SAVE THE DATE: GFT’S 13TH ANNUAL CONVENTION

GFT's 13th Annual Convention will be held at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 6pm. Please email thelma@gftunion.com or contact the GFT Office at 735-4390 to RSVP. The event is free for members!

GFT INPUT ON GDOE SY20-21 CALENDAR AND AP COURSES

GFT worked with GDOE to offer two calendars, 173 and 180 days, for the Guam Education Board to decide. The 173 calendar has seven (7) additional professional development days built into the calendar, which also serves as make up days in the event make up days are...

GFT CBA NEGOTIATION TEAM FOR GMHA DISCUSS TABLED ITEMS

The GFT Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiation team members for GMHA discussed tabled items such as Sick Leave with Pay, Removal of Disciplinary Notice, Nursing Assessment, Standby/On Call Duty, In-Service Training, and CBA coverage in preparation of the...

GFT JOB OPENING: ORGANIZING & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Organizing and Communications Officer Job Description  OVERVIEW: Working under the supervision of the President and the Vice President, the Organizing and Communications Officer will perform organizing duties related to membership engagement and recruitment for...

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.

2020 UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

2020 UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

New and returning applicants: Click here to create a new application or to login. Logged in users: click on "Continue with Application" link. Application deadline: 12:00pm (noon, Eastern Time), Friday, January 31, 2020. Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program...

GFT T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST: ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $$$$ DEADLINE EXTENDED FEB14

GFT T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST: ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $$$$ DEADLINE EXTENDED FEB14

GFT is hosting a contest for the design of the next GFT T-shirt at the 13th Annual Convention. The first place winner will receive $1000 and have their design used on the next GFT T-shirt print! The second place winner will receive $500 and the third place winner will...

GFT SUPPORTS BILL 200-35

GFT SUPPORTS BILL 200-35

GFT stands in support of Bill 200-35 but recommends lifting the proposed compensation of $520 to the 2017 national average of $1011. The purpose of workers' compensation should be to ensure an injured worker receives a timely and predictable compensation until the...

GFT ELECTION 2020

The Announcement of Candidacy period for the upcoming GFT Election will begin on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8am until Friday, February 7, 2020 at 5pm. The Union Officer positions up election are the At-Large positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary and...

GFT CHALLENGES SUPERIOR COURT DECISION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT RETIREMENT CASE

GFT CHALLENGES SUPERIOR COURT DECISION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT RETIREMENT CASE

GFT legal representatives are preparing an appellate brief to the Guam Supreme Court challenging the Guam Superior Court's decision on the law enforcement retirement case. GFT had filed a Writ of Mandate against the Government of Guam Retirement Fund for erroneous...

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...