Workers and community members will hold a rally today to call for Toyota Motor Corp. to reverse its decision to close the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. vehicle assembly plant in Fremont.
The rally will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office at 1 Post St. in San Francisco.
Sergio Santos, the president of United Auto Workers Local 2244, which represents workers at the NUMMI plant, said UAW members and their families, union and community supporters and local, state and federal elected officials will attend the rally.
Santos said the NUMMI facility employs about 4,500 people and has created tens of thousands of other jobs throughout California.
NUMMI is a 25-year-old joint venture between General Motors and Toyota, but GM announced in June that it would withdraw from the partnership.
Toyota announced on Thursday that it will end its production contract with NUMMI on March 31 and will shift production of Toyota Corolla Cars and Toyota Tacoma trucks to facilities that are wholly owned by the company.