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Ford sales
down 33%
in second
quarter

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Ford
Blue Oval
Connect
July 4,
2020

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UNIFOR
Unilink
July 3,
2020

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Reopening the
Canada-U.S.
border will
be a long,
piecemeal
process
_______

New NAFTA
takes effect
amid
carmaker
COVID-19
recovery
_______

Ford joins
growing
corporate
boycott,
halts
all US
social
media
advertising
______

Ford F-150's
roots go back
to early 20th
century
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Ford's
redesigned
F-150 pickup
will offer
sleeper seat
_______

UAW training
center
reforms seek
transparency,
higher
standards
_______

Ford and
Fiat
Chrysler
return
to full
production
Monday
_______

Ford teases
new F-150
ahead of next
week's world
premiere
_______

Future of
Ford Edge,
and Canadian
plant where
it's built, in
question
______

Ford rolls
out its first
Mustang
Mach 1
since 2004
______

Ford, GM
and VW say
production
and new
vehicles are
back on track
_______

NAFTA
replacement
looms as
carmakers
emerge from
COVID-19
shutdowns
______

Ford recalls
about 2.5M
vehicles for
latch, brake
troubles
_______

Retiree Ted
Tufford's Wife
Patricia
Passes Away
May 20, 2020
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UAW accepts
offer on
controversial
Black Lake
home
built for
Dennis
Williams
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Ford, VW
to make
about 8M
commercial
vehicles
_______

1st Ford
Escape Plug
-In Hybrid
gets best-
in-class
100 MPGe
_______

Unemployment
rate hits
record high
even as
economy
adds jobs
_______

Auto recovery
may take
years, with
$72 billion in
new debt to
pay off amid
projected
sales slump
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FCA
distributing
1,300 buyout
packages
at Windsor
Assembly
Plant
_________

UAW corruption
scandal nears
milestone with
Jones plea
______

Ford Mustang
brings back
iconic Mach
1 alongside
electric
Mach-E
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What's Safe
to Do and
What's Not
COVID-19
________

Auto not
targeted
by Ontario's
new COVID-
19 testing
strategy
_______

Three UAW
leaders
created
sexually
hostile
environment,
lawsuit
alleges
_______

Ford's Police
Interceptor
vehicles can
now turn up
the heat on
coronavirus
_______

Carmakers
push forward
on EVs as self
driving hits
pandemic
speed bumps
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Doug Ford
says anyone
who wants a
COVID-19 test
in Ontario will
be able to
get one
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Workers return
to U.S. Big
Three plants
in major
test for
auto industry
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Bomb threat
was made
against Unifor
blockades in
February
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Liberals won’t
commit to
boosting old
age security in
July despite
campaign
pledge

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Ford
shareholders
lament
sagging
stock,
slowed
production
amid
pandemic
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IN TRIBUTE:
WALTER
REUTHER’S
IMPACT
ENDURES
& TEACHES
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Seniors to
receive up
to $500 in
a one-time
payment to
offset added
costs due to
COVID-19
_______

Unifor lobbies
FCA to build
midsize
Dakota truck
in Ontario
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GM Canada to
resume engine
production
May 11 in
Ontario
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In push for
auto restart
timeline, Job
One is to get
it right the
first time
________

Ford COO
spends
almost entire
salary buying
$1 million
in stock
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Ontario lays
out safety
guidelines for
auto industry

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Ford signals
restart of auto
production, as
soon as COVID-
19 stay-at
home orders
lifted
_______

Talk turns
negative
on Ford,
naturally, as
COVID-19
headwinds
intensify

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Amid COVID-19
outbreak, Ford
signals $5
billion loss for
second quarter
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Ontario unveils
broad outline
for reopening
economy in
three stages
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GM Canada to
make millions
of masks at
idled Oshawa,
Ont., plant

_______

Unifor
'cautiously
optimistic'
Canadian
plants will
open in
early May
_______

FCA, Unifor
in COVID-19
safety talks
as automaker
eyes return
to production
______

Ontario
premier
approaches
auto industry's
restart with
caution
______

Composer
sues Ford
for copyright
infringement,
claims
automaker
used songs
without OK
______

Ford warns of
US$2 billion
quarterly loss
as it seeks
more cash
_______

Ford, GE
Healthcare
sign federal
contract to
build 50,000
ventilators
_______

Magna
preparing for
N.A. return to
work May 4
_______

Ford considers
production
restart,
expects $600
million Q1
earnings loss
______

Auto tech
sector wants
financial
aid from
feds during
COVID-19
pandemic
_______

The year’s
hottest new
cars just got
cold as ice
______

FCA Canada
implements
temperature
taking
protocol for
workers
_______

Ontario
dealers told
to end test
drives now
or face a
range of
penalties
________

