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Shelby finally
puts the 1967
GT500 Super
Snake into
production

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Ex-Ford exec
Nair named
president
of Canadian
racing firm

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Ford Blue
Oval Connect
May 19, 2018

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Hackett’s Ford
still trying to
gain traction

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UNIFOR
Unilink
May 17,
2018

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Inplant
Election
Results
May 16,
2018

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No NAFTA deal
will be reached
by Thursday’s
U.S. deadline,
Canada and
Mexico say

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How a 'bionic'
vest is boosting
human abilities
at a Ford plant

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Ford stands
by decision
to cut sedans

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Ford to
restart F-150
production at
2 factories

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Mexico said
to offer
compromise
on car content,
wages in
NAFTA talks

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Rearview
cameras
now required
on all cars

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Feds repeat
‘do not drive’
warning
for ’06 Ford
Rangers

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Stealthy Ford
F-150 diesel
is tech-tastic

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Trudeau helps
Toyota with
$1.1B bet on
SUVs in Canada

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Lear to close
Ajax seating
plant after
Unifor rejects
contract offer

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CANADA:
Second
straight
month of
declines

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Ford sales
down 4.7%;
Fiat Chrysler
up 5%
in April

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New NAFTA
auto rules
would hurt
new-vehicle
sales, study
finds

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GM paid CEO
Mary Barra
nearly $22M
in 2017

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Ford Canada
spared from
parent's plan
to cut most
car models

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Only Mustang,
Focus
crossover
to survive
Ford car cuts

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Ford says no
thanks to
GM's 9-speed
automatic

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GM, Korean
union reach
tentative deal
on wages,
workers

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China auto
show
highlights
industry’s
electric
ambition

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Diesel fuel
economy
gives Ford
F-150
new edge

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Election
Candidates to
be Voted on
May 16, 2018

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An Ontario
born senior
VP at GM a
'huge benefit'
for Canada,
Unifor says

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The 2018
Cobra Jet Is
Right Around
The Corner
& It’s The
Wildest
Factory
Muscle
Car yet!

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NASCAR is
getting a little
more muscle
in 2019

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NDP promises
$12-a-day
child care and
lower deficits
if elected

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Horwath: It’s
time for change
Let’s make it
change for
the better

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Unifor Golf
Qualifying
Tournament
May 26, 2018
Golden Eagle
Club, Bolton

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NAFTA deal
'not close
at all,' says
Unifor boss
Jerry Dias

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Ford to ramp
up Lincoln
rollout in China
in bid to catch
rivals, report
says

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Ford redesigns
the Focus for a
global market

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Feds raided
UAW leader’s
house amid
corruption
probe

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Ford
recalls
trucks,
SUVs
to fix
transmission
shifter

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March sales
reflect who has
fresh vehicles,
who doesn’t

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Detroit 3 to
get $182M
from Takata
for faulty
air bags

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March auto
sales: GM up
16%, FCA up
14%, Ford
up 3%

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U.S. explores
including wage
factor in
NAFTA auto
rules, report
says

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Ford CEO Jim
Hackett made
$16.7 million
last year

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New Lincoln
Aviator
signals Ford’s
direction

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Higher auto
wages the
centre of
major U.S.
NAFTA
proposal

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Lincoln
Continental
bringing back
'suicide' doors

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Lincoln to
Launch 'Next
Chapter' at
NY Show

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Making
Prescription
Drugs Free
for People
65 and Over

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2019 Ford
Fusion adds
technology,
trim options

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Ford bets
future on
rich past of
pickups, SUVs

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U.S. could
be leaning
toward NAFTA
compromise

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Ford launches
product blitz,
plans to
replace 75%
of N.A. lineup
in two years

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Ford Canada
recalls 62,000
sedans because
steering wheels
could fall off

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FCA/UAW
scandal widens
as 5th person
charged

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Ford brings
back
California
Special
Mustang
for 2019

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Automakers
say ‘have it
your way’ with
myriad options

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Wynne gets
rough ride
from
autoworker
at town hall
meeting in
Ancaster

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Court Order
Investigation
of $3 Billion
Dollar Payout
to Sear Shareholders

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UAW trust
sells $1.6B
worth of
GM stock

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Ford recalls
2,100 Taurus
sedans with
key ignition

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Ford plans
temporary
layoffs for
Ranger,
Bronco retool

