Advocacy

  • At the Legislature
  • Bargaining
  • EdMNVotes
  • Choose union
  • Degrees Not Debt
  • Social justice
  • Educator Policy Innovation Center
  • Union U
  • Area labor councils

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

Find out how education and our union will be affected by this year's Legislature.

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

Take action on the issues we're fighting for at the Capitol:

A schedule of House and Senate education committee hearings, floor debate and related events at the Capitol.

 

Summaries of our positions on various legislative issues

UPDATE: All lobby days for the 2020 legislative session are now canceled due to the coronavirus. Please check this page for updates.

Information to help you plan your day at the Capitol.
View upcoming lobby days.

It's time to reverse decades of underfunding public schools. Share stories and discuss policy with your local legislators at one of our public meetings on education!

If you're an Education Minnesota member, don't miss this weekly summary of education news from the Capitol.

Contact information for state legislators and committee assignments.

Bargaining is one way you have a voice in shaping your profession.

Resources for local bargaining teams, including recently-released runs from the Legislature, negotiations data and a contract search tool. View them in the members-only section.

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

2020 and beyond: Uniting in a Minnesota movement for the schools our students deserve!

Through our democracy, and especially our union, we have the collective power to vote for public education in 2020 and win full funding for our schools in 2021. Get involved!

Education Minnesota can help your local create a campaign plan to win your levy or school board election.

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

Visit edmnvotes.org for worksite leader resources, social media shareables and much more.

We're showing administrators, our students, our families and each other that educators are committed to working together to improve public education and our communities.

Nearly 90,000 educators from preservice teachers who are studying to enter the profession to retired educators belong to Education Minnesota. Learn more about our membership and history. 

Hear from fellow educators from across the state talk about why they choose union and belong to Education Minnesota. 

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.

Spend money on union-made products, avoid lining the pockets of anti-union forces. 

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.

Find out what student debt relief may be available to you as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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.

Complete our NEW online 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.

The horrifying and senseless death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police has thrown Minnesota into a state of grief and turmoil. Here are some things you can do.

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.

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!

ATTENTION: All in-person Education Minnesota professional development is canceled through Dec. 31, 2020 due to COVID-19. Please view our new online PD booklet below.
Become an advocate for members and help strengthen your local union by attending one of our core trainings, open to active Education Minnesota members only.

This professional development program helps locals identify and prepare new and potential union leaders.

  • 2020 Emerging Leaders program canceled

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