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UAW Members Reach Out to Homeless families

PHOTO CAPTION: (L to R) Denise Wood, Local 163 financial secretary; Alfreada Wallace, Local 163 vice president; Tamieka Andrews, Westland Samaritas facility coordinator; Ralph Morris Jr., Local 163 president; Malisa Donner, Local 163 Women’s Committee chair. If the community struggles, we struggle, too (WESTLAND, Mich.) – Life is a little easier now for dozens of homeless families served by the Samaritas Center emergency shelter in Westland, Michigan, thanks to the efforts of caring members at UAW Local 163 in Westland. With the help of the local’s Women’s and Community Services committees, the 3,000-member strong local donated money, construction help and carpentry skills ... Read more

UAW Local 163 members at Detroit Diesel overwhelmingly ratify 5-year contract

DETROIT — UAW Local 163 members at Detroit Diesel overwhelmingly ratified a five-year agreement that significantly raises compensation for all workers and commits the Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary to building two displacements of a medium-duty truck engine in the near future. The agreement, ratified Tuesday, includes a $5,000 signing bonus, a $1 wage increase for all classifications, including In-Progression employees. It also includes pension increases for pension-eligible employees, as well as an increased company matching contribution for non-pension eligible employees. The bargaining committee was also able to reduce the amount of time it takes for an In-Progression employee to ... Read more