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More on the NUMMI Layoffs

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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 … Continue reading »


GUEST POST: A NUMMI Worker Says Goodbye

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There are A LOT of stories on NUMMI pegged to the closure today.  Many of them are excellent – especially the latest from NPR’s Richard Gonzales. For this blog, I thought it would be lovely to hear directly, and at … Continue reading »


NUMMI Workers Say Yes to Severance Package

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3,700 members of UAW Local 2244 can look forward to leaving the plant on April 1st with the promise of a chunk of change coming in May.  The San Jose Mercury News reports 90% of those who voted approved the … Continue reading »


NUMMI Job Center Closing Friday

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But first, I got a chance to visit the plant and the plant’s job center in action.  Here’s the radio story. And the photos taken by intern Jennifer Baires. Photo Slideshow There’s another job center just for UAW members in … Continue reading »


NUMMI Tentative Severance Package Deal Reached

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The management of New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. and United Auto Workers have reached a tentative deal  to cover union workers at the auto plant, which is closing April  1. In a statement, UAW VP Jimmy Settles said “We are … Continue reading »


The Trip to Japan

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This just in from the Middle East North Africa Financial Network. Or really, Marketwatch. (Google News alerts pull up  random publications at times.) A UAW delegation to Japan has not changed Toyota’s mind about NUMMI.  But UAW VP Bob King … Continue reading »


NUMMI Closure To Cost Taxpayers

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That Blue Ribbon Commission report State Treasurer Bill Lockyer promised is out today.  UC Berkeley Professor Harley Shaiken crunched the numbers and concludes: Plant closings are damaging in good times but become devastating during hard times. The Council of Economic … Continue reading »


Some Relief for NUMMI Workers

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This just in from Reuters: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the federal agency that insures corporate pensions, says it will assume responsibility for the plans of 5,800 workers and retirees of NUMMI in Fremont. As previously reported, New United Motor … Continue reading »


"You Gotta Put Up a Fight"

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What a crowd there was at the UAW Union Hall in Fremont this afternoon.  Actually, as you see in the photos by intern Kelly Mahan below, there were two crowds: Local 2244 members in their union finery (along with at … Continue reading »


Look Like You're Doing Something

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The shut down date for New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. grows ever closer. NUMMI worker Maria Gregg tells the California Report some machinery is already being sent to other plants. Pressure is building for somebody to do something, but what? … Continue reading »