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Ford Begins
Building
Mysterious
New Pickup,
The Maverick
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UNIFOR
Unilink
March 7,
2021

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Ford Blue
Oval
March 6, 2021
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Ford begins
early
production
of not-
yet-announced
small pickup
truck
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Most
Canadians
could get
1st dose of
COVID-19
vaccine by
end of June
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Ontario won't
administer
AstraZeneca
COVID-19
vaccine to
seniors, final
plan still in
the works
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FCA guilty
in labor
corruption
scandal as
auto industry
marks new
low
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Ford of
Canada names
Bev Goodman
as new
president
and CEO
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Ford, GM face
big earnings
drop from chip
shortfall
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Ford
announces
recall of
thousands
of 2021
F-150s
over defect
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Ford loses
track of
dangerous
air bags,
forcing 2
recalls
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Flying back
to Canada?
Here’s what
you can
expect at
the new
COVID-19
quarantine
hotels
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Why proper
home care
should be a
cornerstone
of how our
health system
looks after
seniors
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Ford bets $1
billion on
electric
future,
new EV manufacturing facility in
Germany
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Winter
storm
halts
production
at Ford,
GM plants
across
country
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Ford sells
stake in
lidar maker
Velodyne
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How Canada
can capitalize
on U.S. auto
sector's
abrupt pivot
to electric
vehicles
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Autoworkers
face dimmer
future in
a new era of
electric cars
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2021 Ford
F-150
Raptor pickup
revealed with
new suspension
and tech
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GM hourly
workers
expected to
get $9,000
profit-sharing
checks for
pandemic-
marred 2020
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UAW Ford
workers
can expect
profit-
sharing
payouts
down 45%
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"A call to
arms"
Canada
Stuggles
to get
COVID
Vaccines
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Ford beats
Q4 earnings
estimates,
announces
$29 billion
electric and
autonomous
car plan
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Ford to sell
Mustang
Mach-E
in China
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Canada’s
new travel
restrictions
‘a death blow’
to airlines,
UNIFOR
president
says
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Is it time to
end ‘for-profit
long-term care
in Ontario?
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Canada
announces
mandatory
hotel
quarantine for
international
passengers,
suspends
travel to
Caribbean
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Biden's 'Buy
American'
order likely
to have little
impact on
Canadian firms
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FCA reaches
$30M deal to
settle federal
corruption
probe
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Biden
signs order
strengthening
Buy American
rules
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US probes
complaints
that Ford
tailgate
recall
didn't work
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Air bag
recall to cost
$610 million,
Ford Motor
Company says
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Corrupt UAW
boss wore
wire while
playing golf
with union
brothers
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Lincoln
Corsair EV
coming in
2026, report
says
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Canadian GM
workers ratify
contract for
commercial
electric van
production
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Ford, despite
pandemic
disruptions,
boosted China
sales in 2020
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Windsor
Assembly
barricade
dispute
reignites
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Wearing wires
put convicted
UAW official
'at risk,'
lawyer says
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Province
confirms
who can
receive
COVID-19
vaccine
as part of
Phase 2, mass
delivery
expected by
April
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Ford ending
manufacturing
in Brazil, but
will continue
South America
operations
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Ford
dominates
Car of Year
Awards with
F-150 and
Mustang
Mach-E
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North American
auto industry
feels effects
of global
microchip
shortage
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Ford Maverick
compact pickup
truck leaks
in new photo
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Unifor On-Line
Free Courses
for Retirees
and Spouses
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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
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Canada’s top
paid CEOs
will earn the average
yearly income
by noon on
January 4th
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Daimler fines
for slow
recalls
could reach
$30 million
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Americans to
#FinishStrong
during critical
pandemic
period
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2021
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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East Court Ford

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR!

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


Next Retiree Meeting

Wednesday
April 7, 2021
80 Mary St, Brampton
at 1 pm
Canadian Legion

As the stay at home lockdown has been
extended to March 8th we have moved the
meeting to April 7th. 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.

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Unifor Local 584
General Membership
Meeting

Sunday March 14, 2021
10 am

Meeting will be held on Zoom

  A link will be sent to all members prior to the meeting. Login in will be open 1 hour prior to meeting.

AGENDA

- Correspondence
-  Reports 
           
By laws, discussion and voting.


