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Ford recalls
Focus
hatchbacks
for latch
release
problem

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GM Brochure
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GM Canada
vows to wipe
out pension
shortfall;
workers
ratify deal

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Unifor concession
on pension
plans
'worrisome'
trend

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GM Contract
highlights

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Unifor-GM
tentative deal
keeps 10-year
pay grid for
new hires

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Ford Blue
Oval Connect
September 24,
2016

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Uniforum
Vol 4 No 19
Sept 23, 2016

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Pending
ratification
of GM deal,
Unifor eyes
talks with
Fiat-Chrysler

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Auto Talks
Sept 22, 2016

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GM-Unifor
deal includes
$520M-plus
investment
in plants

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Unifor-GM
agreement a
stake in heart
of company
pensions

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GM deal
good news
for Ford's
Windsor
engine plants,
says union

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GM, Canada
auto union
reach tentative
deal, averting
strike

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GM, workers
make progress
in talks as strike
deadline looms

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Canada
prepares a
lifeline for
Unifor in auto
talks with GM

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Leave it to pols
to get it wrong
on Ford, Mexico

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Auto Talks
Sept 16, 2016

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Ford dismisses
Trump claim
it will fire U.S.
employees

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Ford to move
all small car
production
to Mexico

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Retirees push
for return
of COLA in
auto talks

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Unifor and GM
still 'miles
apart'; Monday
deadline looms
for GM
Oshawa plant

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Ford to sell
driverless
cars to public
by 2025,
CEO Says

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Ford recalls
1.5 million
cars for faulty
door latches

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Why We Are
Prepared To
Stage Strike At
GM If Detroit
3 Deal Fails

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Uniforum
Sept 10, 2016
Vol 4 No 18

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Auto Talks
Sept 8, 2016

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Union chief
warns GM
must make
production
pledge on
new contract

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Unifor picks
GM as target
in Canadian
contract talks

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Ford, FCA,
or GM: Which
automaker
will be the
strike target?

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Labour board
orders VW
to bargain
with UAW

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Uniforum
Vol 4 No17
Sept 2, 2016

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FordPass app
lets you find,
reserve, and
pay for
parking spots

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Death,
bankruptcy
and longer wait
times: Ottawa
warned about
more private
health care

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Union votes
for strike
mandate in
contract talks
with auto
makers

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Ford,
FCA workers
to hold strike
vote Sunday

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Ontario raising
vehicle sticker
renewal fee,
has almost
doubled
since 2011

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Ford recalls
113K cars for
fuel pumps,
power windows

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Democrats,
unions rally
against Obama
trade deal

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Lincoln owners
most satisfied
with their cars

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2016 Ford
Mustang
convertible
ticks all the
right boxes

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2017 Ford
Focus EV's
range should
grow by 45%

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Ford extends
GT supercar
production by
two years

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The business
case for
investing in
Canada's auto
industry

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Ford to offer
fully driverless
car in 2021

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Ford Focus
RS500 teases
us with 400
hp, but it might
not happen

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Trump's
popularity
shows need
for union
movement
to adapt

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Union chief:
Donald Trump
'a fool,' but
right on
NAFTA

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Uniforum
Aug 12, 2016
Vol 4 No 16

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Ford, FCA more
committed to
Canada than
GM, union says

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GM, Canadian
auto union
'miles apart' as
talks begin

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Donald Trump
discusses pulling
out of NAFTA,
tariff for Ford

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Plant's future
at stake
in Canada
auto talks

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Ontario unions
behind 94 per
cent of third-
party ad
spending in
past three
elections

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GM, Ford set
July sales
records
in China

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What makes
a crossover
vehicle a
crossover

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How a Trump
presidency
would affect
Canada's
economy

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7 Secrets Car
Dealers Hope
You Don't Know

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Ford recalls
830,000
2012-2016
Ford & Lincoln
vehicles to fix latches

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Popular SUVs
and crossovers
with big savings

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Pensions: For
CEOs Only

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Congratulations
to our newest
Retiree
Ted Froll
Aug 1, 2016

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Ontario Medical Association
urges doctors
to support deal

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45M vehicles
recalled from
2013-15
haven't
been fixed

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Ford's 2Q
earnings
fall 9% to
$2 billion

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Uniforum
Vol 4 No 15
July 28, 2016

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Trump softens
stand on tax
for Ford's
Mexico cars

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UAW leader:
Clinton open to
renegotiating
NAFTA

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Auto makers &
governments
must invest
in the
long game

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Investment in
Canadian auto
sector key,
union says

