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Is Ford
Bringing this
People
Carrier to
the US?

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Ford Blue
Oval Connect
April 22, 2017

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Trump
goes after
Canada on
energy,
dairy, lumber

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GM says
Venezuela
has seized
its car plant

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Trump to
crack down on
exemptions to
‘Buy American’
policies

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Car Insurnace
In Ontario is
More Expensive

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Ford Says
Happy
Mustang Day
Announces
2018 Shelby

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Senate blocks
Liberals’ plan
to repeal ‘anti-
union’ law

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Condolences
go out to
Retirees
Bill Ewles &
Brian O'Dell

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Ford China
sales slide
in March,
GM’s grow

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Uniforum
April 14, 2017
Vol 5 No 7

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Lincoln debuts
first all-new
Navigator in
a decade

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Lincoln
focused on
‘experience’
as brand
sales grow

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Ford reveals
updated
Explorer
for 2018
model year

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Pursuit-rated
Ford hybrid
police cars
debut

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Ford plans
to push
pickups
in China

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Ford to
expand EV
offerings
in China

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U.S. reviews
Ford recall
of cars
prone to
overheating

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Ford says self-
driving cars on
track for 2021

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Auto industry
sales slip
1.6%, third
drop this year

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Canada in
for rougher
NAFTA talks
than Trump
suggested,
trade
experts say

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Ford recalling 53,000 trucks
that can
roll away
while parked

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Ford CEO
Fields'
compensation
rose 19%
last year

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Ford to invest
$1.2-billion in
Canada, create
Ottawa R&D
centre

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Uniforum
Vol 5 No 6
Mar 30, 2017

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Ford to
announce
Ontario engine
program in
boost to
Canada
automaking

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Trump’s call
for new auto
plants collides
with reality

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Ford ups
investment
in Michigan
plants by
$350 Million

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Ontario auto
sector
concerned
about trade
with U.S.,
Wynne says

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Chrysler to
cut transport
operations
in Windsor

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Ford Edge
door ajar
lights no
cause for
recall

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Behind Blue
Oval profits,
Ford wrestles
future

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Do the math:
Older used
cars in short
supply

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Ford tech
creates water
out of thin air

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Ford and Magna
team up on
prototype carbon
fiber subframe

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Ford Mustang
found in
Mexican
junkyard is
from 'Bullitt,'
expert confirms

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Bob Kinnear
resigns as
head of the
TTC union

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Ford invests
$644M in
German plant
that will
make Focus

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Uniforum
March 17, 2017
Vol 5 No 5

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2018 Ford
F-150,
Mustang
getting
next-gen
pedestrian-
avoidance tech

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Trump:
Build new
Plants in
Michigan

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Trump will
offer boost
for carmakers
today

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@Ford
Magazine
Vol 1 2017

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Ford Raptor
for 2017 is
rough, ready
and cushy

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Ford’s Dearborn
transformation
takes 1st step
at mall

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VW pleads
guilty to
Dieselgate
felonies

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Foreign-car
dealers urge
Congress to
reject
border tax

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Fun in the
snow with the
Ford Focus RS

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What to
expect when
you cross the
Canada-U.S.
border

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Why Ford
stands by
its 'One Ford'
philosophy

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2018 Ford
Mustang
performance,
specs, rumours,
and news

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Mexico official:
NAFTA must be
win-win-win

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Ford recalls 3
vehicles on
Takata airbag
safety concern

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News comes
on heels of
Unifor
winning
pension
battle with
company

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Uniforum
Vol 5 no. 4
March 3, 2017

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GM Feb. sales
up 4.2%, Ford
down 4%, FCA
down 10.1%

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Fiat Chrysler’s
Marchionne paid
nearly $11.5M
in 2016

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CPP
enhancements:
Understand
what’s not
changing

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Big changes
considered
for Ontario
workplaces
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Can U.S.
customs
officers legally
search your
phone when
driving across
the border?

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Maxed out?
What to do
when retirement
funds run out
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Sam Gindin
Remembers
Bob White
Feb 24, 2017

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Ford wants
your new
car to pick
a song – or
tell a joke

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Former
Canadian
Union Leader
Bob White
Dies

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Dingell offers
NAFTA
replacement
‘blueprint’ for
Trump

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Beware the
bogeyman who
raids pension
plans

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UAW considering
‘Buy American’
ad campaign

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Uniforum
Vol 5 No 3
Feb 16, 2017

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Ford F-250
Super Duty
is huuuge

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Ford to build
$200M testing
complex in
Allen Park

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When you
don’t get the
CPP survivor
benefit you
expect

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High Ontario
electricity
rates concern
car makers

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Ford invests
$1B into Argo
AI for virtual
driver system

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Tesla workers
reportedly want
to form labor
union

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Retiree
Norm Collins
Passes Away
Feb 8, 2017

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Ford debuts
aluminum-body
Expedition

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GM to pay
UAW members
$12K in record
profit sharing

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1st major
German
customer sues
VW over diesel
emissions

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Ford begins
exporting
Raptor
to China

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Uniforum
Vol 5 No 2
Feb 4, 2017

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Frail seniors
& their money
it’s still
their money

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Congratulations
to Our Newest
Retirees
Feb 1, 2017

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Ford’s
vehicles not
sole focus of
Super Bowl ad

