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Ford ousts
CEO Fields in
management
shake-up

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Ford Blue
Oval Connect
May 21, 2017

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Ford to build
new auto parts
warehouse and
distribution
centre south
of Edmonton

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New evidence
of UAW vote-
rigging in
2015 Ford
contract

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Cyber
'clampware'
could strand
cars and force
owners to pay
to move them

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Ford
considers
cost cuts
reducing
workforce

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Lincoln
expands new
chauffeur
service
to Calif

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The Ford
GT was
almost a
Mustang

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Uniforum
May 12, 2017
Vol 5 No 9

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A case
study in
overcrowding
at Ontario’s 
hospitals

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GM truck
work for
Oshawa
could add
500 jobs

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Ford
preparing
big boost in
California
footprint

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Darth Vader
inspired the
2018 Mustang,
Ford designer
says

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Intel sees new
opportunities in
auto industry

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Canada
seniors
outnumber
children
for the
first time

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Slowing
auto sales
reveals
Detroit
weakness

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New Ford
Mustang GT500
successor puts
a lot of rubber
on the road

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April auto
sales slip
from record
highs

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In-car
connectivity
in Canada
lags far
behind U.S.

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Lost appeal
could cost
GM billions

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GM posts
record 1Q
results,
and stock
market
shrugs

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Your new F-150
might have been
built by Mark
Zuckerberg

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Uniforum
Apr 28 2017
Vol 5 No 6

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Ford profits
fall 35% in
first quarter

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Wall Street
expects First
quarter dip
for Ford

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Is Ford
Bringing this
People
Carrier to
the US?

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Trump
goes after
Canada on
energy,
dairy, lumber

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GM says
Venezuela
has seized
its car plant

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Trump to
crack down on
exemptions to
‘Buy American’
policies

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Car Insurnace
In Ontario is
More Expensive

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Ford Says
Happy
Mustang Day
Announces
2018 Shelby

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Senate blocks
Liberals’ plan
to repeal ‘anti-
union’ law

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Condolences
go out to
Retirees
Bill Ewles &
Brian O'Dell

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Ford China
sales slide
in March,
GM’s grow

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Uniforum
April 14, 2017
Vol 5 No 7

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Lincoln debuts
first all-new
Navigator in
a decade

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Lincoln
focused on
‘experience’
as brand
sales grow

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Ford reveals
updated
Explorer
for 2018
model year

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Pursuit-rated
Ford hybrid
police cars
debut

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Ford plans
to push
pickups
in China

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Ford to
expand EV
offerings
in China

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U.S. reviews
Ford recall
of cars
prone to
overheating

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Ford says self-
driving cars on
track for 2021

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Auto industry
sales slip
1.6%, third
drop this year

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Canada in
for rougher
NAFTA talks
than Trump
suggested,
trade
experts say

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Ford recalling 53,000 trucks
that can
roll away
while parked

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Ford CEO
Fields'
compensation
rose 19%
last year

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Ford to invest
$1.2-billion in
Canada, create
Ottawa R&D
centre

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Uniforum
Vol 5 No 6
Mar 30, 2017

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Ford to
announce
Ontario engine
program in
boost to
Canada
automaking

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Trump’s call
for new auto
plants collides
with reality

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Ford ups
investment
in Michigan
plants by
$350 Million

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Ontario auto
sector
concerned
about trade
with U.S.,
Wynne says

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Chrysler to
cut transport
operations
in Windsor

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Ford Edge
door ajar
lights no
cause for
recall

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Behind Blue
Oval profits,
Ford wrestles
future

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Do the math:
Older used
cars in short
supply

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Ford tech
creates water
out of thin air

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Ford and Magna
team up on
prototype carbon
fiber subframe

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Ford Mustang
found in
Mexican
junkyard is
from 'Bullitt,'
expert confirms

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Bob Kinnear
resigns as
head of the
TTC union

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Ford invests
$644M in
German plant
that will
make Focus

