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Feb 23,
2018

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Ford Blue
Oval Connect
Feb 22, 2018

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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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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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Made In Canada Matters

Contact Us
retirees@uniforlocal584.org

 

 

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Congratulations to
our Newest Retiree

John McCloskey

John McCloskey

Retired February 1, 2018

27.8 Years Service

NEXT RETIREES MEETING

Wednesday April 4, 2018

1 PM

Canadian Legion

80 Mary Street Brampton

Nominations for all Local 584 Retirees Executive

We invite all members to consider running for these positions

Elections to follow at our May 2, 2018 Meeting

 

Retirees Thanksgiving October 2016

 


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February 23, 2018

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February ends with two important recognition days – find out what these
days are and how you and your local union can participate.   

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Repetitive Strain Injury Day is February 28. Unifor wants to hear from you about your work and RSIs. Take the survey now.

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Voice your opposition to video
surveillance on trains. Bill C-49 is still
before the Senate, so the time is now!


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Ontario members provide input on CLC disaffiliation during regional tour.

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Canada’s jobs market is stronger than the headlines suggest, especially for provinces with a higher minimum wage.

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B.C. NDP government’s new budget
includes ambitious plans for childcare
and strengthening public services.


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February 28 is Pink Shirt Day – wear pink
to take a stand against homophobia and bullying.


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New guidance for local unions on per
capita dues to federations of labour
and local labour councils.


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Two-week strike ends at Motor City Chrysler with a gains for workers.  
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Bargaining preparation underway in N.S. for long-term care sector.
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School bus sector in Ontario needs an overhaul to address low wages, precarious work and driver shortages.
READ MORE

Members choose Resolute as eastern pattern bargaining target, talks to start soon.  
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Layoffs at Global will mean further cuts to local news, as news rooms continue to shrink.
READ MORE

Efforts of members at GM are celebrated at the launch of the new truck in Oshawa.
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This new video captures Unifor’s energy
on the streets in Montreal during the
last round of NAFTA negotiations


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Check out Pride in Print, featuring the latest news from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.


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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
February 22, 2018

Announcements

Ford Appoints Senior Leaders; Galhotra to Lead North America, Falotico to Head Lincoln, Marketing; McClelland to lead Ford CreditLeadership
Ford Motor Company today announced key changes to its senior management team as it continues to strengthen its automotive business, improve the company's operational fitness, and accelerate a strategic shift to capitalize on emerging opportunities.
Click here to read more.
RELATED:
Raj Nair, Ford's President of North America, Exits Company

Ford News

MustangMustang Fans Invited to Customize Iconic Pony Logo
On top of already being the most customizable Mustang ever, the 2018 model breaks new ground in personalization.
To read the full article, click here.

JD Power 2018 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study Puts Ford Among Brands Leading Positive Shift in Quality
Ford is among several brands contributing to a positive shift in vehicle quality, according to the 2018 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study.
To read the full article, click here.

Salvation ArmySalvation Army Hosts 31st Annual Bed & Bread Club Radiothon Presented by Ford Fund
The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit will hold its 31st Annual Bed & Bread Club Radiothon Presented by Ford Motor Company Fund on Friday, Feb. 23 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The fundraiser will be broadcast live on 760 WJR from Emagine Theatre in Novi.
To read the full article, click here.

Global Notes

Saudi ArabiaFord and Effat University Help Women Make History in Saudi Arabia with Safe-Driving Education Course
DUBAI, UAE. -- Ford Motor Company is assisting Saudi Arabian women gain the power of mobility by hosting a special Driving Skills for Life program with Effat University.
To read the full article, click here.

VignaleFord Vignale Models Teach Snow Driving In Spain
MADRID, Spain -- Ford is staging a series of snow driving courses at the company's purpose-built ice track at the Spanish ski resort of Astún in the western Pyrenees.
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!

Outside Voices

Meet Dave Felipe, Ford's New Powertrain Boss
(Automotive News) During the Detroit auto show last month, I spoke with Dave Felipe, Ford Motor Company vice president of powertrain engineering. Felipe, 50, a 26-year Ford veteran, took over for Bob Fascetti, who retired last fall.
To read the full article, click here.
Tim Allen Shows Off Ford GT
(Motor Authority) Well-known car guy, actor and comedian Tim Allen has a new toy he wants to show off, and it's none other than the Ford GT.
To read the full article, click here.

 

 

 

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