John DeTizio meets Hillary ClintonGovernor Jennifer Granholm signs worker safety legislation with John DeTizio and Dale Threehouse witnessing.Senator Gretchen Whitmer addresses the MAGE General Council.MAGE President, Alan Quattrin and OPEIU President Michael Goodwin picketing the Red Cross in Philadelphia. RTW Demonstration 12/11/12Presdient Al Quattrin, Rep. Frank Foster, District 2 Officers Keena Jones and Mark KrupiarzRegistering Delegates to the 2014 General Council

Michigan Association of
Governmental Employees

Where the "excluded" are "included"
 

MAGE - Is the Michigan Association of Governmental Employees, a non-profit corporation.   Formed in 1980,  MAGE represents active and retired State of Michigan Employees who are or were at date of retirement classified as not exclusively represented (NEREs).  The purpose of MAGE shall be to provide to the membership professional representation and pertinent information in labor relations, compensation and retirement matters.

HEADLINES
Supreme Court Issues Rulings
Posted July 29th, 2015

Our attorney, Brandon Zuk has informed us that the Supreme Court has issued decisions in the RTW and 4% Cases.

Read More >>

 

Capitol Services Legislative Report
Posted July 9th, 2015

The Legislature has completed work on the 2016 budget and is preparing for a few months of “district work” during which time the House and Senate will be on their summer recess. Although the Senate will return next week for a short session, and the House is due to return for one day in July, most observers do not expect much legislative action before fall.

Read More >>

 

MAGE attends MiSACWIS meeting.
Posted June 12th, 2015

Pictured L - R , Director Nick Lyon, CPS-MAGE Member Nichole Jackson and MAGE Director of Labor Relations, John DeTizio

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MAGE Scholarship Application Period Begins June 1
Posted May 28th, 2015

MAGE Scholarship applications are now available on the MAGE web page and are also available by calling the MAGE office at 1-800-477-6243.

Read More >>

 

Maggots found in potatoes at G. Robert Cotton Facility
Posted June 3rd, 2015

State corrections officials confirmed Tuesday that lunch at a Jackson prison was interrupted Tuesday when an inmate and private food worker discovered maggots in raw potatoes they were preparing.

Read More >>

 

Calendar of Events

Sep
7
Labor Day Holiday
MAGE Office Closed
Sep
19
MAGE Board Meeting
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville, MI
Welcome to MAGE!

Together we can Achieve More!

Feel alone? As a MAGE member you are not alone! We need to stand together - stronger than ever before- and work to protect our rights. After all, no one else will! As long time MAGE members know, there is untold strength in numbers. In spite of past successes, our future effectiveness in these difficult times rests in your hands. Only through membership growth can MAGE continue to work and win on your behalf. With each new member, our voice gets stronger. And that has never been more important than today.

To sum it up, you need us and we need you, now more than ever before! Join your fellow non-exclusively represented employees in protecting our future. Together, we can achieve more!

Member Benefits & Application

Click here for the MAGE application for membership

MAGE- OPEIU Local 2002 members are represented by our professional labor relations staff, our legislative lobbyists, Capitol Services, and in Board approved litigation by Brandon Zuk, of the Fraser, Trebilcock firm. Members are afforded the opportunity to serve on the Board and MAGE Committees, and become directly involved with the day to day activities of MAGE.

The Membership Benefits Program provided directly by OPEIU to all active members of MAGE-OPEIU Local 2002 includes:

  • Identity Theft Protection -  from InfoArmor - activate by calling 800-789-2720 or register at www.OPEIUidProtect.com
  • Nation Safe Driver Towing Benefit Card worth $200 per year.
  • A $5,000 Life Insurance Benefit* Plus a New $2,000 Life Insurance Benefit
  • A $5,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Benefit* Plus a new $2,000 ADD Benefit
  • A $500 Disability Benefit
  • OPEIU Union Scholarships Union Plus Benefits - offers members a wide range of high quality benefits with great values in many areas, including credit card and mortgage services, legal services, auto purchases and rentals, travel & recreation and many more.
  • MAGE Scholarships valued at $1,000 each (usually 2 or more awarded each year). 

RETIREES - may join MAGE for $25 per year or for a $60 annual fee you can be an Enhanced Retiree Member

Enhanced Retiree Benefits include: $2,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy, Towing/service Benefit for 2 calls per year up to $100 each, Identity Theft Protection and Membership in the WellCard Health Program.

WAGES- COORDINATED COMPENSATION PANEL PROCEEDINGS UPDATE

Following discussions between the unions representing NEREs and the Office of the State Employer, the Civil Service Commission has voted to support the Administration’s recommendation for NEREs as laid out in the OSE’s filing with the Coordinated Compensation Panel.  Those recommendations are as follows:

  • WAGES:  In October 2015:  2% base wage increase
  •  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND approved with $250,000 available funds. 
The MAGE Executive Committee understands that this does not adequately address the inequity resulting from the 3% raise fiasco from 2010, and our lawsuit regarding that issue continues.  

