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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.

Register today for 2022 POLC/GELC Labor Conference, choice of leisure activity

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 29, 2022


Register today for a discounted relaxing fall getaway in beautiful downtown Traverse City during the 2022 POLC/GELC Annual Conference. Reserve your room in the luxurious Park Place Hotel & Conference Center by Aug. 15 to receive the POLC/GELC discount price for the Sept. 14-16, 2022 conference. Make your selection of a leisure afternoon on the […]

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2022 Summer Journal features Weiler Scholars, Annual Conference registration

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 29, 2022


The POLC is recognizing top achieving local Police Academy Cadets with awards named in honor of retired POLC/GELC Director Richard R. Weiler. View the Summer 2022 Police Officers Journal to read the first articles written about cadet recipients. Join us for the Annual POLC/GELC Labor Conference in scenic Traverse City this September! Register today to […]

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Contract: Village of Mancelona DPW

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 3, 2022


New two-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2023. Wages: $2 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2022. $1 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2023. Bargaining Team: Craig Hart aided by GELC Labor Representative John Stidham.

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Contract: Eaton County Youth Home

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 3, 2022


New three-year agreement expires Sept. 30, 2024. Wages: 2% effective Oct. 1, 2022. 2% effective Oct. 1, 2023. 2% effective Oct. 1, 2024. Fringe Benefits: $1,500 one-time payment from the American Rescue Plan federal funding. Bereavement Leave increases from 3 days to 5 days. Added 4 hours of funeral leave for an Employee in their […]

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Contract: City of Wayland Non-Supervisory Unit

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 3, 2022


New three-year agreement expires June 30, 2024. Wages: 2.75% effective July 1, 2021. 3% effective July 1, 2022. 2% effective July 1, 2023. Fringe Benefits: On-Call Pay increased from $100 to $150 per week. Benefit Time may now be used in half hour increments. New Hires receive 16 hours of Vacation and 16 hours of […]

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Union leader remembered, Reps lead way with groundbreaking contracts in Winter 2022 Journal

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: February 21, 2022


The Unions lost an integral leader Feb. 4 with the passing of POLC/GELC Executive Committee member Collin Birnie, a Flint Police Captain, following a head-on collision. Contract settlements continue to break ground in a myriad of ways as Labor Reps amp up negotiations in response to pandemic challenges. The Unions welcomed two new Labor Representatives […]

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Contract: City of Wixom Clerical Employees

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 17, 2021


New three-year agreement expires June 30, 2024. Wages: 3% effective July 1, 2021. 3% effective July 1, 2022. 3% effective July 1, 2023. Health Care: Optical insurance increased by $50 from $300 to $350 for Employees and $280 to $330 per dependent. Bargaining Team: Sue Comben and Vilma Mazi aided by GELC Labor Representative Jim […]

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Contract: City of Wayland Supervisory Unit

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 17, 2021


New three-year agreement expires June 30, 2024. Wages: 6% effective July 1, 2021. 3% effective July 1, 2022. 2% effective July 1, 2023. Fringe Benefits: Benefit Time may now be used in half hour increments. New Hires receive 16 hours of Vacation and 16 hours of Sick Time Pay on their date of hire. Longevity […]

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St. Clair County Corrections chooses POLC for strength in numbers

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 17, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The breaking point for St. Clair County Corrections Officers came when their former Union’s international group began throwing their support behind anti-police organizations. That’s when many of the group’s 110-members stopped paying dues and started looking for other representation. Police Officers Labor Council (POLC) fit the bill, providing law enforcement centered […]

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Contract: Sault Ste. Marie Police Records

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 17, 2021


New three-year agreement expires June 30, 2024. Wages: 2% effective July 1, 2021. 2% effective July 1, 2022. Wage reopener effective July 1, 2023. Fringe Benefits: Increase Holiday allowance from 8 hours to 10 hours. Increase Sick Time from 80 hours to 120 hours per year. Funeral Leave increases to 6 days from 3 days. […]

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