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Uniforum
March 17, 2017
Vol 5 No 5

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2018 Ford
F-150,
Mustang
getting
next-gen
pedestrian-
avoidance tech

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Trump:
Build new
Plants in
Michigan

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Trump will
offer boost
for carmakers
today

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@Ford
Magazine
Vol 1 2017

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Ford Raptor
for 2017 is
rough, ready
and cushy

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Ford’s Dearborn
transformation
takes 1st step
at mall

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VW pleads
guilty to
Dieselgate
felonies

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Foreign-car
dealers urge
Congress to
reject
border tax

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Fun in the
snow with the
Ford Focus RS

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What to
expect when
you cross the
Canada-U.S.
border

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Why Ford
stands by
its 'One Ford'
philosophy

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2018 Ford
Mustang
performance,
specs, rumours,
and news

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Mexico official:
NAFTA must be
win-win-win

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Ford recalls 3
vehicles on
Takata airbag
safety concern

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News comes
on heels of
Unifor
winning
pension
battle with
company

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Uniforum
Vol 5 no. 4
March 3, 2017

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GM Feb. sales
up 4.2%, Ford
down 4%, FCA
down 10.1%

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Fiat Chrysler’s
Marchionne paid
nearly $11.5M
in 2016

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CPP
enhancements:
Understand
what’s not
changing

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Big changes
considered
for Ontario
workplaces
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Can U.S.
customs
officers legally
search your
phone when
driving across
the border?

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Maxed out?
What to do
when retirement
funds run out
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Sam Gindin
Remembers
Bob White
Feb 24, 2017

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Ford wants
your new
car to pick
a song – or
tell a joke

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Former
Canadian
Union Leader
Bob White
Dies

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Dingell offers
NAFTA
replacement
‘blueprint’ for
Trump

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Beware the
bogeyman who
raids pension
plans

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UAW considering
‘Buy American’
ad campaign

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Uniforum
Vol 5 No 3
Feb 16, 2017

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Ford F-250
Super Duty
is huuuge

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Ford to build
$200M testing
complex in
Allen Park

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When you
don’t get the
CPP survivor
benefit you
expect

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High Ontario
electricity
rates concern
car makers

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Ford invests
$1B into Argo
AI for virtual
driver system

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Tesla workers
reportedly want
to form labor
union

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Retiree
Norm Collins
Passes Away
Feb 8, 2017

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Ford debuts
aluminum-body
Expedition

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GM to pay
UAW members
$12K in record
profit sharing

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1st major
German
customer sues
VW over diesel
emissions

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Ford begins
exporting
Raptor
to China

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Uniforum
Vol 5 No 2
Feb 4, 2017

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Frail seniors
& their money
it’s still
their money

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Congratulations
to Our Newest
Retirees
Feb 1, 2017

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Ford’s
vehicles not
sole focus of
Super Bowl ad

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Ford’s top
executives
slam Trump
travel ban

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Ford to power
older cars with
Wi-Fi through
SmartLink

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Ford to pay
$9,000 in profit
sharing to
UAW workers

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Ford projects
good year
despite
2016 drop

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GM axing up
to 600 jobs at
Ontario plant,
shifting some
production to
Mexico

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Ford Health
Care Benefit
Booklet
Nov 2016

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Ford to launch
Omnicraft parts
brand for all
vehicles

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Trump tries
hitting ‘reset’
with Detroit
automakers

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Retiree Jim
Thorhill Passes
Jan 12, 2017

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Government
Benefit Rates
2017

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Trump takes
wheel in
talks with
Detroit autos

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Ford Benefit
Update Letter
Sent Jan 2017

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Obama’s fraught
bet on Detroit
autos vindicated

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Ford takes
wraps off
2018 Mustang
convertible

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Ford expects
$2B net income
drop due to
pension assets

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News readers
name Ford GT
Best of Show

