Local 223 President Juanita Ray honored as Trailblazer

On Feb. 11, Juanita Ray, President, Local 223 UWUA, was honored as a trailblazer by DTE’s Respecting Ethnic and Cultural Heritage (REACH) Energy Group.

“Thank you again for this honor! I’m honored for the recognition by DTE Respecting Ethic and Cultural Heritage (REACH) Energy Group which embraces diversity and inclusion and plays an important role by helping increase cultural awareness, encourage understanding and acceptance of the diversity within the company, union and community,” said Ray. “I am truly humbled by the 2021 Trailblazer Award!”

Ray is the first black woman named to president of Local 223 and to the Utility Workers Union of America National Executive Board.

Dave Cafagna