CONGRATULATIONS 2019 TEACHER OF THE YEAR SEMI-FINALISTS

The Guam Department of Education and Foundation for Public Education has announced the 12 semi-finalists for the 2019 Teacher of the Year program. Candidates for Teacher of the Year are an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teachers in any...

SICK LEAVE SHARING

The following GFT members are in need of sick leave sharing as they need medical attention: Neeti Prakash of GDOE, Mary Nolte of GDOE and Lisa Perez of the Judiciary of Guam. If you are able to share some of your leave, then please contact the GFT office at 735-4390...

SCHOOL BUDGET: AN INVESTMENT FOR GUAM’S FUTURE

GFT supports the Guam Department of Education budget request at $343 million to fulfill the requirements in the 14 points of the Every Child is Entitled to an Adequate Public Education Act. Historically, GDOE receives over $100 million less than its request and this...

DPW BUS DRIVERS: GFT SURVEY

ATTENTION DPW BUS DRIVERS! GFT is conducting a short survey on your preferred bus station location. Please give us a call at 735-4390 or email rkoss@gftunion.com to let us know your thoughts.

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.

SICK LEAVE SHARING

The following GFT members are in need of sick leave sharing as they need medical attention: Neeti Prakash of GDOE, Mary Nolte of GDOE and Lisa Perez of the Judiciary of Guam. If you are able to share some of your leave, then please contact the GFT office at 735-4390...

FREE FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR ALL GFT MEMBERS

GFT members can receive FREE financial planning. Please contact the GFT office at 735-4390 to make an appointment. Increase retirement income Completely remove taxes from retirement income Remove all open enrollment problems regarding life insurance and retirement...

GFT ANNUAL CONVENTION: MARCH 23

GFT will be celebrating its 12th Annual Convention on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Guam Museum at 6pm. The event is FREE for members. Prices for guests are $20 each; Children 4 - 11 years old are $10 each and free for children 3 years and below. Please RSVP by...

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...