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Ford Blue
Oval
May 15,
2021
________

Chip shortage
to cost auto
industry
$110 billion
_______

Ford launches
'Power-Up'
wireless
software
updates, offers
upgraded
Amazon Alexa
_______

Ex-UAW
President
Williams
sentenced to
21 months
in union
corruption
probe
_______

Ford to reveal
F-150
Lightning EV
on May 19
________

Ford recalls
661,000
Explorer
SUVs over roof
rail concerns
_______

UNIFOR
Unilink
May 9,
2021

________

Ford, BMW lead
US$130 million
investing round
in solid-state
battery startup
________

Retiree Sotty
Thompson
Passes Away
May 5, 2021
________

Ford expands
off-road
offerings
with new
2021 Explorer
Timberline
________

Ford posts
big April
sales gain
amid
rebound from
pandemic
_______

Ford posts
$3.3 billion
quarterly
profit, but
warns worst
of chip
shortage still
to come
_______

Ford slumps
10% after
being hit by
chip shortage,
drags down
rival GM,
suppliers
_______

Ford, GM stock
rallies hang in
the balance
as earnings
kick off
_______

Retiree
Augie Sprovieri
Passes Away
Apr 25, 2021
_________

Auto
companies
among those
stepping up
in absence of
mandated
paid sick days
________

Ford launches
on-site
vaccinations
for employees
in southeast
Michigan,
Ohio, Missouri
________

Ford to end
production of
the Lincoln
Continental
_________

Ford sales
up 7.7% in
Europe in
first quarter
of 2021
_______

Local 584
Triennial
In-Plant
Election
Nominees
________

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

Feds pick UAW
monitor
to oversee
corruption
reforms
_______

Why Amazon
workers in
Alabama voted
against union
_______

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

_______

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

_________

Life &
Disability
Booklet
2016

________

2016 Benefits Appendix R
__________

Unifor
Constitution

_________

Contact Us
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Next Retiree Meeting
Has Been Cancelled

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 June we have been forced
to cancel again. 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



Retiree Scotty Thompson
Passes Away - May 5, 2021

SCOTTY THOMPSON
Retired Nov 1, 1999
33.2 years Service

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Scott
Thompson who passed away suddenly on May 5, 2021
at William Osler hospital in Brampton.

Our Sincerest Condolences go out to his wife Joan
and the entire Thompson Family. He will be sadly
missed by all who knew him.

No funeral arrangements have been made.

 

 

LOCAL 584
IN-PLANT
2021 TRIENNIAL
ELECTION NOMINEES

Download Final Election Results
Here

Download Nomination list
Here

 

 

NEWS

Ford has finally announced the first location when they close the Bramalea Parts distribution Centre.

The warehouse is to be located In Paris Ontario.  (150 Markel road exit 27 off of highway 403w)

The other location has still not been announced but will be in the Ottawa region.

The move will still take a year or two to be completed.

 

April 28th Day of Mourning

Sister Shara Flanigan
always in our hearts

Retiree Augie Sprovieri
Passes Away

AUGIE SPROVIERI
August 15, 1947 - April 25, 2021

Retired
Aug 1, 2008
40 Years
Service

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of
the passing of Retiree Augie Sprovieri.

Augie passed away on Sunday April 25, 2021
after a brave two year battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

Our Deepest condolences go out to the entire Sprovieri family.

Augie was a great guy and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

More information will be posted on the retiree's website
when we are notified of the arrangements.

Local 584 Retirees Executive

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

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Ford Bargaining Brochure September 2020

Local 584 Bargaining Report

Blue Oval Connect

May 15, 2021

Announcements

WhiteHouse

U.S. President Joe Biden to Visit Ford Rouge Site to Preview F-150 Lightning, Electrification Leadership
“We're honored to host President Biden at Ford Motor Company and excited to preview for him the new F-150 Lightning and the exciting technologies that made it possible. Electrifying America's best-selling vehicle is a milestone in our country's transition to cleaner transportation. The F-150 Lightning will be built by UAW workers at an innovative, green plant on the historic Rouge complex in Dearborn, Michigan.”

Trusted

Pandemic Response Puts Ford Among Most Trusted Companies
A recent consumer trust survey puts Ford up there with Target, Apple, Nike and Disney, as well as COVID-19 vaccine maker Pfizer.

Best

Ford of Mexico Ranks as One of the Best Companies to Work For
Each year, Expansió, the most influential magazine in Mexico in terms of business and information issues, as well as TOP Companies, undertake the task of looking for companies with the most innovative corporate practices.

