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Toyota says it will stop building cars at NUMMI plant in Fremont

Original post made on Aug 28, 2009

State and local leaders expressed disappointment yesterday at Toyota Motors Corp.'s announcement that it won't order any vehicles from the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. plant in Fremont after next March.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 27, 2009, 8:37 PM

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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Aug 28, 2009 at 9:38 am

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Makes you wonder if the outcome of this story would have been different if the labor force at Nummi was non-union. Part of the reason Toyota has remains a profitable company is their use of non-union labor (unlike GM).

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Posted by Dr. Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 28, 2009 at 9:44 am

If you want to teach Toyota a lesson, spread the word, DON'T BUY TOYOTA!



know it all!

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 28, 2009 at 2:35 pm

I agree with SteveP, I suspect that a major factor in Toyota's decision is the fact that NUMMI was unionized. Unions need to realize that their unreasonable wage and benefit demands ultimately will result in loss of jobs. As this country is discovering, there is a wealth of workers world wide that can do the same job, sometimes with better quality, than union folks. It's sad to see happen, because many other small companies are also impacted by this. Perhaps the unions will learn from this (perhaps not!)

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Posted by Out of Work
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 28, 2009 at 2:37 pm

NUMMI workers should really be thankful that Toyota stayed in it this long. With only one profitable year on the books to date, a state that is increasingly more business-unfriendly with each passing day, and a union leadership that is unwilling to make the concessions needed to ensure its members would continue to have stable employment, can anyone really blame them from pulling out???

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Posted by Fred
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Aug 29, 2009 at 9:42 am

They should just close the plant and use the land to build condos.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Aug 29, 2009 at 12:28 pm

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The Japanese won't be convinced by a rally. Their culture is really different.

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Posted by Now Listen
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Aug 29, 2009 at 8:45 pm

We don't need Numi...

We need more low cost housing on that prime land.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 29, 2009 at 8:53 pm

grreat idea now listen, lets put low income housing on top of land which has been contaminated since 1960

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 30, 2009 at 5:31 pm

Now now now...wannabee...I say let the empty lot be made into exercise fields to be used by the public to maintaing their health: tracks, walking course, short distance running, skipping lanes and olympic style walking courses!

FIRST, REMOVE ALL TOXIC WASTE!!! The job would create lots of jobs, first choice would go to the newly unemployed workers.

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