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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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

Joint Letter on Instructional Day & PT Conferences

The bell-to-bell schedule necessitated by the legislative mandate in HB130 for the 1,140 instructional hours minimum has been difficult this year. APS and ATF agree that the optimum solution is to have a 7-hour duty day — but without the necessary funding from Santa Fe, we continue to be unable to extend the duty day. Our next-best option is to build in a 15-minute block of paid time within the current contract day that can be utilized either in the morning, or in the afternoon, based on duty assignments, the needs of the school, and the preferences of each employee. This instructional day change applies to all schools.

It Pays to be a Union Member!

Union membership doesn’t cost… it pays! Union membership is about more than any individual; it is an investment in our career.

ATF Union News #14: New Superintendent & Session Ends

Dr. Blakey, we think and hope you will bring a spirit of high expectations for all stakeholders. Congratulations and welcome!

Despite a record budget surplus of over $3 billion in the state’s coffers, the 2024 legislative session was lackluster. That’s about all we can say.

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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