There was one important provision in the first teachers’ contract in 1970 which lead to the creation of school aides.  The provision stated, “Teachers shall not be required to stand any non-professional chores; e.g.; bus duty, hall duty, parking lot duty, money collecting, restroom duty, lunch room duty, assembly supervision, playground duty or any other such chores.”  After establishing the new position of school aides, GFT eventually represented them along with other school and education-related fields such as school cafeteria workers, custodial and maintenance workers and bus drivers. (Confrontation in the Pacific by Bruce G. Karolle)

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