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New Unifor
President
Lana Payne’s
pledges and
priorities
PODCAST
________

Ford reopens
F-150
Lightning
order bank,
raises prices
_______

Ford Blue
Oval
August 14,
2022
________

UNIFOR
Unilink
August 13,
2022

________

Union and
workplace
training
programs
push for
more
inclusion in
'lagging' auto
industry
_______

Union leader
Jerry Dias
does not
deserve
public
humiliation
_______

Ford sales
skyrocketed
in July as
other
automakers
crashed
_______

Bank of
Canada
governor
should stay
in his lane
and not
undermine
collective
bargaining
_______

Ford
introduces
police version
of electric F-
150 Lightning
________

Ford
executives
address
'sweeping
strategic
change' as
company
reports Q2
earnings
growth
_______

Stellantis
offers
retirement
incentive to
workers at
Windsor,
Brampton
plants in
Ontario
_______

Ford Plans
Up to 8,000
Job Cuts to
Help Fund EV
Investment
________

Wads of cash.
‘Relentless’
pressure.
Infighting at
Unifor. Leaked
investigation
findings
reveal new
details of
Jerry Dias
scandal
________

Already had
COVID-19?
Here's what
we know
about
reinfections
_______

Federal UAW
monitor says
leaders
obstructing
watchdog
rooting out
corruption
_______

US Postal
Service
Honoring
Classic Pony
Cars With
Five New
Stamps
_______

Ontario Police
Are Reminding
Drivers
To Renew
Their Licence
Plates Or Risk
A Hefty Fine
_______

Ford, SK
On formalize
joint venture
to build EV
batteries
_______

Ford recalls
more vehicles
for under-
hood fire
risk
_______

What These
Early F-150
Lightning
Customers
Think About
the Electric
Truck
________

Christiana
Flanigan
passes Away
July 3, 2022
________

Ford
outperforms
industry
with Q2,
June sales
gains
_______

Unifor to
release full
investigation
into former
president
Jerry Dias
_______

UAW
members
challenge
Ray Curry
for union
presidency
________

Auto Workers
Hold Lots of
Cards Even If
US Heads for
Recession
_______

Canadians
fear a
retirement
crisis is
brewing as
interest
rates rise
_______

5 Canadian
companies
on the 2022
Automotive
News Top
100 Global
Suppliers List
_______

Ford recalls
nearly 2,900
electric F-150
Lightnings
over tire
pressure
issue
______

Senate OKs
$101M
incentive
for Ford
work in
Metro
Detroit
_______

Retiree Terry
Falle Passes
away June
5, 2022
_______

GM Won't
Require a
Four-Year
Degree for
Certain Jobs
_______

GM, Ford
executives
say U.S.
vehicle
demand
stays
strong
_______

Ford recalls
2.9 million
vehicles that
may roll away
while in park
_______

Ford recalls
nearly 50,000
Mustang Mach
-Es, halts
deliveries
over safety
defect
_______

Tesla Faces
Demand for
Union-Rights
Proposal
at Annual
Meeting
_______

UAW flexes
muscle with
strike pay
hike ahead
of Detroit
Three talks
next year
_______

Ford reports
4.5% year-
over-year
sales decline
in May amid
industrywide
drop
________

Ford recalls
SUVs due
to engine
fire risk
________

Ford found
liable in
lawsuit
in woman's
death;
jury
awards
$7M
________

Lawsuit
accuses 3
automakers
and parts
maker in air
bag case
_______

Unifor Charity
Golf Classic
Aug 19, 2022
Granite Ridge
Golf Club,
Milton,
Ontario
_______

Unifor
Member
Appreciation
Day at
Wonderland
Sunday
June 26
________

Ford
share
holders
quiz execs
on stock
performance,
EV strategy &
supply-chain
woes
_______

Russian
sales plunge
79% in April
as automakers
leave market
_______

Some Ford,
Stellantis
plants down
this week
due to chip
constraints
_______

Stellantis
announces
production
of electric
vehicles at
Brampton
plant
_______

Ford files
patent for
remote
engine
revving
system
using key
fob
________

Stellantis'
$2.8 billion
investment
secures
future for
Brampton,
Windsor
plants
______

Ford reports
10.5% sales
drop in April
as industry
continues to
battle chip
shortage
_______

2024 Ford
Mustang To
Launch With
Carryover
EcoBoost &
V8 Engines
________

Social
Isolation
Among Older
Adults During
the Pandemic
_______

Ford's Next
Electric
Pickup
Truck Will
Have More
Range,
Active Aero
_______

Ford recalls
Explorer
SUVs that
can roll
away while
in park
______

Ford Is
Building
Another
Electric
Pickup
_______

Ford posts
$3.1 billion
loss for Q1
but signals
supply-chain
improvements
ahead
_______

