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SAVE THE DATE: GFT’S 13TH ANNUAL CONVENTION

GFT’s 13th Annual Convention will be held at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 6pm. Please email thelma@gftunion.com or contact the GFT Office at 735-4390 to RSVP. The event is free for members!

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GFT CBA NEGOTIATION TEAM FOR GMHA DISCUSS TABLED ITEMS

The GFT Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiation team members for GMHA discussed tabled items such as Sick Leave with Pay, Removal of Disciplinary Notice, Nursing Assessment, Standby/On Call Duty, In-Service Training, and CBA coverage in preparation of the next negotiation meeting with the GMHA CBA negotiation team. GFT – GMHA CBA negotiation meetings have been moving along with good discussions on improving the working conditions of our nurses. The current collective bargaining agreement covering all Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Certified Nurse Assistants at GMHA is still active and in effect until a new agreement has been negotiated.

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GFT T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST: ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $1000! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB14

GFT is hosting a contest for the design of the next GFT T-shirt at the 13th Annual Convention. The first place winner will receive $1000 and have their design used on the next GFT T-shirt print! The second place winner will receive $500 and the third place winner will receive $250.

The contest is open to all currently enrolled public high school students in Guam.

All entries must be original creations of the contestant and must incorporate into the design, the GFT Local 1581 brand (i.e. colors, trademarks, or logos) and GFT’s representation for the following employee agencies with the text “United” or “Strong” or similar wording:

GDOE Teachers & Support Staff
Port Authority of Guam Employees
GMHA Nurses
GWA Employees
DPW Bus Drivers
ALUTIIQ (DODEA) Bus Drivers
UOG Support Staff
GCC Support Staff
DPHSS Eligibility Specialists
GFD Firefighters and Specialists
GPD Police Officers
DOC Corrections Officers
Guam Customs & Quarantine Officers
All other Government of Guam employees

Original creations have never been published, and does not contain profanity, trademarks, logos, or copyrighted works of any other person or business.

The entries must be received via email to irish@gftunion.com or dropped off at the GFT Office in Mangilao. The deadline has been extended for submission before 5 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020.

All interested contestants should contact the GFT Office at 735-4390 or email irish@gftunion.com for official contest rules and more information.

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2020 UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

New and returning applicants: Click here to create a new application or to login.

Logged in users: click on “Continue with Application” link.

Application deadline: 12:00pm (noon, Eastern Time), Friday, January 31, 2020.

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.5 million to students of union families. Over 3,000 union families have benefited from our commitment to higher education.

This program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, which is sponsored by Union Privilege.

The Union Plus Education Foundation is funded in part by donations from Capital One N.A., the provider of the Union Plus Credit Card (You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.)

Award amounts: $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2020. Students may re-apply each year.

Award date: May 31, 2020. During the first week of June 2020 award recipients will be notified by postal mail, and all applicants will be sent email notification.

Eligibility criteria:
• Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2020.
• Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible.
• The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued. Awards must be used for the 2020 – 2021 school year.
• Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

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GFT T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST: ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $$$$ DEADLINE EXTENDED FEB14

GFT is hosting a contest for the design of the next GFT T-shirt at the 13th Annual Convention. The first place winner will receive $1000 and have their design used on the next GFT T-shirt print! The second place winner will receive $500 and the third place winner will receive $250.

The contest is open to all currently enrolled public high school students in Guam.

All entries must be original creations of the contestant and must incorporate into the design, the GFT Local 1581 brand (i.e. colors, trademarks, or logos) and GFT’s representation for the following employee agencies with the text “United” or “Strong” or similar wording:

GDOE Teachers & Support Staff
Port Authority of Guam Employees
GMHA Nurses
GWA Employees
DPW Bus Drivers
ALUTIIQ (DODEA) Bus Drivers
UOG Support Staff
GCC Support Staff
DPHSS Eligibility Specialists
GFD Firefighters and Specialists
GPD Police Officers
DOC Corrections Officers
Guam Customs & Quarantine Officers
All other Government of Guam employees

Original creations have never been published, and does not contain profanity, trademarks, logos, or copyrighted works of any other person or business.

The entries must be received via email to irish@gftunion.com or dropped off at the GFT Office in Mangilao.  The deadline has been extended for submission before 5 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020.

All interested contestants should contact the GFT Office at 735-4390 or email irish@gftunion.com for official contest rules and more information.