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
MAGE Scholarship and Student Debt Reduction Application Period Now Open!
Posted June 1st, 2021

MAGE Scholarships and Student Debt Reduction awards in the amount of $1,000 are awarded in September each year. Please read on for a link to the application. The application period is June 1 through the last weekday of August each year.

Read More >>

 

Meet the 2021 MAGE-OPEIU Local 2002 Howard Coughlin Memorial Scholarship Winner
Posted June 17th, 2021

Please join us in extending our congratulations to the MAGE winner of the OPEIU Howard Coughlin Scholarship.

Read More >>

 

OPEIU Student Debt Reduction Program Application Period Closing June 30th
Posted April 6th, 2020

Attached you will find the rules, regulations and application for the OPEIU 2021 Student Debt Reduction Program. All applications must be sent to MAGE and signed by the MAGE Local 2002 President or Secretary/Treasurer before submission to OPEIU. Any application that is incomplete or unsigned will be returned to the Local Union Office for follow up with the member/application. This may cause the application to be delayed or even denied if it is not timely submitted. More information can be found on the OPEIU Website. The application deadline is June 30, 2021. Take advantage of these benefits, it really does pay to belong!

Read More >>

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Sick Leave Allotment
Posted May 25th, 2021

The State of Michigan has announced that all career employees of the State of Michigan will receive a one-time grant of 8 hours of sick leave. This one time grant is intended to be used by the employee to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination. Follow the link to view Civil Service Regulation 5.10 for more detailed information.

Read More >>

 

Legislative Report May 2021
Posted May 7th, 2021

As the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines continues, Governor Whitmer announced last week that pandemic restrictions will be lifted based on percentages of Michiganders who have been fully vaccinated. The plan, dubbed “Vacc to Normal,” will gradually eliminate limitations on gatherings, in-person work, mask usage and other restrictions based on milestones of vaccine distribution. This is the first indication that there is hopefully light at the end of the tunnel, though it comes at a time when much of Michigan is experiencing another wave of infection. The Michigan Legislature is devoting most of its attention to the 2022 budget process, while at the same time preparing to pass supplemental bills for the current year that would appropriate federal COVID-relief funds. Over $1 billion in relief funds passed in Washington last December remain unspent, and that is in addition to the over $5 billion the state received recently as part of the American Rescue Plan federal legislation. Michigan lawmakers find themselves in a strange position of having to distribute huge amounts of one-time federal funds while at the same time having to balance long-term projections for state revenues. More on these issues below.

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:

  • 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 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.
  • OPEIU Low Cost Degree Program. 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 16, 2020

Following discussions between MAGE and the Office of the State Employer, the Civil Service Commission on December 16, 2020 approved the following which will be implemented as of October 1, 2021.  MAGE dues will increase by the same percentage of the general wage increase each year.  

The Commission approved a 2 percent base pay increase of your salaries effective October 1, 2021 and a 1 percent base pay increase effective April 2022.


Click here to see MAGE's Coordinated Compensation Proposal for FY 21/22.
 


 

 

 

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:

  • 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 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.
  • OPEIU Low Cost Degree Program. 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 16, 2020

Following discussions between MAGE and the Office of the State Employer, the Civil Service Commission on December 16, 2020 approved the following which will be implemented as of October 1, 2021.  MAGE dues will increase by the same percentage of the general wage increase each year.  

The Commission approved a 2 percent base pay increase of your salaries effective October 1, 2021 and a 1 percent base pay increase effective April 2022.


Click here to see MAGE's Coordinated Compensation Proposal for FY 21/22.
 


 

 

 

HEADLINES
MAGE Scholarship and Student Debt Reduction Application Period Now Open!
Posted June 1st, 2021

MAGE Scholarships and Student Debt Reduction awards in the amount of $1,000 are awarded in September each year. Please read on for a link to the application. The application period is June 1 through the last weekday of August each year.

Read More >>

 

Meet the 2021 MAGE-OPEIU Local 2002 Howard Coughlin Memorial Scholarship Winner
Posted June 17th, 2021

Please join us in extending our congratulations to the MAGE winner of the OPEIU Howard Coughlin Scholarship.

Read More >>

 

OPEIU Student Debt Reduction Program Application Period Closing June 30th
Posted April 6th, 2020

Attached you will find the rules, regulations and application for the OPEIU 2021 Student Debt Reduction Program. All applications must be sent to MAGE and signed by the MAGE Local 2002 President or Secretary/Treasurer before submission to OPEIU. Any application that is incomplete or unsigned will be returned to the Local Union Office for follow up with the member/application. This may cause the application to be delayed or even denied if it is not timely submitted. More information can be found on the OPEIU Website. The application deadline is June 30, 2021. Take advantage of these benefits, it really does pay to belong!

Read More >>

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Sick Leave Allotment
Posted May 25th, 2021

The State of Michigan has announced that all career employees of the State of Michigan will receive a one-time grant of 8 hours of sick leave. This one time grant is intended to be used by the employee to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination. Follow the link to view Civil Service Regulation 5.10 for more detailed information.

Read More >>

 

Legislative Report May 2021
Posted May 7th, 2021

As the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines continues, Governor Whitmer announced last week that pandemic restrictions will be lifted based on percentages of Michiganders who have been fully vaccinated. The plan, dubbed “Vacc to Normal,” will gradually eliminate limitations on gatherings, in-person work, mask usage and other restrictions based on milestones of vaccine distribution. This is the first indication that there is hopefully light at the end of the tunnel, though it comes at a time when much of Michigan is experiencing another wave of infection. The Michigan Legislature is devoting most of its attention to the 2022 budget process, while at the same time preparing to pass supplemental bills for the current year that would appropriate federal COVID-relief funds. Over $1 billion in relief funds passed in Washington last December remain unspent, and that is in addition to the over $5 billion the state received recently as part of the American Rescue Plan federal legislation. Michigan lawmakers find themselves in a strange position of having to distribute huge amounts of one-time federal funds while at the same time having to balance long-term projections for state revenues. More on these issues below.

Read More >>