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GM Canada
faces pension
gap; future of
Oshawa plant
in focus
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Alan Mulally:
'I'm in awe'
of Ford's
turnaround

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Growing older
has an array of
hidden costs

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Ford invests in
3-D mapping
company
Civil Maps

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Retiree Charles MacLeod's Wife
Passes Away
7/13/16

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FCA investing
$1B, adding
1,000 jobs at
U.S. Jeep plants

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Uniforum
July 15, 2016
Vol 4 No 14

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We drive one
of the wildest
Mustangs in
search of the
true mustangs

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Supplier
bankruptcy
threatens
shutdown of
GM plants

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Vertically
expandable
four-storey RV
that can fit in a
parking spot

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Lincoln China sales already exceed full-year 2015 mark
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Ford says
meeting union
demand for
Windsor
investment
a challenge

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GM Canada
president calls
for union
'partnership
' to save
auto plants

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NHTSA
investigating
Ford Explorers
for exhaust leak

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Carmakers
wait to see
if mpg rules
will stick

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How labour
regained
its clout
in Ottawa

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Uniforum
Vol 4 No 13
July 1, 2016

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June 2016
Articles

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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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Our Next Retirees meeting
will be held

Wednesday October 5, 2016

Canadian Legion
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TIME HAS COME TO CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNTS NOW

 

 

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

Sept 24, 2016

Announcements

Ford Employees on Pace to Set Record for Inventions in 2016Ford
An innovation that turns condensation from cars into drinking water is one of a growing number of inventions created by Ford employees in recent years. The increase in innovation -- as measured by invention disclosures -- is expected to reach a company record in 2016, topping last year's record of more than 6,000.
Click here to learn more.

FordThrowback Thursday: Ford introduces 8-track players
The evolution of car audio and personal music consumption took a major step forward in 1965 when Ford introduced the 8-track tape player as an option with an AM radio. The bulky cartridges used with the “Stereosonic Tape System” had an 80-minute capacity and could change tracks with a touch of the radio volume knob.
Click here to learn more.

Ford News

Mobility'It Keeps Us Linked': Ford Retirees Relish Visit to Product Development Showroom
Ford retirees learned more about the company's vision and strategy for success, plus got a sneak peek at some new model properties during their visit to the Product Development Showroom Wednesday, Sept. 21.
To read the full article, click here.

MobilityNew RS Puts Focus on Ford IT Employee
Owning the new Focus RS has drawn quite a bit of attention for Ford IT employee Maria Burkel. Burkel picked up her "dream car" from her local Ford dealership in late June. Shortly thereafter, the questions started pouring in.
To read the full article, click here.  

MobilityFord, U-M Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Research with Ford Researchers In-House at New Robotics Lab on U-M Campus
Ford and the University of Michigan recently announced they are teaming up to accelerate autonomous vehicle research and development with a first-ever arrangement that embeds Ford researchers and engineers into a new state-of-the-art robotics laboratory on U-M's Ann Arbor campus.
To read the full article, click here.

Global Notes

Product AccelerationFord Helps Endangered Migratory Birds Take Flight
TIANJIN, China -- Ford recently held a Conservation and Environmental Grants project in China (CEGC) -- Let Migratory Birds Fly -- inviting media representatives and Ford vehicle owners to visit Tianjin and Dongtai in Jiangsu for a 4-day tour of three migratory bird conservation sites.
To read the full article, click here.  

S-MAXBack to the Future in a 1976 Ford Fiesta
COLOGNE, Germany -- What's a 40 year-old Fiesta like to drive, and just how well would it cope with the spine-jarring bumps and lumps of Lommel Proving Ground. In this video, retired Ford test engineer Karel Willaert gets reacquainted with the car he first drove 40 years ago.
To read the full article, click here.  

Intelligent TransportFord launches the New 2017 Fusion Line-up in Brazil
PRAIA DO FORTE, Bahia, Brazil - Ford presented the new 2017 Fusion line-up in a media drive for around 150 journalists and bloggers at Praia do Forte beach, in Bahia, northeast of Brazil.
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

Barack Obama: Self-Driving, Yes, But Also Safe
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Safer, more accessible driving. Less congested, less polluted roads. That's what harnessing technology for good can look like. But we have to get it right. Americans deserve to know they'll be safe today even as we develop and deploy the technologies of tomorrow.
To read the full article, click here.
Why European Carmakers Should Take the Mustang's Huge Popularity in Germany Seriously
(Road & Track) In March, the Ford Mustang outsold the Porsche 911, the Porsche Cayman, the Porsche Boxster, and the Audi TT. What's going on?
To read the full article, click here.

 

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