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Nov 27,
2021

________

GM, Ford
introduce
new ways
to deal with
chip crunch
_________

Ford Ranger
unveiled for
rest of world,
looks great
________

Crossing The
Canada-US
Border For
Shopping &
Visiting
Family Is
About To Get
So Much
Cheaper
_________

How Canada
could retaliate
if tariff-like
U.S. electric
car policy
goes ahead
________

Ford Blue
Oval
Nov 21,
2021
________

UNIFOR
Unilink
Nov 20,
2021

________

Trudeau U.S.
visit delivers
wake-up call
about new
North
American
reality
_________

Ford, Hyundai,
startups lead
diverse 2022
Car of Year
finalists
_______

Financial
Secretary-
Treasurer of
UAW Local 412
Charged With
Embezzling
Over $2
Million in
Union Funds
________

UAW President
Curry under
investigation
for possible
ethical
misconduct
_______

Retiree Alec
Thompson
Passes Away
Nov 13,
2021
_______

Retiree George
Harman's
Wife Helen
Passes Away
________

GM Oshawa
plant starts
pumping out
trucks again
_______

How some
Canadian
travellers are
getting free
COVID-19
tests in the
U.S. to
return home
_______

Ford debuts
green bonds
amid shift to
electric
vehicles
_________

Ford attracts
younger and
more female
buyers with
new $20,000
Maverick
pickup
_______

Ford to cut
debt costs
in half by
retiring
COVID
bonds
_______

Ford October
sales fall but
new models,
inventory gains
boost results
_______

Jerry Dias is
now pushing
back against
vaccine
mandates
Audio Link
________

Detroit
automakers
to require
vaccination
for employees
in Canada
________

It's been
nearly 20
years since
inflation
has been
this high
in Canada
________

Ford 3Q profit
down 25%
from
2020 on
continuing
chips woes
________

A new 'Buy
American' plan
is alarming the
auto sector —
and the
federal
government
________

Ford Mustang
GT tops
Made in
America
index
________

Ford Motor
Company
of Canada
distribution
Centre
moving
to Paris,
Ontario
_______

The Ford
Tourneo
Connect is
ready to
house all
your dogs
_______

The 2021
Ford Mustang
Mach 1 Can’t
Replace
the GT350
_______

UAW members
advocate for
against direct
elections in
virtual forum
_______

Ford's third-
quarter sales
fall 27% amid
industrywide
drop-off
_________

Peel Memorial
Centre in
Brampton
being
upgraded to
full hospital
_______

Ford will pay
you to buy
an in-stock
car rather
than wait for
your order
_______

Canadian
snowbirds
question why
land border is
still closed
______

Microchip
shortage
continues to
hit auto
sector hard,
with double-
digit unemployment
in Windsor
________

Green energy
takes hold in
unlikely places
with Ford
project
________

Unifor Local
200 President
Hopes New
Ford Plant
owner Creates
a Lot of Jobs
_______

Ford CEO
Farley calls
for making
EVs more
affordable
________

Ford to
introduce
high-
performance
Raptor edition
of Bronco
in 2022
________

Ontarians
now required
to show proof
of vaccination
to access
certain venues
________

Ford
increasing
production
for F-150
Lightning
electric
truck
_______

Where
The Major
Parties
Stand On
Fighting
Poverty
Among
Seniors
________

Inflation
Jumps to
4.1% in
Canada,
Jolting
Trudeau
Campaign
_______

Former UAW
presidents
Jones and
Williams
report to
prison for
embezzling
millions in
workers’
dues money
________

Ford to cease
manufacturing
operations
in India
_______

Ontario to
require
residents
to renew
expired
driver's
licences,
health cards
_______

Chip shortage
prompts new
F-150, SUV
production
cuts by Ford
________

Canadians
demand to
know why
they can
fly — but
still not
drive — to
the U.S.
________

Ford pauses
online
reservations
for the
Bronco amid
production
delays
________

Tesla on
autopilot
slams into
Florida state
police car
_______

Too cold?
Ford debuts
1990s-style
Ice White
Mustangs
Video
________

Stellantis
Brampton
now at a
crossroads
_______

Ford debuts
cool-colored
Mustang
Coupe and
Mach-E
_______

Ford's small
Maverick
pickup
generates big
reservation
numbers
________

FCA sentenced
for paying
more than
$3.5M in
bribes to
UAW leaders
_______

Lincoln
debuts
redesigned
Navigator
luxury SUV
with bolder
design,
enhanced
________

Parts makers
warn of more
supply issues
to come in
semiconductor
shortage
________

Bronco bug:
Ford will
replace all
hardtop roofs
to fix
quality
issue
_______

U.S. probes
whether Ford
was slow to
fix backup
cameras
________

Canadian
border agents
threaten
strike that
could delay
travelers,
trade
_______

Ford posts
32% July
sales slump
as new-
vehicle
inventories
dwindle
_______

Detroit Three,
UAW in talks
with White
House to set
EV sales goals
________

Ford slated
to spend more
on EVs than
on internal
combustion
engine
vehicles
in 2023
________

