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Ford
Blue Oval
Connect
Nov 18,
2019

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UNIFOR
Unilink
Nov 17,
2019

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UAW
ratifies
4-year
contract
with Ford
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GM Workers
Shocked to
Learn New
Hires Will
Still Take
Eight Years
to Reach
Top Pay
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UAW
expected
to ratify
contract
with Ford
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Ford's electric
crossover to
join Mustang
family with
Mach-E name
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Bonuses Ford
GM retirees
have received
for years
vanish in new
UAW contracts
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Ford shifts
past bumpy
Explorer
debut
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Ford, UAW
correct
proposed
contract as
voting
continues
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U.S. House
Democrat
Richard Neal
talks new
NAFTA with
Liberals in
Ottawa
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Ford to reveal
Bronco in spring
2020; updated
logo unveiled
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Pending Fiat
Chrysler
merger could
complicate
UAW talks

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Feds hint
at secret
recordings
in UAW
investigation
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FORD/UAW
Contract
Brochure
Nov 2019
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Ford, UAW
reach
tentative
pact with
$6 billion in
investment
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Fiat Chrysler
and Peugeot
plan to create
world's No.4
carmaker
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Ford layoffs
another
possible hint
Canada is
heading for
peak car
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Ford kills
Flex after
more than
a decade
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Ford will be
the next
automaker
to negotiate
with the UAW
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UAW-GM
strike ends,
union turns
to Ford
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GM-UAW
Ratification
Results
Oct 2019
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Ford 3Q
Financial
Report
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Ford botches
Explorer
launch,
putting CEO
back on
hot seat

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If We Can’t
Win It
Now, When
Will We?

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UAW GM
Hourly
Agreement

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What to
know
about the
UAW's
agreement
with
General
Motors

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GM shares
rise as
sources say
automaker,
union
nearing
deal
to end
strike

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Smaller UAW
ranks dampen
GM strike's
impact
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Federal
election
2019:
What’s
in it for
seniors?
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Retirees
Thanksgiving
Luncheon
Pictures
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USMCA
approval
hinges on
Mexico’s
labour law,
U.S. union,
Democrats say
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UAW-GM talks
to end strike
sow confusion,
frustration
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The feds
raided a UAW
retreat while
investigating
if Ford, GM &
Fiat Chrysler
officials helped
buy the
home for ex-
president
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Where Canada's
political parties
stand on the
country's auto
industry
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Ford F-series
Super Duty
trucks recalled
because axle
may fracture
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Ex-UAW
communications
directors call
for union's
entire
executive
board to
resign
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Changes to
OHIP take
effect: What
you need
to know
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Auto workers
fear EVs will
be job killers

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The United
Auto Workers
Strike audio
with Sam
Gindin
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Ford to begin
autonomous
vehicle
testing in
Austin
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GM, UAW
battle over
worker pay
from temps
to CEO
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Ford brings
back hybrid
option for
new Escape,
and it's a
winner
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UAW strike
in U.S. leads
to another 700
layoffs at
G.M. Canada
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GM strike,
day 7:
Warren
says UAW
holding GM
'accountable'
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Feds charge
another UAW
leader, say
he received
kickbacks
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Ford Canada
recalls
23,380
Explorers
from 2017
for sharp
seat frame
edges
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1,200 GM
workers
temporarily
laid off in
Ontario due
to UAW
strike in U.S.
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GM hiring
scabs to
replace
strikers at
Missouri &
Texas
assembly
plants
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Protest
against
Nemak
ends, Unifor
members
return
to work
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46,000 UAW
workers strike
at GM plants
nationwide
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Auto Workers
Go on Strike
After Years
of Tirelessly
Helping
General
Motors
Reach
Record-
Level Profits
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Unifor defies
court order,
continues
Nemak strike
at a cost of
$14K per day
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Inside Source
Claims UAW
President Gary
Jones Will
Step Down
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Nemak stands
its ground,
balks at
Unifor's
proposal to
keep Ontario
plant open
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What Medicare
for all could
mean for U.S.
auto workers
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Nemak aims
to end Unifor
strike in
Canada
through
dialogue
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Amid auto
talks, Ford
lays claim
to being
'America's
auto
company'
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As contract
deadline
nears, GM
reaches out
to UAW
workers
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Judge orders
Unifor
members
back to work
at Windsor
Nemak plant;
union refuses
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Federal
corruption
probe looms
over UAW-
GM talks

