Members of District 1199C of the National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees AFSCME, AFL-CIO ratified a four-year contract agreement with Hahnemann University Hospital that calls for a 16.8 percent increase in wages and benefits. Click here
The impact of technology in healthcare was a major focus of discussion for AFT Healthcares program and policy council, which met May 20-21 in Washington, D.C. Frontline health professionals are critical to the successful adoption of health information technology, and the council believes that healthcare locals must make sure their members have a say in the implementation of that technology. The council discussed the need to develop tools and resources to help healthcare affiliates become actively involved in selecting and monitoring new technologies. The division leaders also had a chance to see the new Web site for AFT Healthcares online continuing education courses for health professionals. During the meeting, Steve Francey, the executive director of RNs Working Togetherâ€”a coalition of AFL-CIO nurse unions that includes AFT Healthcareâ€”shared the groups accomplishments and plans with the council.
Grand Prize Winner, Herbert Aguon (GPSS Carp. II) won a One night stay at the Hilton, Gift Certificate to Pats Tinting & Detailing, Golf Putter, a bottle of Johnnie Walker Green Label, & a gift certificate to Proa Restaurant
2nd Place Winner, Jeff Nededog (GIAA Fire Fighter) won a gift certificate from JBs Ukelele Hut, Pacific Tyre, and Kings Restaurant
3rd Place Winner, James Salinas (GW High School) won a gift certificate from Marks Sporting Goods, Pacific Tyre, and Kings Restaurant
Did you know that GFT members not only get a free phone, and $5 a month off their cell, and Blackberry plans they also get unlimited FREE calling within the mpulse net work. That means that Mom, Dad, son and daughter can all get new Nokia phones and talk to each other and every other mpulse customers for less than $60 a month!!! Stop in to a GTA mpulse store, show your GFT More Card and start saving money today. Dont want to lose your phone number? Dont worry you can take it with you, so youll never be out of touch.
Once development in Tumon was halted because it exceeded our public infrastructure Big money developers and corporations got together and offered to install a new sewage system, for them selves only! Public money, the majority of which came from Guams middle class wage earners, created the system that they have over burdened, just like public money goes to subsidize the poverty wages they pay their employees, the public safety officers, the roads and the street lights for their customers. But instead of volunteering to become more active participants in our community and volunteer to start paying their fair share of all of the public services that help generate profit for them, they offered to pay for only the part that they use. What about the water and sewages lines that their employees use when they go home? What about all of the public money that built and maintains the current system, are they offering to pay for that too? Every part of our community needs to pay its fair share so our entire community prospers. Middle class wage earners pay for almost 80% of the public structure. Its time that big off island start paying their fair share for the privilege of doing business on our island.