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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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Ford Blue
Oval Connect
March 18, 2017

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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

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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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2016
Government
Benefit Rates

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Unifor
Constitution

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Ford Collective
Agreement
Effective
Sept 24, 2012

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Meetings are the First Wednesday of the month

Next meeting
Wednesday April 5, 2017

Canadian Legion
80 Mary Street
Brampton

1pm


Retirees Thanksgiving October 2016

 


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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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Blue Oval Connect

March 18, 2017

Announcements

EPA Reinstates Data-Driven Review on Fuel EconomyFord
President Donald J. Trump spoke to auto industry employees in Michigan on Wednesday highlighting his support for American manufacturing and announcing his Administration is putting a critical review process for fuel economy standards back on track.
Click here to read the full story.
Corporate Responsibility Puts Ford Among World's Most Ethical Companies for Eighth Straight YearFord
With its focus on being a good corporate citizen, Ford Motor Company has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the eighth straight year – the longest streak for any auto manufacturer.
Click here to read the full story.
 
@Ford North America Digital Magazine Now LiveFord
The first edition of the @Ford digital magazine for 2017 is now live online. This volume of the award-winning digital publication features a special section highlighting the company's latest news at the North American International Auto Show and beyond, including the new F-150, new Mustang and the company's vision for the city of tomorrow. This issue also highlights how the all-new Ford Expedition is redefining SUVs, a behind-the-scenes look at production of the all-new Ford GT in Canada, employee profiles and much more.
Click here to view the new issue.

 

Ford News

MobilityThrowback: Ford of Ireland Established in 1917
After a fateful visit to his family's native Ireland in 1912, Henry Ford established Henry Ford & Son, Ltd. in Cork, Ireland five years later with the intent to manufacture Fordson tractors.
To read the full article, click here.
 

MobilityAvailable 24/7, New Smart Service Kiosk from Ford, Panasonic Saves Customers Time by Automating Vehicle Service Process
We've all been there: You're in a rush, need to drop off your vehicle for a service appointment, and upon arriving at the dealership, you realize a half-dozen other customers are already in line ahead of you.
To read the full article, click here.

MobilityFord Announces Updates to Commercial Offerings, Awards at Work Truck Show
Ford is announcing updates to its broad commercial vehicle lineup and introducing programs dedicated to its fleet and commercial customers this week at The Work Truck Show, America's largest work truck event.
To read the full article, click here.
 

Global Notes

Product AccelerationFord Reconfirms its Commitment to Germany with a €600 Million Investment in its Saarlouis Operations
Ford is investing €600 million ($644.6 million USD) in its Saarlouis Vehicle Assembly Operations, in Germany, in preparation for the production of the next-generation Ford Focus.
To read the full article, click here.  

S-MAXScared of the Dark? You're Not Alone. Fear Handed Down From Our Cavemen Ancestors Causes Stress on the Road
It's not just children who are afraid of the dark. Whether preferring to sleep with a light on – or worrying about driving at night – grown-ups get scared too.
To read the full article, click here.  

Intelligent TransportFord Opens New Computer Lab and Library for Children in Chennai, India
With the aim to create a Better World for the communities we operate in, Ford Global Business Services set up a computer lab and a library for children in St. Antony's Primary School in Chennai.
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
Stan Pozdol


Outside Voices

Bill Ford: We're in an 'Arms Race' for Smart People
(USA Today) The frenetic race to develop autonomous vehicles features a lot of bold claims, management wooing and screaming headlines. Sleep while your car drives! Come work for us and change the world! Technology secrets stolen! Sounds like déjà vu to Bill Ford, chairman of Ford Motor and great-grandson of Henry Ford.
To see the full report, click here.

Ford Focus RS Demand Stays High Months After Release
(The Drive) The Ford Focus RS, everyone's new favorite hot hatchback, is still flying out of dealer showrooms and shows no sign of slowing sales. Since arriving in showrooms last summer, Ford has averaged more than 500 sold per month, with more than 3,500 total units sold stateside so far.
To read the full article, click here.

 

 

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