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Ford
expects
better
financial
results
in 2019

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Ford, VW
link-up
looms over
Detroit auto
show

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Ford
Blue Oval
Connect
Jan 15, 2019

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Ford sold
1.1 million
F-Series
pickups last
year

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Ford to cut
thousands
of jobs in
turnaround
plan

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Keep
GM Jobs
in Canada
Rally Pictures
Friday Jan 11

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UNIFOR
Unilink
Jan 12
2019

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FCA to pay
nearly $800M
in emissions
cheating case

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Ford cancels
Mexico plant,
expands U.S.
factory and
adds 700 jobs

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Ford adds
149,652
vehicles in
Canada to
Takata
airbag recall
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Auto sales beat
expectations
for 2018, but
2019 doesn't
look as good

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2018
Government
Benefit Rates

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Ford Health
Care Benefit
Booklet
Nov 2016

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Ford Collective
Agreement
Effective
Nov 7, 2016

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Ford Pension
Booklet
2016

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Life &
Disability
Booklet
2016

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2016 Benefits Appendix R
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Unifor
Constitution

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Contact Us
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Made In Canada Matters


 

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Large Turn Out
for the Keep GM
Jobs in Canada
Rally Jan 11, 2019

On Friday, January 11, GM was hosting an investor event to pitch its future corporate direction.

This direction includes their plan to shut down GM Oshawa, affecting thousands of Unifor members and workers in Canada. GM’s big plan to line the pockets of investors also includes ramping up production in Mexico, exploiting low-paid workers there.

This is the wrong direction for the company. Unifor members need their communities behind them, to say that the Oshawa Assembly Plant must stay open.

Thousands showed up to tell GM that we are all united beside Canadian autoworkers.

If GM wants to sell in Canada, it needs to build here.

 


Photo's Taken at Rally by Chris Wilski

 

Next Retiree Meeting*

Wednesday April 3, 2019

Canadian Legion

80 Mary Street
Brampton

1 PM

*Meeting are suspended for the months of
January, February and March 2019

Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 1pm.


Retiree Meeting held September 12, 2018

 



 


Retiree Meeting May 16, 2018

 


  January 12, 2019

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The new year brings big challenges - rally with us this Friday, share the new #SaveOshawaGM video, and sign up for 2019 Education courses. Also in this issue: new members join our ranks, and CP Rail members set the pattern with new collective agreement.

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“If you want to sell here, build here!” Watch and share the new #SaveOshawaGM video.

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Join us in Windsor or on Facebook Live on Friday for a rally to save GM jobs and keep the Oshawa Assembly Plant open.

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How big an impact does the GM Oshawa Assembly plant have on the economy? You'd be surprised. Read the study now.

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Hundreds of workers chose to join Unifor in 2018 to make their working lives better. Read about our new members.

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Sign up early for 2019 Education Classes! Learn more about bargaining, human rights, handling grievances and more.

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Local 101R ratify collective agreement with wage increases and pattern-setting wins for CP Rail workers.
READ MORE

 

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Hear from members as they actively lobby for workers’ interests at municipal, provincial and federal government levels.

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Prabhjot Kahlon, Local 830 M reporter explains why social media can't replace local news. Let's #SaveLocalNews.


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Blue Oval Connect
Jan 15, 2018

Announcements

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company Launch Global AllianceFord & VW

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company today announced the first formal agreements in a broad alliance that positions the companies to boost competitiveness and better serve customers in an era of rapid change in the industry.

Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett confirmed that the companies intend to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups for global markets beginning as early as 2022. The alliance will drive significant scale and efficiencies and enable both companies to share investments in vehicle architectures that deliver distinct capabilities and technologies.

The companies estimate the commercial van and pickup cooperation will yield improved annual pre-tax operating results, starting in 2023.

Click here to read the full article.

Most Powerful Street-Legal Ford in History: All-New Shelby GT500 Is the Most Advanced Mustang Ever for Street, Track or Drag StripShelby GT500
The all-new Shelby GT500 – the pinnacle of any pony car ever engineered by Ford Performance – delivers on its heritage with more than 700 horsepower for the quickest street-legal acceleration and most high-performance technology ever offered in a Ford Mustang.

Click here to read the full article.

All-New Ford Explorer Goes Faster and Further with Performance-Tuned ST and No-Compromise HybridExplorer
Completing its broadest-ever lineup of Explorer SUVs, Ford today revealed two all-new models that will take Explorer drivers faster and further than ever before. The all-new Explorer ST and the all-new Explorer Hybrid complete a lineup that includes a variety of driver and passenger comforts, an array of technologies that improve every drive, and new powertrain options that deliver power and efficiency.

Click here to read the full article.

RELATED:
All-New Ford Explorer Revealed
Throwback: Key Moments in Ford Explorer History

Ford News

TrucksFord Surpasses 1 Million Truck Sales in 2018
It would take more than eight hours in a commercial jet flying more than 500 mph to travel the full bumper-to-bumper length of all the F-Series trucks Ford sold globally in 2018 as the company marks 42 years as America's best-selling truck and 37 years as America's best-selling vehicle. During that flight, Ford would have sold nearly 1,000 more F-Series trucks.
To read the full article, click here.

