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Ford Blue
Oval Connect
January 20,
2017

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News readers
name Ford GT
Best of Show

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Uniforum
Vol 5 No 1
Jan 19, 2017

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Retiree Armand
Laforet Passes
Jan 18, 2017

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Newfoundland
fishers consider
disaffiliating
from Unifor

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Ford premieres
refreshed
2018 Mustang

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GM to invest
additional $1-
billion in U.S.,
move some
output from
Mexico
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Takata to pay
$1B over faulty
air bags

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Canada could
also face auto
border tax,
Trump
spokesman
suggests

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EPA accuses
Fiat Chrysler
of emissions
cheating

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Ford reaffirms
target of $10.2B
2016 pre-tax
profit

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Trump tweets
won’t change
Ford's Canadian
plans, company’s
President of the
Americas says

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Ford brings
back Ranger
Bronco

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Ford takes
wraps off
updated
F-150

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Mexican Ford
workers lament
Trump

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Play the Trump
cards right,
and Canada's
auto sector
will benefit

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Auto sales
set record
in ’16 at
17.55M

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Ford to scrap
Mexico plant,
invest in
Michigan; CEO
cites Trump
policies

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Trump
threatens
GM with ‘big
border tax

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Nimpha Ilagan
Passes Away
Dec 31, 2016

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Union
prepares for
legal battle
ahead of
pension cuts

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Nortel’s
disabled
workers still
fighting
for better
deal after
bankruptcy

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December 2016
Articles

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2016
Government
Benefit Rates

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Unifor
Constitution

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Ford Collective
Agreement
Effective
Sept 24, 2012

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Made In Canada Matters

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Retiree
Armand Laforet
Passes Away
January 18, 2017

Armond Laforet

1921 - 2017
Retired October 1, 1986
43 Years Service

It is with great sadness that we inform you of
the passing of Retiree Armand Laforet

Our condolences go out to the entire family

Visitation:
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ward Funeral Home, "Brampton Chapel"
52 Main Street South
Brampton, ON
L6W 2C5

Service:
Monday, January 23rd, 2017, 3:00pm
Ward Funeral Home, "Brampton Chapel"
52 Main Street South
Brampton, ON

 

Laforet, Armand Ernest - Obituary

Passed away peacefully at Brampton Civic Hospital on Wednesday January 18th, 2017 with his family by his side In his 96th year. Armand served in the Second World War. After his service he worked at Ford for 43 years. Predeceased by his loving wife Rita Bonnar. Beloved father of Wayne(Helen), Judy(Daniel), Gary,(Deb) . Grandpa of Lisa (Jason), Cheryl(Rob), Andrew( Rhonda) and John. Great-grandmother of Keira, Aidan, Aaron, Riley and Mason. The family would like to thank all the staff at Woodhall Park Nursing Home for their amazing care over the past twelve years.

Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home “Brampton Chapel”, 52 Main Street South (Hwy 10), Brampton on Sunday January 22nd, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.A Funeral Service will be held on Monday January 23rd at 3:00 p.m.in the Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Woodhall Park Care Community would be appreciated.

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Retiree Meetings
will be Suspended

for the Winter Months

Meetings are the First Wednesday of the month

Next meeting
Wednesday April 5, 2017

Canadian Legion
80 Mary Street
Brampton

1pm


 


Charter

 

PCOLA 1979

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RESTORE PCOLA WEBSITE

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Follow on Twitter/RestorePcola

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1979 UAW / CANADA Brochure
Year that PCOLA was implemented
Click here to see original copy

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Click to see our
Resolution on reinstating PCOLA in 2016
(This was passed unanimously with both
the Retirees and the Membership)


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Frank McAnally from Local 200 Supporting Retirees. Pension Cola for Future Retirees was won in 1987 and then all Retirees in 1999.


Promise campaign



 

 

Blue Oval Connect

January 20, 2017

Announcements

 

 

Ford, Lincoln Honored for Excellence During North American International Auto ShowFord
Ford and Lincoln earned a host of awards for some of their hottest vehicles as well as brand loyalty during the North American International Auto Show.
Click here to see a list and an explanation of each honor.
Related: Check out Ford Stand at 2017 North American International Auto Show
With cool vehicles, ride simulators, a virtual reality experience and other interactive displays, the Ford stand at the 2017 North American International Auto Show offers a lot of fun and excitement for both adults and children. Don't miss a thing! Before you go to the show this year, click here for a guided tour of the Ford stand with Garett Carr, manager, Ford Global Auto Show & Events.
Send your NAIAS photos to atford@ford.com.

FordTBT: Ford Debuts Bronco Concept at 2004 North American International Auto Show
More than a decade prior to the recent announcement that the beloved Ford Bronco will return in 2020, the company introduced a Bronco concept in 2004 at the North American International Auto Show.
Click here to learn more.

Ford News

MobilityAutonomous Vehicle Could Open New World for Ford Employee's Son
While his friends and Airport High School classmates are on the precipice of independence, Drew Johns knows he won't be joining them by getting his driver's license.
To read the full article, click here.

MobilityNew Ford Mustang Convertible Debuts with Sleeker Design, More Advanced Technology and Improved Performance
This week, covers came off the new Ford Mustang convertible – America's best-selling sports car – as it kicks off a tour of more than 50 regional auto shows across the country before going on sale in North America this fall.
To read the full article, click here.

MobilityFord Heritage Week: STILL Opening the Highways to All Mankind
What's behind the inspiration for the Heritage Week masthead banner? In 1925, the Ford Motor Company ran an advertisement that did not promote any vehicle, but instead, declared a vision for what the company wanted for its future.
To read the full article, click here.
 

Global Notes

Product AccelerationStunning Photos from Ford Thailand's Media Drive: Following the King's Footsteps'
Ford Thailand recently held an event that had special meaning: over 50 media representatives from automotive, lifestyle and blogger to experience the Ranger and the Everest, traveling through the path of His Majesty, The Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's royal projects.
To read the full article, click here.  

S-MAXLondon Trials New Plug-in Hybrid Vans That Could Help to Deliver Cleaner Air; Supports Ford's Push for EV Leadership
LONDON – Ford is launching a multi-million pound project designed to help improve air quality in London, as the automaker accelerates its electrification plans with 13 new global electrified vehicles scheduled for introduction in the next five years.
To read the full article, click here.  

Intelligent TransportFord Plant in Bahia celebrates the mark of 200,000 1.0 3-cylinder Flex Fuel Engines produced
CAMAÇARI, Brazil – Ford's plant in Bahia has celebrated the production of 200,000 1.0 3-cylinder flex fuel engines since it started its operations two years ago. This new engine equips the compact Ka Hatch and Ka+ cars, models which are among the best-selling in the country.
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 and your Ford, with a caption, 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
Stan Pozdol

Outside Voices

2018 Ford Mustang Adds More Power and MagneRide Adaptive Dampers
(Road & Track) As long as the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro remain in production, it seems the pony car wars will continue unabated. A little over a year ago, we declared the 2016 Camaro SS the champion, but with this facelifted Mustang, Ford is angling for a rematch. For 2018, the Mustang gets all sorts of changes that could add up to a big improvement.
To read the full article, click here.
What's Behind Ford's Bronco Comeback?
(Detroit Free Press) The reason for the return, according to company officials and outside experts, lies in a potentially profitable combination for the Dearborn automaker: a robust truck market, a near-term forecast for relatively low gas prices and changing customer tastes built on a slimmed-down pickup.
To read the full article, click here.

 

 

 

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