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Bill Morneau
downplays
a universal
pharmacare
program

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Ban on door-
to-door sales
starts March 1

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Time to
Care
Rally
Feb 27,
2018

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Ontario wants
$1.26B from
feds to offset
auto losses
caused by TPP

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GM to hire at
Oshawa plant
despite current
production
decline

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Top UAW
leaders let
charities go
dormant

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Retiree Bill
Clark Passes
Away Feb
22, 2018

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'The not so
golden years'
a quarter
of retired
Canadians in
debt, survey
suggests

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Class actions were initiated
in Ontario
and Québec
against
Ford Motor Company
Regarding
FORD EDGE &
LINCOLN MKX

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Raj Nair, Ford's
president of
North America,
is out after
an internal
investigation into reports of
inappropriate
behaviour."

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Fiat Chrysler’s
Marchionne
paid nearly
$12M in 2017

_______

Full CPP
benefits are
a tough goal
to reach

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Ford, GM
shares drop
as Commerce
endorses
metal tariffs

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Ford to
end Focus
RS output
in April

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Glut of
off-lease
SUVs may
slow new-
vehicle sales

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Air bag
danger: Ford,
Mazda add to
do-not-
drive list

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Sears retirees
wait to learn
fate of their
pensions and
wonder where
the money went

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Ford marshals
reinforcements
for SUV
production

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Ford Performance
boss hints at
gas-powered
Ranger Raptor
for U.S.

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Ford will
build Ranger
Raptor for
Asian market

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Ford targets
boomers with
Transit wagon
redesign

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Widow of
UAW exec
‘contrite’ after
guilty plea

________

GM announces
profit-sharing
checks up to
$11,750

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Ford Workers,
others, on
strike in
German wage
dispute

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Congratulations
to our Newest
Retiree John
McCloskey
Feb 1, 2018

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FCA workers
suing for
‘hundreds
of millions’
amid probe

______

UAW chief:
Labor
bargaining
not tainted
by corruption

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Ford to award
profit-sharing
checks of
$7,500

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With TPP,
Trudeau
throws
Ontario’s
auto sector
under the bus

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Ford reports
$7.6B profit in
2017, up 65%

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Ford urged
to recall 1.3M
Explorers over
fume fears

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FCA officials
paid to
sway UAW
negotiations,
feds say

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The new Ford
Mustang Bullitt
met the original
one at the Detroit
Auto Show

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Notice to
Members
on Unifor’s
Disaffiliation
from the
Canadian
Labour
Congress

_______

2018
Government
Benefit Rates

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Ford's plan:
40 new electric
vehicles in
4 years

_______

More SUVs,
fewer cars in
Ford’s future
lineup

_______

Ford plans
new Shelby
GT500 with
700-plus
horsepower

_______

Ford
reveals
all-new
Ranger

________

New Ford
Ranger pickup
expected at
auto show

_______

Sears stores
close! Read
what Frank Lazenbury
says about
that

_______

Ford debuts
new Edge ST
ahead of
Detroit
auto show

________

Denying
benefits to
minimum
wage workers
outrageous:
Unifor

_______

Green Shield
Out of
Province
Criteria Explained
Important Read

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Retiree
Duncan
McCallum
Passes Away
Jan 6, 2018

_______

Ford offers
its first diesel
for the F-150

_______

Death of
the great
American
car draws
nearer

_______

Tim Hortons heirs cut paid breaks and worker benefits
after minimum wage hike, employees say

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Canada's top
CEOs earn 193
times average
worker's salary

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Car sales
end 7-year
expansion, but
remain strong

_______

Cancelled
redesign
muddies
future for
Ford Fusion

________

Pickup truck
market to heat
up in 2018

_______

NHTSA
investigating
Ford recall
involving
F-150

________

December
2017
Articles

________

Ford Health
Care Benefit
Booklet
Nov 2016

__________

Unifor
Constitution

_______

Ford Collective
Agreement
Effective
Sept 24, 2012

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Made In Canada Matters

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retirees@uniforlocal584.org

 

 

East Court Ford

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR!

Herman Oliveira

11/3/1954 - 5/16/2018

Retired
July 1, 2008
32.8 Yrs

It is with great sadness that we inform you of
the passing of Retiree Herman Oliveira on May 16, 2018.

