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 […]

Updated 2019-2021 MCO contract available now

Updated 2019-2021 MCO contract. The documents found here represent the language secured during the negotiations between MCO and Office of the State Employer for the bargaining period of 2019-20. Please recall that the current contract (January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021) was negotiated in two phases. First, in latter months of 2018 negotiations took […]

Rest in Peace, Officer McCallum and Gatekeeper Haight

In the last week of March, MCO honors two Michigan corrections officers who have died in the line of duty. George Haight, a gatekeeper, was poisoned by an inmate March 27, 1893 at the Michigan State Penitentiary in Jackson. Haight ate tainted food prepared by inmate Robert Irving Latimer. Latimer served Haight, the captain, and […]

Important COVID-19 survey for corrections staff

Corrections Officers and Other Front-Line Staff, One Voice wants to hear from you during this unprecedented pandemic. One Voice is a national campaign made up of a broad range of criminal justice stakeholders with the goal of building bridges and advancing a unified approach to the policies, programs and narratives that define criminal justice reform. […]

Apply NOW for the 2020 MCO Scholarship!

MCO will award 20 scholarships of $750 each. Previous MCO scholarship winners are not eligible. Mailed applications must be postmarked by June 1st. Print an application now. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The MCO scholarship program is a longstanding benefit of membership beyond anything in the contract. It shows that unions support families and […]

2020 Closer to home list released

The 2020 closer to home transfer list has been finalized. View the list here. There is no set time for when those on the list will be transferred. It depends on when the Wardens decide to fill vacancies. There are times there are carryovers from previous years because the employee(s) never transferred. Contact Stephanie Short […]

2nd Annual MCO -vs- MDOC Hockey Game. Sponsored by the MCO Military Members Committee.

The Michigan Corrections Organization “Enforcers” vs the MDOC “Black Knights” 2nd Annual Hockey game will be Friday January 31st 2020 at 6:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the MCO Military Members Committee and all proceeds will go toward projects sponsored “For Vets, By Vets” View last years recipients. Honor Flight. Sweets for Soldiers. The […]

2019 Crisis Fund Raffle Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 MCO Crisis Fund Gun Raffle! Listed below is the information provided on the winning tickets. The winners are: 1st: Jim McHenry 2nd: Lowe, WHV 3rd: Kandace Sweet, MRF 4th: Johnny Hill, MRF 5th: Maggie Veeheman 6th: Wesley Swanson, MBP 7th: Lisa Howard, CFP 8th: Trevino, JCF 9th: Shane […]

MCO members overwhelmingly approve proposed contract

The 2020-2021 collective bargaining agreement has been ratified! The members of MCO overwhelmingly voted “Yes” to the bargaining team’s Tentative Agreement (TA). The contract for healthcare and wages was approved by a vote of 3,188 to 206. In MCO’s first electronic voting, we had a 63% membership participation which is the largest ever. View the […]

BULLETIN: MCO reaches bargaining agreement that includes raises, pre-shift, and healthcare enhancements

UPDATE 10/12/19: An invitation to vote was emailed today to the .gov email addresses of eligible voters. If you did not receive it, please check your junk or spam folder. Then contact us and we will verify your eligibility to vote. Read the bargaining summary here. ORIGINAL POST 10/11/19: MCO has been successful in negotiating […]