UAW Local 163


DETROIT — A group of Michigan citizens is suing the State’s unemployment insurance system to stop its illegal and unconstitutional practices...

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What Unions Do

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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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Retired Worker Chapter

April Meeting


Romulus Powertrain

Unit Meeting


Thursday, April 23, 2015 

– April 7, 2015 – The United Auto Workers announced today the ratification of the contract with New York University which covers over 1200 graduate employees, members of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee-UAW Local 2110, who perform various functions for the university including teaching and research.  Once again, this  makes NYU the only private university in the country with a unionized graduate employee workforce.  The agreement was ratified by 99% of the membership, with nearly 1,000 members voting. Read more >>>

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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Solidarity Magazine and film features Mar.-Apr. 2015

Union Educational Series

2nd Presentation


"What Unions Do"

UAW Region 1A

Rory Gamble Academy

Washington Capitals vs. Detroit Red Wings 


Sunday, April 5, 2015

5 pm

FMLA Training


April 7, 2015

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Detroit Diesel

Unit Meeting


Tuesday, April 7, 2015


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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