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Teacher Truths: You do not have to meet with your local union rep to resign membership

Please share with any educator you may know to help dispel these pesky misconceptions! #TeacherTruths

Minnesota teachers who are choosing to exercise their First Amendment rights and resign from union membership are being told they need to meet with their local union official before they can opt-out.

This meeting is not…

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It’s Day 1: Teachers’ 30-day union resignation window opens

Minnesota teachers who are currently a dues-paying member of Education Minnesota can let the union know its priorities are missing the mark by mailing in their membership opt-out letter starting today.

Educators, if you are ready to exercise your freedom of choice to longer financially support Education Minnesota, you can…

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Teacher Truths: Quality liability coverage is available outside of union membership

Please share with any educator you may know to help dispel these pesky misconceptions! #TeacherTruths

Teachers in the classroom today are operating in often unpredictable and increasingly chaotic environments. Like all professionals, it is a good idea for teachers to protect themselves with liability coverage. But many educators are not…

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Teachers’ unions push for SRO removal from schools despite educators’ support of officers

The leaders of Minnesota’s teachers’ union, Education Minnesota, are standing with groups who want to make schools less safe by defunding the police and taking away School Resource Officers (SROs).

But recent polling in Minnesota shows a large majority—87 percent—of union households support their local police departments. Eighty-four percent of…

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Teachers’ union message to its members: Your views don’t matter

It’s no secret the teachers’ union is a political organization using teachers’ dues to fund a decidedly leftist agenda. But the union’s political priorities are not reflective of all its member base, despite the union’s emphasis on being about “the little guy.” In essence, the teachers’ union has made it…

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Don’t let the union pick your politics: Request your PAC refund today

Education Minnesota charges member teachers and education support professionals (ESPs) $25 to support its political action committee (PAC). The PAC deduction is treated as part of union dues, so teachers cannot choose to opt-out of the deduction once and for all.

If Minnesota’s educators want to protect their right to…

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MN Educators: Make your choice about union membership today

Today is the last day for Minnesota educators to exercise their right regarding union membership. Education Minnesota—the state’s teachers’ union—limits when teachers can resign from membership to 30 days in September. EducatedTeachersMN believes this opt-out window is unconstitutional, but until that gets sorted out in the courts, the most…

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Teacher Opt-Out Window Ends Monday, Know Where the Dues Go

Minnesota educators, don’t miss your once-a-year-only opportunity to resign from union membership. If you have decided that union membership is not the best choice for you, go here to get started. Education Minnesota—the state’s teachers’ union—will honor your opt-out letter if it is postmarked by September…

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“Am I a bad colleague if I leave my teachers’ union?”

Many teachers are concerned about how their co-workers will react if they decide that union membership is not the best option for them and their families. But union membership is a personal decision. And teachers are deciding to resign from the union for a variety of reasons. Having choices empowers…

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