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Troy Police Sergeant loses cancer battle

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 14, 2019


Excerpted from Facebook, news media and http://wujekcalcaterra.tributes.com With deep sadness the Police Officers Labor Council regrets to inform its members of the passing of one of its own. Troy Police Sgt. Scott T. Smith died May 9 at the age of 52 after a two-year battle with a rare cancerous brain tumor. Visitation for Sgt. […]

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Burton Command gets pay increases, pension relief, early retirement option

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 1, 2019


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Burton Command Officers were in the same position as the City Patrol Officers, working to pay off someone else’s pensions. Their decision to unanimously vote in POLC as their new labor union over a year ago has paid off for both groups. The 11-member Command group replaced their old […]

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LEEP Dream Scholar makes national news in first year with Grand Rapids PD

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 19, 2019


Grand Rapids Police Officer Austin Lynema is making a very good impression in his first year on the force. The three-time Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Dream Scholarship recipient gathered a group of fellow Grand Rapids Police Officers and organized a belated birthday party for a local boy who was being bullied. None of the […]

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Wayland Employees gain raises, benefits with GELC

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 11, 2019


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Retired GELC Labor Rep. Will Keizer will be remembered by Wayland Supervisory and Non-Supervisory Employees for helping them not only preserve but gain additional benefits by joining the Union just before he retired. Keizer was the POLC Labor Rep. for Wayland Police, a group represented by the Union since […]

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Contract: City of Wayland Supervisory

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 11, 2019


• New 2-1/2-year agreement expires June 30, 2021. • Wages: 3.5% effective Jan. 1, 2019. 1.25% effective July 1, 2019. 1.25% effective July 1, 2020. • Fringe Benefits: Employees receive $500 per year equipment allowance. Previously, allowance was $300 and was for personal protection items only. Tuition reimbursement increased from $1,500 annually to $4,000 per […]

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Contract: City of Wayland Non-Supervisory

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 11, 2019


• New 2-1/2-year agreement expires June 30, 2021. • Wages: 3.5% effective Jan. 1, 2019. 1.25% effective July 1, 2019. 1.25% effective July 1, 2020. • Fringe Benefits: Employees receive $500 per year equipment allowance. Previously, allowance was $300 and was for personal protection items only. Tuition reimbursement increased from $1,500 annually to $4,000 per […]

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Holland, Jackson Officers honored for saving victims from gunmen

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 3, 2019


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Three Jackson Police Officers and one Holland Public Safety Officer were honored for bravery and dedication to their profession for putting their lives at risk while stopping gunmen from killing others. The four officers were presented Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Outstanding Service Awards Sept. 21, 2018 during the […]

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Financial advisors launch retirement site for members

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 20, 2018


LJPR has launched a public safety/public employee financial and retirement planner website specifically for POLC and GELC members to address estate planning, tax laws, retirement, future career moves and more. Visitors will find informational articles and videos as well as opportunities for personal meetings and department seminars at www.polcretirement.com.

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Contract: Dickinson County Governmental Employees

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 7, 2018


• New four-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2021. • Wages: 2% effective Jan. 1, 2018. 2% effective Jan. 1, 2019. 2% effective Jan. 1, 2020. 2% effective Jan. 1, 2021. * Airport Employees daily stipend to increase from $6 to $8 per day. • Fringe Benefits: Increase in Vacation time. Formerly Employees had to work […]

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Contract: City of Mancelona D.P.W.

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: July 16, 2018


New four-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2021. Wages: .50 cents effective Jan. 1, 2018. .50 cents effective Jan. 1, 2019. .50 cents effective Jan. 1, 2020. .50 cents effective Jan. 1, 2021. Fringe Benefits: Boot allowance increase from $100 to $200 annually. Cell phone stipend of $50 per month. Bargaining Team: Craig Hart aided by […]

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