Ford eyes
EV market
leadership
with launch
of F-150
Lightning
________

GM's new
Mexican
union seeks
19.2% wage
hike
_______

Local 584
Farewell
Celebration
June 11, 2022
_________

Ford Patents
Tank Turn
For F-150
Lightning
_______

Ford recalls
650,000
pickups,
large SUVs
for
windshield
wiper
failure
_______

The Lincoln
Star Concept
Previews the
Brand's
Electric
Future
_______

Ford, GM
report first-
quarter sales
declines
in China
_______

Penske
Truck
Leasing
orders 750
all-electric E
Transit vans
from Ford
_______

New
Mustang
Mach-E
Police
Car
________

Unifor
secretary-
treasurer
Lana Payne
running for
national
president to
replace Dias
_______

Ford JV plant
in Turkey
begins
shipping
electric E-
Transit van
to Europe
________

Ford declares
10-cents-per
share dividend
for second
quarter
________

700 additional
jobs required
at Stellantis
LG Windsor EV
battery plant
_______

Ford sales
plummet
25.6% in
March,
decrease
17.1% for
the quarter
______

Ford recalls
737K
vehicles
to fix
oil leaks,
trailer
brakes
_______

Toronto
police
financial
crimes unit
investigating
former Unifor
President Dias
_______

Automotive
News Canada
Weekly Video
_______

New Ford
F-150 Rattler
Teased By
CEO, Debuts
_______

Dias case
highlights
need for
code of
ethics in
workplaces,
experts say
_______

UNIFOR
Update on
complaint
for former
National
President
Jerry Dias
________

Largest
automotive
investment
EV battery
plant coming
to Windsor
in 2024
_______

Charlie
Macleod
Passed Away
May 13, 2022
_______

Jerry Dias
charged with
breach of Unifor
Constitution
________

Ford releases
final EPA-
estimated
battery range
for F-150
Lightning
ahead of
launch
________

Orville Shaw
Passed Away
May 20, 2022
________

Ford plans
7 new all-
electric
vehicles
in Europe
_______

Canada’s
travel
rules just
changed
What’s
new, and
what’s the
same?
_______

Canada,
Ontario
commit
millions for
Honda plant
upgrades to
manufacture
hybrid cars
_______

Investigation
of complaint
against
National
President
Jerry Dias
________

Retired union
leader Jerry
Dias under
investigation
by Unifor
_______

Status
of Unifor
National
President
Jerry Dias
_______

Ford F-150
Lightning
assembly at
the Rouge
Electric
Vehicle
Center
________

Ford's EV,
legacy
restructuring
is 'HR
challenge'
________

Ford Mustang
Mach-E
Sales Down
Significantly
In February
2022
_______

Biden's call
to 'lower the
cost of electric
vehicles' brings
sigh of relief
from Canada
_______

Ford sales
down 21%
year-over
year in
February
________

Ford suspends
joint-venture
operation in
Russia
________

High cost of Ambassador Bridge
blockade
(Audio)
_______

Tom
Birkimsher
Passed Away
April 7, 2022
________

Ford cuts
some F-150
production
next week
due to
lingering
chip shortage
_______

Ford parks
hundreds of
chip-less new
Broncos in
snowy lot
_______

Here's how
inflation
works and
what can be
done about
rising prices
_______

Ford recalls
330,000
Mustangs
to fix rear
camera
problem
________

Canadian
autoworker
union leader
taking time
off for
'health
issues'
________

Ford’s Mustang
Mach-E beats
Tesla’s Model
3 as Consumer
Reports’ top
electric vehicle
for 2022
________

Brampton
seniors to
ride city
transit for
free
beginning
Feb. 28
_______

Ontario Is
Extending
The Deadline
To Renew
Health Cards
& Expired
Ones Will Be
Accepted
_______

Ford's Kansas
City plant
begins
deliveries of
all-electric
E-Transit
cargo van
_______

Ford plans
to suspend
or cut
production
at 8 factories
due to chip
shortage
________

Canadians
Make
Ford the
Top-selling
auto brand
for the 13th
consecutive
year
_______

Ford sales
flat for
January, but
electrified
vehicle
growth
continues
_________

Most Ford
U.S. hourly
workers to
get up to
$7,377
in profit
sharing
________

Ford to Spend
Up to $20
Billion
Reorganizing
for Shift to
Electric Cars
________

2022 Ford
Maverick
Hybrid
Review
_______

Elon Musk
slams Biden
on Twitter
over GM,
Ford
meeting
________

Ontario's
Reopening
Plan Starts
Monday &
These Are All
The Rules You
Need To Know
________

