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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.

Save the Date – 2018 POLC/GELC Conference

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 9, 2018

Mark your calendars! The 2018 POLC/GELC Annual Conference is scheduled for Sept. 20-21 at Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City. The event will feature a Cocktail Reception Under the Stars Wednesday, Sept. 19 and a choice of participating in the Annual POLC/GELC Golf Outing or Libation Tour. For more information, please click on the link […]

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Stewards encouraged to attend free Spring Seminars

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 29, 2018

Local Stewards are encouraged to attend one of two free POLC/GELC Spring Steward Seminars, depending on where their employer is located, on the east or west side of the state. Both March seminars may include some or all of these topics: information on pensions, steward responsibilities, Garrity, interviews, union representation, legal updates, critical incidents, Family […]

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Flip the pages in new digital Police Officers Journal

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: November 17, 2017

From body cameras with footage stored on the Cloud to advancements in evidence collection, criminal pursuits and investigations, technology plays a key role in law enforcement today. Municipalities are also becoming faster and more efficient, putting aside paper and reaching out to residents through social media, interactive websites, digital invitations and more. The digital age, […]

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3 steps to protect your personal information after Equifax breach

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 15, 2017

LJPR Financial Advisors, which provides financial advice for POLC/GELC members, is advising members to go beyond what Equifax originally suggested in the wake of their security breach. That breach compromised the personal information of almost half the U.S. population. Click on the link below to the LJPR article to find out the three steps you […]

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Register today for annual POLC/GELC conference

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 26, 2017

Register today for the 2017 POLC/GELC Conference, which is being held at Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City Sept. 20-22. The Conference will feature a Labor Seminar, cocktails on the beach the night before the Seminar, and the choice of attending a Libation Tour or Golf Outing. Featured Speaker Will Aitchison will discuss negotiations, critical […]

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POLC, GELC hire new attorney as Zulch accepts State Mediator position

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 23, 2017

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor POLC Labor Attorney Tom Zulch has made a career of helping officers through the worst times in their careers. Now he will take his extensive labor relations experience to the State of Michigan as a Mediator. Zulch is leaving the POLC/GELC by the end of June and beginning his […]

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Over 300 Warren City Employees join GELC

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 24, 2017

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor After over 40 years of membership with American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Warren City Employees banned together and formed a mass exodus of over 300 workers. Warren Employee Supervisors had enough problems with AFSCME to “write a book,” said Dave Klein, President of the Supervisors […]

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37th District Court Employees receive wage, step increases through GELC

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 24, 2017

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor When 37th District Court Employees heard Warren City Hall Employees were looking for new representation, they also sought to make a move. Staying united with other Warren employees was important to them. “They weren’t very responsive to us,” said 37th District Court Clerk and local Union Steward Kris Barnes […]

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SAVE THE DATES – 2017 POLC/GELC Conference

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: December 12, 2016

Will Aitchison, a nationally acclaimed law enforcement/public employee advocate and author, will return to headline the 2017 POLC/GELC Conference. Aitchison leads seminars all over the country, speaking on topics every public safety and public sector employee should know about.  The 2017 POLC/GELC Conference will be held Sept. 20-22 at a new location in Traverse City. The […]

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