HockeyFord Women's Hockey Team Looks to Repeat Against GM in Automotive Cup
A women's hockey team representing Ford is looking to repeat in its second-annual outdoor charity match against a team from cross-town rival General Motors. Team members recently joined Executive Chairman Bill Ford in his office atop World Headquarters to talk about the game as they look to keep the Automotive Cup trophy in the company's name.
To read the full article, click here.

Michigan Central StationReturn of More Artifacts Allows Ford to Create a New Michigan Central Station Exhibit
On a cold day in late December, Bryan J. Brincat dropped off several items to a construction trailer outside Michigan Central Station. Cast iron wall sconces, once positioned by the station's elevators, along with decorative cast iron pineapple railing toppers and cast iron elevator buttons had all made their way home.
To read the full article, click here.

Global Notes

VersaceVersace Unveils Ford-Branded Fashions
Ford went from roadway to runway when Versace unveiled a collection of fashions that pay homage to one of America's most iconic automotive brands. The clothing designer reimagined Ford's Blue Oval logo in a series of ensembles and accessories as part of its fall and winter 2019 menswear line.
To read the full article, click here.

RobuttFord's ‘Robutt’ Tester Ensures Seats Don't Suffer After Sweaty Workouts
Joining a gym, taking an exercise class or breaking out the running kit are high on many people's lists of New Year's resolutions. But not everyone will want to – or be able to – have a shower before jumping in the car to go home after.
To read the full article, click here.

Retiree Connect

Show Us Your Ford
Do you love Ford as much as we do? Show your love for Ford by participating in our Me and My Ford campaign.
How do you enter? It's simple. Send a pic of you with your Ford (.jpg format, please), with a caption including brief information about your career at Ford and your vehicle, to blueoval@ford.com. Or post your photo on Twitter or Instagram and tag @AtFordOnline using #FordRetiree #MeandMyFord.
We'll spotlight a new photo each week in the Blue Oval Connect weekly briefing. Let's see those Fords!
Weekly Spotlight
Me and My Ford

Outside Voices

Detroit Auto Show: Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang Debuts
(USA Today) If Ford Motor Company is serious about planning its future around electric vehicles, it's hard to imagine a better curtain call for its gasoline performance cars than the 700-plus-horsepower 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. Exhaust pipes the size of paint cans -- literally, they are five inches across -- promise an engine note to wake the dead when the most powerful production car in Ford history goes on sale this fall.
To read the full article, click here.

Here's Why the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Doesn't Have a Manual Transmission
(Motor Authority) The snake has finally returned. On Monday, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show with a surprise for enthusiasts -- no manual transmission. But why? Ford spokesman Jiyan Cadiz told Motor Authority the Shelby GT500 doesn't offer a manual transmission because Ford doesn't have one that can handle the power the new snake puts out.
To read the full article, click here.

How the 2020 Ford Explorer Gained Interior Space by Switching to Rear-Wheel Drive
(Motor Trend) Ever since Sir Alec Issigonis launched his miraculous Mini, popular wisdom holds that a sideways engine and front-drive is the surest-fire way to maximize interior volume in a given footprint. But Bill Gubing, chief engineer for the 2020 Ford Explorer, claims that switching away from transverse front-drive architecture to a longitudinal rear-drive setup allowed his team to unlock additional interior space in the new Explorer.
To read the full article, click here.

Ford CEO Says a ‘Big Surprise’ Coming Next Year with Electric Vehicles
(CNBC) Ford Motor Company is gearing up to launch new electric cars as soon as next year, CEO Jim Hackett told CNBC on Sunday. Ford previously announced it would invest $11 billion in electric vehicles by 2022 and produce 40 hybrid and fully electric cars in a plan to revive its slowing business. However, the company's chief told CNBC that drivers should be prepared for a “big surprise” from Ford.

To read the full article, click here.

He's a Big Deal at Ford, But Down-to-Earth Exec Hides in Plain Sight
(Detroit Free Press) The guy dressed in jeans and a pullover, sitting near the cafeteria window and holding a paper coffee cup, has a break between back-to-back meetings that run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the 11th floor. He decided to escape to his favorite spot and hide in plain sight, observing and listening to what's happening all around him. People stop to talk. About everything. Water in the bathroom isn't hot enough. Office space is too hot. A printer isn't working. Kumar Galhotra smiles, nods, makes a note, promises to follow up – and does. He could be any guy in any coffee shop. But he's not just any guy.
To read the full article, click here.

Full Visual History of Ford Explorer, from 1990 to Today
(Car and Driver) Place Ford Explorer up there with Jeep Grand Cherokee for helping to start the modern SUV craze in the early 1990s. Essentially station wagons but with four-wheel drive and far less of a stigma – remember, in the early '90s, wagons were about as cool as minivans are today – sport utility vehicles like the Explorer captured the American public's imagination and have refused to let go. With Ford having just unveiled its latest Explorer, it's the perfect opportunity to look back through the best-selling model's history, from 1990 to today.
To read the full article, click here.

 

 

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1979 UAW / CANADA Brochure
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(This was passed unanimously with both
the Retirees and the Membership)


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