Cupertino Education Association
new CEA website!
Last September, Anu Iyer and I developed a list of what we wanted a CEA website to provide for our members.
- a resource and communication link for members
- easily accessible for CEA to update
- more informative, visual, friendly, and easy to use
- fit our union's needs
- an economical use of our members' dues
We decided to use Google Sites. After creating our initial navigation and layout together, I continued to build the site and complete the content. Now, I'm calling it "DONE!" Please fill out the comment form later on this page if you think of something you would like to see us add to the site. Anu will continue to improve and update the website as our CEA Communications Director this year. It was an honor to serve you last year. Have a great 2017-18!
Kate Lee Communications Director 2016-17
March with CTA at
Silicon Valley Pride 2017
Sunday August 27, 2017 | 9AM - 12 PM | San Jose
Join educators from across Silicon Valley this year as we march together in Pride! Show your support for your students and community; LGBTQ+ and straight allies welcome! See RSVP link below for more info.
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Gives you access to specific surveys and news, helps CEA protect your rights, creates greater equity, improves your working conditions, and ensures your voice is heard. CEA maintains privacy of your personal information.
2016 - 2017
How Being A Full-Time President Has Improved My Ability To Hear Your Concerns And Take Action
This is our first year having a full-time President. I have previously served as President when the office was only a 60% part-time position, but I have really noticed the difference I can make having every day fully dedicated to serving you as President. Read more...
Know your Rights
“If an employee has a reasonable belief that discipline or other adverse consequences may result from what he or she says, the employee has the right to request union representation. When the employee makes the request for a union representative to be present management has three options:" Read more...
Injury by student
Ed Code 44014. (a) Whenever any employee of a school district or of the office of a county superintendent of schools is attacked, assaulted, or physically threatened by any pupil, it shall be the duty of the employee, and the duty of any person under whose direction or supervision the employee is employed in the public school system who has knowledge of the incident, to promptly report the incident to the appropriate law enforcement authorities of the county or city in which the incident occurred. Failure to make the report shall be an infraction punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000). Read more...
Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, (ADA).
Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Harassment becomes unlawful where 1) enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment, or 2) the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive. Read more...
Generally a grievance is a violation of a specific provision of the contract, past practice, written policy or settlement agreement.
Your union contract provides a mechanism for you to make sure your employer abides by the contract. That mechanism is the grievance procedure (Article 10). When an employer violates a provision of the contract, union members have a right to file a grievance.
Whenever we let an employer violate the contract without challenging them, we are weakening the contract for all members—it sends a message that we will not enforce the contract. Read more...
CEA: HISTORY & Mission
Why Our Union Matters,
And Why You Matter To Us
Did you know there was a time in our district, not so long ago, that even though teachers had a union, we had no contract? Teachers had no right to bargain working conditions, evaluations, teaching hours, class size, or even a having phone in their classroom. It's true! CUSD teachers had to organize and actually go on strike to get the rights they deserved, and the education their students deserved.
being a teacher:
It's more than just a job
Essays that give voice to teachers around the United States. If you would like to share your voice on our website, please contact our Communications Director.
Unless you are speaking to another teacher, it is almost impossible to explain to someone why we do what we do. Julie Pickhaver, Providence Public Schools Read more...
To remember the forgotten, to feel, to share, to dance in celebration, to pass into the shadows, to teach. Joseph Murphy, Vanderbilt University Read more...
The Dues and Don'ts of Union Dues
If you want to start a lively discussion, bring up the subject of either taxes or union dues. In fact, the two are very similar. Many of us complain about paying taxes, but deep down we know that if we don’t pay taxes, many of the things we depend on every day will fall apart.