More on the NUMMI Layoffs

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All the hard feelings not quite past. (Credit: Myrow)

About 300 workers injured in the last days before NUMMI closed, could benefit from a proposed class-action lawsuit to be filed later today against NUMMI and Toyota. That from the Oakland Tribune.

The deal ironed out between NUMMI and  leaders of UAW Local 2244 left workers on leave from the factory due to injuries with the minimum severance: $21,000 a person. For everybody else, the package was calculated according to seniority. The average severance was $54,000; the largest was $69,000. NUMMI (and Toyota) based the size of the packages primarily on attendance during the plant's last six months of operation.

Why so much attention on this blog and on our air about NUMMI?  Check out this Layoffs Database at the San Jose Mercury News. Click the Layoffs tab twice so you see the layoffs in order of size.  Yeah, NUMMI was/is a big deal.

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About Rachael Myrow

Rachael Myrow hosts the California Report for KQED. Over 17 years in public radio, she's worked for Marketplace and KPCC, filed for NPR and The World, and developed a sizable tea collection that's become the envy of the KQED newsroom. She specializes in politics, economics and history in California - but for emotional balance, she also covers food and its relationship to health and happiness.

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