• At the Legislature
  • Bargaining
  • Degrees Not Debt
  • Educators of color
  • ESSA
  • Union U
  • Educator Policy Innovation Center
  • Area labor councils
  • Member engagement/Value of belonging
  • Attacks on unions

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

Join us on May 20, the last Saturday of the Minnesota legislative session, to rally for the schools our kids deserve!

Our new 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 how your district could fare under the House and Senate education finance and policy proposals compared to Gov. Mark Dayton’s recommendations.

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

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.

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 how did we get here?

Learn more about this new law and how it will affect you.

What will happen when?

The educators of Education Minnesota have adopted a set of principles to guide their advocacy to the Minnesota Department of Education and the Legislature as the state government creates a new system of school accountability and considers a transformational change in how the needs of schools are assessed.

Find out how you can help shape what ESSA looks like in Minnesota.

More information on ESSA.

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. This year's training runs June 13-15 at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph.

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.

Details about Education Minnesota's Educator Policy Innovation Center.

Read what EPIC has been working on.

NEW! All Education Minnesota members are invited to a one-day symposium on trauma-informed, restorative practices for educators May 13 at our headquarters.

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

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.

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.

Find out what's going on in other states.