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US probes
complaints
that Ford
tailgate
recall
didn't work
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UNIFOR
Unilink
Jan 23,
2021

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Air bag
recall to cost
$610 million,
Ford Motor
Company says
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Corrupt UAW
boss wore
wire while
playing golf
with union
brothers
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Lincoln
Corsair EV
coming in
2026, report
says
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Canadian GM
workers ratify
contract for
commercial
electric van
production
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Ford, despite
pandemic
disruptions,
boosted China
sales in 2020
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Windsor
Assembly
barricade
dispute
reignites
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Wearing wires
put convicted
UAW official
'at risk,'
lawyer says
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Province
confirms
who can
receive
COVID-19
vaccine
as part of
Phase 2, mass
delivery
expected by
April
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Ford ending
manufacturing
in Brazil, but
will continue
South America
operations
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Ford
dominates
Car of Year
Awards with
F-150 and
Mustang
Mach-E
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North American
auto industry
feels effects
of global
microchip
shortage
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Ford Maverick
compact pickup
truck leaks
in new photo
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Unifor On-Line
Free Courses
for Retirees
and Spouses
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GM, Ford convert hundreds of temps to permanent employees
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In latest
management
shakeup, Ford announces new
U.S., Canada
sales lead
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Canada’s top
paid CEOs
will earn the average
yearly income
by noon on
January 4th
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Daimler fines
for slow
recalls
could reach
$30 million
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Americans to
#FinishStrong
during critical
pandemic
period
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Ford Blue
Oval
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2020
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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Unifor On-Line Free Courses
for Retirees and Spouses

Medication Awareness Program

Open to all Unifor retirees, spouses and/or partners.
Objectives of the workshop:

  • To identify and discuss issues related to your health.
  • To encourage retirees, spouses, and partners to become more actively involved in their health care.
  • Knowing the types of medication and to look at reducing the costs of medication.

This workshop will be hosted online through Cisco WebEx, participants will be emailed information on how to join. You must RSVP.

WHEN
January 20, 2021 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Medication Awareness Program - Unifor Online Education

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Healthy Lifestyles

Open to all Unifor retirees, spouses and/or partners.
Objectives of the workshop:

  • To promote a healthy lifestyle and active living that includes regular exercise.
  • Look at some preventable diseases that can set us back

This workshop will be hosted online through Cisco WebEx, participants will be emailed information on how to join. You must RSVP.

WHEN
January 27, 2021 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Healthy Lifestyles - Unifor Online Education

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Healthy Eating: Taking Charge of Your Nutrition

Open to all Unifor retirees, spouses and/or partners.
Objectives of the workshop:

  • To adopt healthy eating habits:
  • that includes proper portions

  • awareness of food contents

This workshop will be hosted online through Cisco WebEx, participants will be emailed information on how to join. You must RSVP.

WHEN
February 03, 2021 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Healthy Eating: Taking Charge - Unifor Online Education

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Mental Health

Open to all Unifor retirees, spouses and/or partners.
Objectives of the workshop:

  • Address the “Elephant in the Room”
  • To identify and review mental illnesses.
  • Mental illnesses as it relates to your mental health.
  • To encourage workers, retirees, spouses, and their partners to become more actively aware of mental health.
  • Knowing the types of medication is look at reducing the costs of medication.

This workshop will be hosted online through Cisco WebEx, participants will be emailed information on how to join. You must RSVP.

WHEN
February 10, 2021 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Mental Health - Unifor Online Education

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Our Graceful Exit

Open to all Unifor retirees, spouses and/or partners.
Objectives of the workshop:

  • Making that “Graceful Exit”
  • Your “Little Red Record Book”
  • Wills and beneficiaries
  • Purge, purge, purge…
  • Funeral arrangements

This workshop will be hosted online through Cisco WebEx, participants will be emailed information on how to join. You must RSVP.

WHEN
February 17, 2021 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Our Graceful Exit - Unifor Online Education

More Info here**

 

Next Retiree Meeting

Wednesday
March 3, 2021
80 Mary St, Brampton
at 1 pm
Canadian Legion

We will be holding Nominations
& Elections at our March meeting
for all positions for Local 584
Retirees Executive

Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 1pm.
All meetings are all cancelled until March 2021

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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



Unifor Ford 2020 Tentative
Agreement Summary

Get brochure here:

Ford Bargaining Brochure September 2020

Local 584 Bargaining Report

 

 

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


 

Blue Oval Connect

November 9, 2020

Announcements

Vijay

Vijay Sankaran, Former TD Ameritrade CIO, Returns to Ford To Drive Innovative Technology, Software for Customers, Company
Ford has selected a new senior leader to hasten development and application of technology, software and data, with objectives to modernize the company and provide customers with constantly evolving, world-class services and experiences.

