Ionia members: Join us for 401(k) meeting June 21

Ionia-area members are invited to attend a special 401(k) information session presented by Mainstay Capital Management and MCO. The event will be at 12 p.m. June 21 at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility. See a flyer. Please RSVP to tara@mco-seiu.org by June 16 if you would like to attend. This event is for MCO members only […]

Military members host pie social for veterans June 3

The MCO Military Members Committee will be hosting a pie social at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System at noon Saturday, June 3. MCO members who are current or former military members are invited to join us as we serve and chat with veterans. The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is located at 2215 Fuller […]

CALL NOW AND SAY NO TO SENATE BUDGET CUTS!

Sen. John Proos, Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Corrections, is ramping up his fight to reduce $41.6 million in funding from the Governor’s proposed corrections budget. The cuts would be spread to every facility and include removal of $4.3 million for the training of 177 new corrections officers and would likely force the premature […]

MCO creates new gift for retirees

To honor retirees, MCO will be sending out retirement shadow boxes that feature service lapel pins corresponding with the member’s time spent with the Department and MCO. Military service pins will also be featured if the retiree is a member of the MCO Military Members Committee. Unlike the retirement plaque that MCO has been sending […]

Press release: MCO Reveals and Dedicates Fallen Officers Memorial

As bagpipes played “Amazing Grace,” corrections officers lifted the veil off the Fallen Officers Memorial, giving corrections staff, other law enforcement, legislators, and union supporters their first glimpse of the monument that honors Michigan corrections officers killed in the line of duty. “It’s very moving,” said Sally Budd, sister of fallen corrections officer Jack Budd. […]

Rest in peace, Sgt. Callahan

Meggan Callahan, a North Carolina prison sergeant who was killed in the line of duty last week, was a sister in SEIU. Callahan, 29, worked at the Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor, North Carolina. She was beaten and killed in a brutal attack. An inmate serving a life sentence for murder has been accused of […]