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46,000 UAW
workers strike
at GM plants
nationwide
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UNIFOR
Unilink
Sept 16,
2019

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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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Port Elgin
Labour Day
Parade

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Ford recalls
550K vehicles
for seat
strength
problem

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Ford
Blue Oval
Connect
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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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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Next Retiree Meeting

Wednesday
October 2, 2019

Canadian Legion

80 Mary Street
Brampton

1 PM


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

Lawyer Kathleen Howes from Unifor Legal Services will be doing a presentation at our Wednesday October 2nd Retirees meeting and will be directed at retirees and their spouses and will cover a wide range of topics which will include wills, Power of attorney, reverse mortgages, state tax etc.

Green Shield Representative Mary Kerr will be doing a presentation at out Wednesday November 6th Retirees meeting. Many of you had been asking about how our drug copays and deductibles work along with many of our other benefits. So please join us and also bring your spouses.


Retiree Meeting May 8, 2019


Retiree Meeting April 3, 2019



 

 

Congratulations to Our Newest Retirees as of September 1, 2019

Sylvie Dumouchel
30.2 years
Lynn Leblanc
25.2 years
Roy Appleton
23.9 year
Gary Farmer
30.9 years

 

 

Port Elgin Labour
Day Parade
September 2, 2019

 

 

UNIFOR 3rd CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
QUEBEC CITY AUGUST 2019

Thank you to Local 584 President Sandy Knight for speaking up in favour of our Retirees at the convention. Her support is very much appreciated.

Synopsis of Retiree Issues at The Constitutional Convention Aug 19 - 25 2019 - Click Here - Thanks to Tony Sista - Local 1973

 

Retiree Ron Deamer Passes Away

RON DEAMER
Retired: Oct 1, 1997
29.1 yrs of Service

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of
Retiree Ron Deamer on August 12, 2019 at the
Guelph Hospital surrounded by his family.

Ron was active in our Union and attended our retiree meetings
with his brother Harry. Our sincerest condolences go out to the
entire Deamer family. Ron will definitely be missed by all.

There will be no funeral service


Passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Deamer (nee Gourlay) (2015). Loved father of Lynn Deamer (Ross Prince) of Brampton, Ron Deamer of Gravenhurst, Deborah Petit (Dave Williams) of Guelph, Sandra Deamer of Gravenhurst and the late David Deamer (1964). Proud Grandpa of Brandon, Shane, Brynn, Jenna (Zack), Parker and Joel and great grandpa of Talia and Irys. Dear brother of John (Donna), Harry, Suzanne Hibbit (Gerald) and the late Dianne O’Donnell and brother of-law of Barry O’Donnell.

Ron was an avid Blue Jays fan and a diehard Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He also enjoyed a game of golf. Cremation is taking place with no service. If desired, memorial contributions to Hospice Wellington would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph, (519-824-0031). 


 

Retiree Peter Richards
Passes Away July 31, 2019

It is great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Retiree Peter Richards. Peter retired from Ford Bramalea on March 1, 2004 with 30.3 Years of service.


Flags at Brampton City Hall were lowered this week in memory of former Brampton City Councillor, Peter Richards, who passed away on July 31, 2019. Peter served on Brampton City Council for 12 years, over 4 successive terms from 1991 - 2003, representing the residents of the former Ward 8. Peter was known for his great sense of humour and love and dedication working for the citizens of Brampton. He was awarded the 1998 Arts Person of the Year Award by the City of Brampton.

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1 p.m. at McMillian and Jack Funeral Home, 291 Main St. E., Dundalk

Peter Anthony RICHARDS

RICHARDS, Peter Anthony December 15, 1940 - July 31, 2019 Former City Councillor For The City Of Brampton It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Anthony Richards announces his passing. Peter was retired as City Councillor for the City of Brampton (12 years) and Ford Canada (31 years). He volunteered for many organizations throughout his life, including being a director/ actor with Brampton art groups and a member of the Brampton Legion. In retirement he continued to be active in the Dundalk Little Theatre and served as President of the Dundalk Legion for five years. He was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for his contributions to his communities. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Marnie, children Tim (Julie), Jacquelyn, stepchildren Heather and Tim, sister Beverly, brother Lee (Heather), stepsiblings Rob and Karen, grandchildren Jennifer (David), Samantha (Kyle), Danielle, Justin, great-grandson Kaidyn, and numerous caring nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1 p.m. at McMillian and Jack Funeral Home, 291 Main St. E., Dundalk (519-923-3204) followed by refreshments and shared memories at the Dundalk Legion, 109 Proton St. N., Dundalk (519-923-2528). Donations in Peter’s memory can be made to Chapman’s House, Owen Sound, greybrucehospice.com.