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Ford’s top
executives
slam Trump
travel ban

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Ford to power
older cars with
Wi-Fi through
SmartLink

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Ford to pay
$9,000 in profit
sharing to
UAW workers

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Ford projects
good year
despite
2016 drop

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GM axing up
to 600 jobs at
Ontario plant,
shifting some
production to
Mexico

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Ford Health
Care Benefit
Booklet
Nov 2016

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Ford to launch
Omnicraft parts
brand for all
vehicles

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Trump tries
hitting ‘reset’
with Detroit
automakers

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Retiree Jim
Thorhill Passes
Jan 12, 2017

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Government
Benefit Rates
2017

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Trump takes
wheel in
talks with
Detroit autos

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Ford Benefit
Update Letter
Sent Jan 2017

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Obama’s fraught
bet on Detroit
autos vindicated

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Ford takes
wraps off
2018 Mustang
convertible

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Ford expects
$2B net income
drop due to
pension assets

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News readers
name Ford GT
Best of Show

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Uniforum
Vol 5 No 1
Jan 19, 2017

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Retiree Armand
Laforet Passes
Jan 18, 2017

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Newfoundland
fishers consider
disaffiliating
from Unifor

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Ford premieres
refreshed
2018 Mustang

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GM to invest
additional $1-
billion in U.S.,
move some
output from
Mexico
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Takata to pay
$1B over faulty
air bags

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Canada could
also face auto
border tax,
Trump
spokesman
suggests

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EPA accuses
Fiat Chrysler
of emissions
cheating

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Ford reaffirms
target of $10.2B
2016 pre-tax
profit

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Trump tweets
won’t change
Ford's Canadian
plans, company’s
President of the
Americas says

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Ford brings
back Ranger
Bronco

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Ford takes
wraps off
updated
F-150

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Mexican Ford
workers lament
Trump

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Play the Trump
cards right,
and Canada's
auto sector
will benefit

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Auto sales
set record
in ’16 at
17.55M

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Ford to scrap
Mexico plant,
invest in
Michigan; CEO
cites Trump
policies

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Trump
threatens
GM with ‘big
border tax

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Nimpha Ilagan
Passes Away
Dec 31, 2016

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Union
prepares for
legal battle
ahead of
pension cuts

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Nortel’s
disabled
workers still
fighting
for better
deal after
bankruptcy

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December 2016
Articles

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Ford Health
Care Benefit
Booklet
Nov 2016

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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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Wednesday May 3, 2017

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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.


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Blue Oval Connect

April 22, 2017

Announcements

 

F-150 Raptor Adds to Résumé at New York Auto ShowFord
Ford and Lincoln are returning from the New York International Auto Show with several awards from various automotive publications.
Click here to read more.
 
New University of Michigan Robotics Building to Be Named After Ford Motor CompanyFord
The University of Michigan announced Thursday a new state-of-the-art robotics laboratory on its Ann Arbor campus will be named in honor of Ford Motor Company following the automaker's $15 million donation, which is also expected to help speed the completion of the $75 million building.
Click here to read the full story.

 

Ford News

MobilityBill Ford Returns to Family's Ancestral Home Town to Mark Centenary of Ford in Ireland
CORK, Ireland - William Clay Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of the company's founder, Henry Ford, this week unveiled a plaque and bench in Ballinascarthy, Ireland, to commemorate 100 years of Ford in the country.
To read the full article, click here.

MobilityWhat's Super Strong, Fast Growing, and Potentially Part of Your Next Car? Bamboo!
NANJING, China, – You've probably sat on it, built with it, and maybe even eaten it, but did you know that your car could be next to benefit from bamboo – one of the world's strongest natural materials?
To read the full article, click here.

MobilityFord Extends Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang Availability to 2018 Model Year
In honor of National Mustang Day on Monday, Ford announced that the most track-capable, street legal Mustang ever built is back for another lap.
To read the full article, click here.

Global Notes

Product AccelerationLincoln Launches New MKZ Hybrid and Shows Navigator Concept, Heralding the Future of Quiet Luxury at Auto Shanghai 2017
SHANGHAI – This week at Auto Shanghai 2017, Lincoln launched the new Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, a midsize premium sedan, and showed the all-new Lincoln Navigator Concept, a full-size luxury SUV.
To read the full article, click here.  

S-MAXBrexit, Brains and 'Grannyhair' – Why We're All Going Grey
COLOGNE, Germany – Forget old and boring – those in the know are going grey. From hair to car interiors, it's everybody's favourite shade right now.
To read the full article, click here.  

Intelligent TransportFord Middle East Celebrates Mustang's 53rd Birthday
To celebrate the world's best-selling sport coupe Mustang turning 53 this month, Ford Middle East teamed up with Caffeine & Machine for one of the biggest classic and modern Mustang parties the region has ever seen.
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 CEO: Car Sales Are 'Still Healthy'
(Yahoo Finance) After several great years, car sales may dip this year. But this could be much better news than some gloomy headlines suggest.
To see the full report, click here.
Lincoln's Job 1: Getting to Know You
(Automotive News) As Ford Motor Co. introduces premium features and more expensive trim levels in its mainstream vehicles, Lincoln is taking a novel path to differentiate itself.
To read the full article, click here.

 

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