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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 off these notifications but the… Read More ›

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 a considerable amount of time… Read More ›

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 membership that takes the brunt… Read More ›

President’s Update

Brothers and Sisters: Here is a quick update on the events that have occurred since Ford Motor Company announced the down turn coming at OAC. The company has now started the task of eliminating the Number 1 Shift in Paint Department and they are currently canvassing available openings. Unfortunately, when the company imposes situations such… Read More ›

Presidents Message – February 1, 2019

Plant Update: Brothers and Sisters: FYI the plant was sent home on Tuesday of this past week due to parts shortages. There was major labour unrest in Mexico which resulted in a shortage of parts being shipped to OAC. As of now we as a union have been notified that we have parts to continue… Read More ›

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