Our deepest condolences go out to his entire family

Arrangements
Brampton Funeral Home
(Chinguacousy & Bovaird)
10061 Chinguacousy Road
Brampton

Visitation
Friday May 18,2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Memorial Service
Following (May 18, 2018)
Brampton Funeral Home
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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2018 Local 584
Triennial Elections Results

President:

Sandy Knight          144          Ballots Cast    211

Arlene Rudolph        64          Spoiled             3

 

Vice President:

Paul Friesen             120            Ballots           211

Alison White             90             Spoiled             1

 

Financial Secretary:

Geoff Riddle             137           Ballots                211

Brian Neilson            72             Spoiled                 2

 

Guide:

Debbie Kent               116        Ballots              211

Sharon Crossley          91         Spoiled                4

 

Chairperson:       (RUNOFF)

Gary Rumboldt         82            Ballots             193

Richard Green         64

Michelle Harwood   47          

 

Committeeperson Shift #2:

Andrew Lardner           122           Ballots     193

Andrew Robertson         64           Spoiled         7

 

Alternate Committeeperson Shift #3: (RUNOFF)

Chris Scott             71                   Ballots         193

Lisa Girgenti           63                   Spoiled             3

Bryan Levasseur      56

 

Alternate Health & Safety Rep:

Jay Maurente             118               Ballots         193

Nick Stavroulias         74                Spoiled            1

 

Women’s Committee Chair:

Brandy LaFortune   137                 Ballots         211

Tammy Dempsey     68                  Spoiled            6                                                     

Council Delegate:

Gary Rumboldt              65                            Ballots        211

Arlene Rudolph             27                            Spoiled           13     

Michelle Harwood          29

Sandy Knight                  41

Richard Green                 36

 

Convention Delegate:

Gary Rumboldt              70                            Ballots         211

Arlene Rudolph              17                            Spoiled           10

Michelle Harwood          31

Sandy Knight                   43

Richard Green                 40

 


Retiree Meeting May 16, 2018

 

Local 584 Retirees
Spring Luncheon

Wednesday June 6, 2018

12 Noon

Mandarin Restaurant

238 Biscayne Crescent

Please let us know if you can attend.

retirees@uniforlocal584.org

Over 65 get a 20% discount

* This is in place of our regular June meeting



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May 17, 2018

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This past weekend members were listening, learning and strategizing! From the Unifor Media Council to trade forums, conferences, campaigns and strike rallies, we're keeping connected and ready to win greater gains for workers. This is a spring full of action.

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In Kelowna 118 members met at Unifor’s Media Council to share stories and learn tools to combat harassment and trauma.

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Learn about fair compensation for injured workers and return to work protocols at this conference. Register by May 25.

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Mark May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, by lobbying to end the discriminatory blood ban.

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B.C. government announced plans to help properly compensate truckers, resulting from an agreement Unifor spearheaded.

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Job protected leaves should not disqualify Ontario school bus drivers from a well-deserved work bonus, said Unifor.

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Weekend education conference shares powerful stories to teach members how to unlearn colonialism and act for change.

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Ontario deserves better than Ford whose policies hurt workers and the planet, wrote Jerry Dias and Naureen Rizvi.

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Striking workers in Thunder Bay, represented by Local 229, held a rally and launch financial appeal for support.
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Local 88’s communications team won three awards for its 2017 work at the Canadian Association of Labour Media Awards.
READ MORE

B.C. members joined striking Local 3000 workers at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel for a solidarity rally.
READ MORE

Windsor Flex-N-Gate auto parts workers signed a new contract with wage increases, pension gains, and benefits.
READ MORE

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Niki Lundquist, Unifor Human Rights lawyer, began her Ontario election campaign with the union and a women’s canvass.

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Read the 50-year story of the Unifor Education Centre, where members learn about social justice and worker issues.


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Retirees Thanksgiving October 2016

 


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Restore PCOLA

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
May 19, 2018

In This Issue:

  • Announcements
  • Ford News
  • Global Notes
  • Retiree Connect
  • Outside Voices

 

Announcements

Ford Restarting F-150, Super Duty Production Ahead of Schedule Restarting
Ford is restarting production of its popular F-150 at Dearborn Truck Plant today after just over a week of downtime. The company has also successfully repaired the supply chain for Super Duty, with production targeted to restart Monday both at Kentucky Truck Plant and Kansas City Assembly Plant, which also makes F-150.
Click here to read more.

