by Krystal Paco
Guam - Teacher Carol Somerfleck may be waiting on results from the Department of Labor's investigation on last year's presidency election for the Guam Federation of Teachers, but in the meantime, is taking union president Matt Rector to court for other matters. Somerfleck's writ of mandate says Rector failed to follow Guam law and GFT constitution protocol, which requires that two thirds of the union vote on any changes to be made to its constitution.
Attorney Daniel Somerfleck says the Department of Labor reported the GFT's membership including more than 2,100. "If it takes only 30 people to make a quorum and two thirds of those people pass an amendment of articles of incorporation, only 1% of GFT controls the union," he said.
At today's status hearing, Presiding Judge Alberto Lamorena reiterated the writ is still in effect until the next court hearing set for February 20 at 2pm.