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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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Wayne State K9 Officer will be missed by many

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: March 1, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from media reports Wayne State University (WSU) K9 Officer Collin Rose rode in the Police Unity Tour twice with his co-worker and friend WSU Investigator Chris Powell. The two were planning a third ride in the spring of 2017. It was going to be a big year […]

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Reward for information leading to the arrest of officer’s killer raised again, now $105,000

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: January 30, 2017


The reward for information leading to an arrest of the person who shot and killed Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose has been increased several times. Originally at $5,000, the total reward was raised to $105,000, according to media reports. Rose was shot Nov. 22, 2016 after stopping a suspicious man riding a blue mountain […]

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Fundraisers help family of fallen WSU Officer

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: December 16, 2016


Money is being raised for the family of Wayne State Police Officer Collin Rose, who was killed in the line of duty in November 2016. Several fundraising events are being organized and Collin Rose End of Watch (E.O.W.) items are being sold. Commemorative Challenge Coins in honor and memory of Rose are being sold for […]

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Police Officer Collin Rose – Funeral Arrangements

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


  The Police Officers Labor Council offers their condolences to Police Officer Collin Rose, his family and the entire Wayne State University Police Department.  End of Watch 11-23-2016. Funeral Arrangements for Officer Collin Rose Services will be as follows: Visitation Wed. Nov 30th 11-5 at Ford Field, 2000 Brush St. Detroit, MI 48226 Wed. Nov […]

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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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What Now? Taxes and Economy Under President Trump

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: November 21, 2016


With regards to the outcome of the recent election, here is an interesting financial perspective by our favorite financial advisor, Leon LaBrecque, JD, CPA, CFP, CFA Well, the election is finally over (thank heaven).  We can let go of the anxiety and rollercoaster of the last 18 months and finally look forward. So what does […]

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POLC settles wage reopener under former union’s contract

Posted by: Jennifer Foley 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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