Advocacy

  • At the Legislature
  • Bargaining
  • Degrees Not Debt
  • Union U
  • Educator Policy Innovation Center
  • Election 2016
  • Area labor councils

We track legislation, keep you informed and arm you with the resources you need to influence public policy.

Find out what we're fighting for in St. Paul.

Email your lawmakers using our Policy Action Center, plus information on legislators' contact information and committee assignments.

Summaries of our positions on various legislative issues

Detailed recommendations in various areas. Read them in the members-only section.

Information to help you plan your day at the Capitol.

What you need to know about the new Every Student Succeeds Act.

If you're an Education Minnesota member, don't miss this weekly summary of education news from the Capitol.

Bargaining is one way you have a voice in shaping your profession.

Resources for local bargaining teams, including negotiations data and a contract search tool. View them in the members-only section.

Learn more about this program to rally public support around decreasing the cost of college and making it easier and cheaper to pay student loan debt.

Attend a Degrees, Not Debt training or schedule one in your local.

Learn how you can reduce what you owe.

There are many opportunities to make your voice heard on this critical issue!

Nothing is as powerful as your own experience -- sharing the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to student debt.

Get the training and resources you need for effective union leadership -- all in one place!

Courses are offered in the following areas: Peer Review; Certified Negotiator Program (CNP) Parts I and II for teachers; Certified Negotiator Program (CNP) Parts I and II for ESPs; Member Rights Advocacy (MRA) Parts I, II and III; and Local and Community Action Teams (LCAT) Parts I and II. See our schedule for classes near you.

This revamped professional development program helps locals identify and prepare new and potential union leaders. This year's training runs June 14-16 at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph.

Education Minnesota will sponsor and pay for a limited number of members to attend the University of Minnesota Labor Education Service (LES) Minnesota Union Leadership Program.

Resources for local presidents, treasurers, membership chairs and more. View them in the members-only section.

Details about Education Minnesota's Educator Policy Innovation Center.

Read what EPIC has been working on.

ALCs can be a powerful way to mobilize fellow union workers to support political, organizing and issue-oriented campaigns in your community.

Learn how to affiliate your local union with your AFL-CIO area labor council.

Delegate forms, map of ALCs and RLFs, and list of locals by ALC/RLF

Information on the Minnesota groups