Local 223 would like to thank DTE for observing Juneteenth. Many companies claim to “pay it forward” but DTE isn’t just talking, they are doing it.
This day in 1865, marked the end of slavery in the U.S., the true beginning of freedom for the nation and started the healing from a history of oppression, stained with blood and tears. Even today, as we experience gross injustices and protests nationwide, all on the heels of a worldwide pandemic, we must let this be a turning point. Not just a turning point for DTE employees but also for our region, state and nation.
In 1865, we may have freed the people, but now we must strive to free our minds. True freedom sees the next person as a brother or sister and shows respect. If we divide ourselves, we weaken our country, our states, our cities and our neighborhoods. In solidarity,