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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.

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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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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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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