Cupertino Education Association
Our new contract has been ratified!!
See Below for the Tentative agreements and an explanation.
Latest Vacancy List:
To apply for a site transfer choose the positions you are interested in from the vacancy list below. Then, please email CUSD Human Resources with up to three positions of interest. Upon receipt of your email, Human Resources will notify the principal(s) of your interest.
The leaves have changed color and fallen, Thanksgiving has passed and it's beginning to feel a lot like winter. To those in our profession this means our holiday break is right around the corner. I wish all our members a restful and relaxing holiday season.
In January, our bargaining team will resume bargaining for an increase to our compensation. Look for more information at the January Representative Assembly.
CEA has voted to support the Parcel tax initiative which will apprear on the March ballot. The money generated by this initiative will help to attract and retain our employees. To help the parcel tax pass we will need our members support! CEA will host phone banking the weeks of Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 24 at the CEA Office. Please volunteer your time to help.
At CEA we strive to make students at the center of everything we do. This means we work hard to make sure students and our members have the resources and opportunities they need to succeed. Because our students’ learning conditions are our members’ working conditions, CEA endeavors to improve, defend and advocate for the rights of CUSD educators. Please take a look below at What CEA has Done for You to see some of the recent changes we have negotiated for to help our members. This year we will continue to work for you and your rights!
Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Have a happy new year,
Kai K. Brown,
President Cupertino Education Association
What CEA has Done for You!!
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 having a 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.