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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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UNIFOR
Unilink
April 20
2018

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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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Ford Blue
Oval Connect
Apr 14, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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2018
Government
Benefit Rates

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

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More SUVs,
fewer cars in
Ford’s future
lineup

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Ford plans
new Shelby
GT500 with
700-plus
horsepower

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Ford
reveals
all-new
Ranger

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New Ford
Ranger pickup
expected at
auto show

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Sears stores
close! Read
what Frank Lazenbury
says about
that

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Ford debuts
new Edge ST
ahead of
Detroit
auto show

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Denying
benefits to
minimum
wage workers
outrageous:
Unifor

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Green Shield
Out of
Province
Criteria Explained
Important Read

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Retiree
Duncan
McCallum
Passes Away
Jan 6, 2018

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Ford offers
its first diesel
for the F-150

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Death of
the great
American
car draws
nearer

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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

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Cancelled
redesign
muddies
future for
Ford Fusion

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Pickup truck
market to heat
up in 2018

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NHTSA
investigating
Ford recall
involving
F-150

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December
2017
Articles

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Ford Health
Care Benefit
Booklet
Nov 2016

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Unifor
Constitution

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Ford Collective
Agreement
Effective
Sept 24, 2012

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NEXT RETIREES MEETING

Wednesday May 16, 2018 *

1 PM

Canadian Legion

80 Mary Street Brampton

At the April 4th meeting nominations
were held for all Local 584 Retirees Executive

The following positions were all acclaimed:

CHAIRPERSON - Chris Wilski
VICE-CHAIR - Frank Marek
RECORDING SEC - Doug Berry
FINANCIAL SEC - Orville Shaw
SGT AT ARMS - Reg Galbraith
GUIDE - Sharon Burton
LIAISON OFFICER - Roz Monchamp

* Please note the May Retirees meeting has been moved to May 16, 2018
in order to coincide with the In-Plant elections.
This will allow retirees (Particularly from out of town) the opportunity
to vote and attend the Retirees meeting on the same day.

In-plant Tri-Annual Elections
for all Executive & In-plant
Positions to take place
Wednesday May 16, 2018
Ford Bramalea - 8000 Dixie Rd.

Retiree's are allowed to vote for all
Executive Positions
(more info to follow)

Election Candidates to be Voted on May 16, 2018 (Click Here)

Nominations from April 8, 2018 Meeting (Click Here)

 

 

 

Retirees Thanksgiving October 2016

 


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From coast to coast to coast, Unifor takes a stand on a number of issues facing members, from going on strike and organizing summits and conferences, to calling on elected leaders to hold them to account for workers’ rights, good jobs and communities.

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Aerospace members have been in Ottawa this week meeting with MPs to form a sustainable plan for the industry.

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We remember all workers who have been hurt or killed on the job. Take a look and share Unifor’s Day of Mourning poster.

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Campaign to address unfair emergency leave rules for auto workers leads to a meeting with Ontario’s Labour Minister.

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CRTC fails to protect Chinese language local news as Roger’s contracts out work, leading to job loss said Unifor.

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The Saskatchewan premier’s numerous cuts to essential services in the new budget must be opposed.

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Ontario Equity Standing Committees gear up for action to mobilize for the Ontario election this June.

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Montreal Sheraton Center reservation agents find a new home with Unifor, joining local 2609.

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Unifor reaches tentative agreement with Resolute to set pulp and paper pattern agreement and wage standard for mills.
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Health care members should send a strong message to employers and the province with a strike vote mandate, said Unifor.
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Local 229 Port Arthur Health Centre strike is about fairness and putting women workers over profits. Send solidarity!
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Hospital workers rallied across Ontario in support of the tri-union bargaining campaign – Together for Respect.
READ MORE

2,300 workers in Windsor, Ontario have been on strike since April 6. Check out this video featuring their story.
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Canadian Council is around the corner, submit your local resolutions and register delegates and equity representatives.

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With workers’ pensions under threat, it’s the right time for Unifor’s Pension Summit! Registration is open to all.


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Unifor

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Toll-free: 1-800-268-5763   |   communications@unifor.org

 

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
April 14, 2018

Announcements


Do you have a Mustang and want to show it off?
Mustang owners, register here for a chance to reserve a VIP parking space to display your vehicle at the Mustang Week Cars & Coffee celebration at Ford World Headquarters on Tuesday, April 17. You will be notified by the end of the day if your vehicle is selected.

If you are not selected and you love the pony car, please still join us for coffee, as we celebrate Global Mustang Week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the south parking lot of WHQ, showcasing employee and retiree vehicles.

Please plan to park on the north side of the building (Lot #4). Coffee will be provided. Hope to see you at the celebration!

Ford News

Global FocusFord Reveals All-New Global Focus
Ford recently introduced the all-new Focus for global customers, featuring the latest advanced and affordable technologies with more comfort and space and a more fun-to-drive experience. Redesigned from the wheels up after hundreds of hours studying and speaking with customers around the world, the next-generation Focus will be tailored to each global region even as the company works to become more efficient.
To read the full article, click here.


RELATED:
Ford Unveils All-New Focus 20 Years on from Original Game-Changer
Ford Unveils New Range of Next-Generation Midsize Cars for China
All-New Ford Focus Introduces Confidence-Inspiring Technologies

Curious Minds'Notes from a Public Typewriter'
Join author Michael Gustafson and acclaimed graphic designer Oliver Uberti, creators of the new book 'Notes from a Public Typewriter,' as they celebrate analog technology, reveal their creative process, and share a selection of sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking notes -- including those typed on the typewriters at Ford's Dearborn campus.
To read the full article, click here.

NameplateThrowback: Ford Focus Becomes Best-Selling Global Nameplate
Ford had three of the top 10 best-selling nameplates in the world in 2012, led by the Ford Focus. With sales up 40 percent in the U.S. and 51 percent in China, Focus became the world's best-selling passenger car with more than one million vehicles sold.
To read the full article, click here.

Global Notes

UK SalesFord U.K. Exceeds 71,000 Sales in March
Ford of Britain's total sales exceeded 71,000 vehicles in March, while the company posted an all-time best month for commercial vehicle sales with 21,315 registrations.
To read the full article, click here.

InterlagosMustang at Interlagos: The Ride of a Lifetime
Brazilian journalists had the unique opportunity to feel like legendary Formula 1 racing driver Ayrton Senna for a day while driving the Mustang GT at the world-famous Interlagos Racing Circuit in São Paulo. Known for its fast and complicated curves, including so-called Senna's S, this track is a special place for many racing fans around the world.
To read the full article, click here.  

FordPassBreathe Easy with New FordPass Features
Ford customers can breathe easier with innovative FordPass technologies that help manage cabin air quality, improve connectivity and enable customized dealer service bookings via their mobile phone.
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
Don Olson

Outside Voices

Ford Launches Five New Models in China
(Reuters) Ford Motor Company, struggling to revive sales in China, unveiled five new models for the world's biggest auto market on Tuesday -- part of a business revitalization effort centered around a plan to launch more than 50 new or redesigned vehicles by 2025.
To read the full article, click here.

Ford Alphabet Cars Celebrated at Piquette Plant
(Detroit Free Press) If anybody not named 'Ford' can call themselves a Ford family, it's Joseph and Louanne Offer. The siblings' grandfather, Louis A. Albemi, worked as a draftsman in the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit in the early 1900s, designing the original Model T chassis and other early Ford vehicles.
To read the full article, click here.

 

 

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