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Nissan Employees Courageously Fought Against Unfair Tactics

Nissan employees courageously fought for a local union and came within a few hundred votes of achieving their dream. All of us were disappointed by the outcome in Canton, but we weren’t surprised. Despite Ghosn’s testimony that Nissan was neutral on the question of a union, the company waged an anti-union campaign unlike any I’ve seen. Read more on www.detroitnews.com >>>

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Today’s Nissan Vote

“The courageous workers of Nissan, who fought tirelessly for union representation alongside community and civil-rights leaders, should be proud of their efforts to be represented by the UAW. The result of the election was a setback for these workers, the UAW and working Americans everywhere, but in no way should it be considered a defeat. “Perhaps recognizing they couldn’t keep their workers from joining our union based on the facts, Nissan and its anti-worker allies ran a vicious campaign against its own workforce that was comprised of intense scare tactics, misinformation and intimidation. “American workers need champions more than ever. ... Read more

The brave road Nissan workers have traveled so far

Nissan workers are approaching a crossroads that was a long time coming as they finish up voting tonight. We will have more information when the votes are tallied and the vote totals released. In the meantime, here’s the brave road Nissan workers have traveled so far: APRIL 2014The UAW aligns with the IndustriALL Global Union to seek assistance from the U.S. National Contact Point (NCP) for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in responding to Nissan’s violations of workers’ organizing rights in Canton, Miss. The UAW and IndustriALL say the company is using “threats, intimidation and fear” to keep a ... Read more

NLRB ISSUES NEW UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE COMPLAINT AGAINST NISSAN

CARMAKER’S ANTI-UNION CAMPAIGN UNDERMINES FREE AND FAIR ELECTION IN MISSISSIPPI CANTON, Miss. — The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a new complaint alleging unfair labor practices against Nissan in advance of this week’s representation election for blue-collar employees at the company’s Canton plant. The new NLRB complaint, issued late Friday, alleges that Nissan threatened a loss of wages and benefits if employees support a union, threatened closing of the Canton plant if employees support a union, interrogated employees about union support, and promised increased benefits and improved working conditions if employees oppose a union. The new NLRB complaint comes ... Read more

Nissan Union Vote Set for Aug. 3-4 in Mississippi

UAW Calls on Company to Cease Threats, Intimidation of Workers (Pictured: employees at Nissan’s Canton plant participate in the March on Mississippi earlier this year) CANTON, Miss. — Acting on behalf of Nissan employees, the UAW today reached an agreement with Nissan to hold a two-day union representation election, supervised by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), on Thursday, Aug. 3, and Friday, Aug. 4, in Canton, Miss. In an election petition filed with the NLRB, Nissan employees originally sought to schedule the election earlier that same week but instead agreed to the Aug. 3-4 dates offered by the company. In announcing the ... Read more

Labor Voices: Nissan rejects dialogue with workers

Canton, Miss. – Earlier this month, top executives at Nissan North America received a letter from supporters of the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN), a coalition of civil rights leaders, ministers and worker advocates who support Nissan employees’ efforts to form a union… Read the full article on detroitnews.com >>>

Live Stream & Blog: March On Mississippi!

Today at 1:30PM ET is the March on Mississippi! See the live stream below and watch our twitter feed for more updates, and check out the media roundup at the bottom. NEW LIVE STREAM LINK: https://www.facebook.com/GoodJobsNation/videos/1476774102357189/ Tweets by @UAW March on Mississippi Photo Gallery Special thanks to Change to Win, John Davis (UAW LUCA – Region 8) and Debi Kirchner (UAW LUCA – Region 1D) for contributing to this gallery.  March on Mississippi Press Roundup USA Today: Workers seek to bring union to Nissan’s U.S. plants Clarion-Ledger: Bernie Sanders coming to Miss. for march against Nissan Mississippi Today: Nissan Canton fined for ... Read more

Bernie Sanders, Danny Glover to Lead Historic Civil Rights Protest on Nissan Factory in Canton, Miss.

Hundreds of Workers, Civil Rights Leaders, Elected Officials to Converge on Nissan Plant for ‘The March on Mississippi: Workers’ Rights = Civil Rights’ — Citing Automaker’s Record of Harassment, Intimidation of African-American Workers, Protesters to Demand Company Respect Employees’ Right to Vote for a Union Without Fear of Retaliation Canton, Miss. – Citing a pattern of civil rights abuses by Nissan against its predominantly African-American workforce in Mississippi, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, actor Danny Glover, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks and hundreds of workers, civil rights leaders, and social justice advocates will converge on the automaker’s factory in Canton Saturday ... Read more

NISSAN CRITICIZED OVER CIVIL RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICAN WORKERS

COