MAGE President, Alan Quattrin meets Michigan Speaker of the House, Joseph Tate.John DeTizio meets Hillary ClintonPresident Alan Quattrin and Lynn Gorski, Employee Wellness Program Manager of the Michigan Department of CorrectionsMAGE President, Alan Quattrin and OPEIU President Michael Goodwin picketing the Red Cross in Philadelphia.MAGE-OPEIU Local 2002 Delegates to the OPEIU 28th ConventionJohn and Robert Reich at OPEIU's 28th Convention.The OPEIU Nurses Council at the 28th OPEIU Convention. RTW Demonstration 12/11/12District 8 Director Olivia Bruce receives the Dale Threehouse leadership award.Linda Porter and Olivia Bruce Greeting the Delegates to General Council 2016Representative Sam Singh with MAGE Labor Representative/Counsel Peter NeuGubernatorial Candidate Gretchen Whitmer Speaks to the General Council May 19, 2018President Quattrin and MAGE Lobbyist Todd Tennis of Capitol Services Discussing LegislationShane O'Brien receives an OPEIU Part Time Scholarship Award from President Quattrin

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
Commission Meeting Update: $2,250 Bonus
Posted February 7th, 2024

MAGE President, Alan Quattrin testified today at the Civil Service Commission Meeting to continue to advocate for NERE's to receive the $2,250 bonus. This bonus was approved today! Read more for a message from the President.

Read More >>

 

The 2024 OPEIU Scholarship Application Period is Now Open!
Posted January 30th, 2023

Enclosed in this article are links to the 2024 OPEIU Scholarship applications, rules and regulations. Please remember to complete the application fully, then send to the MAGE office so we can verify for OPEIU that your membership is in good standing. Read on for the link to the applications.

Read More >>

 

Legislative Report - December 2023
Posted December 8th, 2023

On November 14, the Michigan House and Senate adjourned for the year, making it the earliest “sine die” in decades. It did not come as a surprise, as rumors of an early adjournment have been swirling in Lansing since before the summer recess. However, it is certainly a unique event, making the remainder of the year much quieter in the Capitol than is usual.

Read More >>

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Posted November 22nd, 2023

Wishing all of our members and their families a Happy Thanksgiving!


 

Benefits Open Enrollment
Posted October 18th, 2023

Benefits open enrollment for State of Michigan Employees is now open! The enrollment period runs from October 16, 2023 through November 6, 2023. Follow the link for more information.

Read More >>

 

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!

MAGE-OPEIU Local 2002 Application - PDF Version

MAGE-OPEIU Local 2002 Application - Online Version

MAGE Office

MAGE Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays.  MAGE Address:  6920 S. Cedar, Suite 7, Lansing MI  48911.  
MAGE observes the same Holidays as State offices, and is closed on those days. Questions?  Call Us!  1-800-477-6243  Or email us at  info@mage.org


Informational Meetings

Would you and your co-workers like to meet with MAGE representatives and hear what MAGE has to offer?  We'll come in, buy lunch and discuss what MAGE can do for you.  Just call the MAGE office at 1-800-477-6243 and we'll be happy to set this up for you. 

OPEIU White Collar Publication


Click on the heading above to view the latest OPEIU - White Collar Publication.  

 

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:

  • Discount College Benefit - This new benefit offers up to 50% discounted tuition rates and still applies to your federal grant awards to reduce out of pocket cost. Read more here.
  • Identity Theft Protection for you and your family in the same household -  from IDIQ - activate by calling 800-637-5680 or register at www.OPEIUidProtect.com 
  • Nation Safe Drivers $200 per year benefit -  provides 2 tows or service calls up to $100 each per year.  Please note the year begins at the time of your first call.  To receive a tow or service call NSD at 1-800-617-2677 Producer Code:  74046 Plan Code B - you are a member of MAGE OPEIU Local 2002 and your MAGE number is your State of MI Employee ID number. 
  • A $7,000 Life Insurance Benefit
  • A $7,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Benefit
  • A $500 Disability Benefit
  • OPEIU Union Scholarships - Howard Coughlin Scholarship worth over $6,000 plus John Kelly and Romeo Corbeil scholarships. 
  • Union Plus Benefits - Scholarships and a wide range of high quality benefits with great values in many areas, including credit card with 0% interest for 12 months and mortgage services, legal services, auto purchases and rentals, travel & recreation and many more - visit www.unionplus.org
  • MAGE Scholarships and Student Debt Reduction Awards at $1,000 each (usually 3 or more awarded each year).  Winners are randomly selected from all applicants. Click here for the application and instructions. 

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,  Union Plus Discounts and Membership in the WellCard Health Program.

WAGES- COORDINATED COMPENSATION PANEL PROCEEDINGS UPDATE AS OF DECEMBER 13, 2023

Following discussions between MAGE and the Office of the State Employer, the Civil Service Commission on December 13, 2023 approved the following which will be implemented as of October 1, 2024.  MAGE dues will increase by the same percentage of the general wage increase each year.  

