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Ontario
raising
vehicle
sticker
renewal fee,
has almost
doubled
since 2011

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Ford recalls
113K cars for
fuel pumps,
power windows

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Democrats,
unions rally
against Obama
trade deal

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Lincoln owners
most satisfied
with their cars

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2016 Ford
Mustang
convertible
ticks all the
right boxes

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2017 Ford
Focus EV's
range should
grow by 45%

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Ford Blue
Oval Connect
August 19, 2016

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Ford extends
GT supercar
production by
two years

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The business
case for
investing in
Canada's auto
industry

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Ford to offer
fully driverless
car in 2021

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Ford Focus
RS500 teases
us with 400
hp, but it might
not happen

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Trump's
popularity
shows need
for union
movement
to adapt

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Union chief:
Donald Trump
'a fool,' but
right on
NAFTA

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Uniforum
Aug 12, 2016
Vol 4 No 16

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Ford, FCA more
committed to
Canada than
GM, union says

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GM, Canadian
auto union
'miles apart' as
talks begin

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Donald Trump
discusses pulling
out of NAFTA,
tariff for Ford

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Plant's future
at stake
in Canada
auto talks

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Ontario unions
behind 94 per
cent of third-
party ad
spending in
past three
elections

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GM, Ford set
July sales
records
in China

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What makes
a crossover
vehicle a
crossover

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How a Trump
presidency
would affect
Canada's
economy

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7 Secrets Car
Dealers Hope
You Don't Know

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Ford recalls
830,000
2012-2016
Ford & Lincoln
vehicles to fix latches

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Popular SUVs
and crossovers
with big savings

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Pensions: For
CEOs Only

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Congratulations
to our newest
Retiree
Ted Froll
Aug 1, 2016

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Ontario Medical Association
urges doctors
to support deal

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45M vehicles
recalled from
2013-15
haven't
been fixed

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Ford's 2Q
earnings
fall 9% to
$2 billion

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Uniforum
Vol 4 No 15
July 28, 2016

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Trump softens
stand on tax
for Ford's
Mexico cars

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UAW leader:
Clinton open to
renegotiating
NAFTA

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Auto makers &
governments
must invest
in the
long game

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Investment in
Canadian auto
sector key,
union says

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GM Canada
faces pension
gap; future of
Oshawa plant
in focus
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Alan Mulally:
'I'm in awe'
of Ford's
turnaround

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Growing older
has an array of
hidden costs

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Ford invests in
3-D mapping
company
Civil Maps

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Retiree Charles MacLeod's Wife
Passes Away
7/13/16

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FCA investing
$1B, adding
1,000 jobs at
U.S. Jeep plants

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Uniforum
July 15, 2016
Vol 4 No 14

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We drive one
of the wildest
Mustangs in
search of the
true mustangs

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Supplier
bankruptcy
threatens
shutdown of
GM plants

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Vertically
expandable
four-storey RV
that can fit in a
parking spot

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Lincoln China sales already exceed full-year 2015 mark
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Ford says
meeting union
demand for
Windsor
investment
a challenge

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GM Canada
president calls
for union
'partnership
' to save
auto plants

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NHTSA
investigating
Ford Explorers
for exhaust leak

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Carmakers
wait to see
if mpg rules
will stick

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How labour
regained
its clout
in Ottawa

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Uniforum
Vol 4 No 13
July 1, 2016

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June 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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Strike Vote

Our Next Retirees meeting
will be held

Wednesday September 14, 2016*

Canadian Legion
80 Mary Street
Brampton

1pm

Update on Big 3 Bargaining

*note this is the 2nd Wed of the month for this meeting only

Meetings are the First Wednesday of the month

Ford-Unifor Talks

Visit these pages for information and
updates on Ford-Unifor negotiations

Unifor 2016 Negotiations Updates

Ford 2016 Negotiation Updates

 

2016 Unifor Big 3 Bargaining Dates

August 9 -
Unifor Auto Council meets on the eve of the official start of bargaining.

August 10 -
Bargaining formally opens with General Motors at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto.

August 11 -
Bargaining formally opens with Ford and Fiat Chrysler Canada at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto.

August 15 -
Full negotiations commence at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto.

August 22-26 -
Unifor National Convention in Ottawa.

August 28 -
Strike votes held at Detroit Three bargaining units.

September 5 -
Labour Day

September 6 -
Pattern bargaining target picked.

September 19 -
Detroit Three contracts expire, putting Unifor and the employers in a legal strike/lockout position.

Once a contract is reached with the first pattern bargaining target, negotiations will commence with the next Detroit Three employer, to be determined, and then the third.


Deadline for Golf Payment is Thursday August 25, 2016



 

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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

August 19, 2016

Ford News

MobilityFord Targets Fully Autonomous Vehicle for Ride Sharing in 2021
Ford on Tuesday announced its intent to have a high-volume, fully autonomous SAE level 4-capable vehicle in commercial operation in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.
To read the full article, click here.

MobilityFord Performance to Extend Production of All-New Ford GT Supercar an Additional Two Years
Applicants and fans of the Ford GT can rejoice as Ford Performance is adding two more years of production for the all-new carbon fiber supercar.
To read the full article, click here.  

MobilityFord's Virtual Reality Storytelling App Gives Consumers and Fans an Up-Close, 360-Degree View of Company Innovations
Now available for iOS and Android users in the United States, Ford's new virtual reality app delivers a powerful storytelling platform for consumers and fans to experience Ford innovations like never before.
To read the full article, click here.

Global Notes

Product AccelerationFord to Add New SUV Based on Global Ford Edge to Australian Lineup After Doubling Number of SUVs
Ford will launch a new SUV based on the global Ford Edge -- a key model driving the company's global SUV success -- about a year after Territory sales end in 2017, when Sport Utility Vehicle sales are expected to pass car sales and reach 40 percent of the market.
To read the full article, click here.  

S-MAXWatch World's Best Drone Pilots Take on Unique Course with Smoking Mustang, Drifting Focus RS -- and a Robot
COLOGNE, Germany -- What happens when you bring together one of the world's most exciting new sports -- and some of its most thrilling cars? The answer is a new video from Ford called -- "Dronekhana".
To read the full article, click here.  

Intelligent TransportFord received "Higher Resale Value" Award with Cargo 1519 in the competitive Medium Trucks segment
SÃO PAULO, Brazil - Ford was awarded by AutoInforme, specialized agency in market analysis, with its medium-size truck Cargo 1519 which had the lowest depreciation in 3 years of use in the market.
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

Ford's Driverless Car Path Will Run Through Washington
(Detroit News) Ford lobbyists wasted no time in making phone calls and sending emails to key lawmakers and regulators in Washington, laying out their plans in an effort to win wide latitude for driverless vehicles.
To read the full article, click here.
Affluent Car Buyers Are Surprisingly More Practical Than Indulgent
(Forbes.com) According to a just released examination of new-vehicle registrations by the car-shopping website Edmunds.com, the best selling vehicle among buyers earning both less than $250,000 a year and those paid more than a quarter million dollars annually is a Ford F-150 pickup truck.
To read the full article, click here.

 

 

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