Education Minnesota is the leading advocate for public education in Minnesota.

Our 84,000-plus members work in pre-K-12 schools and higher education institutions statewide. They include:

  • Education support professionals.
  • Faculty at several university campuses, community and technical colleges.
  • College students preparing for an education career.
  • Retired educators who have devoted their lives to students.

Why belonging matters

Your union is you and your colleagues coming together to advocate for your students, your profession, your community and public education as a whole. Educators are stronger when we have a collective voice

Here’s what it means to be a member of Education Minnesota:

A place for professional growth: Education Minnesota staff, member trainers and experts offer hundreds of free or low-cost professional development opportunities across the stat help you grow throughout your career. 

An advocate for your career: Your local leaders and Education Minnesota staff help negotiate contracts, engage our community, represent educators building-by-building and influence district policy. Providing fair wages, benefits and working conditions to the people who spend their days making sure our students are safe, well fed and learning is a priority.  

A voice for public education: The decisions district leaders, state lawmakers and Congress make affect your classroom, school and profession. Education Minnesota and your national unions have people fighting for you every day, connecting members to their lawmakers and other state and federal officials to ensure their voices are heard when decisions are made.

A champion for our students and communities: We value those who came before us who fought for the rights of all Minnesotans. Education Minnesota has worked for LGBTQ rights, civil rights, women’s rights and free and fair elections. Educators have a responsibility to help alleviate eliminate the racism, discrimination and poverty so all Minnesota students – no matter what they look like or where they come from – can thrive and achieve their dreams.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are already an active teacher or ESP member and have NOT changed districts, you do not need to sign up again.

Interested in starting a new local union?

Organizing Assistant

Sam Jasenosky