UAW Local 163


Happy Thanksgiving

UAW Local 163 - Executive Board would like to wish the active and retired membership along with their families a Happy Thanksgiving.

The Union Hall will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Nov. 27th and 28th.  The Hall will reopen at normal business hours on Monday, December 1st.


Please join us in a Black Friday protest at the Walmart Supercenter at 7555 Telegraph Rd., Taylor MI 48180 on Friday November 28th. The protest starts at 9:00am and should not last more than an hour. If you have any questions, please call or email me. Leigh Kegerreis UAW Region 1A CAP and Retired Worker’s Representative

Robert Paul Laduke


Father of DDC Employee

Ted Laduke

Dept. 933

The following statement can be attributed to UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada:
“The dirty little secret this report reveals is that, more often than we realize, companies simply aren’t delivering on the good manufacturing jobs they promise our communities.

We meet workers every day who are stuck in exactly the kinds of jobs described in this report – ones that pay barely enough to support a family and that remain ‘temporary’ for months or even years on end.

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Bereavement Notice

Retiree Daniel Stockdale

Father of DDC Employee

Shelley Welichko - Dept. 719


Father in Law of DDC Employee

Byron Welichko - Dept. 127

President's Letter

Veterans Memorial at DDC

Dedication Ceremony 

November 11, 2014

UAW Local 163 - Education Committee


Brothers on the Line

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Retiree Annual Christmas Party

Friday, December 12th

12 PM - 3 PM

UAW Region 1A

60th Annual Invitational

Bowling Tournament

March 21, 2015

     Hey!  Lets give a big shout out and all the help we can to the fast food workers of America.  They are doing all they can to raise the minimum wage which is a joke in most states and along with their great efforts they want to be UNIONIZED.  The vast majority of fast food workers are young it is very gratifying that they are well aware that unions are the only real protection workers have.  I have heard, and perhaps some of you have heard, some workers and retired workers say unions are no good bas-----, yet they totally embrace all the many benefits that unions afforded them for a very comfortable living standard.  Read more >>>

Amendments to Article 16 of the UAW Constitution will take effect beginning November 1, 2014 

Why the UAW matters and it should matter to YOU!

by Tony Trupiano 

UAW Local 163 - Detroit Diesel

Veteran's Memorial

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

Please Click on Our Attachment for the Latest Calendar of Events! 

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan’s state capitol building will remain open to citizen demonstrations after workers filed suit and won a temporary injunction against arbitrary closure of the building during massive protests against anti-worker, anti-family legislation supported by Gov. Rick Snyder. 

About 3,000 demonstrators were inside and around the Capitol today, protesting Gov. Snyder’s plan to push a radical change in Michigan’s labor laws through the legislature with little advance notice and no public hearing.  Michigan State Police responded by closing the building, shutting citizens out of the legislative process. 

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

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