BILL 303-34 STRENGTHENS UNION RIGHTS FOR PEACE OFFICERS

Senator Michael San Nicolas has introduced Bill 303-34 which would amend PEMRA and 2 GARR by removing language that arguably denies collective bargaining rights for law enforcement officers. GFT has petitioned for exclusive recognition on behalf of Guam’s law...

STRONG UNIONS BUILD STRONG COMMUNITIES

  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Wednesday (6/27/18) that government workers who choose not to join a union cannot be charged for the cost of collective bargaining.  The case centered on what are known as fair-share or agency fees. In the United States, a union...

SAVE THE DATE: GFT TB TEST & HEALTH FAIR

GFT's Annual TB Test & Health Fair will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at GPO from 10am - 2pm (Center court area in front of Cinnabon). TB tests are free for GFT members and their immediate family. The health fair is open to the general public. More details to...

GDOE PERSONAL LEAVE PAYOUT THIS WEEK

GFT representatives have followed up with GDOE Superintendent, Jon Fernandez, regarding the status of processing payments for unused personal leave . According to section 2.c.3g of the GFT - GDOE Teachers collective bargaining agreement, "Teachers shall be paid for...

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.

GDOE PERSONAL LEAVE PAYOUT THIS WEEK

GFT representatives have followed up with GDOE Superintendent, Jon Fernandez, regarding the status of processing payments for unused personal leave . According to section 2.c.3g of the GFT - GDOE Teachers collective bargaining agreement, "Teachers shall be paid for...

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...

FREE COLLEGE BENEFIT

Members and their families can earn an Associate Degree with NO out-of-pocket cost with the Union Plus Free College Benefit. This is open to all members, including retirees, as well as their spouses/domestic partners, children, grandchildren, step-children,...

MORE EDUCATORS ARE RUNNING FOR OFFICE

A spirit of activism is rising among educators across the country, and it's not just on picket lines: From Maine to California, Governing the States and Localities reports that many teachers are choosing to run for legislative seats. Fed up with poorly informed...