Learn more about how your contract works

As members of a bargaining unit, we know how important a good contract can be. It’s also important to understand a few of the details within the contract, including the terms of the contract, how it is negotiated and enforced. We urge all CSEA members to make the most of their bargaining unit status by learning more about their contract.

Read your Contract

Read your Contract

You should have access to your current collective bargaining agreement. This document may be circulated in hardcopy, posted on your chapter website and/or the district website. Copies of contracts are also kept at your CSEA field office.

Collective Bargaining

Collective Bargaining

How does the process work? CSEA negotiates with your school districts to determine your pay, benefits and rights on the job in a collective bargaining agreement. This is often referred to as the contract, and it is not final until it has been approved by members of your chapter.

Negotiating your Contract

Negotiating your Contract

CSEA has such a successful record of achieving the most for its members, in good economic times and in bad. We provide a wide range of negotiations resources to our bargaining team members and chapter leaders—all designed to ensure that you get everything you deserve when your chapter goes to the bargaining table.

Enforcing your Contract

Enforcing your Contract

One of the most useful tools a contract provides you with is the grievance procedure. Often, employees think filing a grievance will label them as a "troublemaker," but really the grievance process is just that—a process, which we use to resolve violations of our rights in a professional, orderly manner.