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    After Crushing Defeat In Mississippi Nissan Vote, UAW Vows To Fight Nissan In Court

    After Crushing Defeat In Mississippi Nissan Vote, UAW Vows To Fight Nissan In Court

    “More than 60 percent of Nissan workers opposed unionizing”

    Nissan plant employees in Canton, Mississippi voted nearly two to one against unionization, but the UAW isn’t giving up despite this crushing rebuke.  They are prevailing upon the NLRB to proceed with charges against the Canton Nissan plant that include alleged “unfair” treatment of the plant’s workers and “anti-union” activity.

    The progressive website Common Dreams reports:

    Following this week’s vote against unionization at a Nissan plant in Mississippi, the United Auto Workers (UAW) are asking the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to proceed with a trial looking into Nissan’s unfair treatment of workers, as well as the intimidation tactics it used to discourage employees from unionizing.

    More than 60 percent of Nissan workers opposed unionizing at the plant in a vote that took place Thursday and Friday, following years of organizing efforts by the UAW at the plant.

    The majority of workers at the plant in Canton, Miss., are African-American, and white supervisors at the plant have been accused of giving preferential treatment to white workers.

    Nissan’s practice of hiring contract workers was also a key point in the dispute, with the pro-union movement arguing that the company’s lower compensation for contract workers drove wages down for all employees and left full-time workers without bargaining power.

    During the campaign, the anti-union contingent at the plant accused the UAW of disingenuously trying to court black workers by donating to civil rights and religious groups. The UAW countered that it had supported such organizations for decades.

    The auto company’s management was aggressive in its campaign to fight unionization. Nissan called workers into meetings with management where they were told that should a worker’s union stage a strike, employees wouldn’t be guaranteed their jobs when they returned.


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    Old0311 | August 6, 2017 at 8:39 am

    The UAW is so past being useful. I’m so proud that Nissan workers rejected their BS.

    Gremlin1974 | August 6, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Funny, the UAW seems to act more like an Organized Crime family than a union.

    The Friendly Grizzly | August 6, 2017 at 11:49 am

    I guess the next UAW step will be stopping workers in the parking lot with “Hey, Mr. Jones. You have a very pretty wife. Your son Jason has quite a pitching arm; we saw him at his little league game.. And your daugher’s 4H project was amazing. You keep your house up very nicely; I’m sure you are proud of it and wouldn’t;’t want anything to happen to it…”

    Or, they get Teamsters to stop making deliveries to the plant.

    puhiawa | August 6, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    UAW workers drink and smoke pot on the job….and can’t be fired.

    redc1c4 | August 7, 2017 at 2:43 am


    yeah, go UAW, chumps, and see what that gets you!

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