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Spring
Update
March 26
2019

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Retiree
Ron Heffell
Passes Away
on March
20, 2019

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GM to invest
$300M in Orion
add 400 jobs
for new EV

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Ford
Blue Oval
Connect
March 24,
2019

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UNIFOR
Unilink
March 23,
2019

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U.S. Feds
investigate
UAW 'flower
funds' in
corruption
probe

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GM, Ford use
promise
of jobs to
battle for
Trump favour

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Unifor 'quite
optimistic' GM
Oshawa jobs
will be saved

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Trump turns
up heat on
GM Lordstown
plant ahead
of Ohio stop

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Ford to cut
more than
5,000 jobs in
Germany

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Ford CEO
Hackett paid
$17.75 million
in 2018

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We’ll resist,
not desist 
Jerry Dias
says union
still
onsidering
Oshawa
actions
despite
labour
board’s
ruling

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Ford CEO
Hackett to
employees:
2019 will be
turning point

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Canadian Ford
dealers look to
new CEO Dean
Stoneley for
continuity

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UAW
convention
in Detroit
will set
stage for bargaining

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So long,
Chevy Cruze,
you burned so
very brightly

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Freshened
2020 Ford
Transit gets
new engines,
awd option

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Ford brings
back F-600 as
it overhauls
work truck,
van lineup

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FCA's US$4.5-
billion Michigan
investment
'doesn't bode
well' for
Brampton

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Romance scams
take top spot
of 2018’s top
10 scams,
Better Business
Bureau says

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Police find meth
smuggled into
Canada through
new Ford cars
built in Mexico

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Louise Mackay
Passes Away
Feb 24, 2019

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U.S. trade
chief courts
UAW to back
North American
trade pact

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UAW sues GM
over plans to
'unallocate' 3
plants before
contract
expires

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Ford
investigating
if mpg
ratings could
be skewed

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Fiat Chrysler's
Marchionne
paid $7.8M,
Manley
paid $708K
in 2018

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GM's Detroit
Hamtramck
production
extended
to Jan 2020

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Canada seeks
Pelosi's
support
in push to
lift U.S.
metal tariffs

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Ford to cut big
commercial-
trucks, Fiesta
in South
America

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Carmakers
on edge as
Trump keeps
import-tariff
report secret

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Ford CFO
could retire
this year,
report says

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Ford recalls
1.5M pickups
for downshift
without
warning

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Volkswagen
officials
expected in
Dearborn for
Ford talks

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Ford told
Britain's May
it is preparing
alternative
factory sites

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Ford set to
invest $1B
in Chicago
to build new
Explorer,
Aviator

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After nine
year run,
UAW profit
sharing
routine
takes
a turn

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Retiree
Vaughn
Geldart
Passes
Away
Feb 7,
2019

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Unifor, UAW
to meet
as unions
ramp up PR
campaign
against GM

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2019 Lincoln
MKC Black
Label has
new look,
fancy perks

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GM to pay
US hourly
workers
$10,750 in
profit-sharing

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Fiat Chrysler,
Ford sales
bright spots
in mixed Jan

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UNIFOR
GM VIDEO

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UAW GM
VIDEO

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Ford folks
play catch-up
in bid for
respect,
higher
share price

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GM Canada
output down
33% while
company
becomes
top producer
in Mexico

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Ford hourly
US workers to
get $7,600 in
profit-sharing

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Pickups,
vans drive
Ford’s plans

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Ford CEO to
employees:
Bury 2018
'in a deep
grave'

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Pictures from
GM Rally
Jan 23, 2019

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Canada auto
workers seek
boycott of GM
vehicles from
Mexico

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Protests will
continue until
GM decides to
keep Oshawa
plant open

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Lincoln
Aviator wins
top Readers'
Choice award
at auto show

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Canada's vast
pension fund
is sticking with
China even
as political
tensions
mount

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Ford sued for
sexual, racial
harassment
at Dearborn
Truck Plant

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Ford rethinks
Level 3
autonomy

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UAW workers
rally downtown
to urge auto
execs to
'invest in us'

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The 2020
Ford Mustang
Shelby GT500
is the most-
powerful
Ford ever

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Ford
expects
better
financial
results
in 2019

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Ford, VW
link-up
looms over
Detroit auto
show

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Ford sold
1.1 million
F-Series
pickups last
year

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Ford to cut
thousands
of jobs in
turnaround
plan

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Keep
GM Jobs
in Canada
Rally Pictures
Friday Jan 11

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FCA to pay
nearly $800M
in emissions
cheating case

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Ford cancels
Mexico plant,
expands U.S.
factory and
adds 700 jobs

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Ford adds
149,652
vehicles in
Canada to
Takata
airbag recall
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Auto sales beat
expectations
for 2018, but
2019 doesn't
look as good

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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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Ron Heffell

We regret to inform you that
Retiree Ron Heffell has passed
away on March 20, 2019

Ron retired on July 1, 2004 with 30.2 years.

No more details are known at this time.