Unifor reaches
tentative
deal with
Bombardier
but strike
continues
with De
Havilland
________

Ford cruises
by chip
shortage,
boosts
outlook
________

Bombardier,
De Havilland
workers go
on strike in
Toronto
_______

Unifor
launches
strike at
Downsview
facility
as talks
continue with
De Havilland,
Bombardier
_______

Why Ford's
high-level
hiring
spree is
no accident
_______

GM, Cruise
sue Ford
over use of
BlueCruise
name
________

Ford, Argo AI
team with
Lyft to launch
self-driving
robotaxi
service in
Miami, Austin
________

Ford's Europe
sales up
43.7% in
the second
quarter
________

Ford may ship
unfinished
vehicles to
dealers due
to chip
shortage
________

Manufacturing
beating pre-
pandemic
output, with
Ont. to
strengthen on
EVs: report
________

Ford recalls
774,696
Explorer SUVs
for possible
steering
control issue
________

Why the
Stellantis
plant in
Brampton,
Ontario will
be out of
product
in 2024
________

Ford amends
bylaws
to adopt
gender-neutral
language
________

Many Caesars
Windsor
employees
heading back
to work
_______

Striking UAW
workers at
Volvo truck
plant reject
third
tentative
deal
_______

Ford China
sales up 24%
year-over-
year for the
first half
of 2021
_______

EU fines 4
German car
makers
$1B over
emission
collusion
______

OAS One Time
$500 Payment
& increase of
$100 next year
________

Ex-UAW official
Vance Pearson
sentenced to
1 year in
federal prison
________

Ford confirms
further
downtime
at N. America
plants due to
chip shortage
________

Ford sales fall
27% in June
amid lingering
chip shortage
tightening
inventories
_______

National
Pensioners
Federation
Newsletter
July 2021
________

Prosecutors
recommend
14-month
sentence for
former UAW
official Vance
Pearson
________

UAW President Rory Gamble
announces
he will retire
June 30
________

Electric
vehicles will
top global
sales by 2033
_______

Boost to
seniors
benefit this
summer and
beyond could
cost $10.7
billion
________

Oshkosh to
build new
U.S. Postal
delivery
vehicles
in S.C.;
Ford to
supply
components
________

Ford built
an F-Series
'Lightning'
pickup
in 1953
_______

Ford says
second quarter
earnings will
'surpass its
expectations,
' but profits
to dip
________

Test Drive
2021 Ford
Ranger
Tremor
_______

Lincoln to
introduce
four new
battery-
electric
vehicles
starting
next year
________

Retiree Tony
Jacobs Passes
Away June
15, 2021
________

Ford Benefit
Update Letter
June 2021
______

G7 eyes
ambitious
shift to
electric
cars & away
from oil
_______

Disgraced ex-
UAW president
Jones
sentenced
to 28 months
for corruption
scandal
_______

Ford posts
4.1% sales
gain in
May amid
tightening
inventory
_______

Ford's Mach-E
output
exceeds gas-
powered
Mustang so
far in 2021
_______

Ford
unleashes
compact
Maverick
pickup
_______

Ford confirms
it will launch
all-new
compact
pickup truck
called Maverick
_______

Ex-UAW
leader Gary
Jones
deserves
more than
two years
in prison,
feds say
_______

Trudeau’s EV
ambitions
need strategic
shift, says
CEO of nickel
company
_______

Even in the
face of surging
grocery prices
retail beef &
pork prices
cause sticker
shock
_______

Electric Ford
'Bronco' and
'Ranger' in
the works
_______

Ford follows
GM, VW with
two new
dedicated EV
platforms by
2025, report
says
________

Ford recalls
Transit
Connect
vans for
shifter issue
_______

GM now says
it will
support
union at
new battery
factories
_______

Ford
introduces
F-150
Lightning
Pro for
commercial
customers
_______

F-150
Lightning has
nearly 45,000
reservations
_______

20 signs a
phone call
is really a
dangerous
scam
_______

Province reveals
3-step plan
to gradually reopen
this summer;
Golf & tennis
to resume
this weekend
_______

Ford Motor, SK Innovation to announce EV battery joint venture
_______

Ford expands
in-vehicle
Alexa
capability
as it begins
over-the-air
updates
_______

Retiree Charlie
Armstrong
Passes Away
May 11, 2021
________

Canabis and
Glucose Auth
Forms Posted
May 2021
________

Healthcare
Booklet
2020
_________

2021 Ford
Bronco
Revealed
Video
________

Chip shortage
to cost auto
industry
$110 billion
_______

Ford launches
'Power-Up'
wireless
software
updates, offers
upgraded
Amazon Alexa
_______

Ex-UAW
President
Williams
sentenced to
21 months
in union
corruption
probe
_______

