UAW Local 163 Oakwood Contract Propasal Vote Results


Executive Board Officers and Chairperson Eurest/JLL/Integrity LIft Ballot Positions

Providing heating assistance to Michigan families Detroit - UAW President Rory L. Gamble has been unanimously elected to serve on the Board of Directors of THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that has been helping to keep Michigan families warm through utility assistance since 1985. THAW provides assistance to vulnerable Michigan residents through 39 agency partners and a series of annual mobile processing events. Since its inception in 1985, THAW has distributed over $190 million in assistance to more than 256,000 Michigan households. Last year, THAW distributed more than $15 million in utility assistance to nearly 18,000 Michigan households, helping families stay warm in the winter and protecting them against water shutoffs.

Barbara Caylor Black

Mother of DDC Employees - Timothy Caylor Dept. 851 & Jody Caylor

Date of Death:  Tuesday, January 19, 2021


Monday, January 25, 2021
R. C. Aleks & Son Funeral Home
1324 Southfield Road
Lincoln Park, MI  48146
(313) 382-7878
2 PM - 7 PM

Funeral Services:

Photo by Detroit News Archives Originally posted on By Rory L. Gamble With images of an insurrection at our nation’s Capitol this month, we all are experiencing a nation divided like none of us has ever seen. We are divided by politics. By opinions. By economics. By beliefs. The cause? Well, that is up for debate. What isn’t up for debate is that this is a time to look to — and take heart in — the words of President John F. Kennedy and heed the warning of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that healing our nation starts with us. Each of us must personally seek to find what unites us and foster that, bond with it, build upon it, so that we can move forward to a better place for us all.

Detroit - “Hand on Bible, in the seat of the world’s longest democratic republic, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took an oath that carries the hopes and dreams of all Americans to rise from the COVID-19 challenge, our economic challenges and our national division.

James Kennard

Father of DDC Employee - James Kennard - Dept. 978

Date of Death:  Saturday, January 16, 2021


Sunday, January 24, 2021
O. H. Pye Funeral Home
17600 Plymouth Road
Detroit, MI  48227
(313) 838-9770
12 PM - 5 PM

Family Hour Service

Monday, January 25, 2021
Detroit World Outreach
23800 W. Chicago
Redford, MI  48239
12 PM - 12:30 PM

The Funeral Service will begin promptly at 12:30 PM

Sisters and Brothers,

This week we will see a new Administration sworn into office in Washington, D.C.

With the Biden/Harris presidency, we will see the nation’s first female, and biracial Vice President along with a cabinet that promises to be the most diverse ever. And they will be joining a Congress that is the most diverse in our nation’s history.

Mark Wallace

DDC Employee - Dept.125

Husband of DDC Employee Melissa Wallace - Dept. 566

Date Of Death:  Thursday, January 14, 2021


Sunday, January 17, 2021
Neely-Tarowski Funeral Home
30200 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI  48154
(734) 525-9020

Tune in Saturday, January 16th at 7pm for America United: An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating America's Changemakers. The event will kick off the inaugural festivities with musical performances and messages from leaders across the country, including UAW President Rory L. Gamble.