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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.

City of Mancelona D.P.W.

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: July 16, 2018


New four-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2021. Wages: .50 cents effective Jan. 1, 2018. .50 cents effective Jan. 1, 2019. .50 cents effective Jan. 1, 2020. .50 cents effective Jan. 1, 2021. Fringe Benefits: Boot allowance increase from $100 to $200 annually. Cell phone stipend of $50 per month. Bargaining Team: Craig Hart aided by […]

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Barry County Sheriff Corrections Officers

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: July 16, 2018


• New three-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2020. • Wages: 2% effective Jan. 1, 2018. 2% effective Jan. 1, 2019. 2% effective Jan. 1, 2020. • Dispute resolution: Establish legal counsel of Employer’s choice for discipline acts allegedly occurring during on duty work hours. • Bargaining Team: Amber Ball and Eric Vanvalkenburg aided by GELC […]

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Arenac County 9-1-1 Dispatchers

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: July 16, 2018


• New two-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2019. • Wages: Lump sum $300 payment effective Dec. 1, 2018. Wage reopener effective Jan. 1, 2019. • Fringe Benefits: Training Officers will receive one additional hour of straight time pay for every shift spent training a new Dispatcher. Shift premiums for afternoons and midnights increase by 20 […]

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Check it out: Spring Police Officers Journal debuts interactive Flip Page

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


– By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor This Spring the Police Officer’s Journal is making its’ debut as an interactive digital Flip Page, which readers can view on their computers and smartphones. Click here to view the first Flip Page POJ, which can be accessed by clicking on the Spring 2018 Journal on the Publications pages […]

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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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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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