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Ontario
dealers told
to end test
drives now
or face a
range of
penalties
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Ford to make
100K face
shield in
Windsor Ont
to aid
in COVID-19
fight
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We Love You
Very Much,’
Chrystia
Freeland
Tells
Canada’s
Seniors

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Detroit's auto
industry steps
up against
COVID-19

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Ford vehicle
sales fell
12.5% in
first quarter
F-150 still
truck king

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Ford CEO
Jim Hackett
received
$17.36
million in
compensation
in 2019
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UNIFOR
Unilink
April 3,
2020

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It won't be
'business as
usual for quite
a while,'
Unifor says
of auto
industry
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Retiree Harry
Chadwick
Passes Away
March 23, 2020
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Ford delays
restarting
production
indefinitely
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As COVID-19
death toll
mounts, when
to reopen
North
American
plants?
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Ford
Blue Oval
Newswire
March 29,
2020

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Ford to restart
some plants in
April;Toyota,
Honda, FCA
extend
closing
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Ford recalls
268K cars in
North America
to fix door
latches
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Ford Works
With 3M, GE,
UAW to Speed
Production of
Respirators
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Essential
workplaces
& services
Ont Gov't
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Ontario
dealers can
complete
sales via
email during
coronavirus
pandemic
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2019 Novel
Coronavirus
(COVID-19)
Ontario
self-
assessment
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Border closure
not expected
to affect
production,
supply chains
or dealer stock
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GM and Ford
N.A. plants
to shutter
thru March 30
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Detroit
carmakers
will close
plants due to
coronavirus
concerns
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Unifor,
Detroit 3 form
coronavirus
task force

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Windsor FCA
workers return
as carmakers
try keeping
plants running
during virus
crisis
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Ontario offers
more help
to laid-off
autoworkers
looking for
new careers
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NY Auto
Show
postponed
due to
coronavirus
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FCA-UAW
bribery
scheme
'targeted
& directly
harmed'
automaker
_______

GSC Update:
The latest
info on the
coronavirus
and travel
implications
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Charges
against ex-
UAW boss
inch union
closer to
federal
oversight
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USMCA update
puts Canada
in the role
of labour
watchdog for
Mexico
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Ford, Fiat
Chrysler
restrict air
travel for
employees
due to
coronavirus
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USMCA update
puts Canada
in the role
of labour
watchdog
for Mexico
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FCA to end
third shift
at Windsor
Assembly
Plant in June
affecting
1,500
workers
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Travel Update
Green Shield
Travel Tips
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Ford v Ferrari
cars take a
victory lap
at Autorama
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Retiree Nom
Evans Wife
Passes Away
Feb 27, 2020
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Failed
execution,
culture weigh
on Ford
performance,
shares
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Ford recalls
popular F-150
pickup to fix
headlamp
problem
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Ford seeks
$1M in
damages and
to rescind
original GT
sale after it
was 'flipped'
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Ford’s
lending arm
is generating
more profit
than ever
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2021 Ford
F-150 design
cues, big
screen
exposed in
spy photos
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UAW's new
dissidents
not the
first to
call for
one-member
one-vote
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A Ford service
tech's newest
tool? Virtual
reality headset
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Jim Farley
could get
32% pay
raise as
Ford chief
operating
officer
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Former UAW
President Owen
Bieber dies
at 90
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Magna CEO
says USMCA
will mean
'more jobs,
more
investment'
in Canada
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Pensions are
a promise
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Ford recalls
over 240K
vehicles
to fix
suspension
problem
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Coronavirus expected to hit
automakers'
bottom lines
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Ford
shakeup
signals
pressure
to perform
in present,
future
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Ford completes
400 layoffs at
Oakville plant
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Ford’s Hinrichs
to retire, Farley
becomes COO
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Ford shakes
up leadership
after missing
2019 earnings
targets
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Ford's profits
fall nearly 99%
for year, due to
Explorer woes
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Ford to pay
UAW members
$6,600 in profit
sharing
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Frank Marek
Passes Away
Feb 1, 2020
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Retiree
Guenther Gahs
Passes Away
Jan 12, 2020
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Trump signs
new USMCA
trade deal,
clearing way
for Commons
debate
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GM wants to
see documents
UAW gave
to federal
government
in corruption
probe
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Unifor to
pay $36,000
of Nemak's
legal costs
associated
with wildcat
strike
_______

