John DeTizio meets Hillary ClintonGovernor Jennifer Granholm signs worker safety legislation with John DeTizio and Dale Threehouse witnessing.MAGE President, Alan Quattrin and OPEIU President Michael Goodwin picketing the Red Cross in Philadelphia. RTW Demonstration 12/11/12District 8 Director Olivia Bruce receives the Dale Threehouse leadership award.Linda Porter and Olivia Bruce Greeting the Delegates to General Council 2016Representative Sam Singh with MAGE Labor Representative/Counsel Peter Neu

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
July Legislative Report, by Todd Tennis of Capitol Services
Posted July 25th, 2016

The Michigan Legislature is in the middle of its summer recess, but most legislators and staff have shifted into campaign mode. Every seat in the Michigan House is up for election this year, though the Michigan Senate members will not appear on the ballot until 2018.

Read More >>

 

State Employees Insurance Open Enrollment
Posted July 22nd, 2016

Insurance Open Enrollment (IOE) will be held this year starting Monday, August 1st, and ending Wednesday, August 31st, at 11:59 p.m. This is your annual opportunity to review plan summaries and current benefits, make changes to your coverage, and add or remove individuals from your insurance.

Read More >>

 

MAGE Scholarship Application period now open!
Posted June 16th, 2016

MAGE scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded in September each year. Please read on for a link to the application. The application period is June 1 through the last weekday of August each year.

Read More >>

 

MAGE Calls for Defeat of Civil Service Bills
Posted June 1st, 2016

Today the House Workforce and Talent Committee reported out legislation that would seriously undermine Michigan's decades old Civil Service system. Civil Service was established in the Michigan Constitution as a bar to politically motivated employment practices in state government.

Read More >>

 

Supreme Court Issues Decision in MAGE 3% Pay Lawsuit
Posted May 31st, 2016

I am disappointed to report that we have received a final ruling from the Supreme Court on our 3% lawsuit. Although MAGE prevailed at the Court of Claims, the State appealed to the Supreme Court. The court concluded that the Civil Service Commission has plenary and absolute authority over the compensation of state employees.

Read More >>

 

Calendar of Events

Aug
31
Sep
5
Labor Day Holiday
MAGE Office Closed
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!

MAGE Office

MAGE Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays.  MAGE Address:  6920 S. Cedar, Suite 7, Lansing MI  48911.  
MAGE observes the same Holidays as State offices, and is closed on those days. Questions?  Call Us!  1-800-477-6243.


Informational Meetings

Would you and your co-workers like to meet with MAGE representatives and hear what MAGE has to offer?  We'll come in, buy lunch and discuss what MAGE can do for you.  Just call the MAGE office at 1-800-477-6243 and we'll be happy to set this up for you. 

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:

  • MAGE - HotelStorm Exclusive Hotel Discounts of up to 55%
  • Identity Theft Protection -  from InfoArmor - activate by calling 800-789-2720 or register at www.OPEIUidProtect.com 
  • Nation Safe Drivers $200 benefit -  provides 2 tows or service calls up to $100 each per year.  To receive a tow call NSD at 1-800-617-2677 Producer Code:  74046 Plan Code C
  • A $7,000 Life Insurance Benefit
  • A $7,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Benefit
  • A $500 Disability Benefit
  • OPEIU Union Scholarships - Howard Coughlin Scholarship worth over $6,000 plus John Kelly and Romeo Corbeil scholarships. 
  • Union Plus Benefits - Scholarships and a wide range of high quality benefits with great values in many areas, including credit card with 0% interest for 12 months and mortgage services, legal services, auto purchases and rentals, travel & recreation and many more.
  • MAGE Scholarships at $1,000 each (usually 3 or more awarded each year).  Winners are randomly selected from all applicants.

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 on December 16, 2015 approved the Administration’s recommendation for NEREs as laid out in the OSE’s filing with the Coordinated Compensation Panel and also made a change to the Sick Leave policy which was suggested by MAGE.

  • WAGES:  In October 2016:  1% base wage increase
  • LUMP SUM in October 2016:  1.5%
  • SICK LEAVE - usage rule changed to include grandchildren
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.  We are expecting a ruling from the Supreme Court at any time.

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

Click here to see MAGE's Coordinated Compensation Proposal for FY-16-17.  Please keep in mind this is our proposal, and it is not what the Civil Service Commission approved. 