The Commission approved a 5 percent base pay increase of your salaries effective October 1, 2024.

The Commission also applied additional changes to the Professional Development Fund increasing the amount to $225,000.00 

On February 7, 2024, the MAGE secured the approval from the Commission for the one time bonus of $2,250.00 for NERE's. 


Click here to see MAGE's Coordinated Compensation Proposal for FY 24/25.
 


 

 

 

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!

MAGE-OPEIU Local 2002 Application - PDF Version

MAGE-OPEIU Local 2002 Application - Online Version

MAGE Office

MAGE Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays.  MAGE Address:  6920 S. Cedar, Suite 7, Lansing MI  48911.  
MAGE observes the same Holidays as State offices, and is closed on those days. Questions?  Call Us!  1-800-477-6243  Or email us at  info@mage.org


Informational Meetings

Would you and your co-workers like to meet with MAGE representatives and hear what MAGE has to offer?  We'll come in, buy lunch and discuss what MAGE can do for you.  Just call the MAGE office at 1-800-477-6243 and we'll be happy to set this up for you. 

OPEIU White Collar Publication


Click on the heading above to view the latest OPEIU - White Collar Publication.  

 


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:

  • Discount College Benefit - This new benefit offers up to 50% discounted tuition rates and still applies to your federal grant awards to reduce out of pocket cost. Read more here.
  • Identity Theft Protection for you and your family in the same household -  from IDIQ - activate by calling 800-637-5680 or register at www.OPEIUidProtect.com 
  • Nation Safe Drivers $200 per year benefit -  provides 2 tows or service calls up to $100 each per year.  Please note the year begins at the time of your first call.  To receive a tow or service call NSD at 1-800-617-2677 Producer Code:  74046 Plan Code B - you are a member of MAGE OPEIU Local 2002 and your MAGE number is your State of MI Employee ID number. 
  • A $7,000 Life Insurance Benefit
  • A $7,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Benefit
  • A $500 Disability Benefit
  • OPEIU Union Scholarships - Howard Coughlin Scholarship worth over $6,000 plus John Kelly and Romeo Corbeil scholarships. 
  • Union Plus Benefits - Scholarships and a wide range of high quality benefits with great values in many areas, including credit card with 0% interest for 12 months and mortgage services, legal services, auto purchases and rentals, travel & recreation and many more - visit www.unionplus.org
  • MAGE Scholarships and Student Debt Reduction Awards at $1,000 each (usually 3 or more awarded each year).  Winners are randomly selected from all applicants. Click here for the application and instructions. 

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,  Union Plus Discounts and Membership in the WellCard Health Program.

WAGES- COORDINATED COMPENSATION PANEL PROCEEDINGS UPDATE AS OF DECEMBER 13, 2023

Following discussions between MAGE and the Office of the State Employer, the Civil Service Commission on December 13, 2023 approved the following which will be implemented as of October 1, 2024.  MAGE dues will increase by the same percentage of the general wage increase each year.  

The Commission approved a 5 percent base pay increase of your salaries effective October 1, 2024.

The Commission also applied additional changes to the Professional Development Fund increasing the amount to $225,000.00 

On February 7, 2024, the MAGE secured the approval from the Commission for the one time bonus of $2,250.00 for NERE's. 


Click here to see MAGE's Coordinated Compensation Proposal for FY 24/25.
 


 

 

 

HEADLINES
Commission Meeting Update: $2,250 Bonus
Posted February 7th, 2024

MAGE President, Alan Quattrin testified today at the Civil Service Commission Meeting to continue to advocate for NERE's to receive the $2,250 bonus. This bonus was approved today! Read more for a message from the President.

Read More >>

 

The 2024 OPEIU Scholarship Application Period is Now Open!
Posted January 30th, 2023

Enclosed in this article are links to the 2024 OPEIU Scholarship applications, rules and regulations. Please remember to complete the application fully, then send to the MAGE office so we can verify for OPEIU that your membership is in good standing. Read on for the link to the applications.

Read More >>

 

Legislative Report - December 2023
Posted December 8th, 2023

On November 14, the Michigan House and Senate adjourned for the year, making it the earliest “sine die” in decades. It did not come as a surprise, as rumors of an early adjournment have been swirling in Lansing since before the summer recess. However, it is certainly a unique event, making the remainder of the year much quieter in the Capitol than is usual.

Read More >>

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Posted November 22nd, 2023

Wishing all of our members and their families a Happy Thanksgiving!


 

Benefits Open Enrollment
Posted October 18th, 2023

Benefits open enrollment for State of Michigan Employees is now open! The enrollment period runs from October 16, 2023 through November 6, 2023. Follow the link for more information.

Read More >>