Ford to make
100K face
shield in
Windsor Ont
to aid
in COVID-19
fight
_________

We Love You
Very Much,’
Chrystia
Freeland
Tells
Canada’s
Seniors

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Detroit's auto
industry steps
up against
COVID-19

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Ford vehicle
sales fell
12.5% in
first quarter
F-150 still
truck king

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Ford CEO
Jim Hackett
received
$17.36
million in
compensation
in 2019
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It won't be
'business as
usual for quite
a while,'
Unifor says
of auto
industry
________

Retiree Harry
Chadwick
Passes Away
March 23, 2020
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Ford delays
restarting
production
indefinitely
________

As COVID-19
death toll
mounts, when
to reopen
North
American
plants?
_______

Ford to restart
some plants in
April;Toyota,
Honda, FCA
extend
closing
_______

Ford recalls
268K cars in
North America
to fix door
latches
_______

Ford Works
With 3M, GE,
UAW to Speed
Production of
Respirators
_______

Essential
workplaces
& services
Ont Gov't
________

Ontario
dealers can
complete
sales via
email during
coronavirus
pandemic
_______

2019 Novel
Coronavirus
(COVID-19)
Ontario
self-
assessment
_________

Border closure
not expected
to affect
production,
supply chains
or dealer stock
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GM and Ford
N.A. plants
to shutter
thru March 30
_______

Detroit
carmakers
will close
plants due to
coronavirus
concerns
_______

Unifor,
Detroit 3 form
coronavirus
task force

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Windsor FCA
workers return
as carmakers
try keeping
plants running
during virus
crisis
_______

Ontario offers
more help
to laid-off
autoworkers
looking for
new careers
______

NY Auto
Show
postponed
due to
coronavirus
_______

FCA-UAW
bribery
scheme
'targeted
& directly
harmed'
automaker
_______

GSC Update:
The latest
info on the
coronavirus
and travel
implications
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Charges
against ex-
UAW boss
inch union
closer to
federal
oversight
_______

USMCA update
puts Canada
in the role
of labour
watchdog for
Mexico
_______

Ford, Fiat
Chrysler
restrict air
travel for
employees
due to
coronavirus
______

USMCA update
puts Canada
in the role
of labour
watchdog
for Mexico
_______

FCA to end
third shift
at Windsor
Assembly
Plant in June
affecting
1,500
workers
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Travel Update
Green Shield
Travel Tips
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Ford v Ferrari
cars take a
victory lap
at Autorama
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Retiree Nom
Evans Wife
Passes Away
Feb 27, 2020
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Failed
execution,
culture weigh
on Ford
performance,
shares
_______

Ford recalls
popular F-150
pickup to fix
headlamp
problem
________

Ford seeks
$1M in
damages and
to rescind
original GT
sale after it
was 'flipped'
_______

Ford’s
lending arm
is generating
more profit
than ever
_______

2021 Ford
F-150 design
cues, big
screen
exposed in
spy photos
_______

UAW's new
dissidents
not the
first to
call for
one-member
one-vote
_______

A Ford service
tech's newest
tool? Virtual
reality headset
________

Jim Farley
could get
32% pay
raise as
Ford chief
operating
officer
_______

Former UAW
President Owen
Bieber dies
at 90
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Magna CEO
says USMCA
will mean
'more jobs,
more
investment'
in Canada
_______

Pensions are
a promise
________

Ford recalls
over 240K
vehicles
to fix
suspension
problem
______

Coronavirus expected to hit
automakers'
bottom lines
______

Ford
shakeup
signals
pressure
to perform
in present,
future
________

Ford completes
400 layoffs at
Oakville plant
_______

Ford’s Hinrichs
to retire, Farley
becomes COO
________

Ford shakes
up leadership
after missing
2019 earnings
targets
_______

Ford's profits
fall nearly 99%
for year, due to
Explorer woes
_______

Ford to pay
UAW members
$6,600 in profit
sharing
_______

Frank Marek
Passes Away
Feb 1, 2020
________

Retiree
Guenther Gahs
Passes Away
Jan 12, 2020
________

Trump signs
new USMCA
trade deal,
clearing way
for Commons
debate
______

GM wants to
see documents
UAW gave
to federal
government
in corruption
probe
_______

Unifor to
pay $36,000
of Nemak's
legal costs
associated
with wildcat
strike
_______

Lincoln's first-
ever electric
vehicle will
be built
with Rivian
______

Ford reaches
new settlement
over Focus,
Fiesta
transmissions
_______

REGINA CO-OP
REFINERY
PICKET LINE
Jan 20, 2020
_______

The original
Bullitt
Mustang The
incredible
story behind
the car
that few
people know
_______

