TEACHER MENTORSHIP AND BRIP

At last month's Guam Education Board meeting, the GFT Board-Union representative, Nicole Nadal, presented the list of teachers who contacted the GFT office regarding the mentorship requirement for certification. The list was then forwarded to the Guam Commission for...

GUAM NEEDS A MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

Guam lags behind in wages compared to other states, no wonder Guamanians leave our beautiful island. The Economic Policy Institute (2019) tracks minimum wage increases and notes the following: minimum wage has increased in 27 states and DC since January 2014, 41...

NEGOTIATIONS REOPEN FOR GMHA NURSES

The Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations for GMHA Nurses have been reopened after GFT Chief Negotiator, Daniel Del Priore, met with the GMHA management representatives for clarification on management's requested changes to the final draft. Working conditions...

GWA NEGOTIATION GROUND RULES SET

Chief Negotiators for both GFT and GWA met and established the Ground Rules for Negotiations. GWA members who are interested in being part of the negotiation team should contact the GFT Office at 735-4390 or email irish@gftunion.com as soon as possible. The current...

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.

GUAM NEEDS A MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

Guam lags behind in wages compared to other states, no wonder Guamanians leave our beautiful island. The Economic Policy Institute (2019) tracks minimum wage increases and notes the following: minimum wage has increased in 27 states and DC since January 2014, 41...

PUBLIC HEARING ON MINIMUM WAGE BILL

The Guam Legislature Committee on Federal and Foreign Affairs, Telecommunications, Technology and Labor will be holding a Public Hearing on Bill 136-35 regarding the minimum wage raise. The hearing will be on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 2pm and 6pm at the Guam...

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...