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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.

Last call to attend 2018 POLC/GELC Conference

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 14, 2018


Make your reservations today for the 2018 Annual POLC/GELC Meeting & Labor Seminar Sept. 19-21 at Great Wolf Lodge, an indoor water park resort in Traverse City.  The Conference will feature renowned career labor attorney Richard Poulson, who will discuss speech and social media, body cameras, discrimination and harassment. The event will feature a Cocktail […]

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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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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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