Intermediate organizations (IOs) are regional groupings of locals – both ESP and teacher – working together on issues of common interest.
Education Minnesota has 21 IOs across the state. Each IO has a unique voice, reflective of the geography, size, and history of its locals. IOs promote strong, effective locals. They foster solidarity among locals, and they provide support systems that allow members to develop at the local, regional and state levels. The IO philosophy is driven by the belief that locals will achieve their objectives most effectively by acting in unison with other locals.
When IO leaders from across the state meet, they focus on strategies and tactics that IOs may use to:
- Increase member engagement in union activities.
- Develop and implement plans that focus on racial and social justice.
- Support election campaigns and pro-public education activities at the Legislature.
- Offer meaningful professional development and union trainings.
- Build effective communication structures within locals and IOs.
- Enhance regional power.
Education Minnesota state level IO staff contact:
Find your IO:
Intermediate Organization map
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Here are Education Minnesota’s IOs, along with their current member leaders and the Education Minnesota staff who work with the IO: