John DeTizio meets Hillary ClintonGovernor Jennifer Granholm signs worker safety legislation with John DeTizio and Dale Threehouse witnessing.Senator Gretchen Whitmer addresses the MAGE General Council.MAGE President, Alan Quattrin and OPEIU President Michael Goodwin picketing the Red Cross in Philadelphia. RTW Demonstration 12/11/12Presdient Al Quattrin, Rep. Frank Foster, District 2 Officers Keena Jones and Mark KrupiarzRegistering Delegates to the 2014 General Council

Michigan Association of
Governmental Employees

Where the "excluded" are "included"
 

MAGE - Is the Michigan Association of Governmental Employees, a non-profit corporation.   Formed in 1980,  MAGE represents active and retired State of Michigan Employees who are or were at date of retirement classified as not exclusively represented (NEREs).  The purpose of MAGE shall be to provide to the membership professional representation and pertinent information in labor relations, compensation and retirement matters.

HEADLINES
OPEIU Scholarship Applications Now Available
Posted January 22nd, 2015

The deadlines for the John Kelly and Howard Coughlin Scholarships are March 31, 2015, and the Romeo Corbeil/Gilles Beauregard Summer Camp is May 15, 2015.

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Capitol Services January Legislative Report
Posted January 21st, 2015

The Legislature has been sworn in, committees have been named and the Governor has presented his State of the State address.

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The Michigan Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
Posted January 14th, 2015

On Tuesday, January 13 the Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Right to Work Case and the 4% Deduction for Pensions.

Read More >>

 

Department of Human Services Reduction in Force
Posted December 23rd, 2014

DHS is preparing plans for a reduction in force which will affect union and non-exclusively represented employees (NEREs) here...

Read More >>

 

Lame Duck Wrap-Up
Posted December 23rd, 2014

Capitol Services reports on the lame duck legislature's final actions for the year.

Read More >>

 

Calendar of Events

Feb
16
President's Day
MAGE Office Closed
Apr
9
Welcome to MAGE!

Together we can Achieve More!

Feel alone? As a MAGE member you are not alone! We need to stand together - stronger than ever before- and work to protect our rights. After all, no one else will! As long time MAGE members know, there is untold strength in numbers. In spite of past successes, our future effectiveness in these difficult times rests in your hands. Only through membership growth can MAGE continue to work and win on your behalf. With each new member, our voice gets stronger. And that has never been more important than today.

To sum it up, you need us and we need you, now more than ever before! Join your fellow non-exclusively represented employees in protecting our future. Together, we can achieve more!

Member Benefits & Application

Click here for the MAGE application for membership

MAGE- OPEIU Local 2002 members are represented by our professional labor relations staff, our legislative lobbyists, Capitol Services, and in Board approved litigation by Brandon Zuk, of the Fraser, Trebilcock firm. Members are afforded the opportunity to serve on the Board and MAGE Committees, and become directly involved with the day to day activities of MAGE.

The Membership Benefits Program provided directly by OPEIU to all active members of MAGE-OPEIU Local 2002 includes:

  • Identity Theft Protection -  from InfoArmor - activate by calling 800-789-2720 or register at www.OPEIUidProtect.com
  • Nation Safe Driver Towing Benefit Card worth $200 per year.
  • A $5,000 Life Insurance Benefit* Plus a New $2,000 Life Insurance Benefit
  • A $5,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Benefit* Plus a new $2,000 ADD Benefit
  • A $500 Disability Benefit
  • OPEIU Union Scholarships Union Plus Benefits - offers members a wide range of high quality benefits with great values in many areas, including credit card and mortgage services, legal services, auto purchases and rentals, travel & recreation and many more.
  • MAGE Scholarships valued at $1,000 each (usually 2 or more awarded each year). 

RETIREES - may join MAGE for $25 per year or for a $60 annual fee you can be an Enhanced Retiree Member

Enhanced Retiree Benefits include: $2,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy, Towing/service Benefit for 2 calls per year up to $100 each, Identity Theft Protection and Membership in the WellCard Health Program.

WAGES- COORDINATED COMPENSATION PANEL PROCEEDINGS UPDATE

Following discussions between the unions representing NEREs and the Office of the State Employer, the Civil Service Commission has voted to support the Administration’s recommendation for NEREs as laid out in the OSE’s filing with the Coordinated Compensation Panel.  Those recommendations are as follows:

  • WAGES:  In October 2014:  2% base wage increase, and a lump sum payment equating to another .5% (not rolled into base). 
  • INSURANCES:  In October 2014 20% Employee Contribution plus additional co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles.  
The MAGE Executive Committee understands that this does not adequately address the inequity resulting from the 3% raise fiasco from 2010, and our lawsuit regarding that issue continues.  

