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.

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 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,...