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  • IMPORTANT MEMO on COVID-19 Impact on MERC Staffing and Case Processing

    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.

    NEW MERC Appointments from Governor Whitmer on April 23, 2021:

    *William F. Young of Spring Lake, MI, New Commissioner effective Monday April 26, 2021.

    *MERC Commissioner Tinamarie Pappas  Appointed as Commission Chair effective Friday, April 23, 2021.


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