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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.

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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Contract: Bloomfield Township DPW Foreman

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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Contract: Bloomfield Township Road Maintenance

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: February 26, 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: New ability to take up to a week off during snow removal season. […]

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Contract: Bloomfield Township Department Heads

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: February 26, 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: Severance package of three years salary if Employee is terminated for reasons other […]

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Contract: Lenawee County Maurice Spears Campus

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: February 23, 2021


New three-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2023. Wages: 2% effective Jan. 1, 2021. 2% effective Jan. 1, 2022. 2% effective Jan. 1, 2023. Manning & Safety: Employees exposed to a communicable infection in the workplace during a declared pandemic, through no fault of their own, and who are required to test, isolate and/or quarantine to […]

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Contract: Lenawee County District Court

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: February 23, 2021


New three-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2023. Wages: 2% effective Jan. 1, 2021. 2% effective Jan. 1, 2022. 2% effective Jan. 1, 2023. Manning & Safety: Employees exposed to a communicable infection in the workplace during a declared pandemic, through no fault of their own, and who are required to test, isolate and/or quarantine to […]

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