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Ogemaw County Command impressed with outstanding service of POLC

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 29, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Dave Stahl, Jr. summarized his view of the Command unit’s new POLC Labor Rep. Chris Watts in one word – “Outstanding.” “In my opinion, when you’re dealing with unions, you’re only as good as your Rep. and I can’t speak highly enough about Chris,” Stahl […]

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Ogemaw County Patrol’s switch to POLC yields 17 percent pay increase

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 22, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Matt Viviano is a longtime POLC member, so when he joined Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Office he soon realized the difference in representation. “I retired from Hazel Park (Police). We were a part of the POLC my entire 20 years down there,” said Viviano, Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Deputies Local Union President. […]

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South Lyon Police sell challenge coins to raise funds for First Responders Memorial

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 14, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor A piece of South Lyon’s public safety history will be used as the centerpiece in a South Lyon First Responders Monument, but first enough funds are needed to build it. South Lyon Police and Firefighters are selling $25 challenge coins to help raise funds to build a First Responders Monument […]

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POLC brings home exceptional raises, enhancements for Oscoda Township PD

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 30, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The POLC brought home double-digit wage increases and exceptional benefit enhancements for Oscoda Township Police and Sergeants in their 2022 labor agreement. The four-year agreement, which took effect Jan. 1, started off with Officers receiving 14 to 23.5 percent wage increases thanks to a two-step process. The POLC signed a […]

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Alcona County Central Dispatch joins POLC based on excellent reputation

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 22, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Alcona County Central Dispatchers decided it was time to get a new perspective for contract negotiations and representation. They chose the POLC based on their excellent reputation. The group of six full-time 9-1-1 Dispatchers had been represented by the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) for over three decades. “I […]

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Executive Committee member killed in crash remembered

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: February 5, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from news media Flint Police Captain Collin Birnie, a POLC Executive Committee member, was killed in a two-vehicle crash Feb. 4 in Mt. Morris Township, police said. Capt. Birnie’s vehicle was struck head-on by a Chevy Traverse on Elms Road, between Mt. Morris and Frances roads, Mt. Morris […]

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Former POLC/GELC Board member, Labor Representative remembered

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 24, 2021


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The POLC extends our deepest condolences to the family of Ken Nash, who represented the Union for nearly 35 years in multiple capacities. Nash passed away Dec. 23, 2021 after a long battle with illness. He will be remembered for his dedication to the labor movement, serving nearly 50 […]

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First female Clinton Township Police Chief coming full circle in her hometown

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 2, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor After a year of transitions following the passing of Clinton Township Police Chief Fred Posavetz, Dina Caringi was sworn in as Clinton Township’s first female Police Chief. Caringi had been preparing for advancement as Posavetz and other Command staff were expected to retire in 2021. ”This year, the Chief and […]

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POLC restores pension equality to Kingsford Public Safety

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 17, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The POLC helped Kingsford Public Safety accomplish something few Michigan public safety groups have been able to for the last decade – making pension plans equally beneficial for all employees. “We’re one of the few (POLC Labor Rep.) Hal (Telling) has ever seen in the state. Even talking to other […]

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Alcona County Deputies & Corrections pleased with POLC’s whole picture approach

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 12, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Alcona County Deputies & Corrections Officers have had a tough time retaining new hires, so they joined the POLC to make the changes needed for staff to stay. “We have a hard time being a training grounds for other departments,” said Deputy Andrew Wright, President of the Local Union. “People […]

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