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*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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*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.
    Added annual equipment allowance:
    $300 effective July 2020.
    $600 effective annually July 2021 – July 2024.
    $300 effective July 2025.
  • Health Care: Premium increases for Employees are $25 for singles and $50 for family coverage biweekly in 2021-2023; and $50 for singles and $100 for family coverage in 2024-2025. Out-of-pocket maximums increase for Employees to $3,000 for singles and $6,000 for families in 2021-2023. Out-of-pocket maximums increase to $4,000 for singles and $8,000 for families in 2024-2025.
  • Retirement: All existing retirement benefits per individual Employee (including retiree healthcare, pensions and longevity) remain in place for the full contract duration.
  • Bargaining Team: Local Union President Jerry Keller, Treasurer Chris Baroli and Vice President James Davis aided by GELC Labor Representative Jim Stachowski.

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Author: jgomori
Posted: February 26, 2021, 4:40 pm

*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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*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 than negligence or personal performance. Vehicle compensation payout for Employees who no longer have use of a company vehicle is $8,000 pro-rated over 26 pay periods beginning at contract ratification.
    Added annual equipment allowance:
    $300 effective July 2020.
    $600 effective annually July 2021 – July 2024.
    $300 effective July 2025.
  • Health Care: Employees bi-weekly premium payments will increase in 2021 to $25 for singles, $50 for families; and in 2024, to $50 for singles and $100 for families. The out-of-pocket maximum for Employees increases incrementally over the contract term. In 2021, the out-of-pocket maximum increases to $3,000 for singles, 6,000 for families. In 2024, the maximum increases to $4,000 and $8,000.
  • Retirement: All existing retirement benefits per individual Employee (including retiree healthcare, pensions and longevity) remain in place for the full contract duration.
  • Bargaining Team: President Noah Mehalski, Vice President Darrin Kraatz and Secretary Katie Fotherby aided by GELC Labor Representative Chet Kulesza.

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Author: jgomori
Posted: February 26, 2021, 4:32 pm

NAPO worked with Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE) to introduce the LEOSA Reform Act last Congress to address specific issues that well-qualified active and retired law enforcement officers are facing when exercising their right to protect themselves and others under the law. This bill would expand the areas qualified current or retired officers are allowed to […]

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NAPO worked with Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE) to introduce the LEOSA Reform Act last Congress to address specific issues that well-qualified active and retired law enforcement officers are facing when exercising their right to protect themselves and others under the law.

This bill would expand the areas qualified current or retired officers are allowed to carry a firearm, including on a Gun Free School Zone; on state, local and private property otherwise open to the public; and in certain federal facilities. It will allow qualified officers and retired officers to carry an ammunition magazine of any capacity that is not prohibited by federal law and reform qualifications standards to alleviate undue burdens for those carrying under LEOSA.

For more information, view the Feb. 25, 2021 Washington Report below.

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Author: jgomori
Posted: February 26, 2021, 4:20 pm

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is the first correctional facility in the U.S. to install Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) indoor biodefense system in all three of its jail divisions, the Road Patrol and Sheriff’s Headquarters. IVP is the world’s only biodefense system proven to destroy COVID-19 (99.999%) and anthrax spores (99.98%) instantaneously, according to PR Newswire. […]

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Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is the first correctional facility in the U.S. to install Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) indoor biodefense system in all three of its jail divisions, the Road Patrol and Sheriff’s Headquarters.

IVP is the world’s only biodefense system proven to destroy COVID-19 (99.999%) and anthrax spores (99.98%) instantaneously, according to PR Newswire. IVP is approved by the FDA for sale during the COVID-19 pandemic for emergency use.

For more information, please click on the PR Newswire article below.

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Author: jgomori
Posted: February 25, 2021, 5:28 pm

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is seeking a $28 million increase in state fees for services that state officials say have not been raised in many years. Officials say most of the 140 fees for state services are needed to help pay for the staff who deliver the services; Whitmer signed an executive order that temporarily suspends […]

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is seeking a $28 million increase in state fees for services that state officials say have not been raised in many years. Officials say most of the 140 fees for state services are needed to help pay for the staff who deliver the services; Whitmer signed an executive order that temporarily suspends restrictions on commercial driver hours to allow the immediate delivery of energy to homes and businesses; House Speaker Jason Wentworth (R-Clare) told the House Elections and Ethics Committee that his HJR A would require a two-thirds majority vote for bills to pass in lame duck; Increasing access to Michigan’s Earned Income Tax Credit and expanding the Great Start Readiness program were just a couple of the 35 recommendations put forth by Governor Whitmer’s Task Force on Poverty; Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said an audit of Michigan’s electoral process affirmed the state’s vote-counting machines are accurate and that Joe Biden won the state’s November 3rd presidential election; U.S. District Judge Janet Neff held a pre-motion conference last week, where both sides told the court that they will file briefs seeking to dismiss the other’s lawsuit based on failure to state claim over the Governor’s decision to revoke the 1953 easement agreement allowing the operation of the Line 5 dual pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac; After an investigation into whether the Michigan House violated COVID-19 workplace safety regulations, MIOSHA “strongly” recommended lawmakers wear face masks within 6 feet of staff and by all people during in-person interactions where employees are present. However, no fines were levied; In the ten days of legal online gambling and online sports betting in Michigan gross receipts totaled $29.4 million.

