CONGRATULATIONS 2019 TEACHER OF THE YEAR SEMI-FINALISTS

The Guam Department of Education and Foundation for Public Education has announced the 12 semi-finalists for the 2019 Teacher of the Year program. Candidates for Teacher of the Year are an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teachers in any...

SICK LEAVE SHARING

The following GFT members are in need of sick leave sharing as they need medical attention: Neeti Prakash of GDOE, Mary Nolte of GDOE and Lisa Perez of the Judiciary of Guam. If you are able to share some of your leave, then please contact the GFT office at 735-4390...

SCHOOL BUDGET: AN INVESTMENT FOR GUAM’S FUTURE

GFT supports the Guam Department of Education budget request at $343 million to fulfill the requirements in the 14 points of the Every Child is Entitled to an Adequate Public Education Act. Historically, GDOE receives over $100 million less than its request and this...

DPW BUS DRIVERS: GFT SURVEY

ATTENTION DPW BUS DRIVERS! GFT is conducting a short survey on your preferred bus station location. Please give us a call at 735-4390 or email rkoss@gftunion.com to let us know your thoughts.

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.

ROAD MAP TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR WORKING FAMILIES By Robert Koss

For at least the last couple of decades, the GFT has worked to impress upon our island leaders the importance of improving the quality of life for working families. During this most recent campaign season, many candidates seeking office set forth, “improving the...

FINANCIAL PLANNING SEMINAR: FEBRUARY 21

United Financial Services will be holding a FREE Financial Planning Seminar on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm at the Leo Palace Resort, Brizo Ballroom. Free food and drinks will be available. Please call the GFT Office at 735-4390 to reserve a spot...

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 AT 6PM

There will be a General Membership Meeting on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 6pm at the UOG-SBPA Building room #129.  Members are highly encouraged to attend for updates on collective bargaining, current issues and concerns, union news, upcoming events and the latest...

GUAM’S CASH MISMANAGEMENT CONTINUES, SENATORS CONTINUE TO SPEND

While majority of employees in the Government of Guam have their increments frozen this fiscal year, the actions from the elected senators in the 35th Guam Legislature have continued to forget them. As the Legislature completes its third week, several spending bills...

MORE EDUCATORS ARE RUNNING FOR OFFICE

A spirit of activism is rising among educators across the country, and it's not just on picket lines: From Maine to California, Governing the States and Localities reports that many teachers are choosing to run for legislative seats. Fed up with poorly informed...

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...