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UAW will
negotiate
first contract
with GM

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Ford recalls
550K vehicles
for seat
strength
problem

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Congratulations
to Our Newest
Retirees as
of Sept 1, 2019
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Federal agents
raid home of
United Auto
Workers union
President
Gary Jones
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Rough trade
winds
complicate
UAW talks
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UAW Detroit 3
Negotiations
2019
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Windsor man
turns 100,
hits the road
with brand
new SUV
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Carmakers
alarmed by
latest round
of Chinese
tariffs
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Jerry Dias
acclaimed
as Unifor
president
for third &
final term
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UNIFOR 3rd
CONSTITUTIONAL
CONVENTION
QUEBEC CITY
AUGUST 2019
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Wage battle
looms over
contentious
UAW auto
talks
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UAW scandal
embroils VP
Ashton's right
hand man
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Ford recalls
more than
4,000 midsize
cars in
Canada
over seat
belt defect
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Windsor
workers
respond to
Nemak auto
parts plant
closure
announcement
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Ford adds to
transmission
warranty on
2014-16 cars
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Feds charge
ex-UAW
leader in
growing
corruption
scandal
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Retiree Ron
Deamer Passes
Away Aug 12,
2019
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Auto assembly
continues to
fall in Canada,
BMO finds
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Ford tests
dealer-satellite
storefronts in
shopping malls
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Detroit
automakers
face 'time
of reckoning'
in China
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Congratulations
to our newest
Retirees as of
August 1, 2019

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Retiree
Peter
Richards
Passes
Away
July 31,
2019
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Ford recalls
14K 2020
Explorers
and Lincoln
Aviators at
risk of
unintentional
movement
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Japanese
company's
‘flying car’
hovers
steadily
for minute
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Ford shows
most powerful
street-legal
Mustang with
760 hp
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Dealers
warned to
be vigilant
after bust of
multimillion-
dollar auto
theft ring
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GM’s Mexico-
made Blazer
becomes
political
pariah of
Detroit
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Ford acquires
two tech
companies
to accelerate
development
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Disgraced
UAW boss'
life of luxury
revealed
ahead of
sentencing
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Arson ruled
out in UAW
fire; unclear
when union
leaders,
employees
can return
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Ford says
electric F-150
prototype
towed 1.25
million pounds
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Ford profits
slide 86% on
restructuring
charges

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Ford
spending
$50M in
Chicago
to support
Explorer
Aviator
production

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F-150
added to
class-action
lawsuit
over Ford
mpg ratings

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Ford
response
to Detroit
Free Press
articles
on DPS6
transmission
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200 jobs on
the chopping
block at Ford's
Oakville plant
starting in
September
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Ontario
government
writes off
$445M loan
to Chrysler
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FCA, GM warn
their futures
are at stake
ahead of
UAW talks
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Unifor praises
UAW's '
nice and
aggressive'
start to
contract talks
with Detroit 3
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Ford in green
groups' cross-
hairs as
mpg debate
heats up
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Incentives
continue to
shrink as
automakers
scramble
to maintain
profit
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Ford, VW
prepare
powerhouse
alliance on
autonomous,
electric
vehicles
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Woodbridge
Foam to
spend $76M
on upgrades,
new r&d
center in
Canada
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Good times
promise
tough
bargaining
for UAW,
automakers

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Mexico, U.S.
try new
trade fix to
win over
Democrats
against
USMCA
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Ford GT
Mk II
unleashed
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Supplier jobs
to be lost
when FCA
cuts 3rd shift
at minivan
plant, union
warns
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2020 Mustang
Shelby GT500
to start at
$96,425 in
Canada
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Lee Iacocca,
star CEO who
led Ford,
saved
Chrysler,
has died
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FCA extends
Windsor
minivan
plant's third
shift by
3 weeks for
fleet order
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Dwayne Decoste
Retirement
Jakes July 2019
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Ford’s
Chicago
plant gets
a $1 billion
upgrade
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Congratulations
To Our Newest
Retirees as of
July 1, 2009
Dwayne Decoste
Yvonne Rodney
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2019
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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Thanks James Borges

Local 584 member James Borges wanted to show his support for our
Thanksgiving Food Drive and vowed to donate a dollar for ever pound
collected. True to his word he presented a cheque in the amount of
$1,142.00 that went to the Knights Table.

