GMHA CBA FOR NURSES IN PROGRESS

The renewal of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for GMHA nurses has been revised and is under review by the Board of Trustees subcommittee. The GMHA attorney will then review the CBA upon their completion of the review. In the meantime, the current CBA is...

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...

RECLASSIFICATION AMENDMENT OFF THE TABLE

The GDOE Superintendent, Jon Fernandez, informed GFT earlier this week that he has decided not to move forward with the proposal to amend the reclassification section of the personnel rules and regulations. Fernandez stated, "the testimony of numerous teachers is...

SEEKING VOLUNTEER NURSES

GFT is looking for volunteer nurses to assist in GFT's annual TB Test and Health Fair. The event will take place on Saturday, August 11, 2018. If you are available and interested in helping, please contact irish@gftunion.com or call 735-4390.

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.

RUMMAGE SALE MAY 19

There will be a rummage sale on May 19, 2018 from 7:30 - 10:30am at the Guam United Methodist Church, Rte. 15 Fadian Point Road. Proceeds will benefit the schools for girls run by the Salesian Sisters in Cambodia. The Salesian Sisters is a religious congregation who...

TEACHER UNUSED PERSONAL LEAVE

We have received inquiries from teachers about unused personal leave. Teachers are encouraged to convert their unused personal leave to sick leave to save the department money during the government financial crisis. However, this is at the discretion of the teacher....

PUBLIC HEARING BILL 224-34 AND BILL 267-34 MAY 17

The Committee on Appropriations and Adjudication will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 9:00am in the Public Hearing Room at the Guam Congress Building for the following: Bill No. 224-34 authorizing delegation of student health services to school...

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING MOVED TO MAY 21

The General Membership Meeting is now scheduled for Monday, May 21, 2018 at the UOG School of Business and Public Administration building room #129 at 6pm.  Members are highly encouraged to attend for updates on collective bargaining agreements, current issues,...

LABOR CALLS FOR UNITY AFTER YEARS OF DIVISION

The presidents of 12 of the nation's largest labor unions called Wednesday for reuniting the American labor movement, which split apart three and a half years ago when seven unions left the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and formed a rival federation. The union presidents issued their...

PROGRESSIVE SOLUTION

To build shared prosperity, we need to adopt a broad economic strategy that reflects the increasingly global nature of the American economy. Fundamentally, that strategy must empower working families, so that they share in the prosperity and productivity they produce....

REPUBLIC WORKERS RECEIVE PAY THEY WERE OWED

Only nine days after ending the occupation of their former workplace — and winning a worldwide outpouring of support for their courage — members of UE Local 1110 gathered at Chicago’s UE Hall on the afternoon of December 19 to receive the money they had fought...

BUSINESSMAN ARGUES FOR EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT

This week in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Joe Diecedue, a state agent for American Income Life Insurance, has written a great piece that explains what the Employee Free Choice Act is and why we need this vital legislation. Written from the perspective of a...

UNIONS LOOK FOR NEW LIFE IN WORLD OF OBAMA

Unions are looking to Barack Obama and rising economic anxiety to reverse organized labor's long slide. Through three decades of decline, union leaders have been predicting a renaissance that has not come. But labor invested more than $300 million to help elect Mr....

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