Know Your Contract: Duty Free Lunch

Duty Free Lunch
Article V – Days and Hours of Employment – Section A – WORKDAY #8

All unit members shall be entitled to the statutory minimum duty-free lunch period of thirty (30) minutes. This entitlement also refers to alternate lunch schedules adopted because of inclement weather. Normally, teachers can expect to have the same length of lunch period as students except that the site manager may assign employees to supervisory duties during the passing periods and/or to meet the occasional needs of the school lunch period situation.

1)      You should be getting a minimum of 30 minutes a day for lunch.

2)      Your lunch should be duty free – no meetings, no supervisory duties, no adjunct duties, during your lunch period.