Thank you James for your generosity.


 

Next Retiree Meeting

Christmas Luncheon

Wednesday
December 4, 2019

Mandarin Restaurant

238 Biscayne Cres
Brampton

12 Noon

If you wish to attend Contact Us

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

Meetings will be suspended for the winter months.
We will resume meetings again on April 1, 2020.


Meeting Held October 2, 2019 - Unifor Legal Services Presentation

Meeting Held Sept 11, 2019 - Police Fraud Squad Presentation


Retiree Meeting May 8, 2019


Retiree Meeting April 3, 2019



 

Queen's Park Rally


On Monday October 28th Doug Berry and I attended a rally at Queens park.
Unifor along with other union members mobilized for a Day of Action as Doug
Ford prepared to reconvene the Ontario legislature. Hundreds descended on
Queen’s Park to protest the premier’s return from nearly five months of
dodging public and media scrutiny throughout the federal election.

 

Congratulations to
our Newest Retirees

GREG BARNARD
Oct 1, 2019
MICHEL ROY
Nov 1, 2019


See all Local 584 Retirees here

 

 

 

Blue Oval Connect

November 18, 2019

Announcements

Mach E

It's Official: Mustang Mach-E Is the Newest Member of the Mustang Family
Ford's all-new, all-electric SUV will don the iconic pony badge and the name Mustang Mach-E when reservations for the vehicle open after it is revealed this Sunday.



RELATED:
Mustang Mach-E U.S. Retiree Purchase Plan Announced »

Watch Mustang Mach-E reveal Sunday at 9 p.m. EST »

Ford News

PUSH Awards

Ford Leaders Honored with Rainbow PUSH Awards
The Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project was founded by civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. to promote full and equal participation in the economic growth of the global automotive industry for people of color. …

Curious Minds

CURIOUS MINDS: How to Change a Handout into a Hand Up
Community leaders like Reverend Faith Fowler are rethinking how best to help those in need — from a “one-time give” to a relationship-based approach that puts the person first rather than their present lack of material needs. …

Tasca

Mustang Funny Car Driver Tasca Breaks Sound Barrier in F-15
Bob Tasca III goes 330 mph in 1,000 feet on race weekends, but he recently broke the sound barrier in an F-15 Eagle with the United States Air Force. He and his team took the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang Funny Car to…

Baja

Throwback: Ford Bronco Drives to Victory at Baja
If Rod Hall and Larry Minor's overall win in the 1969 Baja 1000 wasn't already an impressive feat — it remains the only overall victory by a 4x4 in the long-distance race — they overcame early obstacles to complete the triumph. …

Global Notes

Sketches

360-Degree Sketches Put Designers in the Driver's Seat
Creating sketches that immediately enable designers to experience their work from the point of view of the driver or passengers underlines Ford's commitment to Human-Centric Design.

Covers

3D-Knitted Car Seat Covers Could Offer Infinite Personalization
The technology also enables the use of textiles with potential for built-in connectivity, able to integrate heating; controls for the doors and windows; wireless smartphone charging…

EcoSport

Ford India Hosts EcoSport, Endeavour Owners for a Plant Tour
Ford India recently hosted 50 Ford EcoSport and Endeavour owners at its Chennai Plant, giving them a chance to witness the behind-the-scenes hard work associated with their favorite Ford. …

Alumni Connect

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 #FordAlumni #MeandMyFord. Let's see those Fords!

Spotlight

Weekly Spotlight
Retired electrical engineer Terry Cwik and his wife, parts procurement retiree Diane Holmes, with their stable of Fords: a 2011 Ford Explorer, 1995 Mustang GT and 2014 Ford Focus.

Share Your Favorite Memories from Your Career!
Blue Oval Connect wants to hear your favorite stories from your career with Ford Motor Company and what you enjoyed about working for the company. We will be publishing select letters in future editions of this newsletter. Please limit your submissions to 250 words, include a photo of yourself and send to blueoval@ford.com. Be sure to include your job title, primary building and years you worked for the company.

