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Sept 23,
2018

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Ford told
to pay Thai
customers for
transmission
woes

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PM says
'movement'
needed in
NAFTA talks

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Toronto
Unifor
Locals on
Actions
of the
TYRLC

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Unifor video
that names,
shames
replacement
workers
sparks
debate

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Who has
the real
leverage
at the
NAFTA
table?

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Ford
Blue Oval
Connect
Sept 15, 2018

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Ontario
Superior
Court that
the Sears
pension
proposal
should be
dismissed

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How Ford is
tackling its
restructuring

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Despite Trump
tweet, Ford
says it won’t
make Focus
hatchback
in US

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Trump warns
Canada of
'devastating'
auto tariffs
as NAFTA
talks resume

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Ford recalls
340K trucks
in Canada
over seat
belts that can
cause fires

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New Ford
watch costs
$461,500
...sort of

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Sales of
SUVs,
trucks
continued
domination
in August

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Labour Day
Parade 2018
Port Elgin

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'Game-
changer':
Labour
groups
claim clout
in NAFTA
talks

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Is there
even such
a thing as
a 'Made in
America'
vehicle
anymore?

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Retiree Norm
Collville
Passes Away
Aug 26, 2018

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Moody's hands
Ford lowest
investment
rating

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Canada, U.S.
see common
ground on
autos as three way NAFTA
talks resume

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New Ford
management
teams to
focus on
customer
needs

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What may
be the world's
most expensive
Ford Pinto sold
for $33,000

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The benefits
to raising
Ontario’s
minimum
wage are
tangible

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Ford recalls
electric car
power cables
due to
fire risk

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Ford
unbridles
50th-
anniversary
Mustang Cobra
Jet dragster

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Canadian
travellers
should
welcome
unionization
at WestJet

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Toolmakers
caught
in tariff
crossfire

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Despite car
cuts, Ford
brand's
portfolio to
grow by 3
nameplates
by 2023

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Ford Plant
Employee's
Dodge Towed,
Allegedly
Damaged After
Parking in 'Fords
Only' Spot

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Ottawa
preparing
response in
case Trump
follows
through on
auto tariff
threat
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Marchionne
exposed in
FBI corruption
probe, sources
say

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Flying cars
could be on
the horizon

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FCA-UAW
conspiracy ran
deeper, longer
lawyer says

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US probes
F-150 fires
possibly
caused by
seat belts

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Rejuvenated
Lincoln seeks
a place of
its own

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Mustang
swagger
pushes pony
cars past 10
million

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Canada to
review auto
emissions rules
as U.S. moves
to roll back
requirements

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Blame FCA's
33% plunge
for July's
drop in
Canadian
vehicle sales

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Ford loads
midsize
Ranger with
big tech
features

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'It's going
to be hard':
Sears pension
payments
cut by 30%
this week

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Lincoln
Navigator
tops J.D.
Power
satisfaction
survey

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Ex-UAW
boss Dennis
Williams OK'd
using training
center funds,
aide says

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Slumping
sedan sales
bring down
July results

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3,000 WestJet
cabin crew
employees
officially
unionized,
CUPE says

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Tariffs
already
being
felt by US
carmakers

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Ford, VW issue
separate
recalls for
different gear
shift problems

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Ford profits
down nearly
half due to
supplier
fire, China

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Sergio
Marchionne,
who saved Fiat
and Chrysler,
has died

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Inflation rate
rises to highest
level in 6 years
at 2.5%

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Canada warns
of retaliatory
tariffs as U.S.
mulls 25%
levy on
imported cars

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US probes
complaints
that some
Ford Escapes
overheat

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Ford recalls
550K vehicles
for roll-away
issue

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Carmakers
to Trump:
Pump brakes
on tariffs

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Ontario trade
minister heads
to Washington
to defend
auto industry

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Ford to pay
$299M to
drivers with
faulty air bags

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Ford Fusion
to be name of future rival
of Subaru
Outback,
report says

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Ontario's been
fighting to get
its automotive
groove back

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Goodbye
Fusion sedan,
hello Fusion
sport wagon

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Appeals court
approves $10B
Volkswagen
emissions deal

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Transit van a
quiet giant in
Ford lineup

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Auto tariffs
would be
'catastrophic'
to Canada and
cost 100,000
jobs, dealers
warn

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Aging lineup
ails Ford
in China

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U.S. auto
tariffs could
cut Canada's
output by
nearly one
million cars,
CIBC says

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Advocacy
group seeks
Ford Explorer
recall due
to fumes

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FCA's Canadian
plants safe if
Chrysler, Dodge
die, Unifor says

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Trump tariffs
could add
$10K to vehicle
price, Global
Automakers of
Canada says

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Province
Announces
Changes to
Prescription
Drug Coverage
in Ontario

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Automakers
push back
against
Trump auto
tariff plans

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Our Newest
Retirees
July 1, 2018

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June
2018
Articles

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2018
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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September 3, 2018


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Next Retiree Meeting

Wednesday October 3, 2018

Canadian Legion

80 Mary Street
Brampton

1 PM

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


Retiree Meeting held September 12, 2018

 

 


Retiree Meeting May 16, 2018

 

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September 23, 2018

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Delegates gather for the Human Rights Conference, rail sector members strategize for the future and workers secure majors wins at Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville. Also learn about the latest on CPTPP and new videos from Gander and the health care sector.

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Watch part two of the video that sparked a national conversation about the use of scabs in Gander.