Ford to reveal
F-150
Lightning EV
on May 19
________

Ford recalls
661,000
Explorer
SUVs over roof
rail concerns
_______

Ford, BMW lead
US$130 million
investing round
in solid-state
battery startup
________

Retiree Sotty
Thompson
Passes Away
May 5, 2021
________

Ford expands
off-road
offerings
with new
2021 Explorer
Timberline
________

Ford posts
big April
sales gain
amid
rebound from
pandemic
_______

Ford posts
$3.3 billion
quarterly
profit, but
warns worst
of chip
shortage still
to come
_______

Ford slumps
10% after
being hit by
chip shortage,
drags down
rival GM,
suppliers
_______

Ford, GM stock
rallies hang in
the balance
as earnings
kick off
_______

Retiree
Augie Sprovieri
Passes Away
Apr 25, 2021
_________

Auto
companies
among those
stepping up
in absence of
mandated
paid sick days
________

Ford launches
on-site
vaccinations
for employees
in southeast
Michigan,
Ohio, Missouri
________

Ford to end
production of
the Lincoln
Continental
_________

Ford sales
up 7.7% in
Europe in
first quarter
of 2021
_______

Local 584
Triennial
In-Plant
Election
Nominees
________

Ford to see
widespread
production
impact on U.S.
plants this
month due to
chip shortage
________

Feds pick UAW
monitor
to oversee
corruption
reforms
_______

Why Amazon
workers in
Alabama voted
against union
_______

Ford reports
73.3%
growth
in China
sales
in first
quarter
of 2021
_______

Manufacturing
workers in
Ontario COVID
19 hot spots to
get vaccinated
______

Where to get
a vaccine in
Peel Region
and who is
eligible
_______

Why does
COVID-19
cause
brain
fog?
_______

Retiree
Fred Asbeck
Passes Away
March 31,
2021
________

Ford CEO
Jim Farley
received
$11.8
million in
compensation
in 2020
________

Ford adds
short-term
emissions
targets en
route to
2050 carbon
neutrality
goal
________

Ford sets
new shorter-
term goals
to reduce
emissions
by 2035
_______

Despite
corruption
scandal and
pandemic, UAW
membership
steady
_______

Peel residents
aged 70+
booking
COVID-19
vaccine
through
limited appointments
at hospital
clinics
________

Ford receives
125K Bronco
orders, but
some customers
may be waiting
longer than
expected
________

Ford to build
some F-150
trucks without
certain parts due to global
chip shortage
_______

Ford touts
commitment
to U.S.
production
and workers
_______

Ford looks to
its electric
future, sees
even more
Mach-E-like
crossovers
_______

Ford, GM and
Volkswagen
shares are
hot thanks to
electric-vehicle
mania
_______

Ford asks
Congress
for tax
incentives
to support
electric
vehicle
development
________

Union seeks
vote of 87
workers at
Nissan
Tennessee
plant
________

Ford recalling
275,000
vehicles in
Canada over
airbag
deficiencies
and tires
_______

1967 Shelby
G.T.Super
Snake Video
_______

Traffic deaths
spike even
as pandemic
cuts miles
traveled
______

Ford delays
4,500 Mustang
Mach-E
deliveries
_______

Republicans
invoke UAW
scandal in
opposing pro-
union
legislation
______

Ford Begins
Building
Mysterious
New Pickup,
The Maverick
_______

Ford begins
early
production
of not-
yet-announced
small pickup
truck
________

Most
Canadians
could get
1st dose of
COVID-19
vaccine by
end of June
________

Ontario won't
administer
AstraZeneca
COVID-19
vaccine to
seniors, final
plan still in
the works
_______

FCA guilty
in labor
corruption
scandal as
auto industry
marks new
low
________

Ford of
Canada names
Bev Goodman
as new
president
and CEO
______

Ford, GM face
big earnings
drop from chip
shortfall
_______

Ford
announces
recall of
thousands
of 2021
F-150s
over defect
______

Ford loses
track of
dangerous
air bags,
forcing 2
recalls
_______

Flying back
to Canada?
Here’s what
you can
expect at
the new
COVID-19
quarantine
hotels
______

Why proper
home care
should be a
cornerstone
of how our
health system
looks after
seniors
_______

Ford bets $1
billion on
electric
future,
new EV manufacturing facility in
Germany
_______

Winter
storm
halts
production
at Ford,
GM plants
across
country
_______

Ford sells
stake in
lidar maker
Velodyne
______

How Canada
can capitalize
on U.S. auto
sector's
abrupt pivot
to electric
vehicles
______

Autoworkers
face dimmer
future in
a new era of
electric cars
_______

2021 Ford
F-150
Raptor pickup
revealed with
new suspension
and tech
______

GM hourly
workers
expected to
get $9,000
profit-sharing
checks for
pandemic-
marred 2020
_______

UAW Ford
workers
can expect
profit-
sharing
payouts
down 45%
_______

"A call to
arms"
Canada
Stuggles
to get
COVID
Vaccines
________

Ford beats
Q4 earnings
estimates,
announces
$29 billion
electric and
autonomous
car plan
_______

