Educators and the Board Agree on Contract Changes

ATF Bargaining Unit members resoundingly approved over 30 contract changes with 98.4% of licensed educators voting for the ratification. The APS Board of Education followed suit and voted 6 to 1 in favor of the changes at their August 18th meeting.

Members of the ATF bargaining unit used their votes as their voices to win better teaching and learning conditions for all APS educators and the students we serve.

This victory underscores the power of collective action. Together, we will continue to expand our rights as professional educators. If you are a member, thank you for your solidarity. If you are not yet a member, now is the time to stand shoulder to shoulder with your colleagues. JOIN YOUR UNION TODAY!

This victory also speaks to the importance of supporting Board of Education candidates who believe in workers’ rights and that our public schools are the future. 4 of those Board seats are up for election in November. We need you to help elect an educator-friendly and student-friendly Board. Please volunteer to help us with our Get Out the Vote campaign. Please join our Committee on Political Education (COPE) or increase your COPE contributions at

The time you spend taking action and your contributions are an investment in your career and the ideals we collectively hold dear.

Read the 2021-2022 Negotiated Agreement changes at Look for the full, updated contract soon.

We’d like to offer a special thank you to the ATF Negotiating Team for their tenacity and acumen.

Dr. Ellen Bernstein, ATF President

Sean Thomas, ATF Executive Vice President, Eldorado HS

Derek Villanueva, ATF Treasurer, Manzano HS

Angela Reynolds, ATF E&RSE Vice President, NE Diagnostic Center

Tanya Kuhnee, ATF High School Vice President, Eldorado HS

Sara Hager, ATF Middle School Vice President, Cleveland MS

Jason Krosinsky, outgoing ATF Middle School Vice President, McKinley MS

Loyola Cortinas, ATF Elementary Vice President, Tierra Antigua ES

Jerry Thorn, ATF Staff

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