Police Officers Association of Michigan
Urgent Memo to all 312 eligible members of immediate application of HB 5097

Emergency Action on House Bill 5097!

You must communicate with your Michigan State Representative immediately!

For the past two years, your POAM Legislative Team has worked relentlessly to correct PA 54, which among other things, freezes incremental pay increases and forbids the granting of retroactive pay once a collective bargaining agreement has expired. As you probably know, this is a direct contradiction to Act 312 and penalizes police officers when good faith bargaining does not take place. HB 5097 provides an exemption under PA 54 for police officers and firefighters. Please review the summary of talking points on the subject that are available by clicking here.

Afterward, POAM is requesting that you be proactive and send a personal letter, email or make a telephone call to your representative and let them know how important this legislation is to the police profession. We encourage you to communicate your own feelings on the subject, but you can also highlight and copy the letter drafted below. ACT NOW!

Call

  1. Call your local state representative using the appropriate number listed below:
    Rep District Phone Number
    Brian Banks 1 517-373-0154
    Alberta Tinsley-Talabi 2 517-373-1793
    John Olumba 3 517-373-1787
    Rose Mary Robinson 4 517-373-0822
    Fred Durhal 5 517-373-0476
    Rashida Tlaib 6 517-373-0158
    Thomas Stallworth II 7 517-373-7317
    David Nathan 8 517-373-0842
    Harvey Santana 9 517-373-0857
    Philip Cavanagh 10 517-373-0140
    David Knezek 11 517-373-0587
    Doug Geiss 12 517-373-1789
    Andrew Kandrevas 13 517-373-0827
    Paul Clemente 14 517-373-1800
    George Darany 15 517-373-0847
    Robert Kosowski 16 517-373-8835
    Bill LaVoy 17 517-373-0850
    Sarah Roberts 18 517-373-2668
    John Walsh 19 517-373-0828
    Kurt Heise 20 517-373-0844
    Dian Slavens 21 517-373-7557
    Harold Haugh 22 517-373-7768
    Patrick Somerville 23 517-373-0113
    Anthony Forlini 24 517-373-2629
    Henry Yanez 25 517-373-0825
    Jim Townsen 26 517-373-0852
    Ellen Cogen Lipton 27 517-373-0836
    Jon Switalski 28 517-373-0841
    Tim Greimel 29 517-373-0820
    Jeff Farrington 30 517-373-1780
    Marilyn Lane 31 517-373-0475
    Andrea LaFontaine 32 517-373-0615
    Ken Goike 33 517-373-0854
    Woodrow Stanley 34 517-373-0830
    Rudy Hobbs 35 517-373-3816
    Pete Lund 36 517-373-1788
    Vicki Barnett 37 517-373-2277
    Hugh Crawford 38 517-373-2646
    Klint Kesto 39 517-373-1783
    Michael McCready 40 517-373-2577
    Martin Howrylak 41 517-373-1798
    Bill Rogers 42 517-373-1706
    Gail Haines 43 517-373-8962
    Eileen Kowall 44 517-373-0845
    Tom McMillin 45 517-373-0837
    Bradford Jacobsen 46 517-373-1799
    Cindy Denby 47 517-373-0498
    Pam Faris 48 517-373-0849
    Phil Phelps 49 517-373-2576
    Charles Smiley 50 517-373-2616
    Joseph Graves 51 517-373-1794
    Gretchen Driskell 52 517-373-8931
    Jeff Irwin 53 517-373-3436
    David Rutledge 54 517-373-0159
    Adam Zemke 55 517-373-1790
    Rep District Phone Number
    Dale Zorn 56 517-373-1530
    Nancy Jenkins 57 517-373-1778
    Kenneth Kurtz 58 517-373-0478
    Matt Lori 59 517-373-0832
    Sean McCann 60 517-373-0843
    Margaret O’Brien 61 517-373-0846
    Kate Segal 62 517-373-0218
    Jase Bolger 63 517-373-0829
    Earl Poleski 64 517-373-0156
    Mike Shirkey 65 517-373-1785
    Aric Nesbitt 66 517-373-8670
    Tom Cochran 67 517-373-1773
    Andy Schor 68 517-373-0835
    Sam Singh 69 517-373-3815
    Rick Outman 70 517-373-0839
    Theresa Abed 71 517-373-0853
    Ken Yonker 72 517-373-0152
    Peter MacGregor 73 517-373-1774
    Robert VerHeulen 74 517-373-0144
    Brandon Dillon 75 517-373-0834
    Winnie Brinks 76 517-373-1796
    Thomas Hooker 77 517-373-0833
    Dave Pagel 78 517-373-7515
    Al Pscholka 79 517-373-1795
    Bob Genetski 80 517-373-1747
    Daniel Lauwers 81 517-373-0838
    Kevin Daley 82 517-373-1403
    Paul Muxlow 83 517-373-3817
    Terry Brown 84 517-373-1180
    Ben Glardon 85 517-373-1008
    Lisa Posthumus Lyons 86 517-373-1784
    Mike Callton 87 517-373-1771
    Roger Victory 88 517-373-6990
    Amanda Price 89 517-373-1766
    Joe Haveman 90 517-373-0826
    Collene Lamonte 91 517-373-0555
    Marcia Hovey-Wright 92 517-373-1775
    Tom Leonard 93 517-373-1786
    Tim Kelly 94 517-373-2575
    Stacy Erwin Oakes 95 517-373-3906
    Charles Brunner 96 517-373-0855
    Joel Johnson 97 517-373-2276
    Jim Stamas 98 517-373-1791
    Kevin Cotter 99 517-373-8808
    Jon Bumstead 100 517-373-1772
    Ray Franz 101 517-373-1776
    Phil Potvin 102 517-373-0823
    Bruce Rendon 103 517-373-3818
    Wayne Schmidt 104 517-373-8900
    Greg MacMaster 105 517-373-1830
    Peter Pettalia 106 517-373-3920
    Frank Foster 107 517-373-2275
    Ed McBroom 108 517-373-0840
    John Kivela 109 517-373-1792
    Scott Dianda 110 517-373-2617
  2. Refer to the e-mail message at the bottom of this post, the talking points listed here and voice your concerns on H.B. 5097.
  3. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us and we can help!

Email

  1. Click on the highlighted link below to send an email.
  2. We highly recommend you write your own letter, but if you would prefer you can send ours, located below. Simply highlight the text, copy it (CTRL+C on Windows, Command+C on Mac) and paste (CTRL+V on Windows, Command+V on Mac) into your email.
  3. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us and we can help!

EmailClick here to open your email client and send a letter to your Michigan House of Representatives (Group 1)

EmailClick here to open your email client and send a letter to your Michigan House of Representatives (Group 2)

As an option, you may highlight and copy the below letter:

To All Michigan State Representatives:

I am sending you this e-mail encouraging your vote of support for House Bill 5097. This legislation will provide for the exemption that was originally promised for police and firefighters under P.A. 54. It will also eliminate this direct contradiction to the newly reformed P.A. 312.

P.A. 54 impairs our communities’ ability to keep and recruit top quality police officers by freezing incremental pay increases for those officers, denying a new hire’s ability to reach top pay. Michigan’s police officers have always made personal sacrifices while serving our municipalities and will continue to share financial hardships to help our communities restore their economic well-being.

But, P.A. 54 is blatantly unfair and was never intended to impact police officers. As a law enforcement professional, my colleagues and I urge you to correct that wrong by voting YES on H.B. 5097, WITHOUT AMENDMENT!

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