Racing

How to Watch Ford Performance Racing This Weekend »

Ford News

Lightning

Ford to Reveal All-Electric F-150 Lightning May 19 with Livestreamed Event at Ford HQ
Ford's smartest, most innovative truck yet will be all-electric and called F-150 Lightning. The all-new F-150 Lightning will be revealed May 19 at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn and livestreamed for millions to watch. …



RELATED:
SOCIAL FILTER: Be A Part of A Historic Reveal »

BlueCruise

Ford Power-Up Software Updates to Deliver A More Seamless Amazon Alexa Experience, BlueCruise and More This Year
Settling in for a drive in an enhanced, upgraded vehicle will now become a regular experience for Ford owners as the company routinely delivers new features and improvements through its wireless…

Reviewed

Ford DIY Air Filtration Kit That Reduces COVID-19 in the Air Validated by Peer-Reviewed Scientific Research Journal
Ford's latest innovation in the fight against COVID-19 is an air filtration kit, co-developed with Lasko, that you can assemble at home or in school — and the science behind it is backed up by a peer-reviewed…

Interns

Ford Welcomes Virtual Class of Summer Interns, Including New Social Media Ambassadors
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Ford has reinforced its commitment to the future leaders of the company by offering a virtual program for its more than 600 college interns, who this year represent more than 150 schools across the U.S. …

Global Notes

SPIN

Spin Riders Take More Than 100,000 Trips on E-Scooters in Essex
The milestone has been achieved in just five months since the e-scooters went on trial across six service areas in Essex, partly driven by a growing need for a socially-distanced means of transport as people slowly return to being out and about, including commuting to work and running errands. …

Mach-E

Ford Kicks Off ‘Watch Me™’ Advertising Campaign for Mustang Mach-E in Germany
The “Watch Me” campaign, with a reach of 11 million, will launch in prime time on all major broadcasters and will also feature in digital, and outdoor adverts. A TikTok campaign is also part of the 360-degree advertising concept, a first for…

Painting

Painting a Clearer Picture: How Ford Helps Dealers Speed up Repairs Through Wearable Virtual Reality Technology
Ford South Africa recently conducted a pilot study of the RealWear HMT-1 Hands-free Remote Collaboration Tool, which remotely connects Ford dealership technicians with Ford's Technical Assistance…

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
Raymond DiNoble, engineering supervisor, retired in 1997 from Advanced Chassis Engineering, is shown here with his 2010 Explorer Sport Trac Limited. The Sport Trac has the 4.6L V8 and 4x4 AWD. Ray and his wife Irene both enjoy Las Vegas and the desert lifestyle.

Outside Voices

Ford Shareholders OK New Generation of Family Members for Board
(The Detroit News) Ford Motor Co. shareholders on Thursday approved the appointment of two new Ford family members to the company's board of directors, ushering in a new generation of family involvement for the 118-year-old automaker. …
Read more »

Can Jim Farley, a Real Car Guy, Fix Ford?
(MotorTrend) Ford CEO Jim Farley is speeding the transition to electric cars while managing a hot vehicle lineup. …
Read more »

 

 

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May 9, 2021

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A banner flying over Toronto calls for paid sick days, members get vaccinations at work, Loblaw profits soar, Unifor pushes for transit car construction, long term care report paints a disturbing picture, May Day marked with workers’ stories, we launch a new video series on Asian Heritage Month, it’s Nursing week and sign up for Atlantic Regional Council.

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A series of videos will be released weekly throughout May, featuring local members using their voices to help commemorate Asian Heritage Month and raise awareness. Read the statement and out the first video.

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Atlantic Regional Council is moving online with delegates gathering virtually June 3-6 to discuss and debate important issues including provincial labour laws and policies, and regional economic and social concerns. Register before May 25, 2021. 

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The Ontario government continues to deny workers permanent paid sick leave, so Unifor took to the skies to make the message of #PaidSickDaysNow hard to ignore. Check out the plane that toured across the GTA and made a special trip to Etobicoke North for Premier Ford to see. 

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Members of Local 1285 at two Halton Region food processing plants now have some protection against COVID-19 after vaccination clinics were held in the workplace in conjunction with Halton Public Health, BFG TreeHouse and Saputo.

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More than 470 workers are on strike at a Nestlé Canada in Toronto over full-time status for contract workers and better pension contributions.

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Loblaw Companies Ltd. raked in a 30% increase in first-quarter profits, while the company continues to deny frontline grocery workers pandemic pay. The profit announcement comes on the heels of an employee ‘appreciation bonus’ with workers receiving as little as $25.

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford must stop politicking and act on the final report of Ontario's Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission calling for a minimum daily care standard of four hours of hands-on care per resident.

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Read our nursing week statement and share the image on your social media accounts.

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Jerry Dias tells Justin Trudeau and Doug Ford to stop playing games with Unifor Local 1075 members’ jobs at Alstom Thunder Bay and make good on their promise to order transit vehicles in an open letter printed in the Toronto Star. 

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We have a national childcare plan at long last, and we cannot afford to lose it to political games in Ottawa writes Jerry Dias in this blog.

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Unifor marked May Day with an online event featuring the stories of workers finding their voices during the pandemic.

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ORNGE Paramedics vote 94 per cent in favour of strike action if workers don’t receive exemption from Bill 124.
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Members of Unifor Local 114 working at Ocean Concrete in Victoria have been locked out of their workplace by an employer seeking concessions at the bargaining table.
READ MORE

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They weren’t just statistics. They were parents, fish harvesters, veteran personal support workers, broadcasters, telecom technicians, cargo drivers and more. On April 28, the Day of Mourning, Unifor honoured 19 workers killed at work or lost to the virus in the past year.

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Read the new FAQ on the Ontario Worker Income Protection Benefit today to see if you qualify, and how and when to access the program.


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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
 
     

 

 


 

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