Minnesota teachers who do not belong to the union can get affordable liability coverage and support their local union. Here is how.
Teachers and other school employees cannot choose to only pay dues to their local union. They can, however, opt-out of their union membership and then send donations to their local association if they so choose. This is a great way to recognize and thank your local reps for the work they must do as the bargaining agent for the union.
It is back-to-school time for teachers and education support professionals (ESPs) but is it back to the union as well? For the 66,000 licensed K-12 teachers and 7,400 ESPs who signed an Education Minnesota union card, there is a very narrow seven-day window to resign that runs between September 24 and September 30. EducatedTeachersMN is here to answer your questions so you can decide for yourself what is best.
It has been two months to the day since the U.S. Supreme Court decided to give all public employees a voice and choice when it comes to union membership. Prior to the ruling, awareness of the Janus v. AFSCME case was quite low. But a new survey of government union members shows post-Janus knowledge of the Supreme Court ruling is high, and many think the ruling is a positive development.
Education Minnesota's refund request hotline details out the complicated process to get a $30 refund.
Each year Education Minnesota charges teachers $25.00 for its political action committee or “PAC.” There is also a $5 charge for the union’s Educational Foundation, donations to which are not tax deductible. If a teacher wants to get a refund to protect his or her constitutional right not to fund…
Dear Fellow Educator,
Have you heard? The Supreme Court made a big First Amendment decision this summer that affects all public employees, including teachers. The Court said that we can no longer be forced to financially support a union without first giving “affirmative consent.” This means that we do not…
Because of a recent Supreme Court ruling, government unions have an opportunity to reboot for the better, but they are faced with a choice: Will they continue prioritizing a political agenda unrelated to meeting the needs of their members? Or will they be more attentive and responsive to professional interests?
The national teachers’ union (NEA) convention is in Minneapolis this year. While the rest of America is celebrating Independence Day, the teachers’ union is conducting a day of business at the convention center.
If teachers want to influence their union, they have to spend time away from their families and…