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The Governmental Employees Labor Council (GELC) dedicates itself to the betterment of public employees through representation of its’ members in collective bargaining and other labor relations matters. To this end, this organization will:

  • Assist in and promote the formation of collective bargaining units for public employee personnel.
  • Act as a collective bargaining agent for members and members’ units.
  • Engage in collective bargaining, mediation and arbitration, if necessary for the purpose of improving wages, hours and conditions of work and advancing the rights and promoting the security of members.
  • Provide expert research analysis for negotiations, fact finding and arbitration.
  • Maintain full-time professional Staff Representatives not part-time employees.
  • Arrange Legal Counsel for all hearings.
  • Offer the very best to members.

Over 300 Warren City Employees join GELC

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: March 24, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor After over 40 years of membership with American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Warren City Employees banned together and formed a mass exodus of over 300 workers. Warren Employee Supervisors had enough problems with AFSCME to “write a book,” said Dave Klein, President of the Supervisors […]

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37th District Court Employees receive wage, step increases through GELC

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: March 24, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor When 37th District Court Employees heard Warren City Hall Employees were looking for new representation, they also sought to make a move. Staying united with other Warren employees was important to them. “They weren’t very responsive to us,” said 37th District Court Clerk and local Union Steward Kris Barnes […]

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POLC/GELC offers free Steward Labor Seminars in March

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: February 21, 2017


The POLC/GELC is hosting two free Spring Steward Labor Seminars, one on the West Side and one on the East Side of the state. The seminars will include information on health care, supplemental insurance, pension, steward responsibilities, Garrity, interviews, union representation, legal updates, critical incidents, FMLA, and financial strategies. The Steward Labor Seminar on the West Side of […]

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SAVE THE DATES – 2017 POLC/GELC Conference

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: December 12, 2016


Will Aitchison, a nationally acclaimed law enforcement/public employee advocate and author, will return to headline the 2017 POLC/GELC Conference. Aitchison leads seminars all over the country, speaking on topics every public safety and public sector employee should know about.  The 2017 POLC/GELC Conference will be held Sept. 20-22 at a new location in Traverse City. The […]

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Figurski appointed new POLC/GELC Director

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: September 26, 2016


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor During his transition into the POLC/GELC Director’s position, Rob Figurski recognized his predecessor’s accomplishments to strengthen and expand the organization. “I want to thank Richard (Weiler) for all his dedication to the Labor Council and wish him the best in his retirement,” Figurski said. Figurski, a former POLC/GELC Labor Representative, was […]

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POLC/GELC Director retires after 32 years of service

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: June 17, 2016


– By Jennifer Foley, POJ Editor A favorite phrase of POLC/GELC Director Richard Weiler’s seems to say it all when speaking of his noteworthy career at the helm of the Union — Weiler “grabbed the bull by the horns.” When Weiler assumed the Director’s position at Police Officers Labor Council in 1984, it looked a […]

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Muskegon County Central Dispatch Telecommunicators & Supervisors

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: April 5, 2016


• New five-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2020. • Wages: 2.25% effective Jan. 1, 2016. 2.25% effective Jan. 1, 2017. 2.25% effective Jan. 1, 2018. 2.25% effective Jan. 1, 2019. 2.25% effective Jan. 1, 2020. • Health Care: Effective Jan. 1, 2016, the Employee’s health insurance contribution will be 15% of the annual premium divided […]

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Barry County Central Dispatch

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: April 5, 2016


• New five-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2020. • Wages: .55 cents effective Jan. 1, 2016. .50 cents effective Jan. 1, 2017. .50 cents effective Jan. 1, 2018. .45 cents effective Jan. 1, 2019. .40 cents effective Jan. 1, 2020. • Fringe Benefits: Personal Leave Time (of 40 hours per year) may be paid as […]

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Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department Corrections Employees

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: April 5, 2016


• New three-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2018. • Wages: 4% effective Jan. 1, 2016. 3% effective Jan. 1, 2017. 2% effective Jan. 1, 2018. Corrections Corporals wages shall be based on 110% of the highest pay for Corrections Officers. This is a 5% increase from 105% of the highest pay for Corrections Officers. • […]

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