COMPLETE YOUR BACHELOR’S DEGREE FOR FREE

If you’re looking to boost your career but don’t feel like you have the financial means to further your education, we’ve got you covered. With the Union Plus Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program, in partnership with Central State...

GFT-ALUTIIQ UNIT CHAIR ELECTION

The candidacy forms have been received and the following candidates are running for ALUTIIQ Unit Chair: Albert Perez Edward Quintanilla The election will take place Friday, February 26 from 8am - 5pm at the GFT Office. Members will also be permitted to vote via...

GFT PRESIDENT PRAISES GDOE FOR VACCINATION CLINICS

Last month, the Guam Department of Education held several vaccination clinics to help educators on Guam take steps to prevent the spread of  Coronavirus. According to GDOE, approximately 1400 employees have received their first does of the vaccine. Two of those...

DON’T WAIT TILL IT’S TOO LATE!

Anyone wishing to submit a membership application, please be sure to do so in a timely manner. If you are unable to make it to our office in Mangilao, completed membership applications (application form, payroll form [DOA members only], and AFT forms) can also be...

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, Alutiiq Bus Drivers, Guam Police Department, Customs and Quarantine, Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center and the Department of Corrections.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION VICTORY IN THE LEGISLATURE

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION VICTORY IN THE LEGISLATURE

On Tuesday, February 4, the Guam Legislature voted to improve Workers' Compensation. For the first time in 30 years, payment rates will increase. The Bill, 200-35 (COR), proposed by Senator Regine Biscoe Lee, makes the following changes: Sets the minimum weekly...

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

There will be a GFT General Membership Meeting on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the UOG-SBPA Building, Multipurpose Room #129 at 6:00 p.m. Members are highly encouraged to attend for updates on collective bargaining agreements, issues and concerns at the work sites,...

PHONICS FAUX PAS

PHONICS FAUX PAS

In a new article for American Educator’s Winter 2018-19 issue, researchers Nell Duke and Heidi Mesmer discuss seven common instructional missteps in phonics instruction and how to correct them. The need to explicitly teach letter-sound relationships in U.S. classrooms...

CHECK OUT THE NEW ISSUE OF AMERICAN EDUCATOR

CHECK OUT THE NEW ISSUE OF AMERICAN EDUCATOR

The Winter 2018-2019 issue of American Educator is available online for free. It explores what’s needed to support literacy in early childhood education, which is the foundation for all future learning. Also in this issue: tips for connecting science learning at home...