A RISING TIDE LIFTS ALL BOATS

While Guam mulls a $9.25/hr pay raise, its nearest state, Hawaii, contemplates House Bill 1191 that will raise its pay to $15/hr by 2023. The progress in addressing wage inequality on Guam drifts behind our nearest states. GFT takes the position that nearly all wages...

EDUCATION BUDGET: RACE TO THE BOTTOM

The expectations placed on GDOE, GCC, UOG and charter schools come with a price tag of $411.97 million. Yet, the budget proposal for FY2020 is at $287.28 million for all education establishments. GDOE’s request alone was for $343 million. So where does Guam rank in...

SAVE THE DATE: GFT GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING MAY 13

The next General Membership meeting will be on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6pm at the UOG - SBPA Building, multipurpose room #129. Members are encouraged to attend for updates on collective bargaining agreements, current issues and concerns, union news, upcoming events...

SICK LEAVE SHARING

The following GFT members are in need of sick leave sharing as they need medical attention or are caring for a loved one who needs medical attention: Arlene Toves of GDOE, Neeti Prakash of GDOE, and Lisa Perez of the Judiciary of Guam. If you are able to share some of...

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.

A RISING TIDE LIFTS ALL BOATS

While Guam mulls a $9.25/hr pay raise, its nearest state, Hawaii, contemplates House Bill 1191 that will raise its pay to $15/hr by 2023. The progress in addressing wage inequality on Guam drifts behind our nearest states. GFT takes the position that nearly all wages...

SICK LEAVE SHARING

The following GFT members are in need of sick leave sharing as they need medical attention or are caring for a loved one who needs medical attention: Arlene Toves of GDOE, Neeti Prakash of GDOE, and Lisa Perez of the Judiciary of Guam. If you are able to share some of...

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...