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Fiat Chrysler, auto union reach tentative deal on contract

Nov. 30, 2019 12:53 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler reached a tentative agreement Saturday on a new four-year contract, which includes a total of $9 billion in investments but still needs final approval from workers. Both sides declined to offer details on the deal, but it includes a $9,000 bonus for...

Auto union now turns focus to Fiat Chrysler; strike possible

Nov. 18, 2019 5:03 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union on Monday turned its bargaining focus to Fiat Chrysler, raising the possibility of another strike against a Detroit automaker. Ford workers ratified their contract Friday night, while the union settled with General Motors last month after a 40-day strike by...

United Auto Workers approve new 4-year contract with Ford

Nov. 15, 2019 9:58 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union at Ford Motor Co. voted Friday to approve a new contract with the company. The union said in a statement that 56.3% of workers who voted were in favor of the deal. The four-year agreement reached Oct. 31 gives workers a mix of pay raises and lump-sum...

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...

Redevelopment deal reached for former St. Paul Ford plant

Nov. 12, 2019 10:48 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A redevelopment deal has been reached for the former Ford Motor Co. plant in St. Paul that would feature thousands of new homes powered by renewable energy, officials announced Tuesday. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and other officials praised the final...

Review: 'Ford v Ferrari' is a very pleasant (fast) ride

Nov. 12, 2019 10:52 AM EST

Cops might do well to position their speed traps near movie theaters wherever the new film "Ford v Ferrari" is playing. They might fund their whole year's budget busting speeders peeling out of the parking lots. This infectious and engrossing story of the 1966 showdown on a French racetrack between car giants...

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....

Greensboro community helps hospital create a mosaic mural

Nov. 3, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tyler Morgan had waited months for this moment. Back in third grade at Morehead Elementary School, Tyler had drawn a piece of artwork for what would become a mosaic mural. On Tuesday, he finally found his art in the massive mural hung along the main corridor of Moses Cone Hospital....

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...

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...