The Value of Recognition

For correctional officers, recognition is rarely a motivating factor in performing one’s duties or acting to ensure the safety of an institution. Recognition is this month’s value in the Michigan Corrections Organization – Move Forward Campaign. Throughout the campaign, we’ll introduce a shared value of our membership, accompanied by a unique poster, every month until Labor Day […]

In Depth: Call your Legislators on Misguided Senate Budget Proposal

Michigan Corrections Organization (MCO) leaders and members are completely opposed to Sen. John Proos’ recent budget recommendation for the Michigan Department of Corrections. Proos, Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Corrections, has proposed a corrections budget that undercuts the governor’s proposal by $25 million dollars. Under the Senate recommendation, these savings would be achieved by […]

2018 MCO Executive Board Nominations

The MCO Central Committee will elect a new Executive Board at its May 10 meeting in Lansing. Duties of Board members can be found in Articles 10 and 13 of the MCO Constitution and Bylaws. The Central Committee is made up of the chapter president, vice president and other leader delegates from each chapter. Information […]

Unpacking MCO’s member-driven political endorsement process

By Jeremy Tripp MCO Governmental and Political Affairs Director Last night, the SEIU Michigan State Council held a gubernatorial forum at Wayne Community College in Detroit and invited every major candidate currently seeking the state’s top job. For two hours, candidates and nearly 300 SEIU members from across the state discussed worker issues and candidates […]

Join MCO Military Members in cleaning headstones April 28

We received an invitation to help clean military headstones once again at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd., Holly, MI. on Saturday, April 28, 2018. When MCO first started the Military Members Project, a bunch of us had the pleasure of helping with this. It was such an honor and a BEAUTIFUL place! Please, […]