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Hamburg Patrol, Command resolve to settle better contract with POLC’s help

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 23, 2018


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Hamburg Township Patrol and Command were preparing for mediation with their Employer six months after their contract expired when they decided to change directions, switching their Union representation in December 2017. Now with POLC, their New Year’s resolution is to avoid repeating past negotiations practices. “The Township representation wanted […]

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Underfunded Communities

Posted by: cindypolc Posted date: April 13, 2018


PROTECTING LOCAL GOVERNMENT RETIREMENT AND BENEFITS ACT Underfunded Communities           On December 20, 2017, Public Act 202 of 2017, the Protecting Local Government Retirement and Benefits Act, MCL 38.2801 et seq., became law in Michigan. The Act created new duties for municipalities offering pension and/or retirement health benefits. It also created […]

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Kalkaska County Command seeks POLC help

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 13, 2018


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor It’s one thing to follow up with your Union representative about ratification of a tentative agreement. It’s quite another to do their job for them. That’s the situation Kalkaska County Command staff increasingly found themselves in when dealing with their former Union, the Command Officers Association of Michigan (COAM), […]

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Kalkaska County Non-Supervisory Employees choose POLC to be heard

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 3, 2018


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Kalkaska County Corrections, Deputies & Dispatch Employees have been patient and done their research. Now they just want a fair shake during contract talks. That’s why they chose the POLC to represent them. “It had just been years of butting heads with them and we felt it was time […]

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POLC quickly negotiates first contract for Arenac Corrections

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 30, 2018


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Arenac County Corrections Employees existing contract hadn’t yet expired, but they were more than ready to leave their former Union and become new members of the Police Officers Labor Council (POLC) in November 2017. With their Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) contract set to expire Dec. 31, POLC […]

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Welcome Aboard

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 27, 2018


The Police Officers Labor Council welcomes the following new units: UNIT FORMER AFFILIATION Arenac Corrections POAM Hamburg Township Command MAP Hamburg Township Patrol MAP Kalkaska County Command COAM Kalkaska County Non-Supervisory COAM  

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Greenville Patrol moves to POLC for better support, pay, benefits

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


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor After being kept out of the loop the last several years, Greenville Patrol found not only support by switching their union representation to the POLC — they discovered how fast a new contract can be negotiated on their behalf. “We were very unhappy with our services that we were […]

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Flat Rock Patrol pleased with first POLC contract

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 10, 2018


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Flat Rock Patrol joined the POLC in 2017 because they were looking to improve their retirement benefits and step increases. Not only did they get both, the POLC negotiated other contract enhancements and settled quickly. “I had four meetings — I already settled their contract,” said POLC Labor Rep. […]

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Welcome Aboard

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


The Police Officers Labor Council welcomes the following new units: UNIT FORMER AFFILIATION Flatrock Patrol MAP Greenville Patrol POAM  

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Southfield Patrol brings 100 members to POLC

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


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Southfield Patrol joined the POLC this year, adding 100 new members to the organization, following years of dissatisfaction with their former union. Southfield Police Association was operating as an Independent group. However, the new unit was affiliated with and continued to operate under a POAM contract, which expired June […]

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