CAUSE: Bargaining Update


The following post and meetings are related to the Union’s most recent bargaining proposal, submitted on Oct. 5, 2022.  You may review the proposal by following this link…

CAUSE Counter-Proposal . Oct 5th Art. 6 (Union’s 1st Proposal) District Response.f.




Friday – Oct. 7, 2022 @ 7PM (via ZOOM)


Monday – Oct. 10, 2022 @ 7PM (via ZOOM)



CUSD Employees, Families, and Community Stakeholders,

Yesterday, Union Leadership met again with CUSD’s bargaining agents.  The Union provided a comprehensive proposal, tied to ARTICLE 6: Compensation & Benefits. The Union’s proposal (see attached) is focused on the following priorities:

1.) Reversing (a) the damage of CUSD’s historic inability to adequately staff District schools & programs, and (b) the damage from the resultant and extreme employee transiency across the CUSD.

2.) Improving the ability for District employees to share their professional experience; so as to better inform decisions regarding student learning and the teaching & learning environment.

3.) Notifying District Leadership of areas and opportunities for significant financial savings associated with the District’s excessive legal and healthcare costs.

Without engaging in any comprehensive discussion ( while adding regressive criteria to their previous proposal) the CUSD’s bargaining agents (i.e. the HR Director and 1 District lawyer) rejected 95% of the Union’s proposed improvements.  Therefore, it is critical that District employees:

(A) Thoroughly review the attached CAUSE proposal & the District’s response to the proposed improvements therein.

(B) Attend at least one, if not both of the Union’s upcoming GENERAL MEETINGS, scheduled for Friday – Oct. 7, 2022 @ 7PM Monday – Oct. 10, 2022 @ 7PM.

(C) Determine what you are going to do, to clarify your support and interests to the CUSD School Board and community.

Union leadership is currently organizing to clarify our members’ interests at the next CUSD School Board meeting, scheduled for Oct. 11, 2022 @ 5:30PM (Carpinteria City Hall).  We will discuss this effort and opportunities to participate at the GENERAL MEETINGS cited above.


* C.A.U.S.E. – Yes We Can ! *