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Ford News

Bronco

Hold on Tight: Bring Back Bronco Episode 8
Welcome to the most secretive room in the most secretive building at Ford: the legendary S Studio in the soon-to-be-demolished Product Development Center in Dearborn, where the Thunderbird, Mustang and the original Bronco were designed. Host Sonari Glinton gets a glimpse of…

Warriors

‘Warriors Moving Warriors’ Video Series Ends Today
In today's video, “Coming Together for the Cause,” Lazarus is joined by some of Ford Warriors in Pink Models of Courage, representatives from our charity partners, audience members and more who have been invited to share their questions and inspiring ideas for the breast cancer community. …

Dealer

Michigan Ford Dealer Shares Passion for Animals
Calling all animal-lovers! Julie Walker, president, Fairlane Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, is an animal lover, philanthropist and long-time supporter of animal rescues. Today, Walker is a member of the Board of Directors of the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit Animal Adoption Center in Dearborn…

FordLand

Ford Land Donates Over 1,000 Pounds of Fresh Produce to Gleaners
Ford Land recently gave more than 200 pounds of green beans and more than 900 pounds of fresh sweet corn to Gleaners, a local food bank. The crops were grown at Cherry Hill Farm as part of a pilot program, intended for use in Ford cafeterias throughout Southeast Michigan. …

Global Notes

WEA

22nd World Excellence Awards Honor our Top Global Suppliers
Suppliers play a key role in bringing our products to life. And we recognized those that have distinguished themselves by achieving the highest levels of excellence in technology and…

Puma

Ford Puma Wins Prestigious Golden Steering Wheel Award in Germany
Puma came top in the Small SUV Category — 44 years after Fiesta received the first ever Golden Steering Wheel. The award is highly coveted in Germany. …

Ranger

Ford Unveils New Ranger and Everest, Refined with Bold Design, Offers 10-Year Driveline Warranty on 2.0L Models
Ford Thailand today launched the new Ranger and Everest — a freshened line-up that combines new…

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!

Spotlight

Weekly Spotlight
Donald L. Vyhnalek was employed at Ford from Dec 1, 1969 to Jan 1, 1996 as the Product Claims Supervisor/Manager attached to the Office of General Counsel. "Here are my three vehicles, a red 2013 Edge, a white 2017 Edge & a blue 2020 Escape under my American flag on my house here in Fairmount, Indiana."

Outside Voices

American Idle: 2021 Ford F-150 Will Let You Run the Engine Without the Keys in it
(Driving) The truck's owner's manual shows Ford's getting creative with its new onboard generator. …
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Buyers clamor to spend $100,000 on reimagined Shelby Cobra, Ford GT40
(Detroit Free Press) The boutique automaker that builds Shelby Cobra and Ford GT40 cars featured in the Oscar-winning “Ford v Ferrari” film is seeing an insatiable demand that accelerated with the coronavirus pandemic. …
Read more »

 

 

 

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Unifor negotiates battery electric vehicle production for GM’s Cami plant, join the push for paid sick days, Unifor stands up for airline workers, members discuss cultural safety training on anti-Indigenous racism webinar, Newfoundland and Labrador goes to the polls and Jerry Dias urges action on building transit vehicles.

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There is still time to register to participate in Unifor's Vigil for COVID heroes today at 6pm ET on Zoom.

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We can win paid sick days for all! Make the call today to demand sick days for all workers in Ontario.

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Unifor Local 88's newly ratified collective agreement with General Motors will  transform the CAMI Assembly Plant into Canada’s first mass-market producer of electric commercial vans.

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Air Canada's decision to suspend Jazz flights to Yellowknife, Kamloops, Gander and Goose Bay regional airports is one more blow to remote communities already suffering from the current crisis in the airlines industry.

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Porter Airlines uses the pandemic as an excuse to terminate health care coverage and stop paying workers on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for its furloughed workers.

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In an Education Department webinar, Unifor members discussed cultural safety training and other tactics for combating anti-Indigenous racism in the health care system.

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Pledge to vote in the NL election and see how parties can ensure good jobs for all, and support for key industries.

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Bombardier Thunder Bay is at risk of closure with a new offshore owner and an empty order book. This crisis could be solved with funding for TTC streetcars needed in Toronto.

 

 

 

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Unifor continues negotiations with VIA Rail over concessions against Council 4000 members, to move Via off estoppel notices.
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Unifor has been calling for paid sick days since the beginning of the pandemic, read our media release from March 2020.

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Tips on how to get the most out of online video meetings and insure your voice is heard.


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Congratulations to our
2020 Retirees
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John Smythe
Nov 1, 2020- 25.3 yrs
Chahn Kong
Sept 1, 2020 - 26.2 yrs
Ken Leach
Sept 1, 2020 - 31.9 yrs
Celsa Camannong
Sept 1, 2020 – 23.9 yrs
       
Michelle Sewell
Sept 1, 2020- 31.2 yrs
Ken Donaldson
Aug 1, 2020 - 23 Yrs
Greg Siekierko
Aug 1, 2020 -31 Yrs
Rob Eastwood
Aug 1, 2020 -33 Yrs
       
     
Chris Scott
July 1, 2020 - 31.1 yrs
     

 

 

 

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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PCOLA 1979

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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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