between a Rock and a Union
Lege bill would put Cap Metro labor arrangement in union crosshairs
"...pleasing two masters isn't going to be easy. The state wants one thing: Senate Bill 650, currently making its..."

May 13, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Union Bristles at Cap Metro Shuffle
Are the wheels coming off the bus?
"...Three months after leading Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1091 drivers and mechanics on a brief strike,..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Council Goes for Short-Term Police Deal, Ignores Union Noise
One year, last chance
"...and justice advocates, and the other from the police union. Up until now, oversight in Austin has existed within..."

Feb. 24, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Who Wants to Run A Coffeehouse in Austin, Texas?
Four local javamongers tell us what it's like
"...trying to keep even pissy customers satisfied and stopping employees from staging a mutiny and – you get the..."

Aug. 22, 2012 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Questions of Church-State Separation at Dell Seton Medical Center
Do the hospital’s ties to the Catholic church and limits on women’s reproductive health care compromise Dell Med students' training?
"...end, and by May give way to a sleek, state-of-the-art teaching hospital: The Dell Seton Medical Center will stand..."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lights, Camera, Safety: Film and TV Production Is Coming Back to Texas
Now producers and unions are making sure no one gets sick
" safe as possible. That's what's happening in the Texas film, television, and commercial industries, as producers and unions..."

July 3, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Board Postpones Union Vote
Trustees report almost $100 million in district savings by working with Education Austin
"...LoVoi listed the district's savings from working with the union. Having already delayed the vote for three months, on..."

Feb. 24, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Last Texas Ranger
They don't make 'Rangers' like Walker anymore.
"...If you've never seen a real Texas Ranger, your first glimpse might be surprising. Not long..."

Oct. 26, 2001 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

'Ich Bin ein Cheesehead'
Austin unionists prove they are Madison as hell
"...GOP hoped Wisconsin would become ground zero for their union-busting ways, losing the police must have been a shock...."

Feb. 27, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

’Horns Return; COVID to Follow?
The University of Texas community braces for impact as the fall semester gets underway
"...their first day of classes at the University of Texas at Austin – some online, some in­ person; some..."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

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