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Time to celebrate National Employee Freedom Week!

The Center is pleased to once again participate in National Employee Freedom Week (August 18-24) and celebrate pro-worker freedom reforms across the country! NEFW is an annual awareness campaign held each August that seeks to empower every American to make his or her own decision about association or union membership.

Through our EmployeeFreedomMN and EducatedTeachersMN projects, we have worked hard to make sure every public employee in Minnesota knows his or her rights and options regarding union membership.

Union membership is a personal decision, and if you are a public employee who has decided union membership is not the right choice for you, we are here to help you navigate the process of exercising your freedom of choice by opting out.

According to a recent survey by YouGov, 90 percent of teachers respect the right of their colleagues to join the association of their choice and 84 percent think that teachers should be able to join or leave a union at any time. A 2018 survey of state government employees revealed many public-sector union members think the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME is a positive development because it “protects their personal rights and freedoms,” “eliminates what they believe is an unfair labor practice,” and “allows them to save money by not being forced to pay dues.”

As you weigh your options concerning union membership, remember you are not alone. The Center’s two employee freedom projects are communities of Minnesota public employees who serve our state in a variety of public sectors. Visit EmployeeFreedomMN.com and EducatedTeachersMN.com to learn more.




Upcoming Events

  • Morning in Minnesota: St. Cloud

    Location: St. Cloud

    Sign up HERE! Courtyard by Marriott St. Cloud 404 West Saint Germain Street St. Cloud, MN, 56301 Please join Center of the American Experiment on Tuesday, July 21 for breakfast with Center policy fellow and education expert Catrin Wigfall as she explains K-12 education in the state and its persistent disparities despite decades of increased spending. Following her presentation, Catrin will lead a Q&A session. 7:30 AM Check In and Breakfast 8:00 AM Presentation 9:00 AM Conclude   Catrin Wigfall is a Policy Fellow at Center of the American Experiment. She is also the director of EducatedTeachersMN and EmployeeFreedomMN. Catrin’s…

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  • Morning in Minnesota: Marshall

    Location: Marshall Golf Club

      Sign up for this event HERE! Please join Center of the American Experiment on Thursday, July 16 at Marshall Golf Club for a breakfast with Center economist, John Phelan, as he discusses Minnesota’s economic future. Following his presentation, John will lead a Q&A session. 7:30 AM Check In and Breakfast 8:00 AM Presentation 9:00 AM Conclude John Phelan is a graduate of Birkbeck College, University of London, where he earned a BSc in Economics, and of the London School of Economics where he earned an MSc. He worked in finance for ten years before becoming a professional economist. He…

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  • 2020 Annual Dinner Featuring Sarah Huckabee Sanders- Now in September!

    Location: Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom 1301 2nd Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55403

    NEW SEPTEMBER DATE: We have made the difficult decision to once again move the date of this event. We will now host our Annual Dinner on Saturday, September 19th. All tickets bought for the April 4th, or June 18th dates are transferrable. We are so sorry for any inconvenience this has caused, but we look forward to seeing you on September 19! Direct any questions to Kathryn Hinderaker (kathryn.hinderaker@americanexperiment.org or 612-428-7005).   American President: The Unorthodox Approach to Politics that Changed the World. Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House Press Secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to…

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