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Dec 14
2018

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Mightier
Ford Raptor
in a class
of its own

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Local 584
December
Partsline

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Ford
releases 2019
Ranger fuel
economy

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Ford-VW
could
announce
deal in Jan.

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CANADA:
Detroit 3 drag
November
sales down
8.2%

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Ford
Blue Oval
Connect
Dec 8, 2018

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Unifor calls
for boycott of
GM vehicles
if automaker
closes Oshawa
plant

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Volkswagen
may build
cars at Ford's
U.S. plants,
CEO says

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Ford cuts
could
eclipse
GM's, Morgan
Stanley says

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UAW
challenges
GM plan
to idle four
U.S. plants
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GM's plans
for plants sets
stage for union
bargaining

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How new
NAFTA deal
will affect automakers

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Unifor
president
calls for 40%
tariffs on GM
vehicles built
in Mexico

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GM moves
put Ford on
hot seat

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Video of
Jerry Dias
Speaking to
Local 222
on Plant
Closure

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Union chief
warns Oshawa
closure could
be first step
in GM
shuttering
all Canadian
operations

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GM to close
Oshawa plant
amid global
restructuring

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Oshawa GM
plant to close,
affecting
thousands
of jobs

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AutoCanada
to buy Ont.
Ford store
in first for
automaker,
dealership
group

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2019 Ford
Mustang GT
Bullitt test
drive: It's
on target

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After buyout
deadline, GM's
workforce faces
greater change

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Patent reveals
new idea for
Ford's self-
driving cars

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Ford: We're
doing more in
Auto 2.0 than
you think

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Ford recalls
nearly 40,000
SUVs and
trucks

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Ford, Walmart
partner on
self-driving
grocery
delivery

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Ford's China
partner
planning to
sell in U.S.
in 2020

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Big
investments
on table in
Ford, VW talks

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Fate of Trump
trade agenda
likely to rest
with Democrats

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For Ford,
echos of
2005
as debt,
outlook
weigh on
investors

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Local 584
Newest
Retiree
France Ahern
Nov 1, 2018

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Ford
acquires
scooter
company,
launches
in Detroit

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Detroit
Symphony
chimes in
with Lincoln
Aviator
warning
sounds

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Ford,
Volkswagen
mulling global
self-driving
partnership

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North American
auto industry
warned USMCA
deal could
bring pain

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FCA sales up,
Fords down as
good ol' cars
slowly recede

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Ford partners
to develop
autonomous
vehicles
 in China

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Ford wows
Vegas with
Carbon Series
GT supercar,
mod trucks

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Retiree
Stu Hart
Passes Away
Oct 26, 2018

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Goldman Sachs
upgrades Ford
stock to 'buy'

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China troubles
dampen Ford's
outlook

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Ford talks
with VW to
help
reverse
losses
overseas

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1.3M Ford
Focuses
recalled over
fuel problem
that causes
engines
to stall
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China, tariffs
ding Ford
Q3 profits

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Ford
government
freezing $14
minimum
wage as part
of labour
reform
rollbacks

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Local 584
Attends
Health Care
Rally at
Oueens Park
oct 23, 2018

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Ford's product
onslaught
starts with
Ranger return

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Morgan Stanley
downgrades
Ford; investors
shrug

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Ford seeks
to allay
dealers’
worries with
‘comeback
story’

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US probes
Ford pickup
tailgates
opening
unexpectedly

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New Ford
Territory SUV
signals moves
in China

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Ontario to
auto industry:
Prove why the
public should
fund you

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Material prices
hammer the
industry

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Ford's workout
is not like the
others and
that's the point

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Ford Edge ST,
the family
hot-hatch

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Video Review
Of 2019
Ford Edge

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Ford stock
hits 6-year
low as
investors
look for long-
term plan

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Local 584
Retirees
Thanksgiving
Luncheon/Food
Drive - Oct 5,
2018

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Ford picks
BBDO as
lead ad
agency

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FCA outsells
Ford for first
time in
11 years

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Ford expects
to cut jobs in
restructuring

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Local 584
Golf Day
Pictures

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Brampton
Seniors Day
Flag Raising
Ceremony
Oct 1, 2018

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Auto industry
relieved by
NAFTA 2.0, but
results may
be mixed

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Premier Ford
vows to scrap
key Liberal
labour bill

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How NAFTA
2.0 will shake
things up

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Canada, U.S.
reach new
NAFTA deal;
'It's a good
day for
Canada,' says
Trudeau

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Ontario
Government
Cancels Long
Standing Car
Emissions Test

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Ford F-150
hybrid
confirmed
for 2020

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Ford CEO
says Trump
metals
tariffs took
$1B of profit

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Ford FCA
Oppose
Trumps
proposal on
Gas Milage

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Ford's
Hinrichs:
'Very
important'
for Canada
to be in
reworked
NAFTA

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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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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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December 14, 2018

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Unifor launches our fight back to #SaveOshawaGM today, and VIA Rail workers protest to keep jobs in Canada, while N.S. activists celebrate announcement of paid domestic violence leave and we recognize International Human Rights Day.

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In this video, B.C. Regional Council delegates share heartening wins this year and plans to address upcoming challenges.

