Grand Traverse County MERC Ruling

State of Michigan employment relations commission (MERC) labor relations division ruling This MERC ruling was a landmark case in Michigan in a variety of ways. The Employer had voted to change employee premium sharing during the effective term of a collective bargaining agreement. The members will have monies reimbursed to them due to the outcome … Continued

City of Westland Police Officer Opening

Police Officer Opening Available There is a police officer job opening with The City of Westland available. Applications for Police Officer will be accepted December 11, 2017 through January 12, 2018. Job Requirements Applicants must be a citizen of the United States. At least 21 years of age, or 19 years of age with United … Continued

November POAM Washington Report

In November, U.S. House Leadership unveiled their proposal to overhaul the U.S. tax code, a major legislative priority for Congressional Leaders and the White House. The House Ways and Means Committee voted to advance this tax reform bill and House Leadership will aim to bring the legislation to a full Chamber vote in mid-November. Additionally, … Continued

Urgent Legislative Update from POAM | Call to Action!

Urgent Legislative Update Via POAM Legislative Director, Kenneth E. Grabowski The Michigan legislature continues to look at legislative changes to Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) and pension benefits for public safety and municipal employees. The POAM team has been actively involved at the State Capitol fighting on your behalf. At this point, NO legislation has been … Continued

POAM Fiscal Fitness Seminar Underway

POAM & TPOAM members are in Lansing today discussing retirement & retiree healthcare. More seminars coming to an area near you. As always you may contact your Business Agent if you are interested in hosting a seminar in your area.  Coming soon to Battle Creek Area, New steward & critical incident seminar.


POAM has been and is in the process of meeting with state representatives, senators and the governor’s office. POAM is working on your behalf and standing up for our core principles. At this point, no legislation has been introduced. However, we anticipating legislation to be introduced as early as next week. When the time is correct … Continued