RELATED: F-150 Rolls Off the Line

Ford Donates 38 Vehicles to Support Ongoing Hurricane Recovery EffortsDonation
Nine months after the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, Ford is reinforcing its commitment to the Houston community and continuing its support of ongoing recovery efforts in southeast Texas.
Click here to read more.

Ford News

CombustionFord Retirees Get a Glimpse into the Future of Combustion Engines
In addition to ongoing advancements in hybrid and battery-electric technology, the internal combustion engine will continue to play a significant role in Ford's global portfolio in the coming years, according to a top engineer for the company.
To read the full article, click here.

WazeWaze Navigation Comes to SYNC 3 for iPhone Users
Waze users around the world can now project the app's real-time traffic and navigation service onto the touch screen in Ford vehicles via SYNC® 3 AppLink® and control it through voice command. For owners of Ford SYNC 3-equipped vehicles, this allows easier access to features including finding efficient traffic routes, locating cheaper fuel prices and reporting traffic accidents.

To read the full article, click here.

ProbeThrowback: Ford Probe Sports Coupe Introduced in 1988
Ford announced the introduction of an all-new front-wheel-drive sports coupe, Ford Probe, on May 12, 1988. Probe was the result of a collaboration with Mazda, which was responsible for the engineering and manufacturing aspects, while Ford handled interior and exterior design, which included hidden headlamps and a smooth, aerodynamic shape.
To read the full article, click here.

Curious MindsCurious Minds: The American Dream
Connecticut-born, Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist Michael Bolton did not mean to fall in love with Detroit, but he did. First pulled into the city by its rich musical history, he discovered a much deeper story. Join our speaker for a discussion on his 50 years in the music industry and the love letter he compiled through his latest project, American Dream: Detroit.
To read the full article, click here.

Global Notes

FreestyleFord India Introduces Cool, Capable and Connected Compact Utility Vehicle, Ford Freestyle
Last month, Ford introduced India's first compact utility vehicle, Ford Freestyle. Combining SUV-like design, benchmark performance, innovative in-car technologies and outstanding fuel economy, the new Freestyle is modern, aggressive, inviting and ready for action whether on or off-road.
To read the full article, click here.

Backing UpHate Backing Up? You'll Love This Feature on the All-New Ford Focus
Backup cameras that show drivers what is immediately behind them have become increasingly popular over the last several years. Now, the all-new Ford Focus is taking the technology a step further   by showing drivers what is around the corner behind them.
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
Keith A. Phillips

Outside Voices

Ford's Plan to Rescue F-150: Drama Worthy of a James Bond Script
(Detroit Free Press) F-150 is so important to Ford that the automaker devised an international airlift using a rare Russian cargo plane to help restart production today.
To read the full article, click here.

Ford Mustang Named Most Popular Car Model in Movies
(Detroit Free Press) Ready to start an argument? The folks at U.K. insurance-shopping website gocompare.com created a list of the most iconic, popular and frequently seen cars in movies that will stir things up the next time conversation stalls at anything from a family dinner to a tailgate party. Whether your crew cares about cars or movies, the list, Moviemotors, will give them plenty to debate.
To read the full article, click here.

Lincoln's Unlikely Comeback Journey
(Automotive News) The luxury marque whose products once starred in Hollywood movies and ferried U.S. presidents was churning out bland, rebadged Fords without a real design direction. Ford Motor Company's then-CEO Alan Mulally reportedly considered killing Lincoln as sales bottomed out at 81,694 vehicles in 2013.
To read the full article, click here.

Cleveland Company Buys Last Piece of Ford Wixom Site
(The Detroit News) The last piece of the former site of Ford's Wixom assembly plant has been purchased by Cleveland-based Industrial Commercial Properties, which closed a deal Tuesday for the remaining 182 acres off Wixom Road at I-96, said owner Christoper Semarjian. The company is not disclosing how much it paid for the property.
To read the full article, click here.

From Model T to Mustang, These Are the 10 Best Fords of All Time
(New York Daily News) Historically, Ford has built some of the greatest cars on U.S. roads. While F-Series has been a consistent drumbeat to the history of Ford Motor Company, not to mention a primary profit generator, it's not a stretch to claim the automaker has forged its legacy through the cars it has made, including the Model T, Deuce Coupe, GT40 and its GT progeny and, of course, Mustang.
To read the full article, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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