Who is Education Minnesota?

From preservice teachers who are studying to enter the profession to retired educators who still work through the union to support colleagues in the classrooms, lunchrooms and college lecture halls, Education Minnesota spans generations in academic settings. 

Education Minnesota is made up of 463 local unions. Each is organized to meet the specific needs of members in their job settings and communities. 

Our history

Education Minnesota was formed in 1998 when the Minnesota Education Association and the Minnesota judy.jpgFederation of Teachers merged. MEA, originally called the Minnesota State Teachers Association, started in 1861. MFT began as the Grade Teachers Organization in 1898.

Education Minnesota is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO. Through your membership, you belong to these organizations that collaborate to provide a unified voice for public education and educators.