JANUS IS ABOUT UNDERMINING WORKERS WHO BENEFIT FROM UNIONS

In an amicus brief filed Friday in Janus v. AFSCME, which the U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider next month, the AFT argues that collective bargaining plays a vital role in improving public sector workplaces. The brief also notes that the anti-union plaintiff and...

GUAM BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MEMBERS CONCERNED WITH HAZARD PAY POLICY

GFT members at Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center along with GFT staff representatives, brought these concerns to Senator Dennis Rodriguez regarding the implementation of the Hazard Pay Policy that was put in place by the Director of the Agency and the...

MEMBERS OF GUAM CUSTOMS AND QUARANTINE VOICE CONCERNS

Members at Guam Customs and Quarantine met with GFT Field Representatives for guidance on addressing issues and concerns that several officers are experiencing, specifically on the P.O.S.T. standards and Hazard pay. Members provided documents and information that GFT...

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR FINANCIAL BENEFITS JANUARY 16 – 25 FOR ALL GFT MEMBERS

GFT members have a great opportunity to receive life insurance, retirement and supplemental medical income benefits from United Financial Services. Open enrollment for members begins on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 to Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the GFT Office from...

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.

MORE IN 2018

This past year has been a great year for our union members as we were able to obtain new collective bargaining agreements, take legislative action on laws affecting our members, and representing our members at the civil service commission and in court! Through the...

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...