2021 Canadian
auto production
lowest since
1967
_______

Ford E-Transit
orders have
reached
10,000.
Walmart
among
customers
_______

Oshawa
Assembly
adds second
shift: GM
________

Ford Mustang
Production
Temporarily
Halted Due To
Chip Shortage
_______

Ford's New
Anti-Theft
Technology
Is Brilliant
_______

Restaurants,
gyms to reopen
Jan. 31 as Ford
announces
gradual easing
of COVID
restrictions
_______

Ford recalls
200K cars
because
brake lights
can stay on
______

Ford Mustang
Has Worst
Sales Year
Ever, Loses
Crown To
Challenger
________

Ford's sales
in China grew
3.7% in 2021,
GM's remained
flat
________

Canada joins
Mexico's
official
complaint
arguing U.S.
violating new
trade pact
over auto
parts
provision
_______

Ford crosses
$100 billion
in market
value for the
first time
_______

Buy Union
Made Cars in
2022 - See List
_______

Ontario's
Deadline To
Renew Driver's
Licences &
Health Cards
Is Coming
Up, So Get
Prepared
_______

Pressure
mounting
for grocers
to bring back
'hero pay' amid
Omicron surge
_______

Canada may
have another
unlikely ally
in its electric
vehicle tax-
credit fight:
Arizona
________

Ford posts
7% fall in
2021 U.S.
auto sales
_______

Ottawa says
140 million
more rapid
tests heading
to the
provinces,
territories
this month
________

Local 444
Planning a
Rally over
latest
Closure
of Caesars
Windsor
_______

Ford Canada
extends
vaccine
deadline for
employees
_______

Ford to
double
F-150
Lightning
production;
orders open
Thursday
_______

Planning a
staycation?
You can claim
a tax credit
if you travel
in Ontario
this year
_______

Ontario's
minimum
hourly wage
now $15
_______

GM Oshawa
Assembly is
alive again
________

Healthcare
Booklet
2020

______

2021
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

________

Government Benefits 2022
_______

2016 Benefits Appendix R
__________

Unifor
Constitution

_________

Contact Us
________

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Wednesday Sept 14, 2022
Canadian Legion
80 Mary Street
Brampton
1:00 PM

Congratulations to our newly elected Executive:
Chair - Chris Wilski
Vice-Chair - Barb Morrison
Recording Secretary - Doug Berry
Financial Secretary - Pat Riley
Sgt at Arms - Reg Galbraith
Guide - Steve Koloff
Member at Large - Roz Monchamp

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

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Meeting Held Oct 6, 2021


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



 

 

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August 13, 2022

New Unifor leadership team


Unifor elects Lana Payne new national president along with a new Secretary Treasurer Len Poirier and new Atlantic Regional Director Jennifer Murray as 4th Constitutional Convention brings delegates “together”, Renaud Gagné retires, warehouse workers organize, Afghan media workers and the Nelson Mandela Award winner. Plus: Stand up for telcom jobs, Aviation Council and Labour Market Insights.

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Renaud Gagne with his family

An emotional tribute was paid to Renaud Gagné, Unifor's Quebec Director from 2015 to 2022. On the eve of his retirement, the convention wanted to highlight his union involvement of over 41 years.

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Unifor members protest to keep telecom jobs in Canada

Protect good jobs in telecommunications, right here in Canada. Add your name and stand up for good jobs in the telecom sector.

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Lana Payne with her arms in the air

Lana Payne has been elected as the new National President of Unifor, the first woman to hold the position.

Lana Payne speaks at podium

Unifor’s 4th Constitutional Convention opened on Monday, August 8 with Lana Payne, National Secretary-Treasurer, offering welcoming remarks followed by an update on the union’s finances.

Daniel Cloutier speaks to delegates

Unifor's new Quebec Director delivered highly charged first report to delegates at the Unifor National Convention.


Naureen Rizvi speaks at a podium.

Naureen Rizvi, Unifor’s Ontario Regional Director, shared the story of Unifor’s Ontario activism and advocacy in her report to the 2022 Constitutional Convention.

Gavin McGarrigle speaks to delegates

Unifor Western Regional Director Gavin McGarrigle outlined the union’s fightback in Western Canada as he delivered his report to the 4th constitutional convention on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

Linda MacNeil speaks at convention

In her report to the members at Unifor’s 4th Constitutional Convention, Atlantic Regional Director Linda MacNeil spoke about the life-saving work of members across the region and key victories including a much-needed and well-overdue pay raise for Nova Scotia’s Continuing Care Assistants.

