OPEN ENROLLMENT JANUARY 9 – 31: LIFE INSURANCE/TAX FREE RETIREMENT INCOME/MEDICAL INCOME

GFT members have a great opportunity to receive life insurance, tax free retirement income, supplemental medical income and college fund benefits from United Financial Services! Open Enrollment at the GFT Office is from January 9, 2019 to January 31, 2019. For more...

A NEW ERA OF LEADERSHIP

GFT Members, union leaders and representatives look forward to working with the appointments by the new administration. GFT hopes that together with the new leadership, we can improve the working conditions of our employees and the quality of life for working...

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE SIRENA RUN/WALK

Support the CHamoru Language and Culture by registering today for the Learn CHamoru Project "Famokkat/Falagu CHamoru 2K-5K Sirena Run/Walk" to be held on February 23, 2019 at the CHamoru Village. Proceeds will not only support The Learn Chamoru Project but a portion...

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...

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.

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...

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...

LEAVE SHARING

Please help fellow GDOE members, Neeti Prakash and Richard Bossy, seeking for sick leave donations. If you would like to help and share some of your leave, then please contact the GFT Office at 735-4390.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE AFT!

As we ring in 2018, the AFT has been reflecting on all the ways our locals, our state federations and our members were out in force in 2017—fighting budget cuts; privatization; austerity; and the attacks on workers, the middle class, the safety net, healthcare, and...

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...