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ALUTIIQ BUS DRIVERS FOR DODEA RATIFY CBA!

ALUTIIQ Bus Drivers for DODEA Schools ratified their new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that is effective January 2, 2018 to December 31, 2020 and signed by both GFT and ALUTIIQ! The GFT Negotiation team worked hard to improve the working conditions of the bus...

OUTSTANDING BUS DRIVER (ALUTIIQ – DODEA): JOSEPH DE GUZMAN!

Congratulations to member, Joseph De Guzman, DODEA - ALUTIIQ, fo receiving an Outstanding Bus Driver Award!

TEACH HUMAN RIGHTS

Sunday is Human Rights Day and Share My Lesson has great ideas and resources to educate K-12 students about human rights issues. These resources will help students better understand what human rights are and learn how they can make a difference. Check out the site...

GVB ANNUAL HOLIDAY ILLUMINATION VILLAGE OFFICIAL OPENING 12/09/17

The Guam Visitors Bureau invites the community to the official opening of the annual GVB Holiday Illumination Village next to the Tumon Sands Plaza on December 9, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm. Santa Claus is scheduled to appear from 6pm to 8pm and there will be live music and...

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, Department of Corrections, and Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center.

EARLY THANKSGIVING FOR TEACHERS WITH NEW CBA

Our public school teachers have much to be thankful for after waiting six long years for a signed collective bargaining agreement (CBA)! The agreement includes several items that clarifies and addresses concerns from teachers and administrators. Lesson plans, prep...

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING NOVEMBER 13

The next General Membership Meeting is on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the UOG School of Business and Public Administration Building room #129 at 6pm. Members are highly encouraged to attend for updates on Collective Bargaining Agreements, current issues and upcoming...

WHY BECOME A GFT MEMBER?

"In 1988, I was a new teacher and was asked to be a member (GFT). I didn't sign-up at the time because I thought there was no need. However, after hearing a story about another teacher, I decided to safe-guard myself and get on board. I resigned from the...

HELP PUERTO RICO!

Responding to the water crisis in Puerto Rico, the AFT; Operation Blessing International; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; and the Hispanic Federation launched Operation Agua to crowdsource contributions and provide a reliable source...

REPUBLIC WORKERS RECEIVE PAY THEY WERE OWED

Only nine days after ending the occupation of their former workplace — and winning a worldwide outpouring of support for their courage — members of UE Local 1110 gathered at Chicago’s UE Hall on the afternoon of December 19 to receive the money they had fought...

BUSINESSMAN ARGUES FOR EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT

This week in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Joe Diecedue, a state agent for American Income Life Insurance, has written a great piece that explains what the Employee Free Choice Act is and why we need this vital legislation. Written from the perspective of a...

UNIONS LOOK FOR NEW LIFE IN WORLD OF OBAMA

Unions are looking to Barack Obama and rising economic anxiety to reverse organized labor's long slide. Through three decades of decline, union leaders have been predicting a renaissance that has not come. But labor invested more than $300 million to help elect Mr....

STARBUCK LOSES ROUND IN BATTLE OVER UNION

A National Labor Relations Board judge ruled on Tuesday that Starbucks had illegally fired three baristas and otherwise violated federal labor laws in seeking to beat back unionization efforts at several of its Manhattan cafes. The administrative law judge, Mindy E....