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WELCOME BACK TO ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR!

Updated Aug 17, 2017 4:24 pm



Hafa adai!  Welcome back to another school year.  GFT and your Guam Education Board had intentions of getting our collective bargaining agreement in place at the beginning of this school year.  Unfortunately, there has been some delays in getting the approval from the Office of the Attorney General.  The negotiation teams will be meeting in the upcoming weeks to resolve the remainder of issues as detailed from the Attorney General.  Rest assured, Superintendent Jon Fernandez is fair in his approach.  We will have our working conditions in place soon.
 
Toward the end of last school year, some teachers have questioned not receiving the Bonus, Rewards, and Incentives Program (BRIP).  GFT had compiled a short list of teachers who claimed that BRIP was owed to them.  GFT is working with the Superintendent’s office to resolve any outstanding payments.
 
If you are not a member of GFT, I encourage you to join.  The union is only as strong as its membership.  The resources to win our battles come from your dues, especially in the Civil Service Commission and in the court system.  Being in GFT gives you peace of mind that your rights will be honored.  The mission of GFT is to improve the lives of its membership and their family.  Join GFT.  Let us improve our lives together.
 
Above all, I hope we keep our attitudes and spirits focused on student learning.  Guam has been on the news because of the North Korea crisis.  Let us make national headlines again—this time for improving our student outcomes.  Reiterating GDOE’s vision statement, “Every student: responsible, respectful, and ready for life.”
 
Your colleague,
Sanjay Sharma
GFT President
 
CYBERTRAPS: FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Updated Aug 6, 2017 11:46 pm

The Guam Commission For Educator Certification (GCEC) in partnership with the UOG School of Education has invited Frederick Lane, Esq., to conduct training on "CYBERTRAPS" for all Guam teachers, administrators, school personnel and
GFT TB TEST & HEALTH FAIR AUG. 5

Updated Jul 30, 2017 4:08 pm

The GFT Annual TB Test and Health Fair will be on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Agana Shopping Center from 10am to 2pm.  TB Tests are free for GFT members and their immediate family!  Health and fitness information, services and d
AFT Share My Lesson has great webinars, lessons, activities and resources to help teachers plan and prepare for the upcoming school year.  Free webinars for professional ">SUMMER OF LEARNING FOR TEACHERS

Updated Jul 13, 2017 9:58 pm

AFT Share My Lesson has great webinars, lessons, activities and resources to help teachers plan and prepare for the upcoming school year.  Free webinars for professional

SAVE THE DATE: AUG 5 GFT TB TEST & HEALTH FAIR

Updated Jun 25, 2017 4:02 pm

GFT's 12th Annual TB Test & 4th Annual Health Fair will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Agana Shopping Center (Center Court) from 10am - 2pm.  TB Tests are FREE for GFT members and their immediate family.  Health
CUSTOMS OFFICERS SUBMIT TESTIMONY ON POST FITNESS STANDARDS

Updated Jun 18, 2017 4:08 pm

Officer members at the Guam Customs and Quarantine submitted a written testimony to Senator Telena Nelson regarding concerns with the P.O.S.T. Commission AFI PFQT (Physical Fitness Qualification Test) Requirements set in Public Law 32-232 whi
GFD & GFT PREPARE TO WRAP UP CBA NEGOTIATIONS

Updated Jun 18, 2017 4:08 pm

GFD Chief Negotiator, Assistant Fire Chief Michael Uncangco, and GFT Chief Negotiator, Daniel Del Priore met on Thursday to finalize the GFT – GFD Collective Bargaining Agreement for Firefighters, Fire Service Specialists and E911 Emerg
GFT TO WORK WITH GDOE ON BRIP CLAIMANT LIST

Updated Jun 15, 2017 9:56 pm

GFT representatives have received several claims from members who are owed for the BRIP Pay (Bonus, Rewards and Incentives Program).  GFT will now be working GDOE in obtaining the appropriate documents for each person on the claimant lis
DEADLINE FOR GFT BRIP CLAIMANT LIST

Updated Jun 13, 2017 10:47 pm

The last day to be included in the GFT BRIP Claimant list is on Thursday, June 15, 2017.  Teachers who are owed for BRIP (Bonus, Rewards, and Incentives Program) pay and would like to be on the claimant list may email irish@gftunion.com or

GFT AND GDOE WORK ON BRIP PAY

Updated Jun 1, 2017 11:20 pm

The Guam Education Board has expressed their intent in rectifying the BRIP (Bonus, Rewards and Incentive Program) pay issue pending documents indicating the owed payments.  GFT and GDOE will be working together in gathering the following
GFD SEEKS INPUT ON PROMOTIONS

Updated May 26, 2017 12:25 am

While negotiations continue between GFT and the Guam Fire Department, promotions will also be discussed at the next meeting.  Assistant Fire Chief, Michael Uncangco, has reached out to GFT Chief Negotiator, Dan Del Priore, to obtain inpu
LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMBERS ATTEND HEARING ON P.O.S.T.

Updated May 23, 2017 4:55 pm

An Informational Hearing regarding the P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission) was held today at the Guam Congress Building by Committee Chair, Senator Telena Nelson.  Concerns regarding the Physical Fitness Test and t
 
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