Support for organizing noon duty staff in local unions
March 25, 2018


Whereas, over 1,500 noon duty staff across the state of California provide services to our students, parents, teachers, and support staff; and

Whereas, noon duty staff provide a safe, caring, nurturing, and welcoming learning environment for students; and

Whereas, noon duty staff are some of the lowest paid workers in a school district; lack the protection from unfair treatment and inequitable work hour distribution; and

Whereas, Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, recognized this disparity and authored Assembly Bill 670 to bring noon duty staff into the classified service and ensure them the protections and benefits they deserve; and

Whereas, the California Federation of Teachers lobbied in favor of AB 670 in the Legislature and through its publications and social media; and

Whereas, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 670 into law, finally bringing the noon duty staff into the classified service; and

Whereas, AB 670 recognized the value and importance of the work that noon duty staff perform;

Therefore, be it resolved, that the CFT support the Council of Classified Employees in its efforts to organize noon duty staff in districts where AFT/CFT local unions currently represent classified employees, by providing financial resources and staffing to increase the density of classified employees in CFT and strengthen the Federation overall; and

Be it finally resolved, that the CFT increase the organizing plan to ensure that the noon duty staff have an opportunity to join the CFT with the protections and benefits of a union.