Power of our union

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.

Unfortunately, corporate interests and the wealthy want to rig the economy in their favor and weaken the voice of workers. For decades, they have tried to destabilize unions through anti-worker legislation and court cases.

Through the Power of We, we're showing administrators, our students, our communities and each other that educators are committed to working together to improve public education.

Why is it important to belong to Education Minnesota?


Listen to fellow educators from across the state talk about why they value belonging to Education Minnesota, choose union and believe in the Power of We.

Why I Choose Union

Joel Hall, Forest Lake Education Association

Lorie Best, Education Minnesota-Hastings

Cody Shaffer, Pelican Rapids Education Association

Claire Luger, Forest Lake Education Association

Michael Bratsch, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers

Julie Malm, Education Minnesota-Hastings

Tucker Besel, Education Minnesota-Worthington

Lindsey McGraw, Education Minnesota-Worthington

Steve Odmark, Minnesota State College Faculty

Maria Le, Education Minnesota-Roseville

Catina Neal, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers

Chris Commers, Chaska Education Association