If any retirees want to join they will have to provide Local 584's Vice President, Paul Friesen with their email address.
Paul’s email is mrpfriesen@gmail.com

 

 



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



 

 

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 On-Line Free Courses
for Retirees and Spouses

 

Retiree Series: Illegal Mass Marketing and
Identification Theft

Open to all Unifor retirees, spouses and/or partners

This webinar will raise awareness of illegal mass marketing fraud and identification theft. This is clearly the most successful and effective strategy in reducing the number of fraud victims. 

Presenter: Brock Godfrey

Mr. Godfrey took early retirement in 1993 from the Ontario Ministry of Education, after 30 years in education. He joined PhoneBusters in 1997 as a Volunteer SeniorBuster.

This workshop is open to Unifor retirees and partners, this is an important workshop as more and more of us are doing our daily activities online.

This workshop will be hosted online through Cisco WebEx, participants will be emailed information on how to join. You must RSVP.

WHEN
March 03, 2021 at 1:30pm - 2:45pm Eastern Time

More Info here**

 

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

Congratulations Konrad on Your Birthday! Konrad Retired from Ford Bramalea on March 1, 1989, he has been retired for 32 Years.

 

 

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

March 6, 2021

Announcements

Sales

Ford Posts Record February EV Sales on First Full Month of Mustang Mach-E and Strong F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid Sales
Ford posted record electrified vehicles sales for the month of February and Ford brand SUVs had their best retail sales in 20 years thanks to the new Bronco Sport and Mustang Mach-E, as Ford Motor Company reported its February U.S. sales results.

Annual Report

Ford Fund President Mary Culler Reflects on 2020 as Annual Report is Released
2020 was a year like no other and one that made the work we do to support communities more important than ever. From transporting food and critical supplies to people in need, to donating nearly 100 million masks to communities with limited access to personal protective equipment, I am so proud of the many ways Ford Fund was able to help individuals, families and communities through the last year. We also harnessed our long-standing relationships to convene conversations on race and social justice, which continues to be a cornerstone of our philanthropic partnerships and programming.

Women

Ford Celebrates Groundbreaking Women Who Move America Forward
March is Women's History Month, and this year, Ford is celebrating Women Who Drive America Forward by putting the spotlight on four leaders. Their stories can be seen at www.ford.com/women-who-power-america-forward, and each week, a new video will be posted featuring discussions that cover everything from mentorship to stereotypes in the workplace.



RELATED:
Throwback: 'The Believer' Clara Ford Steps Up As a Leader in the Community »

Finish Strong

Ford Supports President Biden Call for Businesses to Step Up COVID-19 Efforts, Encourages Country to ‘Finish Strong’
Thanks to continuous monitoring through health surveys to help keep COVID-19 out of the workplace, Ford's U.S. employees have safely entered Ford properties more than 9.5 million times since mid-March 2020.

Racing

How to Watch Ford Performance Racing this Weekend »

Ford News

Cross Country

Army Veteran Raves About ‘Baddest, Boldest’ Mustang Mach-E After Cross-Country Trip
Sergio Rodriguez, 41, an Army veteran and contract writer for the Navy, made the nearly 2,500-mile trek from a Ford dealership in southern California to his home in southeastern Georgia, stopping along the way to recharge while…

Bronco

How the New Ford Bronco Was Designed for Easy Customization and Endless Personalization
The two- and four-door Ford Bronco® SUV's patented off-road modular design offers a user-friendly platform that can be stripped to its base structure so that alternate doors, fenders and grille can be added in one afternoon. …

FAAN

FAAN Celebrates 40 Years of its Black History Month Gala and its Contributions to Ford
For 40 years, FAAN has been a bold contributor to the Ford culture and business. In fact, it is the oldest of Ford's employee resource groups. …



RELATED:
Ford's Racial Equity Leader Reminds Us to Center Humanity in Afro Future Summit Keynote Speech »

Claude Harvard Fought Rampant Racial Prejudice Through Education, Innovative Spirit »

Sculpture

Ford Employee Continues Winter Tradition with Ford-Themed Snow Sculpture
DiMaria recently spent about five days working on the sculpture — which is built to scale — after work. He chose to recreate the Bronco because of…

Global Notes

Mountain

Ranger Raptor Helps Free Rider Take on Extreme Mountain Challenge
Watch famous free rider and new Ford of Spain ambassador Aymar Navarro tackle one of the country's most extreme ski descents in this teaser video now showing…

Cobots

Why Cobots and 3D Printing Are Proving a Perfect Partnership in Valencia
Ford Almussafes is using 3D printing to create lightweight, super-strength components that can be used by collaborative robots on its engine assembly line. …

Wildlife

Ford Wildlife Foundation Provides Ford Ranger to Wildlife ACT on World Wildlife Day
The Wildlife ACT Emergency Response Fund at the Somkhanda Game Reserve can now rely on a tough and capable…

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!

