UAW Local 163


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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In Loving Memory of:


John Targosz Retiree from Detroit Diesel

Passed Away Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Regional Conference will be on Tuesday

March 31, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.


Meeting Focus: Let's Get Ready for 2016


Stephen P. Yokich Auditorium
9650 S. Telegraph Road, Taylor, MI 48180
4:00 p.m. Registration & Dinner (meeting to follow)

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UAW Region 1A Women's Council Old Fashion Bake Sale

 Pre-Order your Desserts Today and Pick them up on Wednesday April 1, 2015 or Thursday April 2, 2015!

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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Solidarity Magazine and film features Mar.-Apr. 2015

Union Educational Series

2nd Presentation


"What Unions Do"

UAW Region 1A

Rory Gamble Academy

Margaret Bialowicz


Mother of

DDC Employee

William Bialowicz

Dept. 933 

Washington Capitals vs. Detroit Red Wings 


Sunday, April 5, 2015

5 pm

FMLA Training


April 7, 2015

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

President's and Vice President's Report



President, Ralph Morris Jr.

Vice President, Alfreada Wallace

Madelyn Goodman



DDC Employees

Furman Goodman Jr. - Dept. 892

Lawrence Goodman - Dept. 127

Detroit Diesel

Unit Meeting


Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Axle Alliance

Unit Meeting


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tell Lansing, get your priorities straight!

Michigan Republicans don’t like their office building in Lansing. They want new digs. They want a better view of the Capitol. But instead of renovating their building, they’re spending more than double the cost of renovation to build a brand new building. The price tag for the new construction? $70 million! Read More >>>

The National Child Identification Program


Benefits Report at Detroit Diesel Corporation

By:  Ray Herrick, Mark Grant & Toni Massey 


UAW Region 1A

60th Annual Invitational

Bowling Tournament

March 21, 2015



Saturday, April 11, 2015


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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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The UAW Special Convention on Collective Bargaining will take place on Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

The convention begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday the 24th and at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, the 25th... Read more >>>

BLOOMBERG: History Was Made in Selma—But Not For Selma

Fifty years after America was changed on the Edmund Pettus bridge, residents of the struggling city hope the anniversary will bring more: tourists, economic revival, the promise of Bloody Sunday finally fulfilled.

Most weekdays for the last 10 years, Letasha Irby, 36, has driven her car across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., to get to a job that pays $11.33 an hour. The black mother of two lives about a 20-minute drive from the iconic bridge, which is named in honor of a Reconstruction-era Alabama Ku Klux Klan leader and U.S. senator and is the spot where demonstrators were set upon by police in an event that's come to be known as Bloody Sunday...

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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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