Pictured L - R are 2nd Vice President Brant Wimbush, with MAGE President Alan Quattrin testifying in the the CCP Hearing November 3, 2015. 

 

 

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!

MAGE Office

MAGE Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays.  MAGE Address:  6920 S. Cedar, Suite 7, Lansing MI  48911.  
MAGE observes the same Holidays as State offices, and is closed on those days. Questions?  Call Us!  1-800-477-6243.


Informational Meetings

Would you and your co-workers like to meet with MAGE representatives and hear what MAGE has to offer?  We'll come in, buy lunch and discuss what MAGE can do for you.  Just call the MAGE office at 1-800-477-6243 and we'll be happy to set this up for you. 

Calendar of Events

Aug
31
Sep
5
Labor Day Holiday
MAGE Office Closed
Sep
17
Nov
8
Election Day
MAGE Office Closed

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:

  • MAGE - HotelStorm Exclusive Hotel Discounts of up to 55%
  • Identity Theft Protection -  from InfoArmor - activate by calling 800-789-2720 or register at www.OPEIUidProtect.com 
  • Nation Safe Drivers $200 benefit -  provides 2 tows or service calls up to $100 each per year.  To receive a tow call NSD at 1-800-617-2677 Producer Code:  74046 Plan Code C
  • A $7,000 Life Insurance Benefit
  • A $7,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Benefit
  • A $500 Disability Benefit
  • OPEIU Union Scholarships - Howard Coughlin Scholarship worth over $6,000 plus John Kelly and Romeo Corbeil scholarships. 
  • Union Plus Benefits - Scholarships and a wide range of high quality benefits with great values in many areas, including credit card with 0% interest for 12 months and mortgage services, legal services, auto purchases and rentals, travel & recreation and many more.
  • MAGE Scholarships at $1,000 each (usually 3 or more awarded each year).  Winners are randomly selected from all applicants.

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 on December 16, 2015 approved the Administration’s recommendation for NEREs as laid out in the OSE’s filing with the Coordinated Compensation Panel and also made a change to the Sick Leave policy which was suggested by MAGE.

  • WAGES:  In October 2016:  1% base wage increase
  • LUMP SUM in October 2016:  1.5%
  • SICK LEAVE - usage rule changed to include grandchildren
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.  We are expecting a ruling from the Supreme Court at any time.

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

Click here to see MAGE's Coordinated Compensation Proposal for FY-16-17.  Please keep in mind this is our proposal, and it is not what the Civil Service Commission approved. 


Pictured L - R are 2nd Vice President Brant Wimbush, with MAGE President Alan Quattrin testifying in the the CCP Hearing November 3, 2015. 

 

 

HEADLINES
July Legislative Report, by Todd Tennis of Capitol Services
Posted July 25th, 2016

The Michigan Legislature is in the middle of its summer recess, but most legislators and staff have shifted into campaign mode. Every seat in the Michigan House is up for election this year, though the Michigan Senate members will not appear on the ballot until 2018.

Read More >>

 

State Employees Insurance Open Enrollment
Posted July 22nd, 2016

Insurance Open Enrollment (IOE) will be held this year starting Monday, August 1st, and ending Wednesday, August 31st, at 11:59 p.m. This is your annual opportunity to review plan summaries and current benefits, make changes to your coverage, and add or remove individuals from your insurance.

Read More >>

 

MAGE Scholarship Application period now open!
Posted June 16th, 2016

MAGE scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded in September each year. Please read on for a link to the application. The application period is June 1 through the last weekday of August each year.

Read More >>

 

MAGE Calls for Defeat of Civil Service Bills
Posted June 1st, 2016

Today the House Workforce and Talent Committee reported out legislation that would seriously undermine Michigan's decades old Civil Service system. Civil Service was established in the Michigan Constitution as a bar to politically motivated employment practices in state government.

Read More >>

 

Supreme Court Issues Decision in MAGE 3% Pay Lawsuit
Posted May 31st, 2016

I am disappointed to report that we have received a final ruling from the Supreme Court on our 3% lawsuit. Although MAGE prevailed at the Court of Claims, the State appealed to the Supreme Court. The court concluded that the Civil Service Commission has plenary and absolute authority over the compensation of state employees.

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