Member engagement is crucial to the work we do. This is especially true for our newest members. Many of them are stepping into the classroom for the first time and are looking to their more veteran colleagues for tips, advice and guidance. The union can, and should, play a big role in fostering that relationship.
Here are some materials (in the members-only section) to help have one-on-one conversations and engage members on issues they care about from classroom management to the basics of teacher evaluation.
"Power of We" toolkit
It is no longer a matter of if Minnesota becomes a right-to-work state, but when. The "Power of We" drive will show districts, our students and our communities and each other that we are committed to working together to improve public education.
10-minute meeting toolkit
Use this toolkit to help plan a 10-minute meeting in your local on the threats to public education and labor unions.
Sample member engagement plan
Use these guided questions and sample member engagement plan to help you craft a plan for engaging members in your local.
Messaging toolkit and new member communications timeline
Local leaders can use this documents to help develop their member engagement plans and ongoing conversations with members.
Value of Belonging resources and templates
These are member handouts that explain why belonging to Education Minnesota matters and other resources to help educators in the classroom.
Why "right to work" is bad for workers
Learn about why it's so important for educators and other public workers to stick together as corporate interests and newly-elected lawmakers try to destabilize labor unions.
Watch these videos to learn about why belonging to Education Minnesota matters and how the attack on unions hurts working families.