UAW Local 163


Primary Care Health Center Announcement 


2015 - Picnic Raffle Ticket Winners


Drawing was held at the Picnic on August 1st at 4 PM

Retired Worker Chapter

August Meeting


Child ID Program at Local Picnic

     On Saturday August 1st, the Wayne Masonic Lodge #112 will be providing a free child identification program at our Local's Annual Picnic. The program will be conducted between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm.
     Each child that goes through the process will receive a dental impression kit as well as a CD containing a photo, video, digital fingerprints and their vital information. Parents or legal guardians of children who participate must be present and fill out a permission slip for the child to receive this service. Children who have already received the service are encouraged to repeat the process every two years to keep the information in the completed packets current.
     The Michigan Child Identification Program provides the family with everything needed for the Amber Alert System. Since 2005 over seventy thousand Michigan children have received this valuable service. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children considers the Michigan Child Identification Program to be one of the most comprehensive of its kind.
     For questions or more information about the event you may call 269-612-7424 or consult the Michigan Child ID Web Site at




Saturday, August 1, 2015

Noon to 5 PM

General Membership Meeting


All Units

Sunday, July 26, 2015

11 am


DETROIT — UAW President Dennis Williams, surrounded by UAW negotiating committee members, officially began 2015 contract negotiations with Ford Motor Co. today with a handshake with Ford’s negotiating team at the Cass Technical High School in Detroit... Read more >>>

Ruby Lee Borner


Mother of DDC Employee

Carsell Borner

Passed on July 15, 2015

Detroit Diesel - Family Day


September 13, 2015

11 AM - 4 PM

2 Tickets Per Retiree

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


UAW Local 163

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

President's  and Vice President's

June Report



President - Ralph Morris Jr.

Vice President - Alfreada Wallace




by:  Ray Herrick, DDC UAW Benefits Rep. and UAW LUCA delegate, UAW Northwest Local 163

UAW Local 163 Veterans Committee

Veterans Memorial story at Detroit Diesel from Solidarity Magazine page 27 in the May-June edition.

Voya takes over recordkeeping for hourly 401 (k) plans

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


UAW Local 163 member Courtnay Clay's son Michael Stevenson won the Region 1A - Retired Workers Councils Director's Scholarship for his essay on " What I think it would be like to have Medicare for All"

UAW Local 163 would like to congratulate Michael for winning this prestigious award. 

Michael's award winning essay is available to read by clicking on the Article Title.


Education Video



UAW Local 163, Northwest

Education Chairperson

Al Byrd


UAW Region 1A

2015 - Union Pioneer Scholarship Winners



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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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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