PUBLIC HEARING ON MINIMUM WAGE BILL

The Guam Legislature Committee on Federal and Foreign Affairs, Telecommunications, Technology and Labor will be holding a Public Hearing on Bill 136-35 regarding the minimum wage raise. The hearing will be on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 2pm and 6pm at the Guam...

PORT MEMBERS RATIFY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

Port members held their ratification voting for the GFT - Port Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) last Friday and have completed their ratification process. Port members voted to ratify the negotiated agreement. The CBA covers all Port Operations and Maintenance...

GFT – GWA CBA NEGOTIATIONS BEGIN

The GFT - GWA Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is open for negotiations between GFT and Management. GWA members who are interested in being part of the GFT negotiation team must contact the office at 735-4390 or email irish@gftunion.com as soon as possible. The...

DODEA BUS DRIVERS CELEBRATE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

Members of the ALUTIIQ - DODEA Bus Operations gathered at the Paseo Park on Thursday for their annual end of the school year celebration. DODEA bus drivers and staff of ALUTIIQ are exclusively recognized by GFT. The current collective bargaining agreement includes...

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.

SICK LEAVE SHARING

The following GFT members are in need of sick leave sharing as they need medical attention or are caring for a loved one who needs medical attention: Arlene Toves of GDOE, Neeti Prakash of GDOE, and Lisa Perez of the Judiciary of Guam. If you are able to share some of...

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 here

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...