COVID-19 information from MCO

Below are updates from MCO concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, going back to March 31. For more information and the latest updates, dues-paying members may join our Facebook group. For the latest count of how many MDOC staff and inmates have been diagnosed with COVID-19, visit this post from the MDOC. Thank you, Corrections Officers and […]

Rest in peace, Officer DeMarse

Marquette Officer Earl DeMarse passed away 47 years ago today. DeMarse, an officer with 26 years of experience, was about 15 minutes into his shift when he was stabbed several times. An ambulance was called, but DeMarse died while en route to a hospital.  His killer was sentenced to life in prison, and he is […]

BULLETIN: MDOC announces the closure of Detroit Reentry Center

MDOC has announced the closure of the Detroit Reentry Center, tentatively scheduled for January 2021. MCO leaders were notified this afternoon. DRC’s closure will be part of a budget deal, according to the MDOC’s announcement. “The 2020-21 state budget will include a $12.3 million spending cut for the MDOC related to this closure,” their announcement […]

Push back against MDOC’s understaffing – Informational pickets scheduled for Detroit, Jackson, Marquette

For several years, Michigan prisons have been mismanaged by the Department of Corrections administration, resulting in dangerous working conditions for Corrections Officers that the MDOC is unwilling or unable to correct. Michigan Corrections Organization is working to educate the public and legislators on the working conditions inside state prisons. As part of this campaign, we […]

Informational Picket in Muskegon on Friday, Aug. 28 will shine spotlight on unsafe staffing levels

The Muskegon Correctional Facility and the Brooks Correctional Facility in Muskegon are prime examples of state prisons in Michigan that have unsafe Corrections Officer staffing levels. For a period of years, these and many other state prisons in Michigan have been mismanaged by the Michigan Department of Corrections. This has resulted in dangerous working conditions […]

Calling all MCO retirees and soon-to-be retirees! Join us Sept. 12

Join us for a special picnic Sept. 12 in Lansing to kick off our Retiree Steering Committee. Everyone who retired as an MCO member, and current members looking forward to retiring soon, are invited. You’ll learn more about the Retiree Steering Committee and how you can become a committee member. Over the years, we have […]

From President Osborn: Stand with MCO – Reauthorize Your Dues Now

MCO brothers and sisters, Today marks the beginning of the most important time period in the history of MCO. As you all know, recently the Civil Service Commission passed a rule that requires all state employee union members to reauthorize their payroll deductions for membership dues every year. That rule took effect immediately and we […]

Learn About the Civil Service Commission’s New Attack: Annual Dues Reauthorization

**Make sure we have your most up-to-date home contact info now: http://www.bit.ly/UpdateMCO ** The Michigan Civil Service Commission has ruled that all state employee union members must reauthorize their dues deduction every year. (The video states it’s a proposed change, but it’s official now. Read more in this bulletin. ) This is yet another deliberate […]

Michigan Civil Service Commission launches new attack on unions

UPDATE JULY 21: This video from MCO explains this new attack on state employee unions. Make sure we have your most up-to-date home contact info now: http://www.bit.ly/UpdateMCO UPDATE JULY 13: The Commission approved this rule change. Read more in this bulletin. UPDATE JULY 13: Today the Civil Service Commission will vote on requiring members to […]