Signed & Sealed #1

Name: Police Officers Association of Dearborn
Duration: 3 Years, July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020

Wage increases:

  • 1st year – 3% increase, wage re-opener for 2nd and 3rd year

Other important economic issues:

  • Pension Modification: max cap increase to 78%
  • MERS Employees’ Contribution: Increase by 1% to 6%. Employees hired after 2017, employee contribution will be 7.5%
  • Multiplier: Change from 2.5% to 2.8% for all employees
  • Institute directed traffic enforcement, a 12-month trial period, guaranteed overtime detail for bargaining unit members
  • Shift Premium: Increase from $.40 to $.70 per hour
  • Holiday Provision: One additional holiday
  • Health Care: Re-opener 2019

Bargaining Committee consisted of Al Brzys, President; Bill Anhut, Vice President; Matthew Greb, Secretary; and Cyle Gizicki, Treasurer; Chad MacDonald, Steward; assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth Grabowski.

Signed & Sealed #2

Name: Livonia Police Officers Association
Duration: 3 Years, effective 12/1/2017 through 11/30/2020

Wage increases:

  • 1st year – 2% wage increase
  • 2nd year – 3% wage increase
  • 3rd year – 2% wage increase

Other important economic issues:

  • Second Tier Employees Vacation Schedule: Adjusted for more additional time in the beginning of their service
  • Uniform Cleaning and Maintenance Allowance: Increase to $600 annually
  • Optical Coverage: Increase to $300 every two years
  • Employees in Defined Contribution will have the City’s contribution rate increase from 11% to 12%. Employees in the Defined Benefit will have their COLA adjusted upwards $25 per month
  • The City will be allowed to hire part-time dispatchers
  • Current dispatchers’ educational allowance for tuition and book costs will be increased from $100 to $1,000 per contract year
  • Dispatcher MED premium incentive increased from $950 to $1,100
  • Employees’ merit compensation increased by $500
  • Retiree language added protecting future retirees from any impairment; the benefit is a lifetime benefit

Bargaining Committee consisted of Scott Morgan, President; Mike Arakelian, Vice President; Daniel McCulley, Treasurer; Brandon Grysko, Secretary; assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed #3

Name: Washtenaw County Deputy Sheriff’s Association

Other important economic issues:

Special Letter of Understanding: As a result of recent court decisions and legislative action to change negotiated retiree benefits for past and future retirees, the parties agreed to expressly acknowledge that it is the intent of the parties that retiree and health retirement issues are a vested benefit that are unalterable and will prohibit any change or reduction in benefits.

Bargaining Committee consisted of Robert Stanton, President; Gary Lowe, Vice President, Law Enforcement; Daniel McQueer, Vice President, Corrections; Howard Shaffer, Secretary; Robert Losey, Treasurer; assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed #4

Name: Albion Command Officers Association
Duration: 3 Years, 1/1/2018 through 12/31/2020

Wage increases:

  • 2% each year

Other important economic issues:

  • Increase tuition reimbursement to 75% City pay up to $1,250 each semester, two semesters a year. Staff and Command School counts against reimbursement because paid for by employer. In exchange, delete one-time $300 payment for college degree.
  • Increase comp time accumulation to 168 hours from 84. Half to be used at employee’s discretion in combination with vacation time/half used at discretion of the Chief (no OT cost to employer)
  • Employee can move excess accrued time to a Gap Bank up to 480 hours, to be used as short term disability up to start of long term disability. Payout for all accrued comp time (during year)
  • Detective/Sergeant to receive one (1) hour overtime for call-in. Received nothing before.
  • Change Vacation, Sick Time accrual to paid time off (PTO). PTO can when used as vacation be used with comp time. Grandfather existing employees with LOA.
  • Sick Time incentive removed from contract.

Bargaining team consisted of Local Officers Jason Kern and Mike Kolassa, assisted by POAM Business Agent Harry Valentine.

