“I was a satisfied, enthusiastic union member for many years. I became involved because I wanted to try to address the pressures on my classroom that were coming from outside of my classroom,” Sharon shares. “I followed the normal route, I got involved in my building as a union rep… and thought I was advocating for my colleagues, for my students, and for my association, for my union.”
Happy Halloween! Hope you are having fun with your students today. Today is the last day to get your forms in the mail.
The request forms are available only in the October issue of the Minnesota Educator (pages 13 and 8).
If you are a “continuing member,” you must submit your…
Meanwhile, the union was anticipating the Supreme Court’s ruling and subsequently, a possible drop in membership. To maintain its numbers, Education Minnesota would need to fortify its membership and bank accounts. Last year, the union increased the amount deducted from each member’s annual union dues for its political action committee from $15 to $25. (If members want to opt out of that donation, they have to jump through a few hoops: Fill out a form included in an issue of the union’s magazine — and not a photocopied version — and submit it by the end of October, or within 30 days of signing on as a union member.)