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

Feds pick UAW
monitor
to oversee
corruption
reforms
_______

UNIFOR
Unilink
April 13,
2021

________

Why Amazon
workers in
Alabama voted
against union
_______

Ford Blue
Oval
April 11,
2021
________

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

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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

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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
REVISED
(Tentative)

Wednesday
June 2, 2021
80 Mary St, Brampton
at 1 pm
Canadian Legion

As the stay at home lockdown has been
extended through to May we have moved the
meeting again to June 2nd. Hopefully the lockdown
will be lifted by then. Please check back to
confirm meeting dates.

We will be holding Nominations
& Elections at our next meeting
for all positions for Local 584
Retirees Executive

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



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



 

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

Upated April 8, 2021

In Peel Region, they are utilizing seven immunization clinics, four hospital clinics and pharmacies for their COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Immunization Clinics:

  • Anyone over the age of 60 are eligible to book an appointment. (Peel Region is planning on expanding the eligibility to 50+ on April 9)
  • You can book an appointment using the Ontario COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling 905-791-5202
  • Indigenous adults and frontline health care workers are also eligible to book an appointment using Peel Region’s booking tool.

Pharmacies:

  • Anyone over the age of 55 can book an appointment at a pharmacy in Peel Region. They are distributing the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
  • To book an appointment, you have to go through the pharmacy website. A full list of the participating pharmacies can be found here.

Hospital Clinics:

  • To book an appointment at the William Osler Health System clinics, you can book online or by phone at 905-494-6685.
  • Residents who are eligible to be vaccinated within William Osler are the following:
    • Faith Leaders who provide end of life care, care of the deceased, funerals, bathing, or other ceremonies with direct contact with deceased persons, home visits to unwell persons, pastoral care in hospitals/ long-term care homes /retirement homes or other vulnerable settings
    • Highest, Very High, and High Priority Healthcare Workers
    • Those with the medical conditions the province deemed highest risk, high risk (these people will be contacted by their specialists or the clinic themselves)
      • Highest risk:
        • Organ transplant recipients
        • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
        • People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (e.g., motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis)
          • Haematological malignancy diagnosed less than 1 year ago
      • Kidney disease eGFR< 30
      • High risk:
        • Obesity (BMI > 40)Other treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g., chemotherapy, immunity-weakening medications)
        • Intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g., Down Syndrome)
  • To book an appointment at Trillium Health Partners (THP) Clinics, you can use their online booking tool.
    • At this time, only Peel residents aged 60+ and Indigenous adults 16+ are eligible to be vaccinated at a THP clinic.

Mobile clinics:

  • Peel region will be utilizing mobile and pop-up clinics to vaccinate those 18+ in hotspot neighbourhoods. They will be focused on high-risk congregate settings, residential buildings, faith-based locations, and locations occupied by large employers.
  • Details of when and how the clinics will be rolled out have not been released at this time.

 

 

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

 

 

Novel Coronavirus
(COVID-19) Information

UNIFOR COVID-19 Information & Resources

Ontario Easing Restrictions for some June 12, 2020

Covid-19 One time Senior's payment

Unifor Covid-19 Mental Health Guide

The Government of Ontario list of essential workplaces and services

Green Shield Update on Travel - March 24, 2020

GSC Update: The latest info on the coronavirus and travel implications

Disinfectant list: Top brands on the EPA’s registered disinfectant list

Self-assessment: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Unifor Virus Fact Sheet: Facts Sheet Download

Please remember to always wash your hands!

Hand Washing video


 

Blue Oval Connect

April 11, 2021

Announcements

Mustang Rally

MOCSEM's Global Mustang Day Celebration is Next Saturday, April 17
This is a Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan (MOCSEM) event with the following itinerary:

  • 8:30 a.m. EDT: COVID-19 protocol/registration and wristbands for participation start (until 10 a.m. EDT). Rally map provided.
  • 9:00 a.m. EDT: Cars & Coffee at Cork & Gable (overflow on-street parking around Michigan Central Station & Park)
  • 9:50 a.m. EDT: Mustang Day remarks
  • 10:00 a.m. EDT: Rally begins from Cork & Gabel
  • Noon: Arrival at Ford's Garage (lunch on your own)
  • Noon - 2:30 p.m. EDT: Show & Shine at Ford's Garage

Every car will receive a souvenir window cling. There is no charge to attend, but if you eat lunch at Ford's Garage you are responsible for the cost. Space is limited so please sign up to ensure your attendance. Know that COVID-19 protocols will be followed strictly. All attendees will be screened and provided with a wristband for participation. More details available here.

See you and your Mustangs soon!

