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Senator Rice Sends Letter To Governor, Asking For Support To Use Laid-Off Port Auto Workers To Make Toyota Recall Repairs

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee Chair, Senator Ronald L. Rice, D-Essex, speaks at a meeting of his committee.

TRENTON � Senator Ronald L. Rice, D-Essex, today delivered the following letter to Governor Chris Christie, asking for his support on a recently introduced resolution aimed at addressing the recent Toyota and Lexus recalls, as well as the State�s inflated unemployment rate.

Senator Rice�s resolution would call upon Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. to use the existing relationship with its auto import and repair activities at Port Newark to allow unemployed workers to make the necessary repairs that have been outlined in the recall.

�In a perfect world, owners of the recalled vehicles would just park them, and not drive them until after the necessary repairs have been made. Unfortunately, for many, that is simply unfeasible, as they rely on the vehicles to get them to and from work, and wherever else they need to go. Because people will drive these cars, with or without the repairs, the urgency for making the repairs is definitely increased. It makes sense to utilize the service of unemployed, well-trained port workers in making the necessary installations and changes outlined in the auto recall,� said Senator Rice.


Click Here to Read a Letter from Senator Rice to Governor Christie regarding his Toyota Recall Resolution.