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Macomb County Corrections pleased with first POLC contract

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 18, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor  Macomb County Corrections, a 161-member unit, chose POLC representation in the summer of 2016 and POLC Labor Rep. Hal Telling is already busy showing them just how hard the Union works for its members. The POLC negotiated a three-year contract with a two percent raise and $2,100 bonus this […]

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Genesee Patrol joins POLC to turn around losses

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 5, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor At one time Genesee Township Patrol had 30 full-time Officers, but when the recession hit, the Township laid off full-time staff and replaced them with part-timers at huge hourly wage and benefit reductions. “In 2008 and 09, when the recession hit, our township fell victim to revenue cuts and […]

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Man who shot police arraigned in murder of Officer Rose

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: August 4, 2017


– By Jennifer Gomori, with excerpts from news media Over eight months after his murder, the man accused of shooting two Detroit Police Officers, has been formally charged with the killing of Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose. Raymond Durham, 60, was arraigned on charges of first-degree premeditated murder, murder of a peace officer, […]

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Missaukee County Administrators look forward to first contract

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 1, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Missaukee County Administrators were never formally represented by a union – they didn’t feel the need. But with a growing Command staff, they decided to join the POLC. “We actually have a good employer employee relationship. It’s just a matter of looking toward the future,” said 911 Coordinator Ed […]

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Hastings switches to POLC for full-time representation

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


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The idea that your labor representative is only working their job part-time and secondary to another job is pretty unsettling. So when POAM notified Hastings Police they would be cutting back on their representation, the group decided they could definitely do better. “They were not happy with POAM specifically […]

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Investigation continues as Officer Ginka laid to rest

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 22, 2017


— Excerpted from media reports Norton Shores Police Officer Jonathan Ginka was laid to rest following an honor guard funeral May 16 which included hundreds of officers and civilians, but the investigation into the cause of his death continues. Ginka was traveling south on Henry Street just south of Ross Road when his cruiser crossed […]

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Funeral arrangements set for Norton Shores Officer who died in crash

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 12, 2017


Excerpted from www.systemfa and media reports Funeral arrangements have been made for Norton Shores Police Officer Jonathan Ginka, a POLC member who died following a car crash while on duty May 10. The cause of the single-car accident remains under investigation. Ginka’s funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 16 at Prince of Peace […]

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Norton Shores Officer dies following crash while on duty

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 10, 2017


Excerpted from news reports A single-vehicle crash, which took the life of Norton Shores Police Officer Jonathan Ginka during the early morning hours May 10, is under investigation. Ginka’s cruiser crashed into a tree on Henry Street just south of Ross Road, according to police. A neighbor reported the accident just after 2:30 a.m. May […]

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Fiancée, police pay tribute to WSU Sergeant Rose

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 5, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The pain is still fresh for Nicole Salgot who lost her fiancée, Wayne State University (WSU) Police Sergeant Collin Rose right before Thanksgiving 2016, but with officers rallying around her, she will take Rose’s spot in the 2017 Police Unity Tour. The ride will be tough for Salgot on […]

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Welcome Aboard

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 19, 2017


The Police Officers Labor Council welcomes the following new units: UNIT   FORMER AFFILIATION Burton Command POAM Burton Patrol POAM Genesee Township Patrol MAP Missaukee County Administrators Independent Sanilac County Command POAM Sanilac County Dispatch POAM Southfield Patrol Independent affiliated with POAM

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