NUMMI workers vote on severance package

NUMMI workers vote on severance package

Updated at 07:31 AM today

 

The severance package on the table is worth $281 million. A tentative agreement was reached Monday, but details have been minimal, pending the union’s vote.

NUMMI’s workers began voting at 5:00 Wednesday morning at the local United Auto Workers union office, right across the street from the NUMMI plant. Voting runs until 7 p.m. Wednesday night, and will also take place at the Fremont factory, which is still slated to close April 1st.

 

The tentative agreement affects about 4,700 UAW workers. Depending how long they’ve worked for NUMMI, Toyota is offering severance ranging from about $22,000 to $70,000.

 

Many workers don’t feel it’s a good deal. While the union believes members will ratify the agreement, many are upset that General Motors — which quit its partnership with Toyota last year as part of its bankruptcy– didn’t contribute any money towards the severance package.

Management at New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. is offering retention bonuses to workers who stay on the job making cars through the final day.

The United Auto Workers union also says that it got a promise that payment will be issued about a month after the plant shuts, even if NUMMI files for bankruptcy. Other details of the closure agreement, still to be confirmed include that workers will have to pay for their own healthcare and that the union promises not to picket or demonstrate against Toyota.

More will be revealed at 11 a.m. when the union makes an announcement regarding the status of its severance negotiations, if the package isn’t approved, it’s back to the negotiation table.

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