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Teacher Truths: You will not lose seniority or tenure if you resign from the union

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Minnesota educators interested in resigning from union membership only have until September 30 to make their decision. Otherwise, their membership automatically renews for another year.

In order to help you make…

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Teacher Truths: You are not selfish for exercising your rights

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Back-to-school looks different this year, and teachers have a lot on their minds. But that doesn’t mean they have to put their own needs on hold. If you have been considering alternative options to union…

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

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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.

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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: Leaving the union will not affect salary or benefits

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A misconception about union membership is that an educator’s compensation or health insurance will be in jeopardy if he or she isn’t a union member. While salary and benefits are negotiated between the employer and…

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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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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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