COMPLETE YOUR BACHELOR’S DEGREE FOR FREE

If you’re looking to boost your career but don’t feel like you have the financial means to further your education, we’ve got you covered. With the Union Plus Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program, in partnership with Central State...

GFT-ALUTIIQ UNIT CHAIR ELECTION

The candidacy forms have been received and the following candidates are running for ALUTIIQ Unit Chair: Albert Perez Edward Quintanilla The election will take place Friday, February 26 from 8am - 5pm at the GFT Office. Members will also be permitted to vote via...

GFT PRESIDENT PRAISES GDOE FOR VACCINATION CLINICS

Last month, the Guam Department of Education held several vaccination clinics to help educators on Guam take steps to prevent the spread of  Coronavirus. According to GDOE, approximately 1400 employees have received their first does of the vaccine. Two of those...

DON’T WAIT TILL IT’S TOO LATE!

Anyone wishing to submit a membership application, please be sure to do so in a timely manner. If you are unable to make it to our office in Mangilao, completed membership applications (application form, payroll form [DOA members only], and AFT forms) can also be...

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, Alutiiq Bus Drivers, Guam Police Department, Customs and Quarantine, Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center and the Department of Corrections.

Mary Jean Vigilante wins GFT Treasurer

Mary Jean Vigilante wins GFT Treasurer

GFT would like to congratulate Mary Jean Vigilante on winning the election for Treasurer. Vigilante currently teaches Math at Oceanview Middle School. She also serves as John Hopkins Talent Development Site Coordinator, Curriculum Coordinator, Instructional coach,...

GFT T-SHIRT CONTEST WINNERS SELECTED

GFT T-SHIRT CONTEST WINNERS SELECTED

The winners from the GFT t-shirt contest have been selected. 1st place: Lucia Atienza- George Washington High School 2nd place: Ivory Usana- Tiyan High School 3rd place: Leonilyn Matsunanga- Tiyan High School The winning t-shirt design will be unveiled at the GFT 13th...

GFT 2020 Election

GFT 2020 Election

The GFT At-Large Election will take place Friday, February 28, 2020. The candidates for the Treasurer position are Lisa Mosher and Mary Jean Vigilante. Candidate information can be found at gftunion.com. In order to vote, you must be a member in good standing on or...

AFT VISITS GFT

AFT VISITS GFT

The new AFT Western Regional Director, Ramiro Hernandez, and the head of the AFT Organizing and Field Services, Darrin Nedrow, were on island for a day and visited GFT President, Sanjay Sharma, and Vice President, Timothy Fedenko, at the GFT office. Hernandez and...

FIGHT THE BITE

FIGHT THE BITE

Stay informed and take precautionary measures to keep you and your family safe from the spread of the dengue infection that has reached our island. Visit the Guam Homeland Security website for the latest updates and information on the symptoms and prevention efforts....

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...