Latest COVID-19 Updates

Thursday 3/26/2020 Total cases now at 45 as 8 more people test positive for COVID-19. Wednesday 3/25/2020 5 new COVID-19 cases on Guam, bringing the total confirmed cases to 37 with 1 fatality. Tuesday 3/24/2020 3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to...

GFT Takes Action on COVID-19 Concerns

GFT has written to the heads of the different agencies to gauge the measure of preparedness in response to COVID-19. Likewise, GFT has spoken to some members in various agencies to raise concerns with their management. A big THANK YOU to the nurses, doctors, and other...

GFT OFFICE CLOSING AND CONVENTION CANCELLED AMID COVID-19 CONCERNS

Beginning, Monday, March 16, 2020, The GFT Office will be closed to the public for at least 14 days. This is in response to Governor Leon Guerrero confirming that twelve people on Guam have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 19. Given the Governor’s order to...

SBG Parent Information and Input Meetings

The Guam Department of Education Division of Curriculum and Instruction is hosting more information and input sessions regarding the GDOE Standards-Based Grading Initiative. Two meetings have already been held and the remaining meetings are as follows: Wednesday,...

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, Alutiiq Bus Drivers, Guam Police Department, Customs and Quarantine, Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center and the Department of Corrections.

Mary Jean Vigilante wins GFT Treasurer

Mary Jean Vigilante wins GFT Treasurer

GFT would like to congratulate Mary Jean Vigilante on winning the election for Treasurer. Vigilante currently teaches Math at Oceanview Middle School. She also serves as John Hopkins Talent Development Site Coordinator, Curriculum Coordinator, Instructional coach,...

GFT T-SHIRT CONTEST WINNERS SELECTED

GFT T-SHIRT CONTEST WINNERS SELECTED

The winners from the GFT t-shirt contest have been selected. 1st place: Lucia Atienza- George Washington High School 2nd place: Ivory Usana- Tiyan High School 3rd place: Leonilyn Matsunanga- Tiyan High School The winning t-shirt design will be unveiled at the GFT 13th...

GFT 2020 Election

GFT 2020 Election

The GFT At-Large Election will take place Friday, February 28, 2020. The candidates for the Treasurer position are Lisa Mosher and Mary Jean Vigilante. Candidate information can be found at gftunion.com. In order to vote, you must be a member in good standing on or...

AFT VISITS GFT

AFT VISITS GFT

The new AFT Western Regional Director, Ramiro Hernandez, and the head of the AFT Organizing and Field Services, Darrin Nedrow, were on island for a day and visited GFT President, Sanjay Sharma, and Vice President, Timothy Fedenko, at the GFT office. Hernandez and...

FIGHT THE BITE

FIGHT THE BITE

Stay informed and take precautionary measures to keep you and your family safe from the spread of the dengue infection that has reached our island. Visit the Guam Homeland Security website for the latest updates and information on the symptoms and prevention efforts....

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...