Bulletin: Important information on Sept. 20 MCSC meeting

You may have heard that some state employee unions are asking members to attend the Michigan Civil Service Commission meeting (MCSC) Sept. 20. MCO is a part of this union coalition.

The MCSC meeting Sept. 20 is public. Anyone may attend. Seating will be very limited, as we anticipate a large turnout of state leaders, speakers, and media. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. at Capitol Commons Center (address and additional details are below). State employees will also be rallying outside the meeting.

MCO has agreed to share with fellow unions our parking lot and building for activities that day. Parking is going to be very limited throughout the entire area.

Additionally, MCO members who plan to come to Lansing are encouraged to gather at 8 a.m. at the MCO office for a discussion before walking to the MCSC meeting and rally.

At the MCSC meeting, the Commission will consider proposed rule changes that, if approved, would give the employer more power over work conditions. The proposed changes are one more tool the employer could use to silence your voice at work and make it difficult for MCO to represent you. These changes, if approved, will seriously defray relationships MCO has been trying to cultivate over the past few years with department heads, lawmakers, and other key leaders. MCO leaders have reached out to legislators, the governor’s office, gubernatorial candidates, current and former commissioners, and many others to ask for their support.

We are also asking MCO members to call Governor Rick Snyder and ask him to intervene. Get tips for your call.

Read more about the proposed changes in this press release and this statement.

Thank you, members, for your support.

MCSC meeting and rally schedule

  • 8 a.m.: Discussion on proposed changes and rally at MCO Central Office, 421 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.
  • 10 a.m.: MCSC meeting at Capitol Commons Center, 400 S. Pine St., Lansing. (about one block from MCO Central Office)
  • 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Rally outside Capitol Commons Center.