John DeTizio meets Hillary ClintonMAGE President, Alan Quattrin and OPEIU President Michael Goodwin picketing the Red Cross in Philadelphia. 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
Vote Now for the OPEIU Triennial Convention Delegates
Posted December 1st, 2018

It is time to Vote for delegates to the OPEIU Triennial Convention June 10 - 14, 2019.

Read More >>

 

Lesgislative Report as of Nov. 2018
Posted November 14th, 2018

After a hard-fought election, the next governor of Michigan will be Democrat Gretchen Whitmer. While Democrats made gains in both the House and Senate, Republicans kept their majorities in both chambers. The Legislature is returning to Lansing for the “Lame Duck” session that could include several attempts to make more changes to various pension laws. We may also face attacks on public employee collective bargaining rights as the Republican leaders see the next few weeks as their last chance before a new Democratic administration takes over.

Read More >>

 

$5,000 Signing and Retention Bonus for Nurses
Posted September 17th, 2018

MAGE advocated vociferously for two years before convincing the Civil Service Commission to create a rule paving the way for these bonuses.

Read More >>

 

Announcing the OPEIU Free College Benefit
Posted June 28th, 2017

OPEIU is pleased to introduce the newest union benefit for all OPEIU members – the OPEIU Free College Benefit. Just as the name implies, OPEIU members and their families can now earn an associate degree completely free of charge!

Read More >>

 

Ojibway Correctional Facility Closing
Posted September 17th, 2018

Our condolences go out to our dedicated members and all of the employees at Ojibway Correctional Facility which is now slated for closure in December of this year.

Read More >>

 

Calendar of Events

Dec
24
Dec
31
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 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:

  • MAGE - HotelStorm Exclusive Hotel Discounts of up to 55%
  • Identity Theft Protection -  from InfoArmor - activate by calling 800-789-2720 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 C - 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. 
  • OPEIU FREE COLLEGE Benefit.   Click here for the flyer.

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, Free College Benefit, HotelStorm discounts, Union Plus Discounts and Membership in the WellCard Health Program.

WAGES- COORDINATED COMPENSATION PANEL PROCEEDINGS UPDATE AS OF DECEMBER 12, 2018

Following discussions between the unions representing NEREs and the Office of the State Employer, the Civil Service Commission on December 12, 2018 approved the following which will be implemented as of October 1, 2019.  MAGE dues will increase by the same percentage of the general wage increase each year.  

 The Commission approved a 2 percent base pay increase plus a one-time lump sum payment equal to 2 percent of your salaries effective October 1, 2019.

MAGE also advocated for a special wage increase for the Program Manager 14's who work in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), specifically the Child Protective Services (CPS) Supervisors who have not been compensated for being on-call. We succeeded in obtaining a decision from the CCP panel which recommends that the department seek some avenues for ameliorating these disparities. MAGE is currently in discussions with the department to remedy this inequity. Stay tuned to your MAGE webpage for progress.

MAGE advocated for our embattled RN Managers and Supervisors. We succeeded last year in securing a $5,000 retention bonus and a $5,000 recruitment bonus for our RN's in our state hospitals. This year we attempted again to secure these same bonuses for our RN's residing in the Department of Corrections (DOC) and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). We did not succeed, however, the panel did recommend extending the $5,000 recruitment bonus in the DHHS. 



Click here to see MAGE's Coordinated Compensation Proposal for FY 19/20.

President Quattrin and Vice President Brant Wimbush present at the Civil Service Commission meeting.


Andrea Vandenbergh, Director of Nursing at Hawthorn Center and Kay Young RN Manager from Jacobetti Veterans Facility advocate for RN's at the Civil Service Commission meeting.


 

 

 

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 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.  

 

Calendar of Events

Dec
24
Dec
31
Jan
12
MAGE Board Meeting
Crowne Plaza - Lansing
Jan
21
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MAGE Office Closed

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:

  • MAGE - HotelStorm Exclusive Hotel Discounts of up to 55%
  • Identity Theft Protection -  from InfoArmor - activate by calling 800-789-2720 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 C - 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. 
  • OPEIU FREE COLLEGE Benefit.   Click here for the flyer.

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, Free College Benefit, HotelStorm discounts, Union Plus Discounts and Membership in the WellCard Health Program.

WAGES- COORDINATED COMPENSATION PANEL PROCEEDINGS UPDATE AS OF DECEMBER 12, 2018

Following discussions between the unions representing NEREs and the Office of the State Employer, the Civil Service Commission on December 12, 2018 approved the following which will be implemented as of October 1, 2019.  MAGE dues will increase by the same percentage of the general wage increase each year.  

 The Commission approved a 2 percent base pay increase plus a one-time lump sum payment equal to 2 percent of your salaries effective October 1, 2019.

MAGE also advocated for a special wage increase for the Program Manager 14's who work in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), specifically the Child Protective Services (CPS) Supervisors who have not been compensated for being on-call. We succeeded in obtaining a decision from the CCP panel which recommends that the department seek some avenues for ameliorating these disparities. MAGE is currently in discussions with the department to remedy this inequity. Stay tuned to your MAGE webpage for progress.

MAGE advocated for our embattled RN Managers and Supervisors. We succeeded last year in securing a $5,000 retention bonus and a $5,000 recruitment bonus for our RN's in our state hospitals. This year we attempted again to secure these same bonuses for our RN's residing in the Department of Corrections (DOC) and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). We did not succeed, however, the panel did recommend extending the $5,000 recruitment bonus in the DHHS. 



Click here to see MAGE's Coordinated Compensation Proposal for FY 19/20.

President Quattrin and Vice President Brant Wimbush present at the Civil Service Commission meeting.


Andrea Vandenbergh, Director of Nursing at Hawthorn Center and Kay Young RN Manager from Jacobetti Veterans Facility advocate for RN's at the Civil Service Commission meeting.


 

 

 

HEADLINES
Vote Now for the OPEIU Triennial Convention Delegates
Posted December 1st, 2018

It is time to Vote for delegates to the OPEIU Triennial Convention June 10 - 14, 2019.

Read More >>

 

Lesgislative Report as of Nov. 2018
Posted November 14th, 2018

After a hard-fought election, the next governor of Michigan will be Democrat Gretchen Whitmer. While Democrats made gains in both the House and Senate, Republicans kept their majorities in both chambers. The Legislature is returning to Lansing for the “Lame Duck” session that could include several attempts to make more changes to various pension laws. We may also face attacks on public employee collective bargaining rights as the Republican leaders see the next few weeks as their last chance before a new Democratic administration takes over.

Read More >>

 

$5,000 Signing and Retention Bonus for Nurses
Posted September 17th, 2018

MAGE advocated vociferously for two years before convincing the Civil Service Commission to create a rule paving the way for these bonuses.

Read More >>

 

Announcing the OPEIU Free College Benefit
Posted June 28th, 2017

OPEIU is pleased to introduce the newest union benefit for all OPEIU members – the OPEIU Free College Benefit. Just as the name implies, OPEIU members and their families can now earn an associate degree completely free of charge!

Read More >>

 

Ojibway Correctional Facility Closing
Posted September 17th, 2018

Our condolences go out to our dedicated members and all of the employees at Ojibway Correctional Facility which is now slated for closure in December of this year.

Read More >>