OPEN ENROLLMENT JANUARY 9 – 31: LIFE INSURANCE/TAX FREE RETIREMENT INCOME/MEDICAL INCOME

GFT members have a great opportunity to receive life insurance, tax free retirement income, supplemental medical income and college fund benefits from United Financial Services! Open Enrollment at the GFT Office is from January 9, 2019 to January 31, 2019. For more...

A NEW ERA OF LEADERSHIP

GFT Members, union leaders and representatives look forward to working with the appointments by the new administration. GFT hopes that together with the new leadership, we can improve the working conditions of our employees and the quality of life for working...

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE SIRENA RUN/WALK

Support the CHamoru Language and Culture by registering today for the Learn CHamoru Project "Famokkat/Falagu CHamoru 2K-5K Sirena Run/Walk" to be held on February 23, 2019 at the CHamoru Village. Proceeds will not only support The Learn Chamoru Project but a portion...

PHONICS FAUX PAS

In a new article for American Educator’s Winter 2018-19 issue, researchers Nell Duke and Heidi Mesmer discuss seven common instructional missteps in phonics instruction and how to correct them. The need to explicitly teach letter-sound relationships in U.S. classrooms...

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.

FREE COLLEGE BENEFIT

Members and their families can earn an Associate Degree with NO out-of-pocket cost with the Union Plus Free College Benefit. This is open to all members, including retirees, as well as their spouses/domestic partners, children, grandchildren, step-children,...

MORE EDUCATORS ARE RUNNING FOR OFFICE

A spirit of activism is rising among educators across the country, and it's not just on picket lines: From Maine to California, Governing the States and Localities reports that many teachers are choosing to run for legislative seats. Fed up with poorly informed...