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UNIFORUM
June 23, 2017
Vol 5 No 12

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Is the
Canada
Pension
Plan fair?
Hardly

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Ford to
shift Focus
production to
China in 2019

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2018 Ford
Mustang GT's
powerful secret
revealed?

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GM bringing
600 jobs
to Texas
from abroad

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New Expedition
is tough,
lean and mean

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Ford Blue
Oval Connect
June 16, 2017

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The Windsor
Unifor
Guardian
June 2017
Vol 73
Issue 1

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Big month
ahead for
Canada-U.S.
trade as
countries
prepare for
multi-front
challenge

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How should
drivers deal
with the
road rage
of others?

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Potential 2019
Ford Ranger
Raptor spied

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Rare 4x4
Ford Mustang
surfaces in The
Netherlands

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Profit-rich
Ford facing
tough, new
road ahead

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15K salaried
Ford workers
offered
buyouts

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Uniforum
June 9, 2017
Vol 5 No 11

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After
confusion,
Ford parking
ban lifted
in Windsor

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Why a $15
minimum
wage is
good for
business

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Heads-up:
Driving is
about to be
revolutionized

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Bill Ford:
Self-driving
crash rules
will be
up to feds

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2018 Ford
F-150 gets
slight price
increase,
hidden
discounts

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The final Ford
Focus RS was
developed in a
very sneaky way

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New Ford
CEO wants
more than fads
in autos future

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GM, FCA
sales down
in May, Ford
sales up 2.2%

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Ontario to
raise minimum
wage to $15 an
hour by 2019

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Hot seat has
scorched many
top Ford execs

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2017 Ford
GT test drive

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Ford continues
management
shuffle under
new CEO

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New Ford
CEO could get
as much as
$13.4M in ’17

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Shelby offers
souped-up
F-150;
wide-body
Mustang later

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Uniforum
Vol 5 No 10
May 25, 2017

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Ford stock
up 2.1%
on news of
new CEO

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Harbaugh says
Ford’s Hackett
‘makes great’
calls

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Ford ousts
CEO Fields in
management
shake-up

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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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Bob White
Memorial
May 5, 2017

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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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Local 584's
Newest
Retirees
May 1, 2017

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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

_______

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

_______

Trump’s call
for new auto
plants collides
with reality

_______

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

_______

Ford and Magna
team up on
prototype carbon
fiber subframe

_______

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

_______

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

_______

Former
Canadian
Union Leader
Bob White
Dies

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Dingell offers
NAFTA
replacement
‘blueprint’ for
Trump

_______

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

_______

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

_______

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

_______

Ford Benefit
Update Letter
Sent Jan 2017

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Obama’s fraught
bet on Detroit
autos vindicated

_______

Ford takes
wraps off
2018 Mustang
convertible

_______

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

________

Mexican Ford
workers lament
Trump

_______

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

______

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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June 7, 2017

Local 584 Retirees enjoy themselves at the Annual Spring Luncheon

4 Generations - Ford Retiree Konrad Wilski joins his son
Chris Wilski, along with his son Jonathon Wilski and his son
Michael Anthony Wilski who was born on May 31st 2017


 

 

Retirees Thanksgiving October 2016

 


Charter

Local 584
Retirees
Next Meeting

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Canadian Legion
80 Mary Street
Brampton

1 PM

(meetings for July & August have been suspended
for the Summer Months)

 

 

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

June 16, 2017

Announcements

 

Ford GTs Qualified, Ready for the Greatest Test - Le MansFord
LE MANS, France – The #69 Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe (AUS), Richard Westbrook (GB) and Scott Dixon (NZ) took fifth place in qualifying for the Le Mans 24 Hours, followed by the #66 Ford GT in eighth place, the #67 in ninth and last year's winning #68 in twelfth position. All four Ford GTs will now be meticulously prepared for the start of the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours, which gets underway on Saturday at 10 a.m. EDT.
Click here to read the full story.
Related: Follow The Race | Ford Performance Weekend Outlook
 
Ford GT 24 Hours of Le Mans Documentary "The Return" Debuts as Company's First Film on Amazon Prime VideoFord
The Ford GT race car's triumphant return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and simultaneous development of the Ford GT supercar are highlighted in the new documentary, "The Return," available now as the company's first film on Amazon Prime Video.
Click here to learn more.

 

Ford News

MobilityBest Start Ever for Ford Escape and Lincoln MKC Sales Drives More Production at Louisville SUV Plant
Ford Escape and Lincoln MKC sales are off to their best start in company history during the first five months of the year, prompting the company to shorten the traditional two-week summer shutdown at Louisville Assembly Plant to build more than 8,500 additional vehicles there.
To read the full article, click here.

MobilityFord F-150 and Expedition's New Advanced Engines Maximize Lightweight Materials for Greater Performance, Efficiency
Lightweight advanced materials, plus new engines and a newly available 10-speed transmission bring new 2018 Ford F-150 and all-new 2018 Ford Expedition customers even better performance, capability and efficiency.
To read the full article, click here.

MobilityAll-New 2018 Expedition FX4 Is the Most Off-Road-Capable Expedition Ever
For the more than 20 percent of Expedition owners that use their SUV for off-road adventure, Ford introduces the all-new 2018 Expedition FX4 Off-Road Package, making this the most off-road-capable Expedition ever.
To read the full article, click here.


Global Notes

Product AccelerationFord Germany Sales Boost European Performance in May
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford of Europe's strong sales in May were boosted by growing demand for the company's cars and commercial vehicles in Germany.
To read the full article, click here.  

S-MAXFord Fund Contributes to Disaster Relief Efforts in South Africa
Ford Motor Company Fund is responding to the devastating fires in South Africa with a $30,000 grant to the Salvation Army of South Africa.
To read the full article, click here.  

S-MAXFirst Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre Opens in South Africa
PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has invested more than R125-million (~$9.8US-million) to upgrade the 3,000-metre vehicle conveyor system at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria in order to increase its production capacity for the locally-built Ford Ranger and Everest.
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's Smart Mobility Arm Extends to London
(Detroit News) Ford Motor Co. is extending its mobility arm to Europe. The Dearborn-based automaker plans to open a Ford Smart Mobility office in London. That new location will have the capacity for 40 employees on the Here East campus, a 1.2-million-square-foot business incubator and co-working space set up in part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
To see the full report, click here.

Ford Teams Up With Germany's Mail Carrier on Electric Parcel Van
(Bloomberg) Ford Motor Co. is teaming up with Deutsche Post AG on an electric delivery van, as the German mail carrier secures a big-name partner to advance its portfolio of battery-powered StreetScooters.
To read the full article, click here.

 

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