 


 

Congratulations to
our Newest Retirees
August 1, 2019

 

CAROLYN WILLSON
30.2 yrs

 

TED TIERNEY
30.3 yrs


STEVE HUTCHENS
30.3 yrs


STEVE BURNS
24.3 yrs

See all Local 584 Retirees here

 

 

Congratulations to
Local 584 2019 Retirees

     
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
 
     

 

 


 

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Members mobilize to reach out to workers during the federal election campaign. Hundreds rally to save the Nemak Windsor plant. Unifor supports equality in hockey as title sponsor of the PWHPA Dream Gap Tour and the Unifor Social Justice Fund supports GlobalMedic emergency aid to Hurricane Dorian survivors in the Bahamas.

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Watch as Unifor members and the community rally to support Nemak worker’s fight to save their plant.


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Canada’s workers are under attack from Conservative provincial governments. If we don’t act now, the same will happen on Parliament Hill.

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As the federal election campaign begins Unifor members are knocking on doors to bring information about the issues that matter to Canada’s workers. To make sure the next government reflects our priorities as workers, we need your help! Join the campaign to stand with Canada's workers.

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Workers, community members and activists attend the Nemak solidarity rally in Windsor Ontario, where workers are fighting against plans to shutdown the plant and move their jobs to Mexico.

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As the proud sponsor of theUnifor Women’s Hockey Showcase’, part of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association’s Dream Gap Tour, Unifor advocates for equity for women hockey players.

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National Retired Workers Council delegates discuss wide ranging issues including the upcoming federal election, pharmacare, suicide prevention, and pension funding protection.


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As the depth of the tragedy left behind by Hurricane Dorian comes to light the Unifor Social Justice Fund is helping to support GlobalMedic’s work to distribute water, food, and emergency survival kits in the Bahamas.

 

 

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Tentative agreements reached between four Unifor bargaining units and the University of Windsor, narrowly avoiding a strike at the university.
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A united front of fishers and allied workers from across British Columbia’s coast called for a government response to the disastrous salmon fishing run unfolding in 2019



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Blue Oval Connect
September 1, 2019

Announcements

Hardest Working

Introducing Ford's New ‘Hardest Working Person I Know’ Campaign
This Labor Day, Ford salutes the hard working Americans who help make this country strong. In honor of their perseverance and determination, Ford is excited to present the “Hardest Working Person I Know” Labor Day campaign. …

SiriusXM

Tune to Weather Channel on SiriusXM for Hurricane Dorian Updates
SiriusXM will be offering a live simulcast of The Weather Channel on SiriusXM channel 105 beginning at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday through noon on Tuesday. The simulcast will be available on all Sirius and XM radios — for both subscribers and non-subscribers — as well as streaming customers.

Ford News

Backseat Drivers

Driver Assist Technology Could End Backseat-Driving Behaviors
Perhaps the days of a driver hearing those common calls from the backseat are coming to an end, thanks to driver-assist technology like Ford Co-Pilot360.

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El Paso Ford Dealership Going Further for Husband of Shooting Victim
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Curious Minds

CURIOUS MINDS: Sustainability: It's More Than a Buzzword
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Global Notes

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Pooch

Ford Whips Pooches into a Lather with Mobile Pup-Pampering Pop-Up
Ford treated four-legged passengers to a luxurious pampering session to mark International Dog Day. …

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!

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Outside Voices

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1979 UAW / CANADA Brochure
Year that PCOLA was implemented
Click here to see original copy

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Resolution on reinstating PCOLA in 2016
(This was passed unanimously with both
the Retirees and the Membership)


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