From left, New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. auto workers Juan Carrera, Don Holderfield and Gary Sewell, look over a tentative agreement they voted on outside the United Auto Workers union hall in Fremont, Calif., Wednesday, March 17, 2010. The UAW says guild employees at California's sole remaining auto plant will likely ratify an agreement to shut down the facility. Workers at the Fremont-based Nummi plant are voting on the proposed deal Wednesday. The facility, which employs 4,600 workers, is slated to close April 1.
From left, New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. auto workers Juan Carrera, Don Holderfield and Gary Sewell, look over a tentative agreement they voted on outside the United Auto Workers union hall in Fremont, Calif., Wednesday, March 17, 2010. The UAW says guild employees at California's sole remaining auto plant will likely ratify an agreement to shut down the facility. Workers at the Fremont-based Nummi plant are voting on the proposed deal Wednesday. The facility, which employs 4,600 workers, is slated to close April 1. Eric Risberg / AP Photo
From left, New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. auto workers Juan Carrera, Don Holderfield and Gary Sewell, look over a tentative agreement they voted on outside the United Auto Workers union hall in Fremont, Calif., Wednesday, March 17, 2010. The UAW says guild employees at California's sole remaining auto plant will likely ratify an agreement to shut down the facility. Workers at the Fremont-based Nummi plant are voting on the proposed deal Wednesday. The facility, which employs 4,600 workers, is slated to close April 1. Eric Risberg / AP Photo

NUMMI shutdown hits Central Valley hard

March 24, 2010 10:54 AM