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‘Phenomenal’ representation results in stellar contract for Flushing Township PD

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 29, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Flushing Township Police can’t say enough about the representation they received from the POLC in their latest contract. The group garnered 9 percent raises coupled with incredible bonuses and enhancements, including a layered approach to supplementing retirement benefits for newer Employees. “Those first three years they got a total of […]

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Losses during 10-year contract prompt Huron-Clinton Metroparks Police to join POLC

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 4, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The last contract the Huron-Clinton Metroparks Police signed was a decade-long deal. A devastating change in their contract terms and the loss of staff prompted them to seek new representation with the POLC. “Basically, we felt that we were not getting the representation. We signed a 10-year contract and for […]

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POLC gives Birmingham Command a fresh perspective in changing times

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 29, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Birmingham Command Officers were with their former union for over two decades, but major economic changes coupled with significant changes to law enforcement in recent years propelled them toward making a change of their own. The seven-member unit parted ways with Command Officers Association of Michigan (COAM) and joined the […]

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Dickinson County units score major wage increases with help of POLC, GELC

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 15, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The POLC and GELC were able to bring home some amazing increases for four units in Dickinson County with the help of a wage comparison study. The Employer sought the wage study, which determined several Employees were being paid less than others in neighboring communities. The Unions negotiated with the […]

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Yale Police join POLC for stronger voice in negotiations

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 15, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Yale Police Department may be a small, but they want to have a mighty voice at the bargaining table. That’s why they recently changed their representation to the Police Officers Labor Council (POLC). The eight-member group consists of three full-time Officers and five part-time. In April, they voted unanimously to […]

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Cass County Sergeants, Dispatch Supervisors seek POLC’s help to navigate pension talks

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 8, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Cass County Road Patrol Sergeants and Dispatch Supervisors joined the POLC in December 2021 after negotiations over proposed pension reductions hit a wall. Their former Union, Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), represented them during their past three bargaining agreements, but when their current agreement expired Dec. 31, 2020, their Employer […]

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Labor Rep. ‘will be truly missed,’ remembered for 3 decades of service

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 16, 2022


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The POLC regrets to announce the passing of Labor Representative Hal Telling and extends our deepest condolences to his family. Hal passed away from a medical condition Aug. 15, 2022. “We have lost a great employee but, more importantly, a great person and family man,” said POLC/GELC Director Rob Figurski. […]

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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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