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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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

ATF Fed Reps Endorse Candidates in 2024 Primary

The Albuquerque Teachers Federation (ATF) Representative Council voted on Tuesday, April 9, to accept legislative candidate endorsements recommended by the ATF-Unified Committee on Political Education (COPE) for the primary election which will be held June 4, 2024. The ATF–Unified COPE committee consists of union members from ATF, the Albuquerque Federation of Classified Professionals (AFCP), United Academics-UNM (UA-UNM), and the AFT NM Retirees. The ATF-Unified COPE vetted legislative candidates in the 21 House and 12 Senate districts that represent Bernalillo County.

ATF Union News 15: Rights & Responsibilities of Shared Leadership

ATF and APS continue to expand on our negotiated rights to solve problems and make decisions at our school sites. The more functional a school’s Instructional Council (IC) the more collaborative the problem-solving process is. Our goal in this edition of the ATF Union News is to shine a bright light on contract language and agreements purposefully crafted to ensure we can resolve issues and move forward in our vital educational work.

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.

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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).

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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

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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.

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ATF: An integral part of Our Community

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