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    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.  MERC, supported by the staff of the Bureau of Employment Relations, administers three statutes:


    The Public Employment Relations Act (PERA)- a labor relations statute which grants all public employees within the state of Michigan, excluding classified civil service employees of the state and federal government, the right to organize and be represented by labor organizations of their choice.


    The Labor Relations and Mediation Act (LMA), a statute regulating collective bargaining relationships between private sector unions and small private sector employers not falling within the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Act.


    The Compulsory Arbitration Act (312)- a statute providing for compulsory binding arbitration of labor-management disputes involving public safety employees.


    Click here to access the MERC homepage and meeting information




    Public Act 176 of 1939


    Contact Information


    Lynn Morison
    Staff Attorney

    Phone: (313) 456-3516


    Detroit Office:

    Bureau of Employment Relations

    Cadillac Place

    3026 W. Grand Boulevard, Suite 2-750

    PO Box 02988

    Detroit, MI 48202-2988

    General Information- Voice: (313) 456-3510

    Fax: (313)456-3511


    Lansing Office:

    Bureau of Employment Relations

    1375 South Washington

    PO Box 30015

    Lansing, MI 48909

    General Information- Voice: (517) 373-3580

    Fax: (517) 334-9716


    Michigan Employment Relations Board Homepage




    Edward D. Callaghan, Royal Oak-(R) 

    Term expires 6/30/14


    Bob LaBrant, Perry-(R)

    Term expires 6/30/15


    Natalie Yaw, Detroit - (D)

    Term expires 6/30/16

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