Outside Voices

The Ford Mustang Mach-E Is Stealing a Big Chunk of EV Buyers from Tesla: Analyst
(The Drive) Investment banking company Morgan Stanley reports that Tesla lost 12 percent of the battery-electric vehicle sales market in February compared to the same stretch last year. That's a big enough drop on its own, but according to the firm, the hit is almost entirely credited to sales of Ford's Mustang Mach-E. …
Read more »

2021 Ford Bronco Modular Components Make Swapping Parts Super Easy
(Ford Authority) This means that Bronco owners can make changes to their vehicles to suit a wide variety of needs, whether that be transforming it into a wide-open rock crawler for a fun Saturday outing or a more buttoned-up camping/overlanding rig to wrap up the weekend. …
Read more »

Watch: Newly Restored Video of Martha And The Vandellas At Ford Plant
(Detroit Free Press) Shot inside Dearborn Assembly, now known as the Rouge complex, “Nowhere to Run” features Martha Reeves, Rosalind Ashford and Betty Kelly miming the recorded track as they romp among Mustangs in production. (Editor's note: safety precautions at Ford manufacturing facilities are much more stringent today.)
Read more »

We Raided Ford's Archives for An Inside Look At Its Le Mans Win
(Road & Track) Of all the historic events in motor racing, none trumps the moment three Ford GT40s took the checkered flag together at Le Mans on June 19, 1966. Arguably, of course. The story has been told often—in books, articles, and in 2019's Disney feature “Ford v Ferrari.” It was the first time an American manufacturer won the most important sports-car race in the world. And it made timeless heroes of Ken Miles, Bruce McLaren, and Carroll Shelby. So what new could we bring to the table now? …
Read more »

 

 

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Twenty-eight Unifor members survive a harrowing ship fire, register for the International Women’s Day webinar, Unifor joins with other unions to push for more PSW training, Alberta fails workers in latest budget, Skilled Trades Council helps young people, and Unifor takes part in the North American Solidarity project to transform the labour movement.

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Check out our new series of videos celebrating powerful Unifor women as we get ready for International Women’s day.

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Don’t miss out! Register for the online Unifor International Women’s IWDigital gathering March 8 on Zoom.

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Twenty-eight Unifor members were rescued in high-wind conditions on March 2 after their vessel, the Atlantic Destiny, caught fire off the coast of Nova Scotia.

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Ontario’s Program for 6,000 new PSWs is a good start to fixing the crisis in long-term care.

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For Alberta families struggling under a pandemic and a slumping economy, budget cuts will only make matters worse.

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While full-scale privatization of Manitoba Hydro was not part of former Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall’s new report, it does suggest incremental privatization.

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Unifor Skilled Trades Council supports next generation of apprentices through a new partnership with the Rexdale Pathways to Education program.

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TransLink’s lack of transparency about a major data breach in December 2020 has shaken Unifor members’ confidence that the issue will be resolved.

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It’s time to bring legal and regulated single-game sports betting to Canada," Unifor National President Jerry Dias tells the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. Watch his testimony here.

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Unifor's National Executive Board met last week and recorded a solidarity video and issued a statement of support to workers voting to unionize at Amazon in Alabama.

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Unifor's newest factsheet for Alberta activists outlines how Premier Jason Kenney is squandering federal funds set aside for front-line workers.

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Unifor 2002 Jazz Crew schedulers ratify a four-year Memorandum of Settlement.
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Read the history of the Bell Craft bargaining unit in this week’s bargaining updates.
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Watch our series of videos celebrating Black History Month, showcasing powerful Black union activists sharing insights on the history of our breath

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Learn more about the North American Solidarity Project, where Unifor joins unions in the United States, Mexico and Canada in a series of actions beginning March 20th with a webinar about redefining public safety to advance the interest of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour as we work together to eliminate systemic racism.


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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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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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