Ford to sell
Mustang
Mach-E
in China
_______

Canada’s
new travel
restrictions
‘a death blow’
to airlines,
UNIFOR
president
says
______

Is it time to
end ‘for-profit
long-term care
in Ontario?
_______

Retiree
Konrad
Wilski
Celebrates
his 97th
Birthday
Feb 1, 2020
_______

Canada
announces
mandatory
hotel
quarantine for
international
passengers,
suspends
travel to
Caribbean
_______

Biden's 'Buy
American'
order likely
to have little
impact on
Canadian firms
______

FCA reaches
$30M deal to
settle federal
corruption
probe
________

Biden
signs order
strengthening
Buy American
rules
_______

US probes
complaints
that Ford
tailgate
recall
didn't work
_______

Air bag
recall to cost
$610 million,
Ford Motor
Company says
_______

Corrupt UAW
boss wore
wire while
playing golf
with union
brothers
_______

Lincoln
Corsair EV
coming in
2026, report
says
_______

Canadian GM
workers ratify
contract for
commercial
electric van
production
______

Ford, despite
pandemic
disruptions,
boosted China
sales in 2020
_______

Windsor
Assembly
barricade
dispute
reignites
________

Wearing wires
put convicted
UAW official
'at risk,'
lawyer says
_______

Province
confirms
who can
receive
COVID-19
vaccine
as part of
Phase 2, mass
delivery
expected by
April
_______

Ford ending
manufacturing
in Brazil, but
will continue
South America
operations
______

Ford
dominates
Car of Year
Awards with
F-150 and
Mustang
Mach-E
________

North American
auto industry
feels effects
of global
microchip
shortage
_______

Ford Maverick
compact pickup
truck leaks
in new photo
______

Unifor On-Line
Free Courses
for Retirees
and Spouses
________

GM, Ford
convert
hundreds of temps to permanent employees

_______

In latest
management
shakeup, Ford announces new
U.S., Canada
sales lead
______

Canada’s top
paid CEOs
will earn the average
yearly income
by noon on
January 4th
_______

Daimler fines
for slow
recalls
could reach
$30 million
________

Americans to
#FinishStrong
during critical
pandemic
period
______

2021
Government
Benefit Rates

_________

Ford Health
Care Benefit
Booklet
Nov 2016

______

Ford Collective
Agreement
Effective
Nov 7, 2016

_________

Ford Pension
Booklet
2016

_________

Life &
Disability
Booklet
2016

________

2016 Benefits Appendix R
__________

Unifor
Constitution

_________

Contact Us
________

Made In Canada Matters

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East Court Ford

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR!

Next Retiree Meeting
Is a Christmas
Lunch Social

Spouses are encouraged to attend
Wednesday December 1, 2021
12:00 P.M.
(Confirmed)

(Everyone attending will have
to show proof of 2nd COVID
Vaccination to Legion staff)

Light lunch will be served

Canadian Legion
80 Mary St.
Brampton

Please email us if you are attending: retirees@uniforlocal584.org

Congratulations to our newly elected Executive:
Chair - Chris Wilski
Vice-Chair - Barb Morrison
Recording Secretary - Doug Berry
Financial Secretary - Pat Riley
Sgt at Arms - Reg Galbraith
Guide - Steve Koloff
Member at Large - Roz Monchamp

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


Presenting $200 donation to Legion from Local 584


Meeting Held Oct 6, 2021


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



Retiree Alex Thompson
Passes away
November 13, 2021


02-Sep-1938 - 13-Nov-2021

Funeral and Visitation:
Scott's Funeral Home
289 Main St N,
Brampton, ON
L6X 1N5

Thursday November 18th
Visitation is from 11 to 1 pm
Funeral Service begins at 1 pm

Website

Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Alex on Saturday November 13, 2021 at the age of 83 years. Alex is now re-united with his dear parents Pat and Perry Thompson. He was the cherished husband of Margaret. Alex was the loving father of Joel Thompson (Fan Karolidis – predeceased) and Julie (Aldo LaCapruccia). He will forever be the devoted grandfather of Grace LaCapruccia and Annalisa LaCapruccia. Alex was the admired brother of Ed (Coral), and brother in-law to Jack Martin (Ruby), and Ted Martin (Sharon). He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all his many family, friends and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Alex was a man of many passions and interests. Most of all he loved his family, he loved spending time at the trailer with his family and friends and playing Euchre with Jack and Ruby. Alex enjoyed being active, and could often be found playing golf and bowling. As a long-standing member of the IOF Foresters – Court Rose, he served for years and became the Chief Ranger and then High Chief Ranger. He believed in giving back to the community and spent most of his life volunteering through the IOF Foresters and raising money for many different local charities over the years.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude and thanks to all the staff of Faith Manor of Holland Christian Homes for the compassion and care shown to Alex during his time there. In lieu of flowers, donations in loving memory of Alex to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family and can be made using the links above.

