Toyota has finally tied up all the loose ends associated with closing the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. plant – its joint facility with General Motors in Fremont, California. When NUMMI closed in March 2010, some workers who were on medical leave at the time of the shutdown sued, claiming they didn't get the same severance package as their still-working peers.
After a year of litigation, Toyota agreed to pay $6 million to workers at its only UAW-represented plant. The settlement is technically between the company and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. More than 500 workers are expected to file for a share of the reward.