Ford proposes
$30M-plus
settlement in
transmission
suit
_______

Fiat Chrysler
says GM's
racketeering
suit fatally
flawed
_______

NDP caucus
will discuss
whether to
support new
NAFTA
_______

Unifor
President
Jerry Dias
Arrested Amid
Union Protest
Against Regina
Oil Refinery
______

USMCA
ratification
a top priority
for MPs when
Parliament
returns
______

Ford preps
dealers for
its first-ever
battery-electric
Mustang SUV
_______

2020 Ford
Mustang
Shelby GT500
test drive
_______

FCA trims
output at
4 plants,
including
Windsor, Ont.
after backlog
_______

U.S. Senate
Republicans
expect USMCA
vote Thursday
_______

Ford, GM see
sales in China
fall with
another tough
year ahead
______

GM says Fiat
Chrysler not
cooperating in
racketeering
suit
_______

Bullitt' Mustang
fetches a cool
$3.74 million
at auction
_______

UAW President
Rory Gamble
under federal
investigation
_______

Ford sales
were off 3%
last year, but
industry-wide
totals still hit
17.1 million
_______

10 vehicles
that defined
the decade
_______

If Oshawa
Assembly can
close, what’s
next?
______

Judge
issues
order
restraining
Unifor from
impeding
refinery
traffic
________

Turbulent
decade for
automakers
in Washington
comes to
a close
_______

Orville Shaw
Wife Helen
Passes Away
Dec 30, 2019
_______

2020
Government
Benefit Rates

_________

Ford Health
Care Benefit
Booklet
Nov 2016

______

Ford Collective
Agreement
Effective
Nov 7, 2016

_________

Ford Pension
Booklet
2016

_________

Life &
Disability
Booklet
2016

________

2016 Benefits Appendix R
__________

Unifor
Constitution

_________

Contact Us
________

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31.1 Years of service

 

Novel Coronavirus
(COVID-19) Information

UNIFOR COVID-19 Information & Resources

Ontario Easing Restrictions for some June 12, 2020

Covid-19 One time Senior's payment

Unifor Covid-19 Mental Health Guide

The Government of Ontario list of essential workplaces and services

Green Shield Update on Travel - March 24, 2020

GSC Update: The latest info on the coronavirus and travel implications

Disinfectant list: Top brands on the EPA’s registered disinfectant list

Self-assessment: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Unifor Virus Fact Sheet: Facts Sheet Download

Please remember to always wash your hands!

Hand Washing video


 

Next Retiree Meeting

 

Meetings Are
Cancelled

We will be holding Nominations
& Elections at our May 20th meeting
for the position of Local 584
Retirees Vice-Chair

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Spring Luncheon will be
Wednesday June 3, 2020
Mandarin, Brampton
12 Noon


Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 1pm.
Meetings are all cancelled until further notice


Meeting Held October 2, 2019 - Unifor Legal Services Presentation

Meeting Held Sept 11, 2019 - Police Fraud Squad Presentation


Retiree Meeting May 8, 2019


Retiree Meeting April 3, 2019



 

Blue Oval Connect

July 4, 2020

 

Announcements

Sales

Ford Posts Best Retail Share In Five Years — Driven by Ford's ‘Built for America’ Program And Strong Share Gains Coming From Pickups, Vans, Explorer and Mustang
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) today reported its second quarter 2020 U.S. sales results.

Ford

Ford Halts Social Media Ads in U.S. for 30 Days; Re-evaluating Its Presence on Platforms
Ford plans to pause all U.S. social media advertising for the next 30 days. Please see the company statement here.

4th

Ford News

Bronco

Ford and Disney Gear Up to Reveal All-New Ford Bronco Family, Across ABC, ESPN, National Geographic and Hulu
Ford Motor Company will reveal the all-new Ford Bronco 4x4 family on Monday, July 13 across Disney's Media Networks — marking the first-ever, prime-time product reveal roadblock across Disney's broadcast, cable,…

Ranger

Ranger Adds Three New Ford Performance Accessory Packages to Deliver Even More Customization, Off-Road Fun
These new dealer-installed packages for 2019 and 2020 four-wheel drive Ranger pickups include three levels of hardware, software and graphics combinations specific to Ranger vehicles. …



RELATED:
Ford Employees Put Heart and Soul Into Building F-150s »

Promise

‘Ford Promise’ Offers Peace of Mind to Potential Car Buyers and Lessees with One Year to Return Vehicle in Event of Job Loss
Ford is providing peace of mind to potential customers nervous about buying or leasing a new or used vehicles in an unsettled economy…



