Minnesota Teachers Opt Out Period is Sept 24 Through Sept. 30

Tom Steward previews Education Minnesota’s plan for post-Janus recruiting.

Minnesota is one of 21 states with mandatory monopoly bargaining and compulsory unionism.

The state’s most powerful public employee union — Education Minnesota — has quietly begun laying the groundwork to prevent the potential loss of thousands of members and millions of dollars, depending on the outcome of a landmark labor rights case widely expected to go before the U.S. Supreme Court next term.

As a result, Education Minnesota recently asked its local union representatives to get all 86,000 teachers to sign a “Membership Renewal” form that automatically renews payment of union fees every year unless the teacher remembers to opt out in writing (emphasis added.)