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
Testimony and emails shed light on right-to-work turmoil.
Posted October 31st, 2014

The State of Michigan and other defendants have denied in court filings that any violations of the Open Meetings Act took place during passage of right-to-work legislation Enter body here...

Read More >>

 

Capitol Services October Legislative Report
Posted October 21st, 2014

Lansing in Full Campaign Mode as Election Nears – Lame Duck Session Looming. Although the Legislature has had a few session days this fall, they have taken relatively little action on controversial issues such as transportation funding and education reforms.

Read More >>

 

Meet the Five MAGE Scholarship Winners for 2014
Posted October 8th, 2014

These 5 children of MAGE members received $1,000 scholarships. The winners were selected through a random drawing held by the MAGE president, Alan Quattrin during the Board meeting in Detroit on September 6th.

Read More >>

 

Hey, Gov. Snyder: Prison food contract is rotten
Posted September 25th, 2014

Disgusting. That’s the only word to describe the way Michigan has handled privatization of its prison food service. And to top it off a food service worker tries to hire a hit on an inmate.

Read More >>

 

Civil Service Commission 9/17/14
Posted September 18th, 2014

Civil Service Commission deadlocked again.

Read More >>

 

Calendar of Events

Jan
24
Board Meeting
Lansing Crowne Plaza
May
16
MAGE Annual and Board Meeting for 2015
Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn Hotel & Conference Center
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

Jan
24
Board Meeting
Lansing Crowne Plaza
May
16
MAGE Annual and Board Meeting for 2015
Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn Hotel & Conference Center

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
Testimony and emails shed light on right-to-work turmoil.
Posted October 31st, 2014

The State of Michigan and other defendants have denied in court filings that any violations of the Open Meetings Act took place during passage of right-to-work legislation Enter body here...

Read More >>

 

Capitol Services October Legislative Report
Posted October 21st, 2014

Lansing in Full Campaign Mode as Election Nears – Lame Duck Session Looming. Although the Legislature has had a few session days this fall, they have taken relatively little action on controversial issues such as transportation funding and education reforms.

Read More >>

 

Meet the Five MAGE Scholarship Winners for 2014
Posted October 8th, 2014

These 5 children of MAGE members received $1,000 scholarships. The winners were selected through a random drawing held by the MAGE president, Alan Quattrin during the Board meeting in Detroit on September 6th.

Read More >>

 

Hey, Gov. Snyder: Prison food contract is rotten
Posted September 25th, 2014

Disgusting. That’s the only word to describe the way Michigan has handled privatization of its prison food service. And to top it off a food service worker tries to hire a hit on an inmate.

Read More >>

 

Civil Service Commission 9/17/14
Posted September 18th, 2014

Civil Service Commission deadlocked again.

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