GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING NOVEMBER 19

The next GFT General Membership meeting will be on Monday, November 19, 2018 at the UOG - SBPA Building Room #129 at 6:00pm. Important information will be discussed along with updates in collective bargaining, current issues and concerns, upcoming events, benefits and...

GFT COPE ENDORSES MICHAEL SAN NICOLAS FOR CONGRESS

After careful review and due consideration, the GFT Committee on Political Education (COPE) is proud to announce its endorsement for Senator Michael F.Q. San Nicolas for Congress. The GFT COPE believes Senator Michael San Nicolas will best represent the people of Guam...

TEACHER BRIP PAY

GFT Board-Union representative, Mark McCarthy, requested information at the Guam Education Board meeting regarding the status of the BRIP Pay (Bonus, Rewards and Incentives Program) owed to teachers. Superintendent, Jon Fernandez, acknowledged that he will be...

LAW ENFORCEMENT RETIREMENT CASE TO BE CONTINUED ON NOVEMBER 20

GFT claims that the interpretation of the Government of Guam Retirement Fund for calculations in retirement earnings for law enforcement and public safety officers, who received the lump sum increase as a result of PL29-105, are inaccurate. GFT filed a Writ of Mandate...

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.

GUAM’S LARGEST EMPLOYEE FEDERATION ENDORSES LOU AND JOSH

The GFT Committee on Political Education (COPE) has announced its endorsement for Lou and Josh as Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Guam. An overwhelming percentage of worksite steward members felt Lou and Josh will best serve our public agencies and Guam’s working...

SUPPORT BILL 352-34

GFT supports Bill 352-34 which proposes to remove the three (3) appointed Guam Education Board members, change the board terms from two (2) to four (4) years and make Non-Voting Members as Voting Members of the board. The bill will give representatives of students,...

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...