Family and friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home “Brampton” Chapel, (289 Main Street North) on Thursday November 18, 2021 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Scott Funeral Home commencing at 1:00 pm. Private Cremation to follow.

In light of the current global pandemic with the present restrictions placed on group gatherings by the government, attendance at the funeral home for the visitation has been limited to fully vaccinated guests only. Proof of full vaccination and government issued photo identification will be required to enter the facility. For the health and well-being of everyone, we respectfully request that attendees at the funeral home comply with current by-laws by observing social and physical distancing and wearing masks.

For those unable to attend the funeral home, the Funeral Service for Alex will be live streamed. The live stream will commence at 1:00 pm on Thursday November 18, 2021. Please copy the link below into your address bar.

http://www.livememorialservices.com/Home/ServiceDetail/18420   

Please Note: We are pleased to be able to offer a Basic live stream service to the relatives and friends of the family that are not able to be at the service with them in person. Please be aware that this is not a professionally edited video and it is happening live. You may experience background noise, network failures and/or signals cutting in and out. This is a complimentary service that we offer to families and we are not able to guarantee the final outcome. Your understanding, condolences and continued support are very much appreciated during this very difficult time. All are encouraged to share words of comfort, stories and photos with the family using the links above.

For further information respecting current restrictions please visit the link below.
https://thebao.ca/registrars-directive-bao-additional-restrictions-for-bereavement-sector/


 

Apolonia Wilski Passes away November 11, 2021

Apolonia Wilski
Sept 15, 1926 – Nov 11, 2021

Visitation:
Wednesday November 17, 2021
4pm to 7pm

The Simple Alternative Funeral Home
1535 S Gateway Rd, Mississauga, ON

Map

Funeral:

Thursday November 18, 2021
10:30 am

St Mary's Church
66A Main St. South Brampton, ON

Map

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear Mother and wife of Retiree Konrad Wilski. She passed away peacefully in the early morning of Nov 11th at Tullamore Nursing home.

She leaves behind Sons, Chris & Richard, Grandchildren Lisa and Jonathon (Annalisa) and Great Grandchildren Travis, Mia, James and Michael.

She will be be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

More info

 

 

John Deamer Passes away
November 13, 2021

Our condolences go out to his brother Harry,
sister Susie, wife Donna and his three girls
Kathy Karen and Kim


 

Retiree George Harman's
wife passes away

HARMAN Helen

1942 – 2021

Our Condolences go out to the Harman Family

HARMAN, Helen (née Thomas) – It is with deep sadness that we announce Helen’s passing at her home on Saturday, October 30, 2021, surrounded by her family.

She was predeceased by her parents Anna and David Thomas and her son Paul Harman in 1990.

Helen is survived by her beloved husband of almost 56 years, George; their precious children Sue Ann (Kevin)Fennelly, Timothy (Susan) Harman and grandchildren, George (Ester), Sophie, Simon, and Emily Harman as well as her sister Carol Bowerman. Helen also leaves to mourn several nieces and nephews and extended family.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Living Faith Pentecostal Church in Kirkland Lake.

Donations in Helen’s memory may be mailed directly to V.O.N, 38 Pine Street North, Suite 139, Timmins, ON P4N 6K6.

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of HARMAN Helen 1942 2021..

 

Congratulations to our 2021
Local 584 Retirees!

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HILEL GERB
23.0 Years

July 1, 2021

WENDY EAGLES
32.2 Years

July 1, 2021

VICTOR DELORME
Jul 1, 2021
15.6 Yrs

GLEN SWATMAN
24.3 Years

July 1, 2021

Rejean Pomerleau
Apr 1, 2021
23.4 years
Aziz Chowdhury
Mar 1, 2021
31.7 Yrs
Joann Berry
Feb 1, 2021
25.4 Yrs
Kenneth Murray
Feb 1, 2021
20.7 Yrs
   
Joseph Chang-Soong
Feb 1, 2021
23.6 Yrs
Alain Dore
Nov 1, 2021
25 Yrs
   

 

 

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November 27, 2021


Unifor launches a drive to organize warehouse workers, and you can show your support, landmark contract boosts pay at Loblaw, sick day failure in BC, Unifor donates to flood relief, aviation sector looks to the future, the federal government needs to take an active role in aerospace, and download the new poster for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

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Watch real frontline workers as they share why Unifor is the right choice for warehouse workers in this feature video, translated into multiple languages to maximize outreach. 

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On Black Friday, show your support for warehouse workers on social media by sharing Unifor’s new ‘Warehouse Workers Unite’ campaign. Make sure to include the #WarehouseWorkersUnite and #Unifor hashtags on Twitter.

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Unifor is uniting workers in warehousing, distribution and logistics facilities across the country to fight for health and safety protections, fair wages, better working conditions, and respect on the job. The ‘Warehouse Workers Unite’ campaign launches on Black Friday, as the holiday shopping season ramps up.

