GFT – PORT CBA RATIFICATION ON FRIDAY, JUNE 14

The GFT - Port Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratification meeting is scheduled on Friday, June 14, 2019. Members must be in good standing on or before June 14 to vote and must bring a valid ID. Please see the times and locations below.  For more information, you may...

GFT & PORT NEGOTIATION TEAMS SIGN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

After a decade of stagnant progress with the GFT - Port Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), both the Port and GFT Chief Negotiators have signed off on the final agreement. The new General Manager and former Senator, Rory Respicio, opened negotiations with the GFT...

TEACHER MENTORSHIP

If you are a GDOE Teacher and were not able to get mentorship as required by the Guam Commission for Educator Certification law, then please let us know so that we can work with GDOE on this.  Please contact the GFT Office #735-4390 or email irish@gftunion.com with...

TEACHERS SAY HELLO TO SUMMER

Teachers get through another school year finishing strong for students on their last day. Just a few more days of professional development work days for teachers then they can officially start their summer. Great job to all teachers and support staff for their...

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.

TEACHER MENTORSHIP

If you are a GDOE Teacher and were not able to get mentorship as required by the Guam Commission for Educator Certification law, then please let us know so that we can work with GDOE on this.  Please contact the GFT Office #735-4390 or email irish@gftunion.com with...

MEDICAL FUNDRAISER FRIDAY, MAY 24

GFT - ALUTIIQ Vice-Chair, Ed Quintanilla, will be having a medical fundraiser on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 6 - 10pm at Club Icon in Tumon.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.  Please come by and support!

NO ONE SHOULD FEAR FOR THEIR SAFETY ON THE JOB

A workplace violence prevention bill just introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would develop protection measures and enforceable safety standards for people who work in frontline healthcare jobs. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration “has...

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...

CHECK OUT THE NEW ISSUE OF AMERICAN EDUCATOR

The Winter 2018-2019 issue of American Educator is available online for free. It explores what’s needed to support literacy in early childhood education, which is the foundation for all future learning. Also in this issue: tips for connecting science learning at home...