Membership News

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Attention members: Be on the lookout for Unemployment fraud

MCO has become aware that State officials in the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) are warning Michiganders that scammers are actively filing imposter unemployment claims, utilizing stolen or false information, in order to deceive the State and Federal Government and receive unemployment benefits fraudulently. According to a UIA press release and media reports, no personal […]

Join us at the 2020 MCO Crisis Fund Golf Outing

Again this year, MCO is proud to host a golf outing to support the MCO Crisis Fund. The fund assists dues-paying members grappling with a disaster, such as an on-the-job injury, sudden illness, or other devastating event. To those who support the fund, we thank you! Crisis Fund Golf Outing WHEN: Friday, Sept. 11. Registration […]

Celebrating your dedication and sacrifices during Correctional Officers Week

Update May 11: Like we mentioned last week, the governor put all proclamations on hold during this time of emergency. However, because we are essential staff who are working hard to keep others safe, the governor made a special exception and issued a proclamation for Correctional Officers Week. For the past four decades, MCO has […]