A landmark contract delivers significant pay increases, improves benefits and elevates working conditions for 1,000 warehouse workers at the Loblaw Distribution Centre in Ajax, Ontario.

Unifor Local 914 members who treat toxic waste at the Clean Harbors site in Sarnia went on strike Monday, fighting for gender equality, fairness and wages that keep up with inflation.

The provincial government has failed B.C. workers by succumbing to pressure from employers to minimize paid sick days says Unifor.

Families affected by the floods in British Columbia will benefit from a $60,000 donation by Unifor to the Red Cross.

To recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women next month, Unifor is launching a new poster to commemorate the day on December 6, 2021.

Unifor’s Aviation Council held its first meeting since COVID-19 caused a shutdown of the airline sector. New council members were elected and among the topics discussed included new technology affecting the future of work, vaccine mandates and pay equity.

Unifor National President Jerry Dias called on the federal government to double down on Canada’s aerospace industry in an op-ed published in The Hill Times this week.

Three Unifor Action Centres in Oshawa and Thunder Bay will continue to support laid off workers in 2022 after the union successfully pushes the Ontario government to extend their operations.

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Container truck drivers at two large Metro Vancouver port trucking companies voted overwhelmingly to strike if necessary to achieve a fair agreement.
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Unifor Local 2002 ratifies new three-year deal with Nasittuq.
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As bargaining continues for the first Unifor collective agreement at WestJet, watch the video about how the workers in Vancouver and Calgary got here.

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Unifor is urging all staff, local union executive board members and bargaining committee representatives to consider tabling this sample language in racial justice or equity language all future rounds of negotiations with employers.


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November 21, 2021

Announcements

ford advocate

Be a Ford Advocate this Thanksgiving
With the holiday season in full swing and a time when many are coming together with family and friends (even if in smaller gatherings or virtually), it's a great time to engage in conversations about some of the things going on at Ford. As members of the Ford family, you are our best ambassadors. So, we thought it would be helpful to prepare you with some information on hot topics.

darren palmer

Ford's Darren Palmer is Named One of Business Insider's Top 100 Most Influential Business Leaders of 2021
Business Insider has included Darren Palmer, Ford general manager, Electric Vehicles, in its 2021 list of "100 People Transforming Business." The publication announced the honor last week, recognizing Palmer as a leading figure in the sustainability space as he helps Ford deliver new must have, all-electric nameplates and connected services.

cynthia williams

LISTEN: Cynthia Williams Explains Ford's Zero Emissions Commitment to NPR's Morning Edition
Cynthia Williams, Ford's global director, sustainability, homologation and compliance; told NPR the company is investing and making decisions today, such as the creation of new plants in Kentucky and Tennessee to build zero emissions vehicles and components, to reach zero emissions by 2040.

tedx

VIDEO: Designing Vehicles That Move People: Earl Lucas Highlights Key Ingredients to Lincoln Design at TEDxDetroit
It all started with his grandfather driving a Lincoln Continental. Earl Lucas Jr., Lincoln chief designer, recalled the role his grandfather would play each time he got into the vehicle -- he'd dress in his best clothes and drive with precision. Fast forward to the present, and Lucas took the stage at TEDxDetroit. The gathering is an annual event of metro Detroit area's leading thinkers, designers, entrepreneurs, educators, scientists and more. They come together to share their stories and the meaning behind what they do in their area of expertise.

finalists

Bronco, Maverick Among Finalists for North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards
The all-new Ford Bronco and Ford Maverick have been named among the nine finalists for North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year. The finalists were announced as part of media days ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show. The winners in each category will be announced in January.

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Ford Bronco Sasquatch Package with 7-Speed Manual Transmission Now Available for Order
Customers demanded manual-transmission Ford Broncos be offered with the next-level Sasquatch option. And now, they can order this 2022 hardcore enthusiast configuration. Read how the Ford team listened to customer feedback and moved quickly to give customers the best possible off-road vehicles and accessories with Sasquatch.

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Stay Connected to your Ford Family
The easiest way to stay up to date with the latest Ford news is the new @BlueOvalNow mobile app, now available for Alumni & Retirees. Sign up to receive news alerts for vehicle reveals, breaking news and more.

Ford News

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GlobalFoundries, Ford to Address Auto Chip Supply and Meet Growing Demand
The companies have signed a non-binding agreement that opens the door for GF to create further semiconductor supply for Ford's current vehicle lineup and joint research and development to address the growing demand for feature-rich chips to support the automotive industry. These could include semiconductor solutions for ADAS, battery management systems, and in-vehicle networking for an…

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2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition, Coastal Limited Edition Introduced With New Exclusive Colors
Ford is celebrating 55 years of the Mustang Shelby ® GT500 ® with a new, limited-edition 2022 Mustang Shelby ® GT500 ® Heritage. Since the first 1967 model, the Shelby GT500 has stood for the pinnacle of Mustang performance and has continued to build on the legacy of Shelby performance. With a reputation for transforming Ford Mustang into dominant…

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Doug Meyer Shares His Experience with Prostate Cancer and Gaining Awareness
Doug Meyer -- a 25-year Ford employee at Sharonville Transmission Plant and six sigma master black belt holder -- learned he had prostate cancer last year. He has since learned a lot about the disease and hopes that sharing his story will encourage men to be proactive about their health. "People generally don't talk about prostate cancer and nobody knows much about it," said Meyer. "I'm finding out that it's pretty common, though."