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Uniforum
Vol 5 No 1
Jan 19, 2017

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Retiree Armand
Laforet Passes
Jan 18, 2017

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Newfoundland
fishers consider
disaffiliating
from Unifor

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Ford premieres
refreshed
2018 Mustang

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GM to invest
additional $1-
billion in U.S.,
move some
output from
Mexico
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Takata to pay
$1B over faulty
air bags

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Canada could
also face auto
border tax,
Trump
spokesman
suggests

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EPA accuses
Fiat Chrysler
of emissions
cheating

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Ford reaffirms
target of $10.2B
2016 pre-tax
profit

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Trump tweets
won’t change
Ford's Canadian
plans, company’s
President of the
Americas says

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Ford brings
back Ranger
Bronco

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Ford takes
wraps off
updated
F-150

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Mexican Ford
workers lament
Trump

_______

Play the Trump
cards right,
and Canada's
auto sector
will benefit

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Auto sales
set record
in ’16 at
17.55M

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Ford to scrap
Mexico plant,
invest in
Michigan; CEO
cites Trump
policies

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Trump
threatens
GM with ‘big
border tax

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Nimpha Ilagan
Passes Away
Dec 31, 2016

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Union
prepares for
legal battle
ahead of
pension cuts

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Nortel’s
disabled
workers still
fighting
for better
deal after
bankruptcy

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December 2016
Articles

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Ford Health
Care Benefit
Booklet
Nov 2016

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2017
Government
Benefit Rates

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Unifor
Constitution

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Ford Collective
Agreement
Effective
Sept 24, 2012

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Made In Canada Matters

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Congratulations to Local 584's Newest Retirees
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April 1, 2017
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May 1, 2017
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May 1, 2017

Local 584
Retirees
Spring Luncheon
June 7, 2017

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Retiree's Coucil - Ingersoll May 2017
Doug Berry & Chris Wilski attend the Retirees Council May 2, 2017 - Ingersoll



Bob White Memorial

Bob White Celebration of Life May 5 2017

Bob White Celebration of Life May 5 2017

Bob White Celebration of Life May 5 2017

It was standing room only at a memorial for former CLC President Bob White at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Friday. More than 600 union and community activists and leaders joined his family to celebrate his life.

CLC President Hassan Yussuff thanked White’s family for sharing him with the labour movement.

“Bob was unique, tough as nails, articulate, loved by the media, compassionate, loving and was a visionary. His mark on our movement and our country will be felt for a long time,” he said.

Unifor National President Jerry Dias said that, for Bob, the rank and file meant everything.

“He knew you couldn't have success unless the members were engaged. The grassroots had to be involved and had to lead,” he said. “He was smart, tough, articulate, challenging and determined. He always called it the way he saw it. He was a pioneer.”

“We are a better nation because of you. Thank you brother,” he added.

CLC Secretary-Treasurer Barb Byers emceed the memorial. “He didn’t feel that he was diminished if someone else was better at something. He wasn’t afraid to lead and he wasn't afraid to learn,” she said. “He was not afraid of challenge or change.”

Bob’s son Shawn White talked about life as the labour leader’s son. His father was away during the week, “but when the weekends came, it was Dad 2.0.”

“He strongly believed that if you can help someone, you should,” he said.

Basil “Buzz” Hargrove, former president of the CAW, talked about how Bob embraced life and all of the challenges he faced in both his union and personal life.

“He loved the camaraderie and working with local unions. He had the greatest respect for people who stood for union office, especially in the smaller shops. He loved working with coalitions. He was one of the greatest trade unionists in the world,” said Hargrove.

Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, sent a message to the memorial by video. She remembered White as an extraordinary man who had devoted himself to improving the lives of all working people.  

“Your spirit, your teachings, your challenges will live on in our hearts and in the work we all do to build social justice every day,” said Burrow.

White’s daughter, Robyn, talked about how lucky she had been to be her dad’s daughter, and about all the ways he had been such a caring and devoted father.

