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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

  • Sen. Rudy Boschwitz Presents “Magnificent America”

    Location: Signatures 22852 County Road 17 Winona, MN 55987

    Please join Center of the American Experiment in Winona on Wednesday, September 18th for an evening with Sen. Rudy Boschwitz as he discusses “Magnificent America.” Rudy Boschwitz was born in Berlin, Germany in 1930. Rudy’s Dad came home the day Hitler came to power and told the family they would leave Germany forever. They settled in New Rochelle, New York. He came to Minnesota in September 1963, where he started Plywood Minnesota. Rudy ran successfully for the U.S. Senate, where he served from 1978-1991. Rudy was President George H. W. Bush’s Emissary to Ethiopia. His mission resulted in Operation Solomon,…

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  • Morning in Minnesota Breakfast: Alexandria

    Location: Alexandria Golf Club 2300 North Nokomis Northeast Alexandria, MN 56308

    Please join Center of the American Experiment on Wednesday, September 25th at the Alexandria Golf Club for breakfast with Center policy fellow and education expert, Catrin Wigfall, as she explains the Center’s “Great Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree” project. Following her presentation on workforce development issues, Catrin will be joined by a panel of local leaders to discuss how Alexandria can better attract and retain young talent. Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Alexandria Golf Club 2300 North Nokomis NE, Alexandria, MN 56308 8:00 AM Breakfast & Check-in 8:30 AM Presentation 9:30 AM Conclude Free, RSVP Here

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    Location: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 345 Washington Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

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