RELATED:
Ford, Wayne State University and ACCESS Coalition Expand Mobile COVID-19 Testing as Effort Tests More Than 10,000 People »

Lincoln

Lincoln Invests in Growth Segments, Ends Production of Lincoln Continental Later This Year
Lincoln will end production of the Continental at the end of this year, as the luxury brand continues to invest in growth segments such as SUVs and electric vehicles. …

Global Notes

Canada

Ford of Canada Windsor Site Surpasses One Million Face Shields Produced
When regular production was paused at Ford's North American manufacturing facilities on March 18, employees at Ford of Canada's…

Pumas

Romanian Company Orders 100 Locally Produced Ford Pumas
Ford Romania has started delivering 100 Ford Puma vehicles to the Romanian company Casa Noastră, owner of the QFORT window brand. …

Traffic

Traffic Forecasts: Ford Awards TomTom Global Traffic Service Deal for Next-Gen SYNC Tech to Predict Congestion
Similar to planning trips around weather predictions, drivers of the all-new F-150 and Mustang Mach-E will…

Alumni Connect

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 #FordAlumni #MeandMyFord. Let's see those Fords!

Outside Voices

2021 Ford F-150 Looks Nice Enough to Live In, Packs Lay-Flat Seats, Generator and Hybrid Power
(CNET) With everything from a table to a bottle opener and wireless Apple CarPlay, Ford's new F-Series is nice enough to give tiny houses a run for their money. …
Read more »

The 2021 Ford Bronco Gets the Ol' Up-Close-and-Personal Teaser Treatment
(MOTORTREND) With the new Bronco's official reveal imminent, bring on the coy previews. …
Read more »

 

 

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July 3, 2020


Unifor calls out WestJet for pandemic capitalism after company reveals a dramatic outsourcing scheme and condemns Jason Kenney's recovery plan for failing workers once again.  Unifor National President Jerry Dias warns against US Aluminum tariffs, Aboriginal workers and Workers of Colour hold inspiring online conference plus Unifor cleans up at this years CALM Awards.

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Did you know that Canada’s blood donation policies still discriminate? Tune in and watch a Pride Month panel on the blood ban, and where to go from here.

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Take action for racial justice. Unifor is holding a day of action across Canada to mark the August 1 Day of Emancipation

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Unifor is disturbed by WestJet’s plans that will eliminate more than 3,000 jobs in an outsourcing scheme that is pandemic capitalism at its worst.

Canada must oppose any new unfair aluminum tariffs from Trump writes Jerry Dias in this Op Ed.

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Unifor disappointed Alberta recovery program supports corporations and leaves workers further behind.

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Unifor endorses the Hotel Association of Canada’s Safe Stay program, introducing better health and safety protocols for hospitality workers and guests.

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Aboriginal workers and Workers of Colour gathered at an online conference to listen, talk and develop a plan to fight for racial justice in workplaces, communities and within our union.

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In support of frontline health care workers, Unifor Local 673 members held a luncheon for 170 workers at the Downsview Long-term Care Centre.

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Unifor wins a record nine awards from the Canadian Association of Labour Media, including best video, best documentary, best website, best graphic illustration and the stroke of genius award.

 

 

Auto Talks 2020: Unifor serves notice to begin bargaining in August with Fiat Chrysler, Ford and General Motors on behalf of more than 20 thousand members in the auto sector.
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We can #BuildBackBetter, together. Read Unifor’s bold plan to rebuild the economy. Watch the virtual news conference and download the full report.

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Summer is here and so is hot weather. Read the new Heat Stress fact sheet from the Health and Safety Department to beat the heat and stay safe at work!


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Congratulations to
Local 584 2019 Retirees

November 1, 2019 Michel Roy  
     
October 1, 2019 Greg Barnard  
     
September 1, 2019 Sylvie Dumouchel Roy Appleton
  Lynn Leblanc Gary Farmer
     
August 1, 2019 Steve Hutchens
Ted Tierney
  Carolyn Willson Steve Burns
July 1, 2019 Dwayne Decoste
30.9 Years

Yvonne Rodney

31.0 Years

June 1, 2019 Barb Morrison
30.6 Years




April 1, 2019 Jeanette Veeneman
30.2 Years





March 1, 2019 Anna Black
30.7 years
Ray Stoodley
30.4 years
 
Mark Bignell
30.4 years

Robert Opolnieks
19.8 years


Feb 1, 2019 Shelley Sneider
30.3 Years
Pam Lyon
30.6 Years
 
Bernie Grenier
22.3 Years
Ellen Ward
18.7 Years
 
Mike Robertson
17.6 Years
 
     

 

 


 

Retirees Thanksgiving October 2016

 


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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.


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