“He was supportive and encouraging every step of the way. All of the charisma and charm that he exuded as a labour leader was there for his family as well,” she said.

The memorial ended with a band called “the SPECIAL INTEREST group” playing White’s favourite song: Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World.



 

Retirees Thanksgiving October 2016

 


Charter

 

Restore PCOLA

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.


Promise campaign



 

 

Blue Oval Connect

May 21, 2017

Announcements

 

May 2017 Discount Marketplace Ford
From planning a much needed vacation to finding that perfect gift to shopping for everyday needs, Discount Marketplace is there for you offering discounts on a variety of items. Click here to see this month's available offers.
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Ford News

MobilityFord U.S. Marketing Chief Talks to Retirees
Mark LaNeve, vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales & Service, discussed Ford's position in the U.S. market and updated retirees on upcoming product launches May 17 during a U.S. Ford Retired Engineering Executives (FREE) Club luncheon at the Dearborn Country Club.
To read the full article, click here.

MobilityPassion for Collection of Classic Mustangs Ignited by Trade of Family's Pet Pony
After realizing that a real-life pony would be too small for his seven children to ride, the late Gilbert Speed decided to exchange the family pet for a 1965 Mustang. From that point on, the Speed siblings would develop a passion for the iconic pony car.
To read the full article, click here.

MobilityTragedy to Turnaround: How 15 Teen Driving Deaths in 15 Months Spurred a Community into Action
It was Sept. 30 when Lisa Scott, a mother of three, was watching the 10 o'clock news and saw the breaking news alert: A 16-year-old boy lost control of his speeding vehicle and struck a tree, killing himself and his two 15-year-old passengers. The driver had his license for a week. To make matters worse, it was the second teen car crash in the county in six months.
To read the full article, click here.


Global Notes

Product AccelerationCologne Celebrates All-New Fiesta Job #1
More than 450 Ford employees cheered on as the first production model of the all new Ford Fiesta rolled off the line in Cologne.
To read the full article, click here.  

S-MAXIn the Quest for the Perfect Car Scent, Ford Assembles Team of 'Super Smellers'
Smell is the most sensitive and powerful of the five senses, and the one most tied to memory and emotion. It affects 75 percent of our daily emotions and can influence mood, well-being and pleasure. Smells can create lasting connections between a brand and its customers.
To read the full article, click here.  

S-MAXWorld's Largest Ford Dealer Showroom Opened in Saudi Arabia
Al Jazirah Vehicles Agencies has opened successfully the world's largest Ford's dealer showroom in Riyadh branch of Al Jazirah Vehicles, the sole authorized dealer of Ford and Lincoln vehicles in Saudi Arabia.
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
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Outside Voices

Ford to Eliminate 1,400 White Collar Jobs In North America and Asia
(Forbes) Ford Motor told employees this week it plans to reduce 10 percent of its salaried costs and personnel levels in North America and Asia Pacific, eliminating 1,400 jobs through early retirement and voluntary buyouts. The job cuts are part of a heightened focus on costs as Ford tries to stay focused on its three priorities: strengthening the most profitable parts of its core business, transforming underperforming areas such as Lincoln and small cars and investing in emerging opportunities like autonomous cars, electrified vehicles and shared mobility.
To see the full report, click here.

Ford CTO: Ford Will Look Very Different in 10 years
(TechCrunch) At TechCrunch Disrupt NY, our own Darrell Etherington sat down with Ford Motor Company CTO (and Ford employee since 1987!) Raj Nair to chat about the future and how a company like Ford shifts with an evolving industry -- particularly as the car industry adopts the idea of cars that drive themselves.
To read the full article, click here.

Lincoln Expands New Chauffeur Service to Calif.
(Detroit News) Amid a rebranding that amplifies customer service, Lincoln Motor Co. announced it is expanding a new chauffeur service to the West Coast.
To read the full article, click here.

 

 

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