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MCO Announces 2019 Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to all 2019 MCO scholarship recipients! Every summer, MCO awards scholarships of $750 each to children of members who will be attending college in the fall. The winners this year are: Lezama A. Conran A. Holman B. Cabello Maldonado C. Griffin C. Larson J. Blair J. Handy K. Schmus K. Datema N. Sells R. […]

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 […]

Welcome, Tony Trierweiler class!

MCO overcomes new challenges with recruit sign up to maintain our high membership rate We are proud to announce that 98 percent of recruits in the Tony Trierweiler class have decided to join MCO! Welcome, new recruits! We are glad you are here. Over the past several weeks, MCO staff have been meeting the 200+ […]

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 […]

Join us at the Crisis Fund Golf Outing this Summer

Again this summer, 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, Aug. 16. Registration starts […]

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 […]