CERTIFICATED Union Members Ratify Tentative Agreements

Contract Improvements Move Forward !




CUSD Colleagues, Faculty, & Support Staff:

CAUSE Leadership is pleased to announce the ratification of recently negotiated,  TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS (2022-23 CERTIFICATED – Collective Bargaining Cycle).  In recent weeks, Union Members from across the District came forward to review and demonstrate their support for these contractual improvements.

Together with your participation, Union Leadership is proud of the work we’ve done.  We’re certain that these agreements serve to improve the District’s ability to provide critical resources in the teaching and learning environment, while better supporting our students, employees, and their families.

With this ADVISORY, we notify District Leadership that CUSD employees, as represented by CAUSE, have resolved their end of the ratification process.  The District has had a month to prepare for this outcome.  Therefore, unaware of any reason for delay, we ask that CUSD address its outstanding obligations without haste.   CAUSE encourages the District to include this topic on the upcoming School Board AGENDA, Tuesday, April 11, 2023; and immediately begin processing long overdue salary increases and subsequent retro-payments to District employees.


[Note: While reaching the TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS (2022-23 CERTIFICATED Collective Bargaining Cycle), the District’s bargaining agents confirmed the expectation that salary & benefit agreements extend to CLASSIFIED employees; as is our long historic practice.   Therefore, in regard to salary and benefit increases, these TA’s serve as the foundation for upcoming CLASSIFIED Bargaining agreements.]

Of significance, Union Leadership wants to thank District CLASSIFIED Employees, many of whom actively demonstrated their support for their CERTIFICATED colleagues’ broader interests.  We ask that CERTIFICATED employees do the same in the coming months, so as to help our School Board Members and the community better understand the value of maintaining a stable CLASSIFIED work-force, which provides critical support to our faculty colleagues, District students, and their families.

In Unity,


* Jay Hotchner – CAUSE President

* Sarah Rochlitzer – CHS Representative

* Felicity Moore – CAUSE Scribe & Retiree

* Kassi Harris – CFT Regional Representative


C.A.U.S.E. – Yes We Can ! *