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Q&A: How Ford Employees Turned a Cardboard Prototype into the F-150 Lightning Pickup's Revolutionary Mega Power Frunk
The pickup's new front trunk or, as it's known in industry speak "frunk" is the largest in the truck industry with 400 liters (14.1 cubic feet) of cargo space and maximum payload capacity of 400 pounds. What many don't know is this spacious and dynamic space began life as a simple cardboard box with a cutout front door and a liftable hood. In the studio, Greg Ardisana, design strategy director, passenger vehicles, and other Team Edison…

Global Notes

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All-New Lincoln Zephyr Debuts at Auto Guangzhou 2021 Highlighting Lincoln's Future Design and Connected Features
Lincoln today debuted its first locally-produced sedan in China, the all-new Lincoln Zephyr, at Auto Guangzhou. The highly anticipated new model highlights the future direction of Lincoln's design and intelligent technology…

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How FordPass Helped Reunite Six Stolen Dogs With their Owners
Six dog owners whose pets were in a Ford Transit Custom stolen in London have been reunited with their furry friends thanks to the FordPass app. The vehicle, which is owned by dog minder Brett Holte-Smith, was stolen last Friday morning in Ealing. Because Brett…

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UK Mustang Fans Complete Their Perfect Two-Car Garages
It was E for excitement as thrilled customers took delivery of the first Ford Mustang Mach-Es in the UK this year, and some have taken the opportunity to create their perfect two-car garage. Among the initial wave of deliveries were two couples who also own…

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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Weekly Spotlight
Bill Long retired from the Glass Division after 32 years of service, beginning as a co-op in 1965 and retiring as a manager in 1997. He is seen here with only part of his Ford fleet: a 2021 Mustang Mach-E California Route 1, a 1957 Ford Thunderbird, and a 2021 Grabber Blue Mustang Mach-E GT. Hidden in the garage on a lift is a James Bond edition of the 2003 Ford Thunderbird. Bill and his wife Donna are retired and enjoying life in Tellico Village, TN.

Outside Voices

Ford Plans to Increase EV Production to 600,000 Vehicles by 2023
(CNBC) Ford Motor plans to increase its production capacity of electric vehicles to 600,000 units globally by 2023, which CEO Jim Farley expects would make the company the second-largest U.S.-based producer of EVs, behind Tesla. Farley said the increase would double the number of EVs the company had initially expected to produce over the next 24 months, according to a report Thursday from Automotive News.
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With Supply Short, Ford Dips Toe into Computer Chip Business
(Freep) Ford Motor Co. is in talks with a computer chip maker to shore up its semiconductor supplies and avoid a repeat of this year's auto factory shutdowns caused by semiconductor shortages. Few details of the nonbinding agreement with GlobalFoundaries Inc. were released, but the deal aims to boost supplies with joint development of automotive-grade chips. And it could result in joint manufacturing to support the auto industry, the companies said Thursday in a prepared statement.
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The 2021 Ford Ranger
Tremor can pound ground

Most off-road capable version of
Ford's midsize pickup

 

Retiree Tony Jacobs
Passes away
June 15, 2021

Retired July 1, 1998
 39 years Service

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing
of Retiree Tony Jacobs on June 15, 2021.

Our deepest condolences go out to his daughter Yvonne and family.

He will be sadly missed.

In Memory of
Anthony "Tony" Jacobs
1937 - 2021

Obituary of Anthony "Tony" Jacobs
Peacefully passed away at Mackenzie Health, Richmond Hill on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 83 years of age. Husband of Margaret Rosetta Jacobs. Loving father of Yvonne, late Carolyn, late Charles, late Colin and Graham (Kelly). Proud papa of Sierra, Emily, Jason and Mitchell. Cherished great papa of Willow. Dear brother of Peter (Patricia). Dear uncle of Kerrie and Chantel. Private family arrangements will be held. In Tony's memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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Retiree Charlie Armstrong
Passes away May 11, 2021


1933 - 2021
CHARLIE ARMSTRONG
Retired
Oct 1, 1997
32.3 years

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the
passing of Retiree Charlie Armstrong.
Our Deepest condolences go out to his wife Jean, his sons
Fred and Rick (Who both worked at Ford) and his entire family.
He will be sadly missed.

Due to the Pandemic and lockdown, there will be no funeral.

Visit funeral home website here

Obituary of Charles Alexander Armstrong

Armstrong, Charles "Charlie" It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Charlie on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in his 88th year.

