If you are a dues-paying member of Education Minnesota, you are limited by the union to opting out during an annual, seven-day “September Window” that starts September 24 and ends September 30. You can create your resignation letter below. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Teachers are free, however, to opt-out before or after the September Window.
Educated Teachers believes that the September Window unreasonably burdens the First Amendment right of teachers recognized in Janus v AFSCME to decline to fund the union. This unreasonable burden, however, must either be recognized by the union, ruled on by a court of law, or changed by the legislature.
We do not know if the union will honor any request outside of the September Window.
Your completed opt-out letter is available below. Education Minnesota requires that it be “submitted” between Monday, September 24 and Sunday, September 30, 2018. Your letter will automatically be dated September 24, 2018.