Latest Ford Motor Co News

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...

Trump selects second-in-command for State

Oct. 31, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, to serve as the State Department's second-in-command. Biegun would replace John Sullivan, who was nominated to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to Russia. Both positions require Senate...

Ford, auto workers union reach tentative contract agreement

Oct. 31, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has reached a tentative contract agreement with Ford after three days of intense bargaining. The union said the deal was reached Wednesday night but didn't give details. The deal still has to be approved by committees of national union leaders and local...

Ford to offer over-the-air software updates across lineup

Oct. 30, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Beginning next year, Ford's redesigned vehicle models will allow software updates over the internet or through cellular phone connections. The company says every model will be equipped with the technology as they are redesigned. The shift will reduce visits to dealers for service and...