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 […]

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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 […]

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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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  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation React to Second Round of Proposed Changes to Science Standards Secretary-Designate Claims Changes Reflect Public Input; Won’t Disclose Authors Albuquerque – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly and Albuquerque Teachers Federation President Ellen Bernstein released the following statements: “Secretary-Designate Christopher […]

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Fed Reps Pass Resolutions Against White Supremacy & for Full Funding of the Census On October 3rd, Fed Reps voted in favor of two resolutions: one condemning white supremacy in all of its forms, and the other to fully fund the 2020 Census. The first motion declares that the Albuquerque Teachers Federation “will partner with and […]

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Dear colleagues, As you may be aware, the PED has altered the Next Generation Science Standards to omit critical, research-based facts about science- including global warming and evolution. The PED, under the direction of Acting-Secretary of Education, Chris Ruszkowski, has decided to hold the public information hearings on a school day, when educators cannot physically […]

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ATF Fall Membership Meeting Focuses on Our Union in the Context of Privatization This year’s ATF Fall membership meeting placed ATF in a larger context of unionism throughout our nation. We know that locally, our unions are under attack. We’ve spent the past seven years under the Martinez administration that has only sought to cripple— […]

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AFT’s Weingarten Responds to DACA Repeal WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects more than 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children: “The young people covered by DACA are woven into our […]

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