For more information on these and other legislative items, please click on the February 2021 Karoub Report below.

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Author: jgomori
Posted: February 25, 2021, 2:51 pm

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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  • 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 protect co-workers, will be compensated for time off without using Employee’s paid time off. Employer will pay for testing not covered by health insurance. To the greatest extent possible, Employees will work from home while restricted, but not sick.
  • Health Care: The Employee/Employer premium sharing formula continues with Employer adjusting their portion at an equal percentage of any premium increase up to 10%. Further increases are paid by Employees.
  • Bargaining Team: Lenawee County  Maurice Spears Campus Steward Jim Miller aided by GELC Labor Representative Duane Smith.

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Author: jgomori
Posted: February 23, 2021, 8:41 pm

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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  • 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 protect co-workers, will be compensated for time off without using Employee’s paid time off. Employer will pay for testing not covered by health insurance. To the greatest extent possible, Employees will work from home while restricted, but not sick.
  • Health Care: The Employee/Employer premium sharing formula continues with Employer adjusting their portion at an equal percentage of any premium increase up to 10%. Further increases are paid by Employees.
  • Bargaining Team: Lenawee County District Court Steward Michelle Bates aided by GELC Labor Representative Duane Smith.

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Author: jgomori
Posted: February 23, 2021, 8:12 pm

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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  • 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 protect co-workers, will be compensated for time off without using Employee’s paid time off. Employer will pay for testing not covered by health insurance. To the greatest extent possible, Employees will work from home while restricted, but not sick.
  • Health Care: The Employee/Employer premium sharing formula continues with Employer adjusting their portion at an equal percentage of any premium increase up to 10%. Further increases are paid by Employees.
  • Bargaining Team: Lenawee County Circuit Court Steward Mike McAran aided by GELC Labor Representative Duane Smith.

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Author: jgomori
Posted: February 23, 2021, 8:04 pm

New five-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2025. Wages: .80 cents effective Jan. 1, 2021. .80 cents effective Jan. 1, 2022. .80 cents effective Jan. 1, 2023. .80 cents effective Jan. 1, 2024. .80 cents effective Jan. 1, 2025. (*Annual wage increase is approximately 3.7% per year.) Manning & Safety: Increased maximum length for a temporary […]

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  • New five-year agreement expires Dec. 31, 2025.
  • Wages:
    .80 cents effective Jan. 1, 2021.
    .80 cents effective Jan. 1, 2022.
    .80 cents effective Jan. 1, 2023.
    .80 cents effective Jan. 1, 2024.
    .80 cents effective Jan. 1, 2025.
    (*Annual wage increase is approximately 3.7% per year.)
  • Manning & Safety: Increased maximum length for a temporary assignment by the Employer from 14 days to 28 days.
  • Fringe Benefits: Certified Training Officer wage increase from .70 cents to $1 per hour.
  • Health Care: Increase dental and optical maximum payout from $500 to $1,000 annually.
  • Bargaining Team: Erik Godbry and Kurt Worm aided by GELC Labor Representative John Stidham.

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Author: jgomori
Posted: February 23, 2021, 7:54 pm

President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid package includes $350 billion in additional aid to state and local governments for pandemic related budget and revenue shortfalls and to help with vaccine distribution. The package includes an additional $1,400 tax rebate checks, $400 of weekly federal unemployment insurance through September, $440 billion for communities and small businesses, […]

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President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid package includes $350 billion in additional aid to state and local governments for pandemic related budget and revenue shortfalls and to help with vaccine distribution. The package includes an additional $1,400 tax rebate checks, $400 of weekly federal unemployment insurance through September, $440 billion for communities and small businesses, an additional $30 billion for FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund for health care and first responder personal protective equipment and supplies, $130 billion to help schools reopen safely, and $20 billion to establish a universal vaccination program. It also would raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour, which has many business groups, Republicans and a few moderate Democrats balking at the plan; The House Committee on Oversight and Reform marked up the provisions related to state and local government aid. $195.3 billion would go to state governments, with $169 billion distributed based on a state’s total unemployed workers and the rest ($25.5 billion) evenly divided among the states. $130.2 billion will be divided equally among local governments; The House Ways and Means Committee included in their portion of the reconciliation package an extension of the payroll tax credit for employers to provide additional COVID-related paid sick leave to their employees. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which mandated employers provide this paid leave, but exempted emergency responders and health care workers, expired Dec. 31, 2020. The Ways and Means Committee extended the tax credit to employers and amended it to include state and local governments so first responders would be covered; During the week of March 1, the House is slated to vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act – which the House passed June 25, 2020 – under a closed rule, meaning no amendments are allowed unless they are unanimously supported. NAPO is disappointed House Democrats are voting on this bill without discussing NAPO’s significant concerns with it; NAPO, together with our public safety pension partners, is working on legislation to address issues with the HELPS Retirees provision of the Pension Protection Act. This provision provides public safety officers, who often retire earlier than other occupations because of the physical demands and unique job hazards they face, with more affordable healthcare options until they are Medicare-eligible; Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) reintroduced the NAPO-supported Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act, which would expand the definition of “law enforcement officer” for retirement purposes to include certain Federal law enforcement officers, who are not granted the same retirement benefits as other law enforcement officers.

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Author: jgomori
Posted: February 19, 2021, 7:37 pm


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