Advocacy News

Now Hiring: MCO Member Engagement Associate

Michigan Corrections Organization/SEIU Local 526M is seeking a Member Engagement Associate.  This position was created to develop and implement an innovative field program to improve membership engagement and assist with member benefits.  Candidate must have the capacity to learn health care benefits information as well as develop and maintain member discount programs. Must also be […]

“This job changes someone.” NBC News covers corrections staff stress in series about prisons

Watch this powerful interview with Cary Johnson about the stress corrections staff face. It’s part of a larger look this week by NBC News at our country’s criminal justice system. Tune in to NBC Nightly News, Today, and Dateline this week for more stories. A few years ago, a national news network would have overlooked […]

New Director of Government and Political Affairs joins MCO staff

Please join us in welcoming MCO’s new Director of Government and Political Affairs, Jonovan Luckey. Jonovan joins us after working as the Political Field Director for Metro Detroit AFL-CIO. He also worked for the Michigan House of Representatives, SEIU Local 1, and a senate campaign. He holds B.A. degrees in Social Policy and Relations and […]

CorrectionsOne article by MCO: If you want insurance for your recruitment efforts, don’t forget about retention

Check it out! CorrectionsOne published an article from MCO about the importance of retention. Read it on the C1 website. From the article: “We buy insurance to protect our biggest assets, like our homes. It’s time state corrections departments start protecting one of their multi-million-dollar assets – their staff. They can’t buy insurance to protect […]

MDOC Initiates New Wellness Program, MCO Offers Help

Corrections Officers and Forensic Security Aids face dangerous and vulnerable situations every day. The stress caused by the threat of violence, having to be hypervigilant, and missing family events due to mandated overtime makes COs at a higher risk of PTSD and suicide. MDOC leaders acknowledge these internal battles that corrections staff face and are […]

MCO seeks Political Director to continue to build relationships and strength

MCO is hiring a Political Director. Full job description and duties are outlined below. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Cindy Kogut, MCO Finance and Human Resource Coordinator. Deadline to apply is June 7, 2019. Michigan Corrections Organization Political Director Purpose: The Political Director develops and implements political programs aimed at building […]

Celebrating your dedication during National Correctional Officers Week

For the past four decades, Michigan Corrections Organization has requested a proclamation from the Governor of the State of Michigan to recognize the first full week of May (Sunday – Saturday) as Correctional Officers Week in Michigan. MCO’s advocacy and messaging about corrections staff has always reflected pride, compassion and appreciation.  This year, we celebrate […]

Bulletin: MCO not successful in RUO/CMUO challenge

The Michigan Supreme Court has decided not to rule on the RUO/CMUO case. This means the Court of Appeals ruling, which sided against MCO, will stand. The 4-3 ruling was released this morning. The Supreme Court determined that the state Constitution gives the Civil Service Commission authority in this area, and that other concerns, like […]

Apply now for the Closer-to-Home Transfer List

Officers may apply for the closer-to-home transfer list by March 31. We apologize for the late notice. The Director’s Office Memorandums (DOMs) issued March 14 state that the closer to home list will remain in effect, and that the deadline for this year’s list is March 31. To apply, mail, email or fax a letter […]

2019-2021 contract online now – read it here

MCO bargaining unit members are now under a new contract, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Read the 2019-2021 contract here. Remember, this contract only includes one year of wages and benefits. We will be back at the table this summer to negotiate those items. The parties noted areas where changes to Michigan Civil Service Commission rules resulted in […]