Derrick Palmer speaks at convention

We are in a historic moment as workers stand up and take back the power from powerful companies, forming unions at companies where it was once thought workers could never organize, a leader in the first successful union drive at Amazon told Convention delegates.


Rachel Pulfer of Journalists for Human Rights

Unifor locals are being asked to donate generously to help support the families of media workers fleeing the Taliban and left in limbo in their attempts to come to Canada.

Alejandra Morales Reynoso speaks to delegates

Mexican auto worker and labour activist Alejandra Morales Reynoso has been awarded Unifor’s Nelson Mandela Award for 2022 in recognition of her work to bring a democratic union to the General Motors Silao Mexico plant where she works.

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After pressuring the employer with an eight-day strike, Unifor Local 1090 members ratified a new four-year agreement.
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Group shot of Aviation Council delegates and executive.

At Unifor’s two-day Aviation Council – held ahead of the union’s Convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre – the focus was how new technology affects aviation workers.

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Report cover

Although the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9% for the month of July, another 31,000 jobs were lost and more jobseekers left the labour force. Since May, total employment has fallen by 74,000 while the labour force has shrunk by 124,000 people. Read this month’s full report here.


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August 14, 2022

Announcements

Renewable

Ford, DTE Energy Announce Largest Renewable Energy Purchase in U.S. History
Ford Motor Company will soon be able to attribute all its electricity supply in Michigan to clean energy, a major step toward Ford's goal to reach carbon neutrality



RELATED:
UAW-Ford Employees at Michigan Assembly Welcome Solar Energy Announcement »

We're Hiring in Indiana!
Tell your family and friends: Ford is hiring in Indiana. Interested candidates can apply to warehouse attendant positions in Indianapolis to receive generous benefits, paid time off and valuable experience, all while providing exciting products for customers across the world and delivering on the Ford+ plan:



Ford News

Heritage

Ford Celebrates Original 1966 Bronco with New Heritage Editions
The special-edition models will be available across the Bronco family lineup, including Bronco two-door, Bronco four-door and Bronco Sport SUVs.


RELATED:
Exclusive Women's Bronco Off-Roadeo Event Builds Excitement»

Bronco

Throwback: Bronco Concept Vehicles Push Limits of Iconic SUV
While the original production Ford Bronco remained relatively untouched throughout its three-decade run, there were several concepts that didn't end up making it.


Performance

Ford Performance Helping Promote Engineering to Middle School Girls
Being a woman in a male-dominated field is nothing new to 20-year-old Hailie Deegan, who has had to work harder than her peers to earn…

Lincoln

Lincoln and Shinola Team Up to Design Lincoln 100th Anniversary Timepieces
This collaboration builds off the success of last year's Aviator Shinola Concept. The Shinola Runwell styles will have a limited run of 500 each.


Global Notes

New Group

Ford Launches New Indigenous Peoples Employee Resource Group
Membership is open to any employee around the globe interested in learning about and supporting.…




Ford Adapta

Ford South Africa Program Elevates Community Projects to Global Stage
Ford will be sponsoring students from Central University of Technology to represent South Africa…

Mach-E

The Transformation of Ford's Pacheco Plant Continues
Ford's industrial center in Argentina is undergoing the most important change process in its 60-year history.


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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
Guy Trupiano, who retired in 2007 after 34 years with Ford Motor Company working in human resources at locations including Dearborn Assembly Plant and Auto Alliance (now Flat Rock Assembly Plant), is pictured with his two Mustangs: a 1995 Cobra convertible and 2007 Shelby GT500.

Outside Voices

‘Take That, Elon Musk’: Ford's CEO Takes a Swipe at EV Rival While Announcing Solar Investment
(The Verge) The comment was intended to draw a comparison between Tesla's long-delayed Cybertruck and Ford's plug-in pickup, the F-150 Lightning.
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Ford Reducing Choices to Make Car Buying Simpler
(Kelley Blue Book)  Car buyers face a lot of choices. Trim levels. Packages. Options. Colors. It can make the shopping process more confusing and stressful. It's not great for automakers, either.
Read more »

A Lunch with Ford CEO Jim Farley Will Cost At Least $60,000, But There's a Good Reason
(Fox Business)  All the proceeds from the auction will go toward the Laguna Seca Raceway Foundation, which is a non-profit charged with maintaining the Monterey County-owned track.
Read more »


 

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