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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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Sanilac Dispatchers reorganize, switch unions

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


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Sanilac County Dispatchers were in the same bargaining unit as Sanilac County Deputies for years, but when the County decided to reorganize public safety, they sought their own representation. The Dispatchers decided against staying with POAM, which represents the Deputies, opting to join the POLC instead. “They were carved […]

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Supervisors take command of their representation

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


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor When Nathan Smith was promoted to a Sergeant with Sanilac County Command five years ago, he noticed the lack of union representation with everything from communication to contract negotiations. “I was President of the Deputies association. When I came to Command, I did not get any service,” Smith said. […]

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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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