Minnesota educators to meet with Walz, Hortman, Bakk


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ST. PAUL, Minn. March 12, 2019 – More than 200 educators from throughout Minnesota will share their vision for fully funding public schools and other issues on Wednesday with Gov. Tim Walz, House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk.

The event at the Minnesota History Center is part of the union’s Bargaining Unity Day, which includes smaller events in school districts all over the state. March 13 is the official first day of the collective bargaining season in Minnesota.

The union will broadcast the event in the history center on its Facebook page, but space will also be available for credentialed news media. Please arrive by 12:45 p.m. Union staff will escort journalists to the press area in the auditorium once the previous session concludes, about 1 p.m.

Logistics

Who:         Minnesota educators, Gov. Tim Walz, Speaker Hortman, Minority Leader Bakk
What:         Leaders react to educators’ vision for public education in Minnesota
When:        1-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13
Where:       3M Auditorium in the Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St Paul

Education Minnesota has invited the Republican leadership of the House and Senate. As of Tuesday morning, neither has indicated they will attend.

Please note the March 13 Bargaining Unity Day is not the annual Education Minnesota rally at the Capitol. That event has been scheduled for May 18. More details will be released later.

About Education Minnesota
Education Minnesota is the voice for professional educators and students. Education Minnesota’s members include teachers and education support professionals in Minnesota’s public school districts, faculty members at Minnesota’s community and technical colleges and University of Minnesota campuses in Duluth and Crookston, retired educators and student teachers. Education Minnesota is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and AFL-CIO.