Binding Arbitration

Important notice to all POAM members!

Your POAM legislative team in conjunction with Michigan Legislative Consultants has been working tirelessly for many years on legislation to provide the protections of Public Act 312 for our corrections officers. Recently, we announced that it was gaining traction with the assistance of a bipartisan team of legislators. Please see the message from our lobbyist, Matt Sowash, below.

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, legislation was introduced in both the Michigan Senate and the Michigan House of Representatives that would give binding arbitration rights for local corrections officers. This is a right that corrections officers had under the original intent of PA 312 and was taken away activist judges in the courts.

State Senator Ken Horn introduced Senate Bill 832, and State Representative Jack O’Malley introduced House Bill 5623. We have a strong group of Republican and Democrat co-sponsors who support this legislation.

POAM will advise you of any needed action by our membership. We are pleased to advocate and champion this legislation on behalf of our POAM membership. We will continue to support this legislation on your behalf at the State Capitol.

For More Information

If you have any questions or comments regarding the PA 312 Bill, please contact us online.

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