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
Dues Reauthorization Reminder
Posted September 15th, 2022

MAGE members are not required to reauthorize their payroll dues deductions. Please read on for more information.

Read More >>

 

Important Compensation Update
Posted July 25th, 2022

Finally, after 4 years of providing irrefutable, incontrovertible documentation demonstrating that our licensed professionals are woefully underpaid. After 4 years of showing that the mandatory overtime problems of our nurses were the direct result of the recruitment/retention problem. After 4 years of watching our licensed professionals leave state service for better compensation. Finally, we have some success.

Read More >>

 

Important Update for Physicians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Nurses.
Posted July 18th, 2022

This is to inform you that MAGE continues to advocate vociferously for special wage raises and classification grade increases in your classification. Please monitor the MAGE webpage for updates. Any members who are considering giving up and seeking employment elsewhere, please wait. Be patient. Changes are on the horizon.


 

Meet the 2022 MAGE-OPEIU Local 2002 Howard Coughlin Memorial Scholarship Winner
Posted July 13th, 2022

MAGE is happy to announce that we had one winner of the Howard Coughlin Memorial Scholarship! Read on for more information.

Read More >>

 

Legislative Report - June 2022
Posted July 5th, 2022

The Michigan Legislature completed work on the FY 2022-3 budget for the fiscal year starting on October 1. The combined appropriation including state departments, K-12 School Aid, Community Colleges and Universities will total over $75 billion. Even so, the Legislature decided to leave approximately $7 billion unspent. These dollars will be subject to future negotiations to take place in the ensuing months. Overall, the budget passed last night represents moderate increases across nearly all departments. In cases where departments saw a reduction in revenue, it was due to the expiration of one-time appropriations in the current year budget. The budget also saw a substantial commitment to reducing pension liabilities, a move that will save state and local governments billions over the next decades. The Legislature will now enter its summer recess period, and lawmakers who are running for reelection will spend the next two months campaigning in their districts. The Legislature will return to full session in September.

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 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 15, 2021

Following discussions between MAGE and the Office of the State Employer, the Civil Service Commission on December 15, 2021 approved the following which will be implemented as of October 1, 2022.  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, 2022.

The Commission also approved the following improvements to our insurance:
  • In State Health Plan PPO, eliminating the $10 telemedicine copay for in network providers and covering male sterilization at 100%.
  • In the State Dental Plan and Premier, increasing coverage for sealants for children under 14 from 70% to 100% and increasing lifetime orthodontics coverage from $1,500 to $1,750.
  • In State Vision Plan:
    • Extending the $1,000 lifetime Lasik reimbursement to spouses of active employees;
    • Increasing in-network coverage of non-medically necessary contact lenses from $130 to $150;
    • Increasing employees’ eligibility for glasses or contact lenses to once every 12 months, instead of every 24 months or every 12 months with a prescription change;
    • Eliminating the $7.50 frames copay;
    • Covering computer glasses if requiring a prescription different from normal prescription, regardless of time spent on the computer.

Click here to see MAGE's Coordinated Compensation Proposal for FY 22/23.
 


 

 

 

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 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 15, 2021

Following discussions between MAGE and the Office of the State Employer, the Civil Service Commission on December 15, 2021 approved the following which will be implemented as of October 1, 2022.  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, 2022.

The Commission also approved the following improvements to our insurance:
  • In State Health Plan PPO, eliminating the $10 telemedicine copay for in network providers and covering male sterilization at 100%.
  • In the State Dental Plan and Premier, increasing coverage for sealants for children under 14 from 70% to 100% and increasing lifetime orthodontics coverage from $1,500 to $1,750.
  • In State Vision Plan:
    • Extending the $1,000 lifetime Lasik reimbursement to spouses of active employees;
    • Increasing in-network coverage of non-medically necessary contact lenses from $130 to $150;
    • Increasing employees’ eligibility for glasses or contact lenses to once every 12 months, instead of every 24 months or every 12 months with a prescription change;
    • Eliminating the $7.50 frames copay;
    • Covering computer glasses if requiring a prescription different from normal prescription, regardless of time spent on the computer.

Click here to see MAGE's Coordinated Compensation Proposal for FY 22/23.
 


 

 

 

HEADLINES
Dues Reauthorization Reminder
Posted September 15th, 2022

MAGE members are not required to reauthorize their payroll dues deductions. Please read on for more information.

Read More >>

 

Important Compensation Update
Posted July 25th, 2022

Finally, after 4 years of providing irrefutable, incontrovertible documentation demonstrating that our licensed professionals are woefully underpaid. After 4 years of showing that the mandatory overtime problems of our nurses were the direct result of the recruitment/retention problem. After 4 years of watching our licensed professionals leave state service for better compensation. Finally, we have some success.

Read More >>

 

Important Update for Physicians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Nurses.
Posted July 18th, 2022

This is to inform you that MAGE continues to advocate vociferously for special wage raises and classification grade increases in your classification. Please monitor the MAGE webpage for updates. Any members who are considering giving up and seeking employment elsewhere, please wait. Be patient. Changes are on the horizon.


 

Meet the 2022 MAGE-OPEIU Local 2002 Howard Coughlin Memorial Scholarship Winner
Posted July 13th, 2022

MAGE is happy to announce that we had one winner of the Howard Coughlin Memorial Scholarship! Read on for more information.

Read More >>

 

Legislative Report - June 2022
Posted July 5th, 2022

The Michigan Legislature completed work on the FY 2022-3 budget for the fiscal year starting on October 1. The combined appropriation including state departments, K-12 School Aid, Community Colleges and Universities will total over $75 billion. Even so, the Legislature decided to leave approximately $7 billion unspent. These dollars will be subject to future negotiations to take place in the ensuing months. Overall, the budget passed last night represents moderate increases across nearly all departments. In cases where departments saw a reduction in revenue, it was due to the expiration of one-time appropriations in the current year budget. The budget also saw a substantial commitment to reducing pension liabilities, a move that will save state and local governments billions over the next decades. The Legislature will now enter its summer recess period, and lawmakers who are running for reelection will spend the next two months campaigning in their districts. The Legislature will return to full session in September.

Read More >>