Cupertino Education Association

Cupertino Educators Association:  CEA

10011 N. Foothill Blvd, #107 Cupertino, CA 95014

(408) 257-2122        

Contact us at cea@ceaweb.org

President's Message    

Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!

I hope you had a wonderful summer full of time with friends and family, time for yourself, time to do the things that bring you joy, and time to rest and recharge.  

You should have all received my First Day Welcome Back email.  If you did not, please contact our office at cea@ceaweb.org with your name, site, and personal email address. We will upload your data into our Action Network email app to receive important CEA news, and so you can contact us to make sure your voice is heard by CEA and CUSD.  

Enjoy your new group of students this year, or perhaps your first group of students this year!  I will begin site visits mid-September, so I can meet together with your credentialed staff to hear your concerns and ideas, and to share our CEA goals for the year. 

Kate Lee

CEA President

CEA News and Updates

Use these links to access up-to-date information.

Quarterly CEA Newsletters

What CEA has Done for You:

Bargaining 2022-23

Read the 2022-23 Bargaining Updates sent out after each meeting for negotiations.

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... 

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.