Advocacy

  • 2018 election
  • At the Legislature
  • Bargaining
  • Choose union
  • Degrees Not Debt
  • Educators of color
  • ESSA
  • Educator Policy Innovation Center
  • Union U
  • Area labor councils

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

The 2018 election will have a profound impact not only on public education, but on our very future as a union.

Find out when early voting starts and other important dates.

Looking for resources? Visit edmnvotes.org for campaign materials, social media shareables, digital engagement ideas and much more.

Find out why we've endorsed former teacher and current U.S. Rep. Tim Walz for governor.

Find out why we have endorsed Sen. Tina Smith for her re-election to the U.S. Senate.

Find out why we have endorsed Sen. Amy Klobuchar for her re-election to the U.S. Senate.

Find out why we've endorsed math teacher and DFLer Julie Blaha for state auditor.

Find out why we've endorsed Steve Simon for secretary of state.

Find an Education Minnesota legislative screening in your state House and/or Senate district and register to become a screening team member.

Education Minnesota's 2018 endorsements for state and federal offices.

Our success in 2018 will rely on more than 1,200 members serving as worksite political action leaders across the state.

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

Find your polling place, register to vote and more!

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

Our Policy Action Center keeps you informed on important education issues, helps you find and track legislation, connects you with legislators and gives you the tools you need to be a successful education advocate. Learn more.

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

Summaries of our positions on various legislative issues

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

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 2017 Legislature, negotiations data and a contract search tool. View them in the members-only section.

It’s time to show administrators, our students, our communities and each other that educators are committed to working together to improve public education by renewing your commitment to the union.

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.

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.

Resources on anti-union court cases, what happens when unions are weakened in a state and a backgrounder on anti-worker and anti-public education groups to watch.

Show your union pride and share why you choose union.

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.

Meet and hear from folks who care about the education debt crisis (while sipping a beer).

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.

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.

What is ESSA and where are we at now?

What will happen when?

Is your school targeted for support under ESSA? Find out why -- and what happens next.

More information on ESSA.

Details about Education Minnesota's Educator Policy Innovation Center.

Read what EPIC has been working on.

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.

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.

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