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.


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        bubwalt
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        Is it not true Toyota has had a lot of Quality Control issues the last couple of years. Must be that cheap American work force.
      Dafish
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yep that is why Ford closed the truck plant in St. Louis a few years ago. A Ford person from Detriot told me that plant had the highest number of people out on medical leave of all thier plants. Just think, over 500 people in one location were out on medical leave.....it is hard to imagine a company having to pay all those slackers medical leave pay plus severance pay for staying home(if that is what they were doing) and then thier co-workers having to pull thier slack day in and day out. When the company I worked for, in a right to work state, closed down, they gave the people 1 month to get doctors clearance and actually come back and work for at least 1 week to get severance pay. It is amazinng how people's health gets better real quick.
        bubwalt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dafish
        So you are saying that the plant encouraged phony Doctor's notes for some financial incentive?
      Avinash Machado
      • 3 Years Ago
      No wonder the foreign car makers prefer to build their factories in the South.
        gilruth
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        @Avinash Machado
        yeah in the south we got the right yo work law. the unions are allready to bust now. the southern states have skilled labor to work these type factories. in mississippi you can buy a large home for less than 100 grand' in the borthern states that same home would cost you 400 grand or more
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          bubwalt
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          @gilruth
          400 hundred grand? Not in the Detroit area. And everybody knows Mississippi has the worst education system in the country. Imagine, going to a state with dummies for a work force!!! Not to mention the racial bigots that run the state. Imagine, hillbillies Kow Towing the Japanese. LOL
        bubwalt
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        @Avinash Machado
        Why do these non union workers try and get UAW wages?
      My Lord Vader
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      good job by the union -- first their demands force the plant to close -- then this -- unions suck the blood out of eberything they can -- then whine about it -- the union should have lobbied for those people long ago -- if they had a case -- this is just go away money that most likely won't trickle down to the people that deserved it -- or be paid out to people that don't
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      en4j
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      what a joke, after spending 21 years working there, this case was a mess, GM was half owner of NUMMI and they skated free, didn't pay one penny of the compensation, all of it was left for toyota, the workers had the money coming but Gm should have paid there share
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      bubwalt
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      Build a plant in Mississippi? Hmm, well they are known for the worst education system in the country. Not to mention racial biggotry. Happy home for the Klan. I was stationed in Meridian, Mississippi back in 1976. I know what the term "other side of the railroad tracks" means.
      Brian Workman
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Jap American Auto Manufacturers aren't interesed in the American Factory Workers!!?
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        bubwalt
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        @Brian Workman
        No, they just want their money via sales.
      fredyacht1
      • 3 Years Ago
      They ought to disable their stupid cars. Alhtough they do win the "ugliest car on the road" award!
        peakarach1
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        @fredyacht1
        If domestic cars are that good then why need a bail out in the first place?
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