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DOA concerned with Port-GFT deal

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - The Port Authority of Guam's contract with its employees and the Guam Federation of Teachers may not be a done deal. It was earlier this month when the port board signed a contract for its employees with the Guam Federation of Teachers. However, concerns raised by the Department of Administration could impact the contract from being implemented.

DOA director Benita Manglona expressed concerns in a letter to port management that there are questions about whether or not 50% of the port's current eligible employees are members of the GFT. In the letter, it's noted that as of October 31 last year, membership had decreased to 80 out of 213 eligible employees representing 38 percent membership.

Port general manager Mary Torres did not want to comment on matters in question, only telling KUAM News that the board did act in concurrence with legal counsel's advice when moving forward in signing the contract. Torres isn't sure if the board will take any further action on the concerns when it meets next week.

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