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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.

Register today for 2019 POLC/GELC Conference, outdoor diversions

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 26, 2019


Come join fellow Union members for a fun and relaxing weekend in Traverse City at the 2019 Annual POLC/GELC Meeting & Labor Seminar, which features a choice of three scheduled outdoor diversions. Make your reservations for the Aug. 25-27 Conference at the beautiful Grand Traverse Resort. The Conference will feature renowned career labor attorney Richard […]

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Wayland Employees gain raises, benefits with GELC

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 11, 2019


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Retired GELC Labor Rep. Will Keizer will be remembered by Wayland Supervisory and Non-Supervisory Employees for helping them not only preserve but gain additional benefits by joining the Union just before he retired. Keizer was the POLC Labor Rep. for Wayland Police, a group represented by the Union since […]

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Contract: City of Wayland Supervisory

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 11, 2019


• New 2-1/2-year agreement expires June 30, 2021. • Wages: 3.5% effective Jan. 1, 2019. 1.25% effective July 1, 2019. 1.25% effective July 1, 2020. • Fringe Benefits: Employees receive $500 per year equipment allowance. Previously, allowance was $300 and was for personal protection items only. Tuition reimbursement increased from $1,500 annually to $4,000 per […]

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Contract: City of Wayland Non-Supervisory

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 11, 2019


• New 2-1/2-year agreement expires June 30, 2021. • Wages: 3.5% effective Jan. 1, 2019. 1.25% effective July 1, 2019. 1.25% effective July 1, 2020. • Fringe Benefits: Employees receive $500 per year equipment allowance. Previously, allowance was $300 and was for personal protection items only. Tuition reimbursement increased from $1,500 annually to $4,000 per […]

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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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Contract: 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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