MAGE will continue working hard to enlighten the Civil Service Commission regarding inequities for NEREs in the future.

Pictured are 2nd Vice President Brant Wimbush, Commissioners Swanson and Blockett along with MAGE President Alan Quattrin following the Civil Service Commission meeting January 15, 2014.

 

 

Welcome to MAGE!

Together we can Achieve More!

Feel alone? As a MAGE member you are not alone! We need to stand together - stronger than ever before- and work to protect our rights. After all, no one else will! As long time MAGE members know, there is untold strength in numbers. In spite of past successes, our future effectiveness in these difficult times rests in your hands. Only through membership growth can MAGE continue to work and win on your behalf. With each new member, our voice gets stronger. And that has never been more important than today.

To sum it up, you need us and we need you, now more than ever before! Join your fellow non-exclusively represented employees in protecting our future. Together, we can achieve more!

Calendar of Events

Feb
16
President's Day
MAGE Office Closed
Apr
9

Member Benefits & Application

Click here for the MAGE application for membership

MAGE- OPEIU Local 2002 members are represented by our professional labor relations staff, our legislative lobbyists, Capitol Services, and in Board approved litigation by Brandon Zuk, of the Fraser, Trebilcock firm. Members are afforded the opportunity to serve on the Board and MAGE Committees, and become directly involved with the day to day activities of MAGE.

The Membership Benefits Program provided directly by OPEIU to all active members of MAGE-OPEIU Local 2002 includes:

  • Identity Theft Protection -  from InfoArmor - activate by calling 800-789-2720 or register at www.OPEIUidProtect.com
  • Nation Safe Driver Towing Benefit Card worth $200 per year.
  • A $5,000 Life Insurance Benefit* Plus a New $2,000 Life Insurance Benefit
  • A $5,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Benefit* Plus a new $2,000 ADD Benefit
  • A $500 Disability Benefit
  • OPEIU Union Scholarships Union Plus Benefits - offers members a wide range of high quality benefits with great values in many areas, including credit card and mortgage services, legal services, auto purchases and rentals, travel & recreation and many more.
  • MAGE Scholarships valued at $1,000 each (usually 2 or more awarded each year). 

RETIREES - may join MAGE for $25 per year or for a $60 annual fee you can be an Enhanced Retiree Member

Enhanced Retiree Benefits include: $2,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy, Towing/service Benefit for 2 calls per year up to $100 each, Identity Theft Protection and Membership in the WellCard Health Program.

WAGES- COORDINATED COMPENSATION PANEL PROCEEDINGS UPDATE

Following discussions between the unions representing NEREs and the Office of the State Employer, the Civil Service Commission has voted to support the Administration’s recommendation for NEREs as laid out in the OSE’s filing with the Coordinated Compensation Panel.  Those recommendations are as follows:

  • WAGES:  In October 2014:  2% base wage increase, and a lump sum payment equating to another .5% (not rolled into base). 
  • INSURANCES:  In October 2014 20% Employee Contribution plus additional co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles.  
The MAGE Executive Committee understands that this does not adequately address the inequity resulting from the 3% raise fiasco from 2010, and our lawsuit regarding that issue continues.  

MAGE will continue working hard to enlighten the Civil Service Commission regarding inequities for NEREs in the future.

Pictured are 2nd Vice President Brant Wimbush, Commissioners Swanson and Blockett along with MAGE President Alan Quattrin following the Civil Service Commission meeting January 15, 2014.

 

 

HEADLINES
OPEIU Scholarship Applications Now Available
Posted January 22nd, 2015

The deadlines for the John Kelly and Howard Coughlin Scholarships are March 31, 2015, and the Romeo Corbeil/Gilles Beauregard Summer Camp is May 15, 2015.

Read More >>

 

Capitol Services January Legislative Report
Posted January 21st, 2015

The Legislature has been sworn in, committees have been named and the Governor has presented his State of the State address.

Read More >>

 

The Michigan Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
Posted January 14th, 2015

On Tuesday, January 13 the Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Right to Work Case and the 4% Deduction for Pensions.

Read More >>

 

Department of Human Services Reduction in Force
Posted December 23rd, 2014

DHS is preparing plans for a reduction in force which will affect union and non-exclusively represented employees (NEREs) here...

Read More >>

 

Lame Duck Wrap-Up
Posted December 23rd, 2014

Capitol Services reports on the lame duck legislature's final actions for the year.

Read More >>

 

Michigan Association of Governmental Employees
OPEIU Local 2002
6920 S. Cedar, Suite 7
Lansing, MI 48911
Phone:

Fax:
(800) 477-MAGE
(517) 694-3123
(517) 694-8250