Signed and Sealed #5

Name: Oak Park Public Safety Officers Association
Duration: July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020

Wage increases:

  • 1st year – 3% wage increase and $1,000 signing bonus
  • 2nd year – 2% wage increase
  • 3rd year – 1.5% wage increase

Other important economic issues:

  • Pension Contribution: Increase by employee to the pension of 1% beginning the first year of the contract, an additional 1% the second year of the contract, bringing the maximum contribution of an employee to 9.5%. All future employees will remain in the Defined Benefit pension program.
  • Evidence Technicians were granted an additional eight (8) hours of comp time.
  • Personal Leave Days were increased by 24 hours.

Bargaining Committee consisted of Eric Zarfl, President; Mike Hodakoski, Vice President; David Cardinali, Treasurer; John Stanson, Secretary; assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed #6

Name: Tuscola County Deputies
Duration: 2 years

Wage increases:

  • 2% increase to all steps 1/1/2018
  • 2% increase to all steps 1/1/2019

Other important economic issues:

  • $500 signing bonus 1/1/2018
  • Field Training Pay: All FTO’s will be credited with 20 hours of compensatory time for each 160 hours assigned with a trainee (was 10 hours)
  • Health Care: No changes to benefits and no premium sharing by employees.  All premiums paid by Employer. 

POAM Business Agent Jim Tignanelli was assisted by Ryan Herford, Steve Roland and Ryan Robinson.

Signed and Sealed #7

Name: Gladwin County Deputies
Wages only re-opener

Effective 1/1/2018: 

  • Previous “Start” step eliminated (resulting in 3.5% increase to “start”) and all members moved up one step (resulting in step increases of 3.5%-5% for all members)
  • New 10 year step 2% above 5 year step
  • All steps increased by 1% on 1/1/2018
  • All steps increased by 1% on 7/1/2018

POAM Business Agent Jim Tignanelli was assisted in bargaining by local President, Greg Guild.

Signed and Sealed #8

Name: Pt. Huron POA
Duration: 4 years, through June 30, 2021

Wage increases:

  • 2017: $1000 lump plus Steps to top wage reduced from 5 years to 3 years
  • 7/2018:  2.5%
  • 7/2019:  2.5%
  • 7/2020:  2%

Other important economic issues:

  • Pension: Bridging of defined benefit pension to reduce 2.5% multiplier to 2% multiplier effective July 1, 2018. Employee’s contribution reduced from 10% to 7% on 7/2018 and 6% on 7/2019. Hybrid plan (post 7/2014 hires) to have employer’s contribution DC portion of pension increased from 1% to 3%
  • Health Care: Employer pays premiums to PA152 hard cap. In network deductible increased from 500/1000 to 750/1500. Office visits increased from $25 to $30. Chiropractic increased from $10 to $20. Prescription rider increased from 10/30/45 to 10/40/80.

POAM Business Agent Jim Tignanelli was assisted by James Gilbert, Jeremy Young, Dan Woodruff, Chad Smith and Dave Conely.

Signed and Sealed #9

Name: Lake Orion Village POA
Duration: 7/01/2017 to 06/30/2020

Wage increases:

Full Time Officers:

  • 2017 – 2.0%
  • 2018 – 2.5%
  • 2019 – 3.0%

Part Time/Code Enforcement Officers:

  • 2017 – 1.5%
  • 2018 – 1.5%
  • 2019 – 1.5%


  • 2017 – 2.0%
  • 2018 – 2.0%
  • 2019 – 2.0%

Other important economic issues:

  • Maintain BCBS PPO plan with employee contribution of $25 Single/$50 Two Person/$75 Family, No Contribution for HMO option, New HRA $1500 Single/$3000 Family
  • Life Insurance increased to $50,000 for Full Time and $25,000 for Part Time
  • Optical Insurance increased to cover Lenses every 12 months
  • Sgt. position created with 3 year step to 10% over patrol
  • 36 hrs of Leave time for Union Training for Union Steward

Bargaining Committee consisted Officer Todd Stanfield, President; who was assisted by POAM Business Agent John Graver. 

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