September 2, 2020 at 12:11 am

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 begin doing so today. You have 30 days (Sept. 1-Sept.30) to resign from the union, otherwise your membership automatically renews.

Generate your personalized letter here to submit to Education Minnesota from now until September 30. Please follow the step-by-step guide we have provided (it will appear after you create your letter) to ensure the union honors your resignation. We encourage sending a copy of your letter to your local union and a copy to your school district so payroll knows to stop deducting dues from your paycheck.

Union membership is a personal decision, and educators are deciding to resign for a variety of reasons. Some feel the union is ignoring their concerns regarding school safety, discipline issues and other professional needs. Others don’t support the union’s political positions. And others want to protect their income rather than pay union dues.

Whatever your reason is, we recognize that this is not an easy decision. This September resignation window is about what’s right for you, your students, and your family.

And remember you are not alone! Many educators have decided union membership is not the best choice for them. Educated Teachers is here to connect you with teachers in your district who have made the same decision.

Still on the fence about your decision? Check out our FAQ that includes questions from teachers with answers by teachers. We hope educators find these helpful!

Didn’t see your question listed? Reach out to us at [email protected], where we answer each email personally and promptly.

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