Outside Voices

Ford Pins Electric Future on New Mustang Mach-E
(The Detroit News) Fifty-five years after Ford Motor Company introduced the first-ever Mustang, the automaker plans to again leverage that nameplate to propel itself into the future – but this pony car will be an electric SUV. …
Read more »

Ford's Ted Cannis Talks EVs And Why Now
(Ford Authority) Ted Cannis is Ford's global electric vehicle chief, and he recently went on the record talking about Ford's electrification plans and why Ford has chosen this exact moment for the launch of its first dedicated electric…
Read more »

‘Ford v Ferrari’ Prompts Ford to Reveal Real Story of Famed Auto Race
(Detroit Free Press) There's no anticipation so far of a Ford vs. “Ford v Ferrari” battle. Instead, the company is using the film as a reason to commemorate its 1966 Le Mans triumph, which still stands as an amazing feat of…
Read more »

From Le Mans to Fair Lane, Ford Engineer, 90, Keeps Building
(The Detroit News) As the story of Ford's racing program and its crusade to beat Ferrari at Le Mans plays out in movie theaters across the country starting Friday in the new film, “Ford v. Ferrari,” Mose Nowland, now 90,…
Read more »

 

 

 

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  November 17, 2019


Hundreds of jobs created as long-fought campaign to reopen a Quebec pulp mill succeeds. Unifor seeks to end the free ride for foreign streaming giants.
Plus, Canada’s only weekly Indigenous newspaper recovers from a devastating arson attack.  

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With the launch of Disney Plus in Canada, Unifor calls on the federal government to require internet giants to produce Canadian content and pay fair taxes.

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Support the 5,000 transit members forced to take job action by sending a message to Coast Mountain Bus Company and Translink CEO’s.   

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Unifor members welcome restart of the Nordic Kraft pulp mill in Lebel-sur-Quévillon.

Ontario government moves toward better service from Ontario Northland, but Unifor members still fighting for return of Northlander rail.

Jerry Dias joins thousands of Ontarian’s mobilizing against Doug Ford’s assault on public health care.

Unifor contributes to rebuilding of Indigenous newspaper targeted in arson attack.

Racism has no place in hockey, in broadcasting or in our society. Read Jerry Dias’ blog on the firing of Don Cherry.

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Mandatory mediation fails to achieve progress as Co-op Refinery continues to rake in millions a day while attacking worker’s pensions.
READ MORE

BC transit workers resume negotiations with Coast Mountain Bus Company with warning of escalated job action.
READ MORE

VIA Rail bargaining continue in Montreal, with resolution of grievances and proposal exchanges.
READ MORE

 

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Unifor Atlantic Regional Director Linda MacNeil calls out Canada’s richest grocery retailer for exploiting part-time workers as it eliminates full-time jobs.


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The call to end violence against trans people can start in your workplace. Download and print this poster ahead of Trans Day of Remembrance on November 20.



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Retiree Thanksgiving
Luncheon Oct 11, 2019


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UNIFOR LOCAL 584 GOLF DAY
Sept 14, 2019


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Congratulations to
Local 584 2019 Retirees

November 1, 2019 Michel Roy  
     
October 1, 2019 Greg Barnard  
     
September 1, 2019 Sylvie Dumouchel Roy Appleton
  Lynn Leblanc Gary Farmer
     
August 1, 2019 Steve Hutchens
Ted Tierney
  Carolyn Willson Steve Burns
July 1, 2019 Dwayne Decoste
30.9 Years

Yvonne Rodney

31.0 Years

June 1, 2019 Barb Morrison
30.6 Years




April 1, 2019 Jeanette Veeneman
30.2 Years





March 1, 2019 Anna Black
30.7 years
Ray Stoodley
30.4 years
 
Mark Bignell
30.4 years

Robert Opolnieks
19.8 years


Feb 1, 2019 Shelley Sneider
30.3 Years
Pam Lyon
30.6 Years
 
Bernie Grenier
22.3 Years
Ellen Ward
18.7 Years
 
Mike Robertson
17.6 Years
 
     

 

 


 

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.


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