WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL! Welcome back to another school year. If you paid any attention to the news this year, you may have noticed the volley of blame over the cash shortfall caused by the Trump Tax Cuts. Since our tax codes mirror the federal tax code, all agencies...

GUAM EDUCATION BOARD TO DISCUSS NEPOTISM: AUGUST 7 WORK SESSION

Members are encouraged to attend the Guam Education Board work session meeting on Tuesday, August 7 at 4:30pm in Gallery A/B, Building B in Tiyan. The personnel committee will be discussing the issue of nepotism in GDOE. Please attend and voice your concerns to the...

GFT URGES LEGISLATURE TO FUND DEPT OF LABOR POSITION

Members of the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center and Guam Customs and Quarantine have been reaching out to GFT regarding their concerns with hazard pay and how the agency policies are not implemented according to Guam law. GFT representative, Daniel Del...

GFT TB Test & Health Fair: Saturday, August 11

Get your annual FREE TB Test for GFT members and their immediate family on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10am - 2pm at GPO (in front of Cinnabon). Health and wellness information from various vendors will also be available and open to the public.  For more...

Representing GovGuam Agencies and Alutiiq Bus Drivers

GFT, AFT Local 1581, exclusively represents the Guam Department of Education Teachers and Support Staff, Guam Memorial Hospital Nurses and Staff, University of Guam Support Staff, Guam Waterworks, Guam Fire Department, Department of Public Health and Social Services Eligibility Specialists, Guam Port Authority, Department of Public Works Bus Drivers, and Alutiiq Bus Drivers. GFT is pursuing exclusive representation for Guam Police Department, Customs and Quarantine, Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center and the Department of Corrections.

GDOE PERSONAL LEAVE PAYOUT THIS WEEK

GFT representatives have followed up with GDOE Superintendent, Jon Fernandez, regarding the status of processing payments for unused personal leave . According to section 2.c.3g of the GFT - GDOE Teachers collective bargaining agreement, "Teachers shall be paid for...

GDOE PERSONAL LEAVE

GDOE payroll will be processing payments for any unused personal leave as soon as they receive the directive. According to section 2.c.3g of the GFT - GDOE Teachers collective bargaining agreement, Teachers shall be paid for all unused personal leave at their hourly...

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE AFT!

As we ring in 2018, the AFT has been reflecting on all the ways our locals, our state federations and our members were out in force in 2017—fighting budget cuts; privatization; austerity; and the attacks on workers, the middle class, the safety net, healthcare, and...

STRONG UNIONS, STRONGER COMMUNITIES

A new report looks at numerous case studies where members of labor unions have used their freedom to join strong unions and collective voice to fight for improvements that benefit all working families in communities throughout America. Learn more and download the...

FCC VOTES TO END NET NEUTRALITY

The Federal Communications Commission's Republican appointees ignored their responsibility to put the public interest first yesterday as they voted to end net neutrality. The decision, which puts profit over the public good, will widen inequality, lessen opportunity...

TEACH HUMAN RIGHTS

Sunday is Human Rights Day and Share My Lesson has great ideas and resources to educate K-12 students about human rights issues. These resources will help students better understand what human rights are and learn how they can make a difference. Check out the site...