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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.

Livingston Dispatchers pleased with first GELC bargaining agreement

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 22, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Livingston County 911 Dispatchers made the move to GELC for Union representation after hearing positive comments from Livingston County Sheriff’s Department Sergeants. “They said they were really pleased with how negotiations went,” said Mary Reed, local Dispatchers Union President. The Sheriff’s Sergeants switched representation to POLC, GELC’s sister Union, in […]

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Contract: Livingston County 911 Dispatchers

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 30, 2021


New three-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2023. Wages: 2% effective Jan. 1, 2021. 1.5% effective Jan. 1, 2022. 1.5% effective Jan. 1, 2023. * The pay scale was restructured with an additional $980 included in the new base pay. A Me-Too Clause was added to match any potential greater wage increases given to non-Union County […]

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Contract: Barry County Corrections

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 30, 2021


New five-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2025. Wages: 2% effective Jan. 1, 2021. 2.25% effective Jan. 1, 2022. 2% effective Jan. 1, 2023. 2.25% effective Jan. 1, 2024. 2% effective Jan. 1, 2025. Retirement: The Retiree Health Care Stipend was changed to a monthly payment into a Health Care Savings Plan. Employees were paid out […]

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Summer Police Officers Journal 2021 arrives as pandemic wanes

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 17, 2021


As the pandemic slows and the state’s COVID-19 Emergency Orders are being lifted, it’s the perfect time to register for the POLC/GELC Annual Conference, scheduled for September. Last year’s conference, like many events, was canceled due to COVID-19. National Police Week 2021 featured several virtual events this May, but in-person events in Washington D.C. will […]

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Bloomfield Twp. DPW Supervisors join GELC for knowledgeable representation

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 22, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Bloomfield Township Maintenance Supervisors joined the GELC after years of conducting their own negotiations through an association. “We get together as a group and talk about what our needs and wants are and we present it ourselves and cross our fingers,” said Dean Begley, President of the local union. “We […]

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Unique circumstances call for unique Union approach to contract

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 5, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Bloomfield Township Road Maintenance has worked well with management over the years with no representation, so when they decided to unionize, they were concerned about maintaining that good relationship. The 21-member group found the perfect fit in the GELC. They joined the Union in early 2020 and have been impressed […]

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Contract: Manistee County 911 Dispatch

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 24, 2021


New three-year agreement expires Sept. 30, 2024. Wages: 2% effective Oct. 1, 2020. 1% effective Oct. 1, 2021. 1% effective Oct. 1, 2022. 1% effective Oct. 1, 2023. *$2,000 signing bonus with lump sum payout each year of contract for a total payout of $8,000 per Employee. Manning & Safety: Established a Training Officer and […]

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GELC gives Bloomfield Township Department Heads assurance for jobs well done

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 15, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Bloomfield Township Department Heads have always been at will employees, but now they have their first bargaining agreement and some rights they didn’t have before thanks to the GELC. Prior to representation by the GELC, their Employer didn’t need a personal performance reason to dismiss them. “We’ve always been at […]

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Bloomfield Township Employees tout GELC speed, accountability in first contract

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 5, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Bloomfield Township General Employees had varying pay rates and benefits with a pending change in township leadership, so they decided to unionize through GELC to bring consistency. “We got several different bargaining groups,” said GELC Labor Rep. Frank Klik. “The pay scale was all over the place and how they […]

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Contract: Bloomfield Township General Employees

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 2, 2021


*NEW UNIT New six-year agreement expires March 31, 2026. Wages: 2.5% effective April 1, 2020. 2% effective April 1, 2021. 2.5% effective April 1, 2022. 2% effective April 1, 2023. 2.75% effective April 1, 2024. 2.75% effective April 1, 2025. Fringe Benefits: Added annual equipment allowance: $300 effective July 2020. $600 effective annually July 2021 […]

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