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What is a union and why does it matter?

Specht was elected president in April 2013 and assumed office July 1, 2013. She was re-elected in 2016 and 2019.

Burnham was elected vice president at the Representative Convention in 2019.

Rowe was elected secretary-treasurer in April 2013 and re-elected in 2016 and 2019.

Sara Gjerdrum was hired as executive director of Education Minnesota in November 2014. 

Profiles of the members elected to represent Education Minnesota members around the state. To determine which governing board member represents you, check this Election District map (PDF, 12 pages, 4MB).

Our Constitution and Bylaws, Statements of Principle, and other guiding documents

Members of our Council of Local Presidents, Ethnic and Minority Affairs Committee, Political Action Committee, Legislative Action Committee and Professional Advocacy Committee.

Video detailing Education Minnesota's origins and purpose.

Our purpose, structure, leaders and history.

Education Minnesota develops professional educators who are passionate, well trained and well supported. Joining means belonging to an organization dedicated to preparing students for successful lives.

Here's why belonging matters:

Our union is you and your colleagues coming together in a united effort. Find out more!

Need to reach us? Here are multiple ways.

We have 17 offices around the state including our headquarters in St. Paul.

A list of staff in offices around the state. View in the members-only section.

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Stay up to date, find events, get a digital membership card and more with Education Minnesota’s mobile app.

The project staff will implement Education Minnesota’s worksite relational organizing program. Project staffers will primarily interface with Education Minnesota members, leaders and staff in creating worksite level member unity teams in service of Education Minnesota member voter engagement and member action goals through May 2021.

Under the direction of Education Minnesota’s General Counsel, Staff Attorneys work with a team of lawyers to provide legal assistance, advice, and representation to members, locals and affiliates of Education Minnesota, and to support many other aspects of the organization’s work for members and staff, including but not limited to legislative, professional development, local capacity, negotiations, business, equity, governance, policy, and organizing. Apply today.

The law clerk will conduct legal research and writing for 7-attorney legal department with Education Minnesota. The position may include assisting attorneys with grievance arbitrations, licensure matters, long-term disability appeals, or other matters arriving from unionized public school district settings. Law clerks receive a substantive work experience and gain exposure to Minnesota laws pertaining to public education, data practices, and labor and employment law. Apply online today.

Under the direction of the Public Affairs Executive Assistant, the Public Affairs Office Assistant provides a full range of administrative and office support services to the Education Minnesota Public Affairs department including statewide events. This position provides direct support to professional staff within the department as well as support for Education Minnesota’s political and legislative activities, the dissemination of information and publications to members and their significance to support the mission of Education Minnesota.

The Education Minnesota Part-time Field Staff Program is designed to provide training and experience opportunities to members who desire to move into staff work as a career. Part-time staff shall continue in their current employment while in this program. The work assignment consists of about 300 hours of Education Minnesota employment per year.

Check this list of education job sites in Minnesota and the country.