American Federation of Teachers New Mexico, the Albuquerque Teachers Federation, and Albuquerque Educational Assistants Association Respond to NM PED School Closure Threats American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly, Albuquerque Educational Assistants Association President Kathy Chavez, and Albuquerque Teachers Federation President Ellen Bernstein released the following statement: “Yesterday, Secretary-designate Christopher Ruszkowski announced the
Earlier this year, many of you participated in the 2017 Educator Quality of Work Life survey. Four thousand folks responded to the public version of the survey online, and another 830 educators responded in a random sampling of AFT members. The survey also oversampled educators from the Solvay (N.Y.) Teachers Association and the North Syracuse
Bernstein Leads National Conversation on Teacher-Led Reform For many years, ATF President, Dr. Ellen Bernstein, has lead the National conversation about unions, educator empowerment and the need to fight back against the privatization of public education in order to provide all students the education they deserve. Her leadership within the Teacher Union Reform Network (a
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July 6, 2017
Do You Know Your Weingarten Rights? Background As an employee represented by a union, it’s imperative that you understand one of your fundamental rights. In 1975, the United States Supreme Court in the case of NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc. ruled that employees have a right to union representation at investigatory interviews or disciplinary meetings.
June 2, 2017
Your public education activism doesn’t have to stop at retirement! Join the AFT New Mexico chapter of Retirees and kick-start your engagement outside of the classroom! Click here to download the membership form!