Marketplace

Introducing the New Discount Marketplace!
We are excited to announce the launch of the new Discount Marketplace for Ford employees and retirees. Ready to start saving? Log in to the Discount Marketplace at ford.perkspot.com and get started today

Racing

How to Watch Ford Performance Racing This Weekend
Friday
9 p.m.EDT: NASCAR Xfinity Series Cook Out 250 (FS1)

Saturday
7:30 p.m. EDT: NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 (FS1)

Ford News

Dingell

Rep. Debbie Dingell Commends Ford Motor Company for Donation of 120 Million Masks During COVID-19 Pandemic
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan recognized Ford Motor Company's donation of 120 million masks during the COVID-19 pandemic in a statement to the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday. …



RELATED:
Ford Fund Launches COVID Vaccine PSA with Multicultural Nonprofits, Fulfills Commitment to Donate 120 Million Masks to At-Risk Communities »

Donate Life

National Donate Life Month: Share and Share Alike
Tiffany Nickles, an admin at Lima Engine Plant, knows all about the concept of sharing. It was a prerequisite for her job title of big sister to a set of identical twins — Kirsten and Courtney, a role she cherished. “They both drove me nuts sometimes, but I would do anything for either…

Explorer

Ford Explorer Adds More Choice with New Enthusiast ST, Rear-Wheel-Drive Platinum, Platinum Hybrid Models for 2021
New for 2021 is a lower-priced Explorer Enthusiast ST, powered by Ford Performance, and a better-value rear-wheel-drive Explorer Platinum, while Platinum Hybrid takes Explorer's three rows to new levels of luxury and efficiency. …

Mappo

Industry-First Mappo App for SYNC Offers a New Way to Explore, and You Can Make It Even Better
Let's face it: Going anywhere outside the house has been a challenge over the last year. But as more of us are finally able to start venturing beyond the backyard, there's likely to be a huge spike of interest in exploring — and perhaps rediscovering — the cities around us. …

Global Notes

B&O

Ford and B&O Beosonic™ Put Perfect Sound at Your Fingertips
The advent of streaming services, audiobooks, digital radio and podcasts mean drivers have access to a wider range of music and spoken word entertainment than ever before. …

F-150

Ford Launched All-New F-150 in Chile and Peru in Joint Event
The fourteenth generation of the best-selling truck in the USA for 44 consecutive years arrived in the Chilean and Peruvian markets. It was presented through a virtual event where brand ambassadors…

Ranger

Ford Ranger Has Record Market Share and is the New Vice-Leader of Pickups in Brazil
Ford Ranger registered a new historical record of market share in March and became the new vice-leader in medium pickups, both in the month and…

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
Richard "Dick" Jarrett started working at the Romeo proving grounds in 1972 as the #54 technician until his retirement in 2003 when he finished as #1. He now resides in Florida near his son and they recently got together at Ford's Garage for dinner and a drive in their 1979 Bill Blass edition Lincoln Mark V.

Outside Voices

Watch This Team of 2021 Ford Broncos Tackle Hell's Revenge in Utah
(HotCars) Vaughn Gittin Jr. was on hand to drive one up the treacherous rock formation. …
Read more »

1965 Mustang Shelby GT350 Crowned Ford Frenzy Champion
(The News Wheel)Though there were no buzzer-beaters or perfect seasons denied, the Ford Frenzy tournament was not without its own drama. Ford's answer to March Madness sought to determine the best Blue Oval vehicle of all time, and it has done just that. …
Read more »

 

 

 

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April 13, 2021

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Unifor mourns deaths of four members in the last week, FFAW members rally and win cod closure reprieve, Unifor makes major gains in Goderich, workers need time off to get vaccinations, register now for Earth Day webinar,  plus a critical arbitration win for hotel workers.

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A major breakthrough in collective bargaining sees Unifor members in Goderich resolve outstanding issues from the 2018 strike.

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Register now for an Earth Day Zoom webinar April 22, 6 pm ET to discuss how the pandemic has made the climate crisis worse and what labour climate action looks like now and in the future. Presented in English, French and Spanish by the North American Solidarity Project.

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Four Unifor members in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick passed away in less than a week, with at least three of the deaths work related and two due to COVID-19.

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Unifor wins reprieve from closure but says DFO must to more to protect cod stocks.

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Unifor calls on all provinces to urgently legislate paid time off to allow workers to get vaccinated when it is their turn to do so.

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Unifor says employer-paid time off for vaccination is the only fair option for B.C.'s workers.

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Nova Scotia’s 2021 budget made some important, headline-making investments, but Linda MacNeil points out that these announcements still do not cover the gaps workers need filled.

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Unifor Local 112 wins a critical arbitration settlement compelling the Toronto Pan Pacific Hotel to pay up more than $200,000 in delinquent employer payments to workers’ health and pension plan funds.

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For equal pay day, Unifor Regional Directors demanded better from provincial governments, and members wore red to show support for pay equity.

 

 

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As COVID-19 variants increase employment related outbreaks, Unifor’s Jerry Dias calls to accelerate vaccination of workers who have to leave the house to do their jobs.

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Unifor has been updating our National Unifor Policies to make the language more clear, concise and better aligned with the Unifor Constitution, including Local Union Finances Roles, Responsibilities and Best Practices.


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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
 
     

 

 


 

Retirees Thanksgiving October 2016

 


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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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