ANN ARBOR, MI – A decision by Toyota Motor Corp. to shutter its former joint-venture assembly plant in Fremont, CA, is one in a string of poor decisions of late by the Japanese auto maker, says United Auto Workers union Vice President Bob King. “Toyota has lost its way,” says King, who likely will succeed Ron Gettelfinger later this year as U.S. labor’s top-ranking official. “Horrendous management decision.” The irony, King says, is in closing the New United Motor Mfg. Inc. plant, Toyota ...
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