NUMMI Workers Rally With National Union

By Cheryl Hurd
|  Saturday, Feb 13, 2010  |  Updated 11:45 AM PDT
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NUMMI Workers Rally With National Union

Workers shocked as car maker makes major announcement

Several hundred union workers are at the Union Hall in Fremont tried to put the brakes on Toyota's NUMMI Plant Closure.

United Auto Workers Vice President Bob King was in town from Detroit

"This is a bad time to close NUMMI," he said. "Toyota is leaving Californians out in the cold."

Toyota's plans to close the facility will put as many as 50,000 California residents out of work and cause major damage to the state's economy.

Tina Freitas is a mother of two, Austin and Marrissa. Her husband worked for NUMMI for 21 years.  If it closes in March they will have to move in with her parents.

"This is a sad day for us, but we always have hope the plant will stay open," Freitas says.

Politicians hopes so too but they are working on alternative plans in case NUMMI continues to move forward with its plans. Until then families like the Freitas will have to hope and wait.

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