TEACHER MENTORSHIP AND BRIP

At last month's Guam Education Board meeting, the GFT Board-Union representative, Nicole Nadal, presented the list of teachers who contacted the GFT office regarding the mentorship requirement for certification. The list was then forwarded to the Guam Commission for...

GUAM NEEDS A MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

Guam lags behind in wages compared to other states, no wonder Guamanians leave our beautiful island. The Economic Policy Institute (2019) tracks minimum wage increases and notes the following: minimum wage has increased in 27 states and DC since January 2014, 41...

NEGOTIATIONS REOPEN FOR GMHA NURSES

The Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations for GMHA Nurses have been reopened after GFT Chief Negotiator, Daniel Del Priore, met with the GMHA management representatives for clarification on management's requested changes to the final draft. Working conditions...

GWA NEGOTIATION GROUND RULES SET

Chief Negotiators for both GFT and GWA met and established the Ground Rules for Negotiations. GWA members who are interested in being part of the negotiation team should contact the GFT Office at 735-4390 or email irish@gftunion.com as soon as possible. The current...

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.

MEDICAL FUNDRAISER FRIDAY, MAY 24

GFT - ALUTIIQ Vice-Chair, Ed Quintanilla, will be having a medical fundraiser on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 6 - 10pm at Club Icon in Tumon.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.  Please come by and support!

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: MONDAY, MAY 13

The next General Membership meeting will be on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6pm at the UOG – SBPA Building, multipurpose room #129. Members are encouraged to attend for updates on collective bargaining agreements, current issues and concerns, union news, upcoming events...

FREE COLLEGE BENEFIT

Members and their families can earn an Associate Degree with NO out-of-pocket cost with the Union Plus Free College Benefit. This is open to all members, including retirees, as well as their spouses/domestic partners, children, grandchildren, step-children,...

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...