Lincoln's first-
ever electric
vehicle will
be built
with Rivian
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Ford reaches
new settlement
over Focus,
Fiesta
transmissions
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REGINA CO-OP
REFINERY
PICKET LINE
Jan 20, 2020
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The original
Bullitt
Mustang The
incredible
story behind
the car
that few
people know
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Ford proposes
$30M-plus
settlement in
transmission
suit
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Fiat Chrysler
says GM's
racketeering
suit fatally
flawed
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NDP caucus
will discuss
whether to
support new
NAFTA
_______

Unifor
President
Jerry Dias
Arrested Amid
Union Protest
Against Regina
Oil Refinery
______

USMCA
ratification
a top priority
for MPs when
Parliament
returns
______

Ford preps
dealers for
its first-ever
battery-electric
Mustang SUV
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2020 Ford
Mustang
Shelby GT500
test drive
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FCA trims
output at
4 plants,
including
Windsor, Ont.
after backlog
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U.S. Senate
Republicans
expect USMCA
vote Thursday
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Ford, GM see
sales in China
fall with
another tough
year ahead
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GM says Fiat
Chrysler not
cooperating in
racketeering
suit
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Bullitt' Mustang
fetches a cool
$3.74 million
at auction
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UAW President
Rory Gamble
under federal
investigation
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Ford sales
were off 3%
last year, but
industry-wide
totals still hit
17.1 million
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10 vehicles
that defined
the decade
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If Oshawa
Assembly can
close, what’s
next?
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Judge
issues
order
restraining
Unifor from
impeding
refinery
traffic
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Turbulent
decade for
automakers
in Washington
comes to
a close
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Orville Shaw
Wife Helen
Passes Away
Dec 30, 2019
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2020
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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Retiree Harry Chadwick
Passes Away
March 23, 2020

Harry Chadwick

November 13, 1930 - March 23, 2020

Retired May 1, 1992

Harry was President of Local 584 in the Early 80's and also
served as Alderman for the city of Brampton and
as a Member of Parliment from 1988 to 1993

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family.

Harry Chadwick will be buried in Collingwood on April 8th. 
Brampton will be lowering the flag at City Hall
and will recognize his passing at the next City
Council meeting on April 8th

www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

Obituary

Harry Posting Chadwick
November 13, 1927 – March 23, 2020

Harry was married to Shirley from 1953 until she passed away in 1992. He was the loving dad of Kenneth and Donna, devoted and adoring grandpa to Shawn, Karen, Shelby and Jeffrey. He was their hero with his amazing strength and abundance of love. They are all so proud of him and of his many accomplishments.

Harry will be dearly missed by Ruth Lowther and her family; his good friend Elizabeth Gibson; the congregation at Wasaga Beach Community Presbyterian Church and the many friends and political colleagues from his years of campaigning and canvassing.

Harry served in a public capacity for 10 years as an Alderman for the City of Brampton and for 5 years as a Member of Parliament for Bramlea-Gore-Malton. He was also the president of his local C.A.W. while he was employed at Ford Bramlea Parts Distribution Centre. Harry retired to Wasaga Beach in 2003 and was still active in politics.

Harry fought with all he had to beat the cancer that would eventually take him from all of us. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to a hospital or medical care facility of your choice. Harry received the best care at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie as well as wonderful homecare provided by the personal support workers from St. Elizabeth Health Care; Colleen in particular was Harry’s superstar.

Due to the ongoing public health crisis there will be a small private funeral service for the family and a Celebration of Harry’s life will be held at a later date.




 

Novel Coronavirus
(COVID-19) Information

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


 

Next Retiree Meeting

Wednesday
April 1, 2020

1 P.M.

Canadian Legion
80 Mary Street
Brampton On


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Our May meeting will be
moved to Wednesday
May 20, 2020 at 1 pm

We will be holding Nominations
& Elections at our May 20th meeting
for the position of Local 584
Retirees Vice-Chair

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Spring Luncheon will be
Wednesday June 3, 2020
Mandarin, Brampton
12 Noon


Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 1pm.
Meetings are all cancelled until further notice


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



 

Blue Oval Connect

March 29, 2020

 

Announcements

Ford

Ford Aims to Restart Production at Key North American Plants
Ford is aiming to restart production at select plants in North America as early as April 6, bringing key plants back online while the company introduces additional safety measures to protect returning workers.

Show us your Bronco!
Ahead of the all-new Ford Bronco reveal, submit your favorite Bronco photos to atford@ford.com or on @BlueOvalNow. Let us know what you love about it & your hopes for the all-new Bronco.

