Signed and Sealed 2020 | #12

Local Association Name: St. Clair County Baliff Association
Duration: January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020

Wage Increases

  • 2020: +2%

Other Important Issues

  • 1% increase in employee pension contributions.
  • Paid part-time sick leave added.
  • The grievance procedure time limit adjusted.
  • One-year service required for short-term disability eligibility.
  • Uniforms replaced by county, in addition to footwear and cleaning allowance.
  • Part-time employee seniority based on the date of hire.
  • Part-time employees hired prior to 12/31/2019 earn vacation prorated on hours worked when promoted to full-time.

Bargaining team consisted of President Eric Boucher who was assisted by POAM Business Agent  Tom Scherer.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #11

Local Association Name: Farmington COA
Duration: July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022

Wage Increases

  • 2019: +3.5%
  • 2020: +3.25%
  • 2021: +3.25%  

Other Important Issues

  • Sick time payout increased from 25% to 40%.
  • Removal of any Administrative fees in determining the Hard Cap Health Care fees.
  • Employees hired after ratification will require 25 years of service and the age of 50-years-old for their pension.
  • Pension contributions increase 0.50% each year of the agreement.

Bargaining team consisted of Justin DuLong, Bob Houhanisin, Todd Anderson, and Andrew Morche who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kevin Loftis.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #10

Local Association Name: Marysville Police Officers
Duration: July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022

Wage Increases

  • 2019: +3.2%
  • 2020: +3.2%
  • 2021: +3.2%  

Other Important Issues

  • 1% increase for the employer contribution to the 457 plan for employees who are not receiving retiree health care.
  • For new hires on or after 07/01/2019:
    • Reduced DB pension with a 1.5% multiplier
    • O.T. cap of 150 hours for FAC
    • Retirement age is now 57 years old
    • Employee contribution is now 7%

Bargaining team consisted of President Timothy Phipps and Vice President Daniel Stocker who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Tom Scherer.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #9

Local Association Name: Wayne City Command Officers Association
Duration: July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022

Wage Increases

  • +2.8% 

Other Important Issues

  • Medical coverage was modified with higher deductibles with a substantial saving for out-of-pocket premium co-pays.
  • Wage adjustment: 3% over the duration of the contract, bring the top pay of a sergeant to $74,918.

Bargaining team consisted of President Finley Carter, Vice President Abraham Hughes, and Treasurer Stephen Perez who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #8

Local Association Name: Romulus Police Officers Association
Duration: January 1, 2018, to June 30, 2023

The parties agreed to adjust tier two employees to a tier-one employee on the level of wages and to modify wages to attract employees to the City of Romulus. Wage steps were adjusted and then wage increases were provided across the board.

Wage Increases

  • 01/01/2018: +2%
  • 07/01/2018: +1%
  • 01/01/2019: +1%
  • 07/01/2019: +1%
  • 07/01/2020: +1% 
  • 07/01/2021: +1% 
  • 07/01/2022: +2%
    • These wage increases bring the top wage of a police officer to $70,519 and the top pay of a dispatcher to $57,144.

Other Important Issues

  • Both parties, recognizing the funding level of the current pension system, agreed to bridge down pension benefits from a 3% multiplier to a 2.5% multiplier.

Bargaining team consisted of President Eric Harris, Vice President Matt Reese, Negotiations Member Darryl Nippes and Sergeant at Arms Ryan Miller who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #7

Local Association Name: Monroe County Deputy Sheriffs Association
Duration: January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2022

At the request of the local association, the County reopened negotiations to adjust benefits for second-tier employees. As a result, a contract extension was put into effect. Second-tier employees had their vacation and wages brought up to first-tier employees, bringing the top salary to $64,334.

Wage Increases

  • Effective January 1, 2021, all employees will receive an additional 1.5% wage increase plus a $500 signing bonus.
  • Effective January 1, 2022, all employees will receive an additional 2% wage increase.

Other Important Issues

  • Hazardous duty pay was extended for the duration of the contract.

Bargaining team consisted of President Brian Francisco, Vice President Donald Duncan, Secretary Michael Bomia, Treasurer Ryan Sottile, and Steward Marjorie Martin who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #6

Local Association Name: East Lansing Command Officers Association
Duration: July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021

Wage Increases

  • 2019: +3%
  • 2020: +3%

Other Important Issues

  • The employer agreed to pay the employees’ cost for the POAM Extended Legal Representation plan.
  • College tuition reimbursement was increased from $5,000 to $10,000.

Bargaining team consisted of President Jim Phelps and Vice President Chad Pride who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #5

Local Association Name: City of East Lansing POA
Duration: July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021

Wage Increases

  • 2019: +3%
  • 2020: +3% 
    • These wage increases bring the top wage for a police officer to $64,591.

Other Important Issues

  • The employer agreed to pay the employees’ cost for the POAM Extended Legal Representation plan.

Bargaining team consisted of President Chris Schadduck and Vice President Jeff Spitz who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #4

Local Association Name: Sanilac County Deputy Sheriffs Association
Duration: January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2022

Wage Increases

  • 2020: +4%
  • 2021: +1.75% 
  • 2022: +1.75%

Other Important Issues

  • Shift premium is $0.50.
  • Longevity:
    • 15 years = 500
    • 20 years = 1000
    • 25 years = 1500
    • 30 years = 2000
  • ½ of sick hours over 640 will be paid annually to the employee.

Bargaining team consisted of Josh Horst, president, and Rob Wendling, vice president, who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Jim Tignanelli.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #3

Local Association Name: Tuscola County Deputy Sheriffs Association
Duration: January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2021

Wage Increases

  • 2020: +3%
  • 2021: +2% 

Other Important Issues

  • New wage step at 10 years of service (+2%).
  • New wage step at 15 years of service (+2%).
  • $0.50 shift premium after 6 p.m.
  • No change in health care.
  • No premium share health care.

Bargaining team consisted of Ryan Herford, president, who was assisted by POAM Business Agent Jim Tignanelli.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #2

Local Association Name: 38th Judicial Circuit Court Juvenile Probation Officers Association/TPOAM
Duration: January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2023

Wage Increases

  • 2020: +1% and $1,000 bonus
  • 2021: +1.5% and $500 bonus
  • 2022: +2%

Other Important Issues

  • Ended tier system for vacation accrual.
  • Modified tier system for wages after 8 years of service with the county in any position. The employee will be moved to a higher wage tier.

Bargaining team consisted of Steve Dunham and Matthew Gunter who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Harry Valentine.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #1

Local Association Name: 38th Circuit Court Family Division Youth Center Supervisors
Duration: January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2023

Wage Increases

  • 2020: +1% and $1,000 bonus
  • 2021: +1.5% and $500 bonus
  • 2022: +2%

Other Important Issues

  • End of tiered wage system which gave ½ of the group an extra and immediate a 5% wage increase +1%, end of a tier system for vacations.
  • Change of training language and payment of overtime.
  • Raise the cap on employee earned comp time to 60 hours to 40 hours.

Bargaining team consisted of Harry Valentine, Jackie Ellis, and Austin Wickenhiser who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Harry Valentine.