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Honda dealer in Spokane Valley plans expansion

According to permits issued by the city, the AutoNation Honda dealership is building a $3.5 million, 2,200-square-foot addition at its current location at 8201 E. Sprague Ave.

AutoNation targets used-car market with new no-haggle prices

Used-car buyers want no-haggle prices and a brand they can trust, AutoNation’s research shows. So the country’s largest auto retailer on Friday rolled out a “one price” strategy and a new concept used-car and service store to address those concerns, making the announcement with its third-quarter earnings report.

AutoNation Toyota in Valley celebrates expansion

The CEO of the country’s largest auto dealership chain put on a Seattle Seahawks ballcap Friday morning. About 230 of his company employees shouted approval. Mike Jackson, the chief executive of AutoNation Inc., came to Spokane Valley to celebrate the reopening of the chain’s Toyota-Scion dealership, at 8600 E. Sprague Ave.

Dealer must pay workers’ lost wages

On April 1, 2005, AutoNation Inc. changed the vacation policy for its Spokane and Washington workers. The result was that more than 500 workers statewide were denied at least one week, and in some cases three weeks, of earned vacation dating from 2004 to spring 2005. Four years and a long legal battle later, the nation’s largest vehicle dealer is paying legal fees and lost wages totaling $2.6 million.

Auto dealer paying employees lost wages

On April 1, 2005, AutoNation Inc. changed the vacation policy for its Spokane and Washington workers. The result was that more than 500 workers statewide were denied at least one week, and in some cases three weeks, of earned vacation dating from 2004 to spring 2005.