Ford News

Ford

Ford Remains Committed to an Investment-Grade Rating
This week, S&P and Moody's, two of the agencies that rate the debt of Ford, announced they were both lowering their ratings of Ford and Ford Credit one notch. This took Ford…

Aid

Ford and Ford Fund Team Up Against COVID-19 With Equipment, Aid
Ford Motor Company Fund is taking immediate action at the local level and concentrating on the most critical issues facing communities throughout the country and around the world. …

Licoln

Lincoln Personal Driver Pilot Delivers Basic Goods to Communities in SE Michigan
During these unprecedented times, Lincoln is leveraging and shifting resources and services to lend a helping hand to the community — particularly, those who need it most. …

Credit

Ford Credit Provides Assistance, Flexibility for Customers Impacted by COVID-19
Jason Helfrich had no way of anticipating the COVID-19 pandemic, or the downturn his plumbing, heating and air conditioning business would experience because of it. …

Global Notes

No Touch

Ford's ‘No Touch’ Servicing Helps Essential Drivers to Stay on the Road
This ensures that cars and vans are thoroughly sanitized before being returned after repairs and servicing. …

Ford

Ford Temporarily Suspends Production in IMG
The International Markets Group (IMG) production suspensions began March 21 and will continue for several weeks depending on…



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Valencia

Transit Custom PHEV Joins Fight Against COVID-19 in Valencia Region
This Ford Transit Custom PHEV was photographed on a deserted street in Valencia after a state of alarm was declared…

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
Alumnus Dan Davis stands with his 1964 ½ Ford Mustang.

Outside Voices

Bill Ford: ‘We're Going as Fast as We Can’ to Make Medical Supplies
(NBC Today) Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, tells TODAY that Ford is working with GE on making ventilators and with 3M on air-purifying respirators, as well as making face shields in house and 3D-printing masks. …
Read more »

Ford's Air-Purifying Respirators Are A Clever Re-Use Of F-150 And Hand Tool Parts
(Jalopnik) Ford is re-purposing seat-cooling squirrel-cage-type blower fans from F-150 trucks to pull in air through the filters and blow the air into the feeder hose for the hood. …
Read more »

New Ford Bronco Rides High Online, Despite Delayed Unveiling
(Detroit Free Press) When automakers resume semi-normal operations, introducing the new Bronco SUV will be one of the top items on Ford's agenda. …
Read more »

Ford Moves Proactively on Finances, Just as in 2006
(Automotive News) Ford said the extra cash will be used to preserve financial flexibility and offset temporary working-capital impacts tied to virus-related production shutdowns. …
Read more »

 

 

 

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Unifor members step up to make hand sanitizer, protective face shields, and fabric surgical masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tragic nursing home deaths expose underlying issues in long-term care. New wage subsides help Canadian businesses keep workers on the payroll. Plus share your COVID-19 story with Unifor members across the country.

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Unifor locals come together to combat COVID-19 and deliver hand sanitizer made by Local 2027 members to health care facilities across
Windsor-Essex.

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We want to hear from you! Send us a video to let us know how you are coping at home or if you’re one of our many essential workers (#CovidHeroes) tell us about your experience at work. We’re all in this together so let’s connect.

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Unifor members and staff are volunteering their time and expertise to create personal protection equipment to help frontline medical professionals and members of the community avoid exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney lays off approximately 20,000 education support staff workers despite the obvious harm to education and the economy.


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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the perilous conditions in nursing homes across the country. Safe working conditions in long-term care facilities mean safe living conditions for the residents.

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After weeks of advocating for worker wage subsidies Unifor welcomes the federal government’s move to expand eligibility to include large and small employers.


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Ontario’s emergency powers may do more harm than good. Read more on how long-term care homes won’t have to report incidents or follow normal hiring guidelines while PSW shortages plagued the industry well before the pandemic.

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It is both okay and normal to feel out of sorts because of the global COVID-19 crisis. Find helpful supports in Unifor’s new mental health resource.

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The pandemic has highlighted how frontline workers, often women, are underpaid and under-valued. Join a virtual rally on Equal Pay Day, April 4, to demand a new normal that leaves
no one behind!

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Unifor members at Bell Canada step up as shutdowns in offshore facilities combined with increased need for assistance cause a spike in calls to customer support agents.

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Unifor honours trans and non-binary members, who continue to help build our union and strengthen our movement. We celebrated Trans Day of Visibility on March 31.

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Unifor Local 594 bargaining committee rejects new Co-op concessions and encourages the company to ratify the provincially-appointed mediators’ recommendations.
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Workers at women's shelter located in Northwestern Ontario join Unifor.
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Canada Council, Regional Councils and Education programs are cancelled as Unifor closes offices and staff work from home as
COVID-19 crisis unfolds.

 

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Unifor continues to add new COVID-19 related resources and update existing fact sheets with the latest information to support members during the pandemic. Visit the COVID-19 resources page to access.


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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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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.


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