News & Updates

Campaign schools set for labor

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

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.

Mark your calendar


Financial and retirement planning workshop

Date: July 28, 2014 09:30 AM

Contact: Deb Skog,, 651-292-4856


Location: Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical
1250 Homer Road, Winona


Start your retirement planning by attending the Financial and Retirement Planning Essentials workshop offered through ESI. Space is limited, so register now!

Topics covered are pensions, planning and protection.
Contact Deb Skog, 651-292-4856, for more information.


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, 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.


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