Advocacy

  • EdMNVotes
  • At the Legislature
  • Bargaining
  • Choose union
  • Racial & social justice
  • Degrees Not Debt
  • Educator Policy Innovation Center
  • Union U
  • Area labor councils

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Public education shouldn't be at the mercy of politics. But it is.

Through our democracy, and especially our union, we have the collective power to vote for public education in 2020 and win full funding for our schools in 2021. Get involved!

Education Minnesota can help your local create a campaign plan to win your levy or school board election.

Learn more about our Political Action Committee and find your representative!

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 at the State Capitol.

The most effective advocates for public schools are you and your colleagues. Get involved!

Find out who represents you at the Legislature, and how you can contact them.

Summaries of our positions on various legislative issues

Take a look at a side-by-side comparison of how the Minnesota House and Senate education budgets stack up.  

Gov. Tim Walz's "Due North" budget and policy proposal includes $750 million in new education spending and raising additional revenue by making the wealthiest Minnesotans pay their fair share.

All lobby days for the 2021 legislative session will be held virtually due to the pandemic.

Information to help you plan your day at the Capitol.

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 recently-released runs from the Legislature, negotiations data and a contract search tool. View them in the members-only section.

We're showing administrators, our students, our families and each other that educators are committed to working together to improve public education and our communities.

Nearly 90,000 educators from preservice teachers who are studying to enter the profession to retired educators belong to Education Minnesota. Learn more about our membership and history. 

Hear from fellow educators from across the state talk about why they choose union and belong to Education Minnesota. 

Learn why it's so important for educators and other public workers to stick together as corporate interests and lawmakers try to destabilize labor unions.

Spend money on union-made products, avoid lining the pockets of anti-union forces. 

Educators look to each other for support. Unions play a crucial role in fostering those relationships. Here are some tools to engage members on the issues that matter to them.

Resources for educators and parents to support children during the Derek Chauvin trial, the recent rise in anti-Asian violence and other traumatic events.

Connect. Collaborate. Join one of our four Educator of Color Forums today!

          

F.I.R.E. is the Minnesota Educator Academy's Anti-Racism Program, and the acronym stands for Facing Inequities and Racism in Education.

Find out what student debt relief may be available to you as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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.

Complete our NEW online 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.

Details about Education Minnesota's Educator Policy Innovation Center.

Read what our Educator Policy Innovation Center has been working on.

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

ATTENTION: All in-person Education Minnesota professional development is canceled until further notice due to COVID-19. Please view our online PD booklet below.
Become an advocate for members and help strengthen your local union by attending one of our core trainings, open to active Education Minnesota members only.

This professional development program helps locals identify and prepare new and potential union leaders.

  • 2020 Emerging Leaders program canceled

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

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