Progressive Unionism

ATF is a professional, progressive union that represents all licensed teachers and Essential and Related Service Educators in the Albuquerque Public Schools.

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Albuquerque Teachers Federation
Professional Progressive Unionism

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The Albuquerque Teachers Federation (ATF) is committed to improving the conditions of teaching and learning in our public schools while advancing the causes of social justice and democracy for our members, students and the ABQ community.

Latest News

It’s Election Time! Vote for Endorsed Candidates and Get Involved!

Elections have big consequences for public education and union workers. We must keep our allies in policymaking positions and elect new friends who will help New Mexican educators obtain the salaries and the working conditions we need to best serve our students.
Educators cannot afford to sit this election out. We must get out the vote and we must get involved. In this article, you’ll find all the answers you need to get out the vote, volunteer and support your union’s endorsed candidates.

More Student Loan Reimbursement Is On the Table

This week, your union wrote a letter to the superintendent and the APS Board asking to continue this program for another two years so we can bring this benefit to more APS educators and their families. In the 2021-22 school year, 594 APS educators received reimbursement of over $1,680. This money went straight into their pockets and was a boon for the local economy. It’s no stretch to think of it as a mini economic stimulus infusion from the ATF and the district.

ATF Union Pride Legislative Fundraiser A Smashing Success

On Friday, September 9th, scores of ATF members and community allies gathered for our ATF Union Pride Fundraiser and Happy Hour to raise money NM House members who are current and former ATF Members. President Ellen Bernstein declared the 8 candidates “champions of education who have the backs of educators, students and labor,” stirring the attendees to dig deep. And did they ever!

Classes + Events

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Dossier Support

The Albuquerque Teachers Federation offers FOUR levels of support for teachers and librarians writing the Professional Development Dossier (PDD).


National Board Certification Support

Thanks to our support program, APS is one of the top districts in the nation for the number of Board Certified teachers.

Educator Focused Conversations

The ATF Educator Focused Conversations cadre invites our fellow educators to join us in conversations that focus on a range of current educational issues that intersect with Social Emotional Learning, such as restorative practices, educator self-care, community building, equity, and trauma


Relational Classroom Management

Are you finding yourself completely flabbergasted with managing behaviors? You’re not alone and we’re here to help! Does this sound familiar? 

Breathe For Change

Make your well being a priority and join Tracy Nichols, Teacher-Librarian, for a blissful hour of SEL…for you! Educators, your social and emotional wellness correlates directly with your students’ welfare. The “Breathe For Change” program sets out to put educators’ health and wellness at the center by providing amazingly effective strategies to improve wellbeing. Participants will leave with a greater sense of well-being, as well as a toolkit of SEL techniques and games you can easily incorporate in the classroom.


ATF: An integral part of Our Community

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