UAW Local 163


UAW President Dennis Williams will join U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James P. Hoffa as the three speak before they kick off the traditional Labor Day parade.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Together We WILL WIN!!”

The kick-off is scheduled at 9 a.m. at 2121 Trumbull St., on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull Street just south of I-7 Read more >>>

2014 Labor Day Parade

September 1, 2014

UAW Local 163 Staging Area

Michigan & Trumbull near the Old Tiger Stadium

Detroit Diesel

Notice of Sign-Up and Election

District #7 

Alternate Bargaining District Committeeperson


Due to flooding, the Picnic has been rescheduled.


The Retired Worker's Council Picnic

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

11 AM until 2 PM


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

     On Monday, you are going to make one of the most important decisions of your life. You and your family’s quality of life will rest on this decision. Lakeland management has been conducting “Captive Audience Meetings” with all voting employees this past week. Although these meetings are considered “legal”, they are an unethical business practice employers use to give their one-sided, distorted view of unions. These meetings are carefully rehearsed by management. All abusive employers that are fighting unions in an NLRB election use them.

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UAW Local 163 - Detroit Diesel

Veteran's Memorial

LANSING,Mich. – UAW members are pleased to announce the endorsement of the following statewide candidates for the November general election who will protect the rights of Michigan’s working families. The UAW’s endorsements include.. Read more >>>

Election Results


DDC District #7

Alternate Bargaining District Committeeperson

Afternoon Shift

Alfonso Hoskins


Father of DDC Employee

Darius D. Hoskins

Dept. 721

Drawing was held at 5 PM during the Local Picnic

Winners must contact the Union Hall to claim their prize

DDC Employee

Richard Harrison

Dept. 197

NLRB Lakeland Election Results

for Election held on Monday, August 4, 2014

GM Powertrain Retiree

George Myatt Jr.

Bereavement Notice

Philip Filipek

DDC Retiree

Passed Away - August 2, 2014

On May 5th, 2014, UAW Secretary Treasurer Dennis Williams made an announcement at our UAW-GM Joint Health & Safety Conference that impacts current and future UAW GM retirees eligible for benefits as provided by the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (the “Trust”) that we wanted to share.

We are pleased to inform you that effective January 1, 2015, the Trust will provide Dental and Vision coverage to our eligible GM retirees. The covered benefits will be comparable to those that were provided by General Motors Corporation prior to the 2009 bankruptcy.

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BY: Ray Herrick, Mark Grant & Toni Massey
UAW Benefits Representatives at Detroit Diesel

Trailer for the Documentary on the Reuther Brothers 

Official Retirees Executive Board Election Results

President's Letter to Lakeland Center members 

By Joe Uehlein

The approach of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 provides us an opportunity to reflect on the “long, strange trip” shared by the environmental movement and the labor movement over four decades here on Spaceship Earth.

A billion people participate in Earth Day events, making it the largest secular civic event in the world. But when it was founded in 1970, according to Earth Day’s first national coordinator Denis Hayes, “Without the UAW, the first Earth Day would have likely flopped!”

Michigan State Capitol

 The Bond between the UAW and the Civil Rights Movement

Region 1A Labor Walks Read more >>>

DETROIT – The UAW responded today to the reaction of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) management to being found guilty of violations of U.S. federal labor law.
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel said, “It is clear that Daimler has acted with hostility and in direct contempt of its neutrality policy in its dealing with pro-union workers at its Alabama plant in Tuscaloosa.  It’s deplorable that Mercedes was found in violation of U.S. law and then publicly claimed it as a victory and an example of its neutral pledge.”
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