DEARBORN — Local 223 Utility Workers Union of America 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.

“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.

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 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; 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.

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