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Sign the petition and tell GM Canada to #SaveOshawaGM and order your free holiday ornament.

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ORC 2018 delegates made it clear that they represent a bold movement to defend workers’ rights in the province.

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N.S. activists celebrate as Paid Domestic Violence Leave is finally announced.

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$146,000 donated to women’s shelters to recognize National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

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Unifor encourages swift implementation of CleanBC plan to cut carbon pollution while ensuring economic growth.

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As Canada seeks economic growth without also increasing greenhouse gas emissions, here’s what the future may hold.

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Wage increases, new full-time work and guaranteed hours for part-time workers part of Local 1996-O’s new agreement.
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Workers distribute leaflets at VIA Rail stations in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, and Moncton.

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Blue Oval Connect
Dec 8, 2018

Announcements

Ford Announces Retirements in Treasury, Product Development and ManufacturingRetirements
Ford Motor Company announced the retirements of three long-serving global executives -- Kenneth R. Kent, vice president and treasurer; Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe; and Bill Russo, vice president, Manufacturing, Ford of Asia Pacific -- effective at the end of the year.

Click here to read the full article.

Ford's New $45 Million Advanced Manufacturing Center Bringing the Future to LifeAMC
Inside Ford's new advanced manufacturing center, an engineer stands in front of a 3D printing machine churning out brake parts for the upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Across the room, two team members strap on virtual reality headsets to design and simulate production lines, while another is working alongside a collaborative robot programming a safer way to install a vehicle part.

Click here to read the full article.

Ford News

BullittFord Credit Retiree Wins Kona Blue Mustang Bullitt in JDRF Raffle
After more than 30 years with the company, recent Ford Credit retiree Jesse Foster got a special going-away prize. He recently won a one-of-one Kona Blue 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt in a raffle to support JDRF. Foster talked with @FordOnline about what he plans to do when he takes delivery of the car, as well as his career at Ford.
To read the full article, click here

ImmersiveRetired Ford Engineers Experience the Creative Freedom of Immersive Technology
Huddled around a Ford Mustang convertible outfitted with immersive technology, a group of retired Ford engineering executives recently had a chance to see how today's innovations have revolutionized the painstaking processes they used to bring a vehicle to market.
To read the full article, click here

Behind the NumbersBehind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: November 2018
Ford's U.S. sales were down 6.9 percent in November. This downward pressure on sales as the year closes out, due to a decline in daily rental sales based on order timing, has been expected. Daily rental sales were down 32.7 percent for the month. As Ford begins its transition out of cars and into SUVs and trucks also placed some weight on November results as the company is selling off its remaining inventory of vehicles like Focus and C-MAX. Things will be a little dicey over the next nine months as Ford will also discontinue Taurus and Fiesta while managing its transition to the all-new Escape and Explorer.
To read the full article, click here

RELATED:
November 2018 U.S. Sales Announced
Best November Ever for Canadian-Built Ford Edge

Inside PoliticsUSMCA Deal Is Signed -- What Happens Now
On Nov. 30, U.S. President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto formally signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a trilateral agreement to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement.
To read the full article, click here.

Coloring BookTBT: Christmas at the Ford Rotunda Coloring Book
In addition to hosting an elaborate Christmas celebration at the Ford Rotunda each year from 1953 to 1962, Ford Motor Company also produced an accompanying coloring book for children.
To read the full article, click here

Global Notes

Avent CalendarGet in the Mood for Christmas with Ford-Themed Advent Calendar
Here's a little something to get you in the mood for Christmas. We've trawled the archives to create a Ford-themed advent calendar, crammed full of fascinating facts and stats.
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 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 #FordRetiree #MeandMyFord.
We'll spotlight a new photo each week in the Blue Oval Connect weekly briefing. Let's see those Fords!
Weekly Spotlight
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Outside Voices

The Heartbreaking Reason Behind a Man's Search for 1979 Pickup
(Detroit Free Press) Emily Merritt made headlines when she was born during a snowstorm in January 1982 on the side of Interstate 70 in a red 1979 Ford F-150 pickup. Her parents, Leonard and Marilyn Orr, were racing to Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. For years afterward, that pickup was part of every family outing. The truck represents a joyful time now lost.
To read the full article, click here.

Michigan Central Station Renovations Start with Winterization
(Curbed Detroit) Ford has started the first phase of a multiyear renovation of Michigan Central Station. First up: Halt the water damage that has plagued the building for years.
To read the full article, click here.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Will Get 3D-Printed Brackets for Brake Lines
(Detroit Free Press) Small black brackets such as the one in Harold Sears' hand will find their way onto the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Sears, a technical expert in additive manufacturing technologies, was discussing such innovations as a 3D-printed bracket Ford is using to cut costs, and the time it takes to make improvements to the manufacturing process.
To read the full article, click here.

Detroit Automakers Luring Tech Talent with These Workplace Perks
(Detroit Free Press) Whether it's a dog at work, a daily happy hour at the office, student loan refinancing, pet insurance or on-site healthcare clinics, Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler are upping the perks to compete with tech companies for top talent.
To read the full article, click here.

 

 

 

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1979 UAW / CANADA Brochure
Year that PCOLA was implemented
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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.


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