GEB SEEKS COMMUNITY INPUT ON GDOE BUDGET REDUCTIONS

The Guam Education Board's Finance and Budget Committee will be holding public input sessions over the next two weeks seeking community feedback regarding budget constraints for the Guam Department of Education. Members of the community are invited to discuss existing...

CUSTOMS OFFICERS FILE GRIEVANCE ON RETROACTIVE HAZARD PAY

GFT member officers of Guam Customs and Quarantine will be filing a grievance seeking Hazardous Duty Pay retroactive to December 15, 2016. According to 4 GCA § 6225, all sworn Officers of Customs and Quarantine Agency has been identified as Hazardous duty positions...

SICK LEAVE SHARING

Fellow member of GDOE, Dallas Taijeron, is in need of sick leave as he will be undergoing off-island medical treatment and surgery. If you would like to donate sick leave, please contact the GFT Office at 735-4390. Any help is greatly appreciated.

RSVP FOR GFT ANNUAL CONVENTION!

GFT will celebrate its 11th Annual Convention on Saturday, March 24, 2018 recognizing our union leaders, active members and newly elected officers. Members must RSVP no later than February 21, 2018 by contacting the GFT Office at 735-4390 or by emailing:...

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.

GOVERNMENT FUNDING SHORTFALL: A DELICATE BALANCING ACT

One plan put forth by Governor Calvo is to raise GRT from 4% to 6% (a 50% increase). GFT stands against regressive tax increases that burden the poor. When living paycheck to paycheck like half of the working force on Guam, this widens the income disparity between the...

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: MONDAY, FEB5 AT 6PM

The next General Membership meeting is on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 6pm at the UOG School of Business and Public Administration Building, room #129.  Members are highly encouraged to attend for updates on collective bargaining agreements, current issues and...

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...

LABOR CALLS FOR UNITY AFTER YEARS OF DIVISION

The presidents of 12 of the nation's largest labor unions called Wednesday for reuniting the American labor movement, which split apart three and a half years ago when seven unions left the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and formed a rival federation. The union presidents issued their...

PROGRESSIVE SOLUTION

To build shared prosperity, we need to adopt a broad economic strategy that reflects the increasingly global nature of the American economy. Fundamentally, that strategy must empower working families, so that they share in the prosperity and productivity they produce....