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Write the CEO of D-J Composites, who has never been on the picket line, as members face a third Christmas locked out.

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Rushed debate on the CPTPP legislation would hurt Canada’s trade position at a crucial point in NAFTA negotiations.

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Members from the rail sector, representing 9,200 workers, discuss strategies to establish a common front for bargaining.

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Voice your support for national pharmacare – participate in the federal government’s online consultation today.


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Delegates look to their own experiences and to our shared history to plan a path forward at the Human Rights Conference.

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National President reaches out to Premier Dwight Ball again, demanding meeting to end 21-month lockout of 30 workers.

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Local 7575 members ratify a path-breaking collective agreement, with significant economic gains and breakthroughs.
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Letter sent to all CLC affiliates, in light of members’ over-whelming vote to support NEB’s decision to disaffiliate.


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Health care workers do more with less, every day – hear from them about how the work they do improves patients’ lives.


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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
September 15, 2018

Announcements

Ford Fund Readies Disaster Response Plan for Hurricane FlorenceFlorence
Hurricane Florence slammed into the Atlantic coast of Virginia and the Carolinas with powerful 130 mph winds and an expected peak of 40 inches of rain. The extremely dangerous category 2 storm made landfall today. More than 1 million people have been forced to evacuate.

Click here to read the full article.

Lincoln Navigator, Continental Among Top Six Highest-Rated Vehicles for 2018Top 6
The Lincoln Navigator and Lincoln Continental are among the top six highest-rated vehicles for 2018, according to a report published this week by J.D. Power. Both vehicles outranked competitors such as the Lexus RX, BMW 7 Series, Cadillac Escalade and Porsche Cayenne.

Click here to read the full article.

Ford News

AINew Ford Edge, Edge ST Use AI to Help Improve Traction, Reduce Fuel Usage
The new 2019 Ford Edge with available all-wheel drive is smart enough to detect various driving conditions and automatically shift between two- and all-wheel drive with a feature called all-wheel-drive disconnect, a first-for-Ford technology that uses a form of artificial intelligence that can calculate quicker than the human brain. The feature provides all-wheel-drive traction when it is needed, and helps reduce fuel consumption when it's not.
To read the full article, click here.

Trail ControlTrail Control Brings Off-Road Cruise Control to 2019 F-150 Raptor
The upgraded 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor has picked up a new feature – Trail Control. It's like cruise control for off-road driving. This new innovation manages throttle and braking, allowing drivers to focus on steering through challenging off-road conditions. It makes taking Raptor through the rough stuff more fun than ever.
To read the full article, click here.

ThrowbackThrowback: Ford Begins Construction on Rouge Complex in 1918
Ford Motor Company's River Rouge complex was envisioned as a wholly independent, self-contained manufacturing unit where every part needed for an automobile could be produced, machined, finished and assembled into a completed car ready for the road.
To read the full article, click here.

Global Notes

HannoverFord to Reveal New Generation of Transit Commercial Vehicles at Hannover Show
Ford will reinforce its leadership of the European commercial vehicle market by presenting its latest generation of connected and electrified Transit products at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, Sept. 20-27.
To read the full article, click here.

LommelDriving Fast Fords Fast at Lommel Proving Ground
Ford Performance recently staged a media event at Lommel proving ground in Belgium where journalists from 15 smaller European markets got the opportunity to put a range of fast Ford products through their paces. They got to drive the new Fiesta ST, Mustang GT and Ford GT supercar. And to make sure journalists got the most from the event, experienced Lommel instructors were on hand to give advice on how to tackle the thrilling high-speed oval and the venue's famous Track 7.
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!
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Outside Voices

Train Station a Necessary Risk, Bill Ford Says
(The Detroit News) The battle to lead the next generation of transportation involves risk. And Bill Ford Jr. said Wednesday that Ford Motor Company was taking a big one by buying Michigan Central Station. “We're in a war for talent,” the automaker's executive chairman said at a fireside chat at the fifth annual Crain Communications Detroit Homecoming event inside Little Caesars Arena. Ford and other automakers are fighting tech companies with pristine campuses on the West Coast to attract technology-minded talent to drive the next generation of products.
To read the full article, click here.

Ford Says Despite Trump's Tweet, Focus Active Won't Be Produced in U.S.
(NPR) Ford does not intend to start producing the small crossover Focus Active in the United States – no matter what the president has tweeted on the topic. Ford announced more than a week ago that it is canceling plans to produce the car in China and sell it in the U.S., citing the financial toll of the Trump administration's tariffs on vehicles imported from China.
To read the full article, click here.

Ford Partners with Artists to Make Jewelry Out of Train Station Graffiti
(Detroit Free Press) For many, Michigan Central Station loomed over Corktown as a symbol of urban decay for 30 years, until Ford announced in June it had purchased the landmark. Others, however, saw the sprawling building as a playground. Dozens of Detroit street artists sneaked into the abandoned building over the years and left their personal mark. As Ford begins work on plans to redevelop the building, that legacy will be preserved with a new line of jewelry from Rebel Nell, a local company that makes jewelry out of graffiti.
To read the full article, click here.

Chevrolet Camaro Engineering Boss Says Mustang Has Been ‘Eating Our Lunch‘
(Motor Authority) Chevrolet Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser knows the sixth-generation car hasn't been a runaway sales success. He offered up that truth to Automotive News on Sunday, saying Mustang has been “eating our lunch.”
To read the full article, click here.

 

 

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