Michigan State Employees Association

MSEA, Local 5/State Employee Unions Launch New Coalition to Highlight Public Service and Advocate for Workplace Rights

The need for solidarity and strength amongst state employees has never been greater. As a unionized workforce, we have seen firsthand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and know that a strong union voice is the best way to keep Michigan moving forward. With that in mind, MSEA, Local 5 is excited to announce that in collaboration with SEIU Local 517M and Michigan Corrections Organization (MCO), we have formally launched a joint partnership to further advance, recognize and advocate on behalf of state employees across Michigan.                                                                                                                                              
This joint collaboration, known as the Coalition of State Employee Unions (CSEU), is intended to amplify the voice of union workers, educate elected officials, inform the public and highlight the skills and services state employees provide.Over the next few months, CSEU will develop and share a series of videos and content, featuring MSEA members and other state employees who go to work each day, just like you, to make our State a better place.
CSEU’s first 3 videos can be viewed right now! They include Public Utilities Engineer, Anna Schiller from the SEIU Local 517M Scientific & Engineering Bargaining Unit, Transportation Maintenance Worker Ken Irwin and Correctional Officer Thomas Rockwell. There is truly strength in numbers, and working together, we know that we can continue to make our voice heard, bargain a fair and equitable contract, protect our safety and help recruit and retain qualified individuals to public employment.

HRMN Portal Link for Membership Reauthorization 

TO KEEP OUR UNION STRONG AND STRENGTHEN OUR POSITION AT THE BARGAINING TABLE, WE ASK THAT MEMBERS PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO REAUTHORIZE YOUR UNION MEMBERSHIP. BY REAUTHORIZING, YOU NOT ONLY SECURE YOUR MEMBERSHIP STATUS UNTIL OCTOBER OF 2022, BUT YOU SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT STATE EMPLOYEE UNIONS ARE STRONGER THAN EVER. REAUTHORIZATION OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP TAKES ABOUT 2 MINUTES TO COMPLETE AND CAN BE DONE ON WORK TIME BY CALLING THE MI HR SERVICE CENTER AT 877-766-6447 OR BY LOGGING ON TO THE HR SELF-SERVICE PORTAL.

https://hrselfserv.michigan.gov/sso/SSOServlet?_ssoOrigUrl=https://hrsel...

Michigan state employees are joining together with a new vision and renewed strength. We’re coming together as a stronger union because, together, we are making a better future for ourselves, our families, and our communities.  We’re not just public employees; we provide services that Michigan residents depend on every day. We make our communities safer, we protect and preserve our state’s resources, we ensure safe and accessible transportation and so much more. The work matters because it means something to make a community better.

 

MSEA MEMBER RESOURCES FOR COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Learn how AFSCME members are continuing to serve their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discover resources to stay informed and safe. Join others in the fight to ensure AFSCME members have what they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.

Please go to the following web address for more information:
https://afscme.org/covid-19

*Attention MSEA Members*

 

Effective immediately, the MSEA Central Office has resumed normal business operations and hours.

MSEA Issues Letter of Support for Law Enforcement Community:

More Americans approve of labor unions today than at any time since 1965, according to annual Gallup poll

To get the benefits, protections and resources available to MSEA members, 

SPEAK WITH A REPRESENTATIVE AT HR SELF-SERVICE BY DIALING 877-766-6447. Tell the representative you wish to authorize Dues Deduction EA01 

Visit the HR Self-Service Online Portal by clicking the button. After logging in, go to the search bar located in the upper right-hand corner and type DUES. Where you see “opt into one of the deduction codes listed below”, select EA01. On the next screen, click AUTHORIZE.

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Eastern Gateway Credits are Transferable:

Eastern Gateway Community College is a public, non-profit school in the University System of Ohio and is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Credits you earn can transfer to other schools, saving you as much as $15,000 on your education!

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