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June 11, 2024

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico
Celebrates Certification of Faculty Union at Navajo Technical University

Office of Navajo Labor Relations Certifies New Unit with Over 70% Support

June 5, 2024

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico
Reacts to 2024 New Mexico Legislative Primary Results

Thousands of Educators, Families Cast Ballots for Pro-Education, Pro-Worker Candidates

April 25, 2024

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Announces
Endorsements for New Mexico Legislative Offices

New Mexico’s Legislature Has Opportunity to Continue Progress Towards Improvements in
Public Education, Labor Rights, and Community Well-being

April 23, 2024

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Announces
Endorsements for New Mexico Federal Offices

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Members Heinrich, Stansbury, Vasquez, and Leger Fernandez Have Earned Our Continued Trust

December 7, 2023

LETTER RE: “6.10.5 NMAC, Instructional Time Requirements”

NM PED Policy Division: Please accept the below comments on the proposed new administrative “6.10.5 NMAC, Instructional Time Requirements”:

July 29, 2023

AFT New Mexico Secures Victory for Educators Wrongfully Terminated for Exercising Protected Rights

Peñasco Independent School District Found to have Violated Educator Rights

June 22, 2023

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Elects Leadership at 60th Convention

Delegates Unanimously Re-Elect Whitney Holland as State President for Educational and Healthcare Union

May 15, 2023

AFT New Mexico Celebrates Arbitrator Adoption of Last-Best-Final Offer from Belen Federation of School Employees #4295

Belen Consolidated Schools Sought to Deny Negotiated Salary Increases to Lowest Paid Educators

May 5, 2023

New Mexico Highlands University Faculty and Staff Association and New Mexico Highlands University Faculty Senate Urge New Mexico Highlands University to Respect Faculty Tenure Process and Collective Bargaining Agreement

NMHU Faculty Senate Takes Vote of No Confidence in Board of Regents

February 15, 2023

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Praises Funding for Increased Salaries for Educational Assistants

House Bill 2 Would Provide $25,000 Minimum Salaries for EAs

January 19, 2023

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Celebrates Certification of Healthcare Unit at Sandoval Regional Medical Center

Healthcare Workers Ready to Bargain Patient-Focused Contract

December 15, 2022

Albuquerque Federation of Classified Professionals, AFT NM Local #4129, Celebrate Ratification of Contract

Strong Contract Provides Advances and Protections for Classified Albuquerque Public Schools Educator

November 8, 2022

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Celebrates New Mexico General Election Results

New Mexico Voters Chose Progress Over Fear and Divisiveness

October 7, 2022

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Reacts to White House Visit

AFT NM President Holland Invited to Address Biden-Harris Administration Efforts Impacting New Mexico Families and Workers

September 20, 2022

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico and Taos Federation of United School Employees React to Violent Incident at Taos High School

Taos Education Community in Shock at Incident; Thoughts with Victim and Family

June 15, 2022

LETTER RE: “Discussion Draft State Action Plan re: Martinez/Yazzie v. State of New
Mexico”

New Mexico Public Education Department: Please accept the below comments on the proposed new administrative
“Discussion Draft State Action Plan re: Martinez/Yazzie v. State of New Mexico”:

May 18, 2022

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico and International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers Lodge #794 File for Healthcare Union at Sandoval Regional Medical Center

Majority of Healthcare Workers File Recognition Cards to Form Public Employee Union

May 11, 2022

Peñasco Federation of United School Employees, Local #4285, Partners with Peñasco Independent School District to Support Communities Impacted by Fires

Educators Adjust School Environment to Welcome Displaced New Mexicans

January 7, 2022

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico and National Education Association-New Mexico
React to Proposed Executive and Legislative Budgets

Draft Budgets are Unlikely to Curb Crisis-level Vacancies in Staffing and Retention

January 4, 2022

AFT New Mexico Celebrates Local Educator and
Taos Federation of United School Employees President’s Return in New Year

AFT New Mexico Secures Francis Hahn’s Return to Classroom

December 21, 2021

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Celebrate Victory in Long-Running Mora Independent School District Case

Nearly Five-Year Case Results in Compensation for Educators; Court Fees for AFT NM

December 16, 2021

AFT New Mexico Disappointed as Taos Municipal Schools Indicates Intention to Dismiss Local Taos Federation of United School Employees President

AFT New Mexico to Vigorously Fight Dismissal

December 2, 2021

AFT New Mexico Alarmed as Local Taos Federation of United School Employees President Placed on Leave for Protected Union Activity

Punishment for Union-Related Advocacy is Against the Law

November 9, 2021

LETTER RE: “6.29.11 NMAC, Social Studies”

NM PED Policy Division: Please accept the below comments on the proposed new administrative “Rule 6.29.11 NMAC, Social Studies”:

November 9, 2021

Las Cruces Transportation Federation #6341 Ratifies New Contract with Student Transportation Services-New Mexico

Over 90% of Members Vote to Approve New 5-Year Negotiated Agreement

November 5, 2021

Las Cruces Transportation Federation #6341 Reaches Tentative Agreement with Student Transportation Services-New Mexico

Ratification Vote Scheduled for Tuesday; Members to Have Final Say on Agreement Approval

November 3, 2021

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Reacts to Municipal New Mexico Election Results

Participation in Local Elections is Critical to the Well-being of Our Communities; Now, Hold Winners Accountable

October 28, 2021

Las Cruces Transportation Federation #6341 Hold Unfair Labor Practice Strike

LCTF #6341 Contract has Expired; Workers Continue to Call on STS-NM to Settle Labor Disputes

September 29, 2021

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico and Las Cruces Transportation Federation #6341 Conduct Vote to Sanction Strike

LCTF #6341 Members Authorize Strike through Vote; Continue to Call on STS-NM to Bargain

August 13, 2021

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Reiterates Support for Science-based Decisions for School Safety

Strong Push for Vaccinations, Mandatory Mask Procedures, and On-Going Surveillance Testing are Keys to Keeping Schools Open and Students Learning In-Person

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