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The Governmental Employees Labor Council (GELC) dedicates itself to the betterment of public employees through representation of its’ members in collective bargaining and other labor relations matters. To this end, this organization will:

  • Assist in and promote the formation of collective bargaining units for public employee personnel.
  • Act as a collective bargaining agent for members and members’ units.
  • Engage in collective bargaining, mediation and arbitration, if necessary for the purpose of improving wages, hours and conditions of work and advancing the rights and promoting the security of members.
  • Provide expert research analysis for negotiations, fact finding and arbitration.
  • Maintain full-time professional Staff Representatives not part-time employees.
  • Arrange Legal Counsel for all hearings.
  • Offer the very best to members.

POLC/GELC invites stewards to attend Spring Labor Seminar

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: February 15, 2019


A free POLC/GELC Steward Labor Seminar is being held on the East Side of the state from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2019 at Warren F.O.P. Hall, 11304 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48093. The seminar will include information on steward responsibilities, grievances, Garrity, Weingarten, interviews, union representation, legal updates, critical incidents and financial strategies. […]

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Save the Date – 2019 POLC/GELC Conference

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 21, 2019


Mark your calendars! The 2019 POLC/GELC Annual Conference is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 25 to Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, Michigan. The event will feature an Outdoor Cocktail Reception Sunday evening and new activities Monday afternoon. For more information, please click on the link below or call Nancy […]

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Longtime Labor Rep Fred LaMaire remembered

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 16, 2019


The Police Officers Labor Council is sad to announce the passing of longtime POLC/GELC Labor Representative Fred LaMaire on Jan. 7, 2019. LaMaire, 78, of Hudsonville retired from the POLC/GELC in December 2016 after serving in Membership Services for several years. In all, he spent some 40 years representing police officers. A Marine for four […]

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Financial advisors launch retirement site for members

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 20, 2018


LJPR has launched a public safety/public employee financial and retirement planner website specifically for POLC and GELC members to address estate planning, tax laws, retirement, future career moves and more. Visitors will find informational articles and videos as well as opportunities for personal meetings and department seminars at www.polcretirement.com.

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Gladwin County Corrections Command

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 7, 2018


** Command Officers separated from Corrections Officers, forming their own Unit. • New two-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2019. • Wages: 5% for Corporals over Corrections Officers pay ($1.83 more per hour) effective Jan. 1, 2018. 5% for Sergeants over Corporals pay ($2.26 more per hour) effective Jan. 1, 2018. 6% for Jail Administrators ($2.26 […]

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Dickinson County Governmental Employees

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 7, 2018


• New four-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2021. • Wages: 2% effective Jan. 1, 2018. 2% effective Jan. 1, 2019. 2% effective Jan. 1, 2020. 2% effective Jan. 1, 2021. * Airport Employees daily stipend to increase from $6 to $8 per day. • Fringe Benefits: Increase in Vacation time. Formerly Employees had to work […]

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Welcome Aboard – New GELC Units

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: August 21, 2018


The Government Employees Labor Council welcomes the following new units: UNIT FORMER AFFILIATION Wayland Non-Supervisory Employees Independent Wayland Department Heads Independent  

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Police Officers Journal Summer edition ready to view

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: July 26, 2018


The Summer edition of the Police Officers Journal digital interactive Flip Page is available for viewing by clicking here. To enlarge the Flip Page to maximum size for easy viewing, please click on the Fullscreen (picture frame) icon on the right bottom of the page next to the Share (envelope) icon. Readers can also download […]

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