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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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Clay Township leaves POAM after decades of representation

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


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Clay Township Police had been with the POAM since they became unionized decades ago, but after recent years of officer complaints they asked the Police Officers Labor Council (POLC) to show them what they could offer. “I don’t think the guys felt like they were being represented,” said Clay […]

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Hurley Public Safety ecstatic about switch to POLC

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 29, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Hurley Hospital Public Safety Officers in Flint are raving about their experience with the POLC. The 50-member group voted to become POLC members in April 2016 and it’s been nothing short of an amazing turnaround for their unit, said Ken Schehr, the Local Union President. Formerly represented by POAM, […]

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MAPO Leads Charge Against House Bill 4001

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: March 4, 2017


House Bill 4001 would have eliminated the income tax in Michigan. This bill would have eliminated $10 Billion from the General Fund of the State of Michigan. Thanks to a group of responsible legislators, the bill was defeated by a vote of 55-52. This would have had a devastating impact on police department budgets at […]

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