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Teachers, you made it to summer break! Now it’s time to consider your options on union membership.

Teachers, we hope you are having a great summer! If you are currently a dues-paying member of Education Minnesota, you are limited by the union to opting out during a 30-day “September Window” that starts September 1 and ends September 30. The good news is the window was extended. The…

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Teachers: Do you know your rights when it comes to union membership?

While teachers have had a newly restored freedom of choice when it comes to union membership for over a year now, there is still an information gap regarding this choice and what it means for teachers.

According to a recent Teacher Freedom Project poll conducted by…

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National Teachers’ Union Will Incorporate Concept of ‘White Fragility’ into Staff Trainings & Literature

UPDATE: On Independence Day, the National Education Association Representative Assembly met for its first day of business. We shared a recap of some interesting proposals to the union’s Constitution and Bylaws here, and they were approved.

Below are additional updates on new…

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National Teachers’ Union Representative Assembly Convenes

Happy Fourth of July! While the rest of America is celebrating Independence Day, the national teachers’ union (NEA) is conducting a day of business during its annual four-day Representative Assembly.

The National Education Association Representative Assembly is made up of around 8,000 delegates in charge of adopting a budget, passing…

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The Janus Effect: Teachers’ union opens resignation window to 30 days

With the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Janus v. AFSCME upon us (June 27), the Janus effect on union membership is being weighed. In states that passed right-to-work laws prior to Janus, it took several years for public employees like teachers to realize they could resign, and…

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Top 5 Reasons Educators Opt-Out of Union Membership

Union membership is a personal decision. And educators are exercising their newly restored right to not financially support a union for a variety of reasons. Below are the Top 5 Reasons Educators Opt-Out of Union Membership courtesy of the Teacher Freedom project.

Do any of these…

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Poll: 1 in 3 teachers want to negotiate salary & benefits for themselves

More than one-third of teachers would prefer to negotiate salary and benefits for themselves, according to a national survey by the Teacher Freedom project. The survey asked 2,000 teachers in the 22 states most impacted by Janus v. AFSCME, including Minnesota, for…

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Teachers hold their tongues about union policies to not offend colleagues

Nearly 1 in 5 teachers disagree with many union policies but don’t speak out to avoid offending their colleagues who support the union, according to a survey by the Teacher Freedom project. A breakdown of responses shows male teachers and Republicans are more likely to disagree…

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Workplace Democracy?

Teachers in Minnesota’s K-12 schools are exclusively represented by a union and collective bargaining framework that has not been evaluated by teachers or lawmakers since its formal enactment in 1971. Teachers have not had the opportunity to vote for, or against, union representation in…

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