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Teachers' Furlough Campaign

1832 Teachers were illegally furloughed due to the Guam Education Policy Board’s decision to delay the School Year ’03-’04 by two weeks.

 

DOE Teacher at the time filed a personnel action before the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and claimed she was not paid by DOE for the period of August 1, 2003 to August 17, 2003. On July 2004, the CSC ruled that DOE must pay all other, permanent classified teachers the (40) hours for the pay period ending August 9, 2003 to August 23, 2003.

 

Until this day, the teachers have not been paid, and the GFT continues to fight this issue in court.  

TEACHER FURLOUGH FACTS
 

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2013-02-12 February 12, 2013: Court hearing before Justices Torres, Mariman & Castro. Both sides presented arguments before Justices Torres, Mariman & Castro. Justices questioned both sides thoroughly. Arguments will be in review and make a decision in a couple of months. star_blue.png none 50
2013-01-30 January 2012: Court hearing January 2013: Court hearing for furlough. Next hearing Attorney Kutz will present oral arguments. star_blue.png none 50
2011-03-30 March 30, 2011: Court hearing scheduled star_blue.png none 50
2010-12-31 December 2010: Judge Barrett-Anderson stated she would sign an order to compel payment for teachers Judge Barrett-Anderson stated that she would sign an order compelling DOE to pay the 880 teachers that were employed in SY'03 but not during SY'98. Judge Barrett-Anderson has given DOE until January 17th to prepare their arguments star_blue.png none 50
2010-10-21 October 21, 2010: Court hearing scheduled star_blue.png none 50
2010-09-30 September 2010: Court ordered DOE to produce names of all teachers affected by furlough Superior Court ordered DOE to produce names of all teachers affected by the furlough along with the amounts owed to them star_blue.png none 50
2010-09-24 September 24, 2010: GFT announces to members to update contact info GFT announces to members to update their contact info for documents pertaining to the furlough star_blue.png none 50
2010-06-07 June 7, 2010: Hearing with Judge Lamorena refers case to Judge Barrett-Anderson Hearing scheduled with Judge Lamorena had no resolution. Lamorena refers case to Judge Barrett-Anderson star_blue.png none 50
2010-04-07 April 7, 2010: GEPB voted unanimously that the Superintendent must settle with the union GEPB voted unanimously during the Board Meeting that the Superintendent must settle with the union. Settlement must include not only stolen wages but interest, penalties and legal fees. star_blue.png none 50
2010-03-30 March 30, 2010: GFT Attorney Robert Kutz filed a motion to enforce the 2009 Mandate GFT Attorney Robert Kutz filed a motion in the Superior Court of Guam seeking the court to enforce the 2009 Mandate ordering DOE and GovGuam to pay our teachers star_blue.png none 50
2009-03-31 March 2009: Judge Lamorena issued a Peremptory Writ of Mandate Judge Lamorena issued a Peremptory Writ of Mandate directing GovGuam and its agencies to find out which teachers were affected, compute the pay due to them, and pay them. star_blue.png none 50
2006-12-31 2006: GFT filed an action for Writ of Mandate to compel payment GFT filed an action for Writ of Mandate to compel payment. The original plaintiff was no longer teaching at GPSS that year, therefore President Matt Rector stepped in as an agent for himself and all the affected teachers. star_blue.png none 50
2006-09-28 September 28, 2006: Superintendent Luis Reyes and President Matt Rector asks Governor Camacho to pay teachers Superintendent Luis Reyes and President Matt Rector sent a letter to Governor Camacho seeking assistance in getting the money owed to our teachers. That same year, GFT filed an action for Writ of Mandate to compel payment. The original plaintiff was no longer teaching, but now working in admin, at GPSS that year therefore GFT President Matt Rector stepped in as an agent for himself and all the affected teachers. star_blue.png none 50
2006-04-30 April 2006: Judge Barrett-Anderson ruled that the teachers were entitled to be paid and issued an order saying so In 2006, DOE brought the furlough matter to the Superior Court again this time asking for a Write of Review to determine whether CSC's action was legal and should be affirmed. Judge Barrett-Anderson heard the case and ruled that the teachers were entitled to be paid and issued an order in April 2006b saying so star_blue.png none 50
2004-07-30 July 2004: CSC ruled that DOE must pay all other, permanent classified teachers The CSC ruled that DOE must pay all other, permanent classified teachers the (40) hours for the pay period ending Augst 9, 2003 to August 23, 2003 star_blue.png none 50
2004-06-15 June 15, 2004: Superior Court of Guam denied DOE the Writ of Prohibition The Superior Court of Guam, signed by Judge Alberto Lamorena, denied DOE the Write of Prohibition and stated the CSC had jurisdiction to hear the case star_blue.png none 50
2004-05-05 May 5, 2004: CSC responds to Writ of Prohibition On May 5, 2004, the CSC answered the Writ request stating that according to Guam law and DOA rules and regulations, they do have jurisdiction to hear the case. star_blue.png none 50
2004-04-12 April 12, 2004: DOE filed request for alternate writ for prohibition against the CSC On April 12, 2004 DOE filed a request for an Alternate Writ of Prohibition against the CSC alleging that they did not have jurisdiction to hear this case. The Superior Court of Guam granted DOE’s request. star_blue.png none 50
2003-07-15 1st personnel action filde to CSC A DOE Teacher at the time filed a personnel action before the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on July 15, 2003. She claimed she was not paid by DOE for the period of August 1, 2003 to August 17, 2003. star_blue.png none 50
2003-07-15 July 15, 2003: DOE Teacher filed personnel action against the CSC A DOE Teacher at the time (former GFT President) filed a personnel action before the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on July 15, 2003. She claimed she was not paid by DOE for the period of August 1, 2003 to August 17, 2003. star_blue.png none 50

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