MAGE will continue working hard to enlighten the Civil Service Commission regarding inequities for NEREs in the future.

Pictured are 2nd Vice President Brant Wimbush, Commissioners Swanson and Blockett along with MAGE President Alan Quattrin following the Civil Service Commission meeting January 15, 2014.

 

 

Welcome to MAGE!

Together we can Achieve More!

Feel alone? As a MAGE member you are not alone! We need to stand together - stronger than ever before- and work to protect our rights. After all, no one else will! As long time MAGE members know, there is untold strength in numbers. In spite of past successes, our future effectiveness in these difficult times rests in your hands. Only through membership growth can MAGE continue to work and win on your behalf. With each new member, our voice gets stronger. And that has never been more important than today.

To sum it up, you need us and we need you, now more than ever before! Join your fellow non-exclusively represented employees in protecting our future. Together, we can achieve more!

Calendar of Events

Sep
7
Labor Day Holiday
MAGE Office Closed
Sep
19
MAGE Board Meeting
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville, MI

Member Benefits & Application

Click here for the MAGE application for membership

MAGE- OPEIU Local 2002 members are represented by our professional labor relations staff, our legislative lobbyists, Capitol Services, and in Board approved litigation by Brandon Zuk, of the Fraser, Trebilcock firm. Members are afforded the opportunity to serve on the Board and MAGE Committees, and become directly involved with the day to day activities of MAGE.

The Membership Benefits Program provided directly by OPEIU to all active members of MAGE-OPEIU Local 2002 includes:

  • Identity Theft Protection -  from InfoArmor - activate by calling 800-789-2720 or register at www.OPEIUidProtect.com
  • Nation Safe Driver Towing Benefit Card worth $200 per year.
  • A $5,000 Life Insurance Benefit* Plus a New $2,000 Life Insurance Benefit
  • A $5,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Benefit* Plus a new $2,000 ADD Benefit
  • A $500 Disability Benefit
  • OPEIU Union Scholarships Union Plus Benefits - offers members a wide range of high quality benefits with great values in many areas, including credit card and mortgage services, legal services, auto purchases and rentals, travel & recreation and many more.
  • MAGE Scholarships valued at $1,000 each (usually 2 or more awarded each year). 

RETIREES - may join MAGE for $25 per year or for a $60 annual fee you can be an Enhanced Retiree Member

Enhanced Retiree Benefits include: $2,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy, Towing/service Benefit for 2 calls per year up to $100 each, Identity Theft Protection and Membership in the WellCard Health Program.

WAGES- COORDINATED COMPENSATION PANEL PROCEEDINGS UPDATE

Following discussions between the unions representing NEREs and the Office of the State Employer, the Civil Service Commission has voted to support the Administration’s recommendation for NEREs as laid out in the OSE’s filing with the Coordinated Compensation Panel.  Those recommendations are as follows:

  • WAGES:  In October 2015:  2% base wage increase
  •  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND approved with $250,000 available funds. 
The MAGE Executive Committee understands that this does not adequately address the inequity resulting from the 3% raise fiasco from 2010, and our lawsuit regarding that issue continues.  

MAGE will continue working hard to enlighten the Civil Service Commission regarding inequities for NEREs in the future.

Pictured are 2nd Vice President Brant Wimbush, Commissioners Swanson and Blockett along with MAGE President Alan Quattrin following the Civil Service Commission meeting January 15, 2014.

 

 

HEADLINES
Supreme Court Issues Rulings
Posted July 29th, 2015

Our attorney, Brandon Zuk has informed us that the Supreme Court has issued decisions in the RTW and 4% Cases.

Read More >>

 

Capitol Services Legislative Report
Posted July 9th, 2015

The Legislature has completed work on the 2016 budget and is preparing for a few months of “district work” during which time the House and Senate will be on their summer recess. Although the Senate will return next week for a short session, and the House is due to return for one day in July, most observers do not expect much legislative action before fall.

Read More >>

 

MAGE attends MiSACWIS meeting.
Posted June 12th, 2015

Pictured L - R , Director Nick Lyon, CPS-MAGE Member Nichole Jackson and MAGE Director of Labor Relations, John DeTizio

Read More >>

 

MAGE Scholarship Application Period Begins June 1
Posted May 28th, 2015

MAGE Scholarship applications are now available on the MAGE web page and are also available by calling the MAGE office at 1-800-477-6243.

Read More >>

 

Maggots found in potatoes at G. Robert Cotton Facility
Posted June 3rd, 2015

State corrections officials confirmed Tuesday that lunch at a Jackson prison was interrupted Tuesday when an inmate and private food worker discovered maggots in raw potatoes they were preparing.

Read More >>

 

Michigan Association of Governmental Employees
OPEIU Local 2002
6920 S. Cedar, Suite 7
Lansing, MI 48911
Phone:

Fax:
(800) 477-MAGE
(517) 694-3123
(517) 694-8250