UAW Local 163


Union Hall Closed

The Union Hall will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.

The Hall will reopen at normal business hours on Tuesday, May 26th.


Election Results

Detroit Axles

3rd Shift Alternate Committeeperson


Election Held:  May 21, 2015

Election Results

Detroit Axles

3rd Shift Committeeperson


Election Held:  Thursday, May 21, 2015

Retired Worker Chapter

June Meeting


Southfield, Mich.
– Workers from Lear plants across the country entered the company’s annual shareholder meeting Thursday morning and spoke directly to Lear Corp. CEO Matthew J. Simoncini and the company’s Board of Directors to demand good jobs and safe workplaces at its plants nationwide... Read more >>>

Barbara Ann Hamilton


Mother of DDC Employee

Glennka Hubbard - Dept. 852


Sister of DDC Employee

Courtnay Clay - Dept. 127


Donald Watson


Father of DDC Employee

Chris Watson

Dept. 127

2015 - Dates and Locations of UAW Locals having reduced priced Cedar Point Tickets


UAW Local 163

July (13-19) & August (10-16)

Black Lake - Collective Bargaining Report

By Andrew Lewis


Detroit Axles

Notice of Sign-Up and Election


For the Office of:

3rd Shift Committeeperson and 3rd Shift Alternate Committeeperson


UAW President Dennis Williams’ Statement on Workers’ Memorial Day

“Today is Workers' Memorial Day, a day for working people and union brothers and sisters to pay tribute to those who have been hurt or killed on the job. Every worker death is a tragedy. Each brother or sister killed or injured on the job represents a family shattered, dreams extinguished, and potential loss. The sad fact is, nearly 4,600 Americans die every year from job-related injuries. An additional 50,000 succumb to work-related illnesses. Another 4 million will be injured on the job.

Sadly, in 2014, that was the fate of seven UAW members. Today as we remember others who lost their lives due to injuries suffered on the job, we also honor those brothers and sisters and the memories that are so close to home. Let this next year be the year, that all brothers and sisters return home safely each and every day to their families.”

Voya takes over recordkeeping for hourly 401 (k) plans

By:  Ray Herrick, Mark Grant, and Toni Massey-UAW Benefit Reps. at Detroit Diesel Corp.


What Unions Do

presented by

UAW Local 163 - Education Chairperson

Al Byrd

Axle Alliance

Unit Meeting


Tueday, May 12, 2015

General Membership Meeting

All Units


Sunday, April 26, 2015

11 A. M.


by: UAW Benefits Rep. and Elected Delegate Ray Herrick

     The UAW Special Bargaining Convention, to prepare for vital contract negotiations, was held at Detroit’s Cobo Hall on March 24th and 25th, 2015.   UAW Northwest Local 163’s Detroit Diesel unit sent 3 elected delegates to the Convention, UAW Northwest Local 163 Vice-President Alfreada Wallace, UAW Benefits Rep. Ray Herrick, and Brother Randy Harris. UAW Northwest Local 163 President Ralph Morris Jr. and UAW Shop Chairman at Detroit Diesel, Mark “Gibby” Gibson also attended the Convention as fraternal delegates.

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President's and Vice President's Report



President, Ralph Morris Jr.

Vice President, Alfreada Wallace

Save the date for 2015 LUCA Conference: June 7-12

Director Rory L. Gamble gets the Special Bargaining Convention 2015 underway with an introduction of the color guard, and the UAW Region 1A choir. It is an amazing display of representatives from Region 1A! 

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UAW Region 1A

Rory Gamble Academy

The National Child Identification Program


Benefits Report at Detroit Diesel Corporation

By:  Ray Herrick, Mark Grant & Toni Massey 


All UAW members in good standing are invited to attend classes at the Rory L. Gamble UAW Region 1A Academy. These classes are being offered in cooperation with the International Union, UAW Education Department.

All classes will be held on Tuesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Classes are being offered twice a day to make attendance as convenient as possible.

Members who attend 4 of the 5 classes offered will receive a Certificate of Completion from Region 1A Director Rory L. Gamble.


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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

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

Starting January 1st, 2012, the State of Michigan has implemented a law Read more >>>

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