Educators are powerful when we have a collective voice.
Working in union gives us the power to make meaningful improvements for students, our profession, public education and our communities. A union is not an outside organization or a third party; it is a democratic organization run by its members who make decisions and set direction on their own behalf.
Our governance documents
View our governance documents in the document collection below:
Council of Local Presidents
As stated in Article X, Section 3, of the Education Minnesota Constitution and Bylaws, members of the Council of Local Presidents must be current local presidents. The Council of Local Presidents shall:
- Work directly with the Education Minnesota president to communicate local and regional concerns and to provide timely information to other local presidents within their Election District.
- Identify local issues and service needs.
- Advise the Education Minnesota president on local and regional matters.
- Serve as a liaison between Education Minnesota and local presidents.
- Review organizational policies as they impact locals and members.
- Recommend local leadership training needs.
Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee
The Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee (EMAC) will advise the Human Rights Committee on ethnic minority issues in Education Minnesota and in our schools.
Political Action Committee
The purpose of Education Minnesota’s Political Action Committee is to educate, support and strengthen the commitment of the citizens and the government to excellence in public education at all levels; to promote and strive for the improvement of the public schools; to encourage educators to know and understand the nature and actions of their government and the important political issues as they pertain to public education; to elect candidates who support the mission of Education Minnesota and to increase political action among its members.
Legislative Action Committee
As stated in Article X, Section 4, of the Education Minnesota Constitution and Bylaws, the Legislative Action Committee shall consider and recommend legislative positions to the elected officers and leaders in Education Minnesota. The committee shall develop recommendations regarding issues and agencies external to Education Minnesota as well as recommend changes or additions to Education Minnesota’s legislative positions. The committee shall work to engage and mobilize members in advocating for Education Minnesota’s legislative positions. The committee may recommend task forces and ad hoc committees for additional study.
Professional Advocacy Committee
As stated in Article X, Section 5, of the Education Minnesota Constitution and Bylaws, the Professional Advocacy Committee shall consider and recommend policies and programs to the elected officers and other leaders regarding matters pertinent to the professional lives of members. This committee shall:
- Identify and recommend policy on new trends in education.
- Identify and recommend areas of need for state-sponsored professional growth opportunities for members.
- Develop and recommend policy on member rights and responsibilities.
- Develop and recommend policy on Education Minnesota responsibility to members.
- Develop and recommend plans for bargaining and maintaining contracts.