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Consumer Reports finds vehicle redesigns come with glitches

Nov. 14, 2019 1:11 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — When it comes to buying a new car, the latest and greatest may not be the most dependable. In its annual auto reliability survey this year, Consumer Reports found that while newly redesigned models have the latest infotainment, safety and fuel-economy technology, they also come with glitches...

Union enacts ethics reforms in wake of federal investigation

Nov. 13, 2019 2:29 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union will tighten financial controls, ban contributions from employers and vendors to charities run by its officers, and hire an ethics officer in the wake of a federal corruption investigation. Acting President Rory Gamble announced a package of reforms Wednesday...

Ford electric vehicle chief sees more products, sales growth

Nov. 10, 2019 1:02 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — So far, electric vehicles haven't been accepted in the United States, with fewer than 1.5% of new-vehicle buyers choosing them over internal combustion engines. That surely will change as more manufacturers offer vehicles with longer range and fast-charging networks keep growing....

GM selling shuttered Ohio factory to electric truck maker

Nov. 7, 2019 4:53 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — General Motors is selling a massive assembly plant it shut down earlier this year in Ohio, a closing that drew threats and scolding from President Donald Trump, to a newly formed company that said Thursday it intends to begin making electric trucks by late 2020. The company called...

Acting UAW head says he'll clean up corruption found by feds

Nov. 6, 2019 4:47 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The acting president of the United Auto Workers said Wednesday that a corruption scandal plaguing the union will get worse before it gets better, but he's confident he can fix the mess and turn over a clean house to the next leader. Rory Gamble, a union vice president who successfully...

UAW president taking leave amid corruption probe

Nov. 2, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers announced Saturday that President Gary Jones is taking a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation of corruption within the union. The UAW said Jones requested the leave, which is effective Sunday. UAW Vice President Rory Gamble will serve as acting...

UAW leaders send Ford contract to ratification vote

Nov. 2, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Union workers at Ford will start voting Monday on a proposed four-year contract that includes wage increases and more than $6 billion for investments at 19 plants. The United Auto Workers said Friday that its National UAW-Ford council voted to send the deal to 55,000 workers for a...

US economy defies threats with a solid job gain for October

Nov. 1, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A solid October jobs report on Friday spotlighted the surprising durability of the U.S. economy in the face of persistent trade conflicts and a global slowdown. The economy managed to add 128,000 jobs last month even though tens of thousands of workers were temporarily counted as...

US added 128,000 jobs in October despite temporary drag from GM strike as auto plants shed 41,600 workers

Nov. 1, 2019 8:32 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US added 128,000 jobs in October despite temporary drag from GM strike as auto plants shed 41,600 workers.

Deal gives Ford workers $9K signing bonus; plant will close

Oct. 31, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford workers will get $9,000 each if they ratify a new four-year contract with the company, but Ford will close a factory in the deal, a person briefed on the pact said Thursday. The company plans to close its engine factory in Romeo, Michigan, north of Detroit, but 600 union workers at the...