 

Next Retiree Meeting*

Wednesday April 3, 2019

Canadian Legion

80 Mary Street
Brampton

1 PM


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

*May Meeting will be held 2nd Wednesday in May!
Wednesday May 8, 2019 at 1 pm



 

Congratulations to
Our Newest Retirees
March 1, 2019

Anna Black
30.7 years service

Ray Stoodley
30.4 years service

Mark Bignell
30.4 years service

Robert Opolnieks
19.8 years service


 

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GM we invested in you now
it's your turn to invest in US!
UAW Video

 

Congratulations to our newest Retirees Effective Feb 1, 2019

Shelley Sneider
Pam Lyon
Bernie Grenier
Ellen Ward

Mike Robertson

 

Pam Lyon Retirement
Get Together January 30, 2019

 



 



March 23, 2019

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As the world reels from the deadly terrorist attack in New Zealand, the need to fight for human rights is greater than ever. Lay-offs in health care loom and Bell attacks workers’ rights, while the campaign to #SaveOshawaGM takes a new turn and we make gains in gaming.

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Federal budget does well to introduce job training initiatives and Canadian Drug Agency, but must go further.

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This International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination we reflect and recommit to fighting racism.

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Talks with GM ongoing, exploring potential to transform operations to maintain a base level of employment.

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Aerospace summit in Montreal emphasizes the importance of the sector and need for government support.

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Workers at two BC casinos join Unifor amid transition to new ownership, adding to the ranks of 9,000 members in gaming.

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Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, ON cuts corners with lay-offs and redeployment of frontline health care workers.

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Bell stoops to new low - slashes technicians’ hours and pay, in addition to unfair performance management, outsourcing.

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Local 1859 members ratify new agreement, bringing jobs back with improved wages, pensions, vacation and benefits.
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Collective agreement set to expire at SaskTel, affecting 3,000 members and risking province-wide service disruption.
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New Zealand massacre a grim reminder that we all have a part to play in stopping racist and Islamophobic rhetoric.

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See the latest edition of the 2019 calendar, with an updated list of conferences, councils, equity dates and seminars.


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Blue Oval Connect
March 24, 2019

Announcements

Ford

Ford Announces Key Changes to Global Leadership Team; Tim Stone to Succeed Bob Shanks as CFO
Ford Motor Company announced that Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks plans to retire from the company at the end of 2019. He will be succeeded by Tim Stone, an accomplished finance executive who served 20 years at Amazon Inc., and as…

FRAP

Ford Adds 2nd NA Site to Build BEVs; Michigan Workers to Make Its First AVs
Ford announced it is expanding its production capacity for the company's next-generation battery electric vehicles at a second North American plant. Tied to the company's $11.1 billion investment in global electric vehicles…

Ford News

Expedition

Ford Boosts Production for Expedition, Adds 550 Jobs to Meet Demand
Ford Motor Company will again boost production of its hot-selling Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator this summer as both vehicles…

F-150

Ford F-150 Is Best Performing Pickup Truck in IIHS Passenger-Side Safety Testing
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released test results showing that among all light-duty crew cab pickups measured in…

Road Trip Rewind

#RoadTripRewind: Employee Drives 5,000+ Miles With 1,500 Pounds in Car Parts
In 2002, Steve Johnson was living in Dearborn and working at Ford and always wanted a late '70s vintage Ford truck. A good friend of his…

Rosies

Throwback: Ford Honors Rosies in 2004

Ford Motor Company unveiled a historic collection of World War II-era memorabilia related to Rosie the Riveter, the former Ford employee…


Global Notes

Sleep Suit

On World Sleep Day, Ford 'Sleep Suit' Delivers a Wake-Up Call

Most people know that a lack of sleep can make you grumpy, cause your skin to age more rapidly and affect your concentration…

Bills

Want to Cut Fuel Bills? Ford Smart Driving Coach Shows How
Many drivers know that they can save on fuel by laying off the accelerator pedal. Now, Ford is introducing commercial vehicle-first technology…

IWD

Snapshot of Ford's International Women's Day Celebration across Asia Pacific
Here's a quick look at how Ford's teams in Asia Pacific recently marked International Women's Day. Ford Philippines kicked the day off…

Retiree 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 #FordRetiree #MeandMyFord. Let's see those Fords!

Spotlight

Weekly Spotlight
Retiree Carl Bihlmeyer stands with his Deep Impact Blue 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

Outside Voices

Inside the Ford Division Making Good on its EV Plans
(Ad Age) Ford is building its electric vehicle future from an old garment factory in Detroit. The space, located in Motor City's historic Corktown neighborhood, is home to Team Edison, a 55-person unit the sole job of which is to make…
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What It's Like to Drive a Ford Model T
(Jalopnik) The Ford Model T is one of those cars that even people who know nothing about cars have likely heard of. Usually, they've heard wrong things about it, like it was the first car ever, or the first mass-produced car…
Read more »

Did You Know Lady Gaga Drives a 1993 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning?
(The Drive) Celebrity garages can be hit or miss. Not everyone's a car enthusiast, granted, but there's something about getting rich that compels people to fill their driveways with something. That's why you see so many celebs…
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Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator Drive Factory Changes in Kentucky
(Detroit Free Press) In an attempt to meet rapidly growing demand for the Ford Expedition that comfortably seats eight passengers, the carmaker announced Tuesday that it will overhaul the SUV's production, speeding up…
Read more »

 

 

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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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