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Welcome to the Michigan Employment Relations Commission

• The Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) resolves labor disputes involving public and private sector employees by appointing mediators, arbitrators and fact finders, conducting union representation elections, determining appropriate bargaining units, and adjudicating unfair labor practice cases. The Bureau of Employment Relations is responsible for resolving labor disputes between public and private sector employers and employees.

• Freedom to Work Informational Posters
Freedom to Work in the Private Sector**
Freedom to Work in the Public Sector**

** NOTE: Employers may place the appropriate poster in the workplace. Use of the poster is optional.

• Freedom to Work Frequently Asked Questions PDF icon

• What's New


• MERC Decisions

• MERC Decisions Pending Before the Michigan Court of Appeals

• MERC Decisions Pending Before the Michigan Supreme Court

• Fact Finding Reports and Act 312 Arbitration Awards

Forms, Publications, Policies & Statutes

• 2013 MERC Annual Report PDF icon

• MERC Elections Certifications

• Forms

• MERC Guide, Rules & Statutes

• MERC Policies

• Chart of Recent Legislative Changes Impacting Collective Bargaining PDF icon

Calendar, Contacts & Organizational Chart

• MERC Meeting Dates


• BER Offices and Staff

• Organizational Chart PDF icon

• List of MERC Panel Members (312, Fact Finding, Grievance Arb.) PDF icon

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 •  Lansing Office Staff
 •  Detroit Office Staff
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