Charlie was the beloved husband of Jean for 67 years. Loving father of Fred (Jean), Rick (Sue), Debbie (Pete) and Julie (Robert). Much loved grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He will be sadly missed by his friends and family.
As per his wishes, cremation has taken place.
If desired, donations to Cancer Assistance Services
of Halton Hills (CAShh) would be
appreciated by the family.

 

 

 

Retiree Scotty Thompson
Passes Away - May 5, 2021

SCOTTY THOMPSON
Retired Nov 1, 1999
33.2 years Service

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Scott
Thompson who passed away suddenly on May 5, 2021
at William Osler hospital in Brampton.

Our Sincerest Condolences go out to his wife Joan
and the entire Thompson Family. He will be sadly
missed by all who knew him.

No funeral arrangements have been made.

 

 

LOCAL 584
IN-PLANT
2021 TRIENNIAL
ELECTION NOMINEES

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NEWS

Ford has finally announced the first location when they close the Bramalea Parts distribution Centre.

The warehouse is to be located In Paris Ontario.  (150 Markel road exit 27 off of highway 403w)

The other location has still not been announced but will be in the Ottawa region.

The move will still take a year or two to be completed.

 

April 28th Day of Mourning

Sister Shara Flanigan
always in our hearts

Retiree Augie Sprovieri
Passes Away

AUGIE SPROVIERI
August 15, 1947 - April 25, 2021

Retired
Aug 1, 2008
40 Years
Service

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of
the passing of Retiree Augie Sprovieri.

Augie passed away on Sunday April 25, 2021
after a brave two year battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

Our Deepest condolences go out to the entire Sprovieri family.

Augie was a great guy and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

More information will be posted on the retiree's website
when we are notified of the arrangements.

Local 584 Retirees Executive

Congratulations on
Our Newest retiree

Rejean Pomerleau
23.4 years
Retired
April 1, 2021

 

 

FRED ASBECK

Retired August 1, 1994
30 Years Service

It’s with deep regret that we inform you of the
passing of retiree Fred Asbeck on March 31, 2021.

Our Sincerest Condolences go out to his wife Ilse
and the entire Asbeck family.

In Memory of Fred Asbeck

Visitation:
Tuesday April 6, 2021 from 6-8 pm

Service:
Wednesday April 7th, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Please Check Funeral Website as dates and time
May be changed due to the pandemic

After a brief illness, at his home, on Wednesday March 31st, 2021. Fred Asbeck, in his 87th year, beloved husband for 63 years of Ilse.

Loving father of Yvonne (Terry) Chamberlain. Loving Opa to Courtney (Mat), and Abbey and great Opa to Kaleb, Karson, and Kolton.

The family will receive friends at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, Tottenham on Tuesday April 6th, 2021.

Visitation times will be set by Reserved Groups of 40 attendees per session.

Visitation session times are: 6:00 6:30pm, 6:45 – 7:15pm, 7:30 – 8:00pm, (with 15 minutes intervals of cleaning/sanitization).

All Attendees must reserve a time by clicking here or by calling the Funeral Home at 905-936-3477 to reserve their visitation time during one of those set periods.

Following pandemic protocols all attendees must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth, respect social distancing requirements, and should only attend

if they do not have a fever, cough, or any Covid symptoms.

Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday April 7th, 2021 at 2:00 pm.

Interment to follow in Mt. Tegart Cemetery, Tottenham. Donations in Fred’s memory to the St. Elizabeth Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com


 

 

 

 

Retiree Chris Blair
passed away on
Thursday March 4, 2021

Chris Blair

Retired Apr 1, 2015
43.2 Years of Service

Our deepest Condolences go out
to his Wife and Family

 

 

Congratulations to our
Newest Retiree


Aziz Chowdhury
March 1, 2021
31.7 Years Service


 

Congratulations to Our
Newest Retirees

Joseph Chang-Soong Joann Berry Ken Murray
Feb 1, 2021 - 23.6 Yrs Feb 1, 2021 - 25.4 Yrs Feb 1, 2021 - 20.7 Yrs

 

 

Unifor Ford 2020 Tentative
Agreement Summary

Get brochure here:

Ford Bargaining Brochure September 2020

Local 584 Bargaining Report

 

Congratulations to our
2020 Retirees
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John Smythe
Nov 1, 2020- 25.3 yrs
Chahn Kong
Sept 1, 2020 - 26.2 yrs
Ken Leach
Sept 1, 2020 - 31.9 yrs
Celsa Camannong
Sept 1, 2020 – 23.9 yrs
       
Michelle Sewell
Sept 1, 2020- 31.2 yrs
Ken Donaldson
Aug 1, 2020 - 23 Yrs
Greg Siekierko
Aug 1, 2020 -31 Yrs
Rob Eastwood
Aug 1, 2020 -33 Yrs
       
     
Chris Scott
July 1, 2020 - 31.1 yrs
     

 

 

 

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
 
     

 

 


 

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Restore PCOLA

PCOLA 1979

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RESTORE PCOLA WEBSITE

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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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