GMHA CBA FOR NURSES IN PROGRESS

The renewal of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for GMHA nurses has been revised and is under review by the Board of Trustees subcommittee. The GMHA attorney will then review the CBA upon their completion of the review. In the meantime, the current CBA is...

GDOE PERSONAL LEAVE

GDOE payroll will be processing payments for any unused personal leave as soon as they receive the directive. According to section 2.c.3g of the GFT - GDOE Teachers collective bargaining agreement, Teachers shall be paid for all unused personal leave at their hourly...

RECLASSIFICATION AMENDMENT OFF THE TABLE

The GDOE Superintendent, Jon Fernandez, informed GFT earlier this week that he has decided not to move forward with the proposal to amend the reclassification section of the personnel rules and regulations. Fernandez stated, "the testimony of numerous teachers is...

SEEKING VOLUNTEER NURSES

GFT is looking for volunteer nurses to assist in GFT's annual TB Test and Health Fair. The event will take place on Saturday, August 11, 2018. If you are available and interested in helping, please contact irish@gftunion.com or call 735-4390.

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.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PTEP

The Professional Teacher Evaluation Plan (PTEP) is the only evaluation that is to be used to evaluate teachers covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The PTEP is a formative evaluation, designed to help administrators and teachers improve teaching. The...

GFT OPPOSES CHANGE TO 60-DAY RULE AT THE CSC

A public hearing was held yesterday on Bill 267-34 seeking to amend the procedural protections within the classified civil service. The amendment proposes to change the 60 day rule to 90 days; which refers to when management shall give the employee in the classified...

STRONG UNIONS, STRONGER COMMUNITIES

A new report looks at numerous case studies where members of labor unions have used their freedom to join strong unions and collective voice to fight for improvements that benefit all working families in communities throughout America. Learn more and download the...

FCC VOTES TO END NET NEUTRALITY

The Federal Communications Commission's Republican appointees ignored their responsibility to put the public interest first yesterday as they voted to end net neutrality. The decision, which puts profit over the public good, will widen inequality, lessen opportunity...

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...

OBAMA ECONOMIC PLAN: CREATE MADE-IN-AMERICA JOBS

President-elect Barack Obama today laid out some of the details of his economic recovery plan. While the current President focuses on giving the Medal of Freedom to the leader of a country that has the highest number of trade union murders in the world and on spending...

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