Local 223 Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Reaches Tentative Agreement with DTE Energy

Local 223 Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Reaches Tentative Agreement
                               with DTE Energy

PR Newswire

DEARBORN, Mich., March 1, 2013

DEARBORN, Mich., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Local 223 Utility Workers Union
of America (UWUA) today announced it has reached a tentative agreement with
DTE Energy. Local 223 UWUA will next move to set up ratification meetings with
its membership to vote on the tentative agreement.

"We are pleased to announce a new tentative agreement for a four-year
contract. Both parties realized the importance of working together to address
the needs of its membership and of those of the company," said Mike Smith,
Local 223 UWUA President. 

About the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 223, AFL-CIO
The Utility Workers Union of America continues to be in the forefront of the
fight for a secure energy future that protects consumers, respects workers'
rights and creates good paying domestic jobs. UWUA Local 223 members are safe,
productive, and skilled workers. UWUA Local 223 represents 3,600 members at
DTE Energy representing workers from Detroit Edison and MichCon who generate,
deliver and restore power and supply gas. Local 223 is the largest union at
DTE and the second largest UWUA local in the nation. Local 223 members serve
as first responders in times of crisis and keep customers safe.

Local 223 members are employed around the state of Michigan and are part of 11
different units representing employees at Warren Service Center Shops; Power
Generation; Office, Professional & Technical (OPT); Gas; Meter; Stores;
Electrical System – Substations; Underground Lines; Nuclear Operations –
Fermi 2; Motor Transportation, and Facilities Management & Services. They are
employed as skilled trades, power plant operators, electric and gas field
service workers, meter readers, electric and gas distribution workers,
customer service representatives and clerical workers, electrical line
workers, technical workers and business and office workers.

The mission of UWUA Local 223 is to provide its members with a voice in the
workplace and in the larger community. UWUA's goals are to protect and improve
the wages, benefits and standard of living of its members and their families,
to insure a safe and healthy workplace, to affirm the dignity and value of our
members and the work they perform, and to create a more just and secure
workplace and society.

SOURCE Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA)

Contact: Janine Krasicky Sadaj, +1-248-542-3991 or +1-248-514-4558 (cell)
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