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. […]

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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!  

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We Did It! No More Cuts. Not. One. Cent. Today, our Legislature finished the second special session of the year. What made the session so special this time? There were no cuts to education. Not. One. Cent. What can this be attributed to? Political Activism-After months of stressing the message of “no more cuts”, our […]

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The Albuquerque Teachers Federation invites you to participate in the 2017-18 Union Leadership Program. The ATF Leadership Program is intended to support the development of union leaders to also serve as leaders in their school sites and in the district. Members who participate in the ATF Leadership Program will have opportunities to serve on union […]

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ATF is hiring two mid-career teachers to join our cadre of certified Managing Behaviors in the School Community (MBSC) trainers.  We will select one elementary and one secondary teacher from those who apply. The teachers selected will attend the national training together this summer, all expenses paid. ATF instructors are paid for attending meetings and […]

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Thanks to our dedicated union family, ATF turned the AROS Day of Action into a WEEK of action! Pictures and highlights from this week are below. Thousands of petition signatures were gathered across the APS school district to reject Betsy DeVos as secretary of Education. (Petition signed by educators, custodians, secretaries, APS Board of Education members […]

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It’s finally here, folks! The list you all have been calling for: the list of ATF endorsed candidates. In early January, our ATF Fed Reps spent a good part of their council meeting talking about who they would endorse for the Board of Education Election. ATF appreciates all candidates who went through the rigorous endorsement process. […]

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Dear colleagues, Many of you will remember the classic Christmas program, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and how the terrible and menacing abominable snowman became harmless once his teeth were removed. This is how you should view the PED evaluation you recently received – a harmless abominable snowman. The math is still wrong, the methodology […]

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