News & Updates

Apply by Aug. 17

Education Minnesota is looking for a new executive director to help lead the state’s largest union.

Ricker to serve as executive VP

Saint Paul Federation of Teachers President Mary Cathryn Ricker will serve in one of the top three positions at the American Federation of Teachers.

Campaign schools set for labor

Four regional campaign schools will train union members on campaigning for candidates who will fight for our issues.

Mark your calendar


Summer Seminar

August 4

Summer Seminar

Date: August 04, 2014 08:00 AM

Contact: Kim Johnson,, 800-652-9073 or 651-227-9541

Location: College of Saint Benedict
37 S. College Ave., St. Joseph


Expand your professional skills on the campus of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Aug. 4-6, at Education Minnesota's Summer Seminar.

For more details, email Kim Johnson, or read about our Summer Seminar.




Foundation Charitable Golf Tournament

Date: August 11, 2014 11:00 AM

Contact: Deborah Skog,

Location: Prestwick Golf Club
9555 Wedgewood Drive, Woodbury

Description: Golfers of all abilities will have fun at this tournament benefitting the Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Everyone receives a gift, there are prizes galore, and it supports Minnesota students and educators! Registration deadline is July 25. More details.


Member rights advocacy phase III training

Date: August 12, 2014 09:00 AM

Contact: Debby Baty,, 320-253-2530, 800-233-2530

Location: Education Minnesota St. Cloud West office
4140 Thielman Lane, Suite 306

Description: Learn more about core training, or email Debby Baty for more details.


Labor 2014 Campaign Schools

Date: August 14, 2014 09:00 AM

Contact: Jim Meyer, 800-652-9073,

Location: Rochester Labor Temple
11 4th St. S.E., Rochester


Labor 2014 will kick off this summer with four regional Campaign Schools to train union activists and staff for the upcoming campaign to elect candidates who will fight for our issues.  

Topics covered: why politics matter for union members and their families; messaging and the 2014 elections; how to share the most effective messages with our co-workers and friends; organizing at your worksite; and volunteer recruitment best practices.

Education Minnesota will reimburse members for mileage. For other accommodations, please email Jim Meyer