CEA

Cupertino Education Association

Cupertino Educators Association: CEA

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

(408) 257-2122 cea@ceaweb.org

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CEA News and Updates

Use these links to access information that frequently changes or to contact CEA.

New Contract has been posted on the "Contract & Edcode" Page.

2021-2022 Certificated Seniority List



Certificated Seniority List 1-26-22.xlsx - Sheet1 (1).pdf

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.

Please this link or cut and paste this url to access the vacancy list:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lG4sJJepT5HtU9JGiBKZUuICVS5JHDjoeuQNd-wnyoE/edit#gid=0


President's Message

I want to thank all of you for your hard work and flexibility as we returned to full time in-person teaching this year. All our members have had to adapt to the various and sometimes capricious, county, state, and district safety requirements. Teachers especially have had to change much of how they presented their curriculum to match the COVID guidelines. T his was not easy, yet our teachers have created meaningful lessons and our assessment data show our students are succeeding.

At CEA we have been hard at work too. Thank you to our CEA Executive Board for their leadership and our Site Representatives for being the conduit of communication from CEA to our membership.

One CEA committee that has put in many hours beyond the norm is our bargaining team. These folks continue to negotiate all the changes in safety and working conditions COVID has brought, as well as the contractual articles we reopened to bargain thisyear. They have been instrumental in ensuring we were able to reinstate extra sick leave for COVID-related absences and most recently have been working hard to advocate for our members affected by the looming school closures. In so many ways they are the unsung heroes of this pandemic, and we owe them so much gratitude for their sacrifice and dedication.


Kai

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Kai K. Brown,

President Cupertino Education Association

Current MOU


Signed MOU - DL.pdf
Signed MOU - Eval.pdf

What CEA has Done for You!!

Final Bargaining History.docx

Bargaining 2019-20

Our first meeting of the year with CUSD was held on 8/21/18. Read more...

CEA and CUSD uses interest based bargaining in our negotiations. What is it and how does it work? Read more..

Know your Rights

Weingarten

“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

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...

Grievances

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 Teachers' Strike 1970s

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.

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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.

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