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Presidents Update- October 28th 2019

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE Brothers and Sisters; On Monday October 28, 2019 Brothers Bob Scott, Chuck Paladino and I were called to the Plant Manager’s office to discuss upcoming scheduling changes Ford Motor Company is implementing at OAC.  The Company notified us that due to cost expenses, slowing sales, and the discontinuation

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Sisters and Brothers: Ford Motor Company has agreed to return the last 2 remaining members from indefinite layoff. We are struggling with manpower issues in every department throughout the plant. As a local we realize recalling all of our indefinite laid off members doesn’t come close to the manpower needs

Manpower Update

Brothers and Sisters: Following up on last week’s update as stated the in-plant committee has been in constant negotiations regarding manpower issues in the plant. I am pleased to announce today that Ford Motor company has agreed to call back 18 more of our indefinitely laid off members. That will

Presidents Message

Brothers and Sisters: As reported at last Sundays membership meeting your Local In-Plant Committee have been in constant discussions with the company regarding the language surrounding mandatory Saturday production. It has been the local’s position from the on-set that mandatory Saturday production was negotiated for extra volume over and above

Presidents Update-September 16, 2019

Brothers and Sisters: I would like to take this opportunity to follow up on some information we discussed at yesterday’s general membership meeting. First of all I would like to congratulate Brother Satnam Khatkar for being elected as the new Skilled Trades Chairperson and also Sister Cindy Anderson the newly

Presidents Message: On Mandatory Saturdays- August 29, 2019

Brothers and Sisters:  In 2012 Local 707 and Ford Motor Company negotiated language pertaining to mandatory Saturday production at OAC. This language (which can be found on page 24 of Exhibit B), was negotiated for extra volume should the need be for Ford to meet customer demand. Several parameters were

Presidents Update- August 29, 2019

Brothers and Sisters: As previously reported the Ford Motor Company has moved ahead notifying our 50 most junior members of an indefinite layoff starting this weekend. Last day worked for these members will be Thursday August 29, 2019. I am happy to report we have been able to negotiate some

Presidents Message- August 19, 2019

Brothers and Sisters: It is with great sadness that I must report today Ford Motor Company has notified us tomorrow they will be handing out the first 50 notifications of indefinite layoffs effective September 2nd 2019. We as a local union have been doing everything possible to try and stave

President’s Update- August 15, 2019

Brothers and Sisters: Just an FYI; Plant Manager Ron Prahin has notified us that Assistant Plant Manager Joe Closurdo has been reassigned to an assembly plant in the U.S. and his replacement will be John Shiu. The transition will take place over the next couple of weeks. John has spent

President’s Update- August 12th 2019

Sisters and Brothers: One week into the cancellation of the #1 shift in paint and things are a mess to say the least. As we suspected this decision by Ford Motor Company is certainly disrupting the day to day operations. Unfortunately, when the company makes decisions like this, it’s the

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Brothers and Sisters, The company has announced that production at the Oakville Assembly Complex will resume on Monday, March 8th, 2021. Today they made robo-calls, indicating our return to work and start times. Departmental, shift scheduled start times and tentative hours of work for the week beginning Monday March 8th,

Retiree T4 Concerns?

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