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Davison Twp 312 Eligible

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: November 24, 2016


Given their Act 312 eligibility, dispatcher/clerks will participate in election Case name: Davison, Township of and POLC, 30 MPER 26 (Mich. ERC 2016). Ruling: MERC considered a union·s petition seeking to accrete the classification of dispatcher/clerk to its existing bargaining unit of municipal police officers. MERC decided that the petitioned-for dispatchers/clerks qualified as emergency telephone operators under […]

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Union’s bargaining demand doesn’t equal ULP

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: November 24, 2016


Union’s bargaining demand doesn’t equal ULP, where contractual waiver is invalid Case name: Van Buren, Township of and Police Officers Labor Council, 30 MPER 27 (Mich. ERC 2016). Ruling: MERC adopted an ALJ’s recommended dismissal of an unfair practice charge. The ALJ rejected a municipal employer’s contention that a union improperly insisted on negotiating to impasse […]

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POLC settles wage reopener under former union’s contract

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: October 7, 2016


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Utica Patrol & Dispatch were not pleased when the POAM failed to negotiate their wage reopener from 2015. It was one of a number of problems they had with their former union, which led them to leave and become members of the POLC in April. “They should have been […]

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Mundy Patrol, Command join POLC, form regional authority with Swartz Creek

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 20, 2016


— By Jennifer Foley, POJ Editor Swartz Creek and Mundy Township Police wanted to join forces to save money while providing better coverage, but the problem was deciding which of their unions would represent them? Swartz Creek Police were represented by the Police Officers Labor Council (POLC) and Mundy Township Police Patrol and Command Officers […]

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Holly part-time Officers receive equal representation

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 20, 2016


— By Jennifer Foley, POJ Editor Holly part-time Police Officers will now have the same representation as their full-time counterparts who have been with the Police Officers Labor Council (POLC) for well over a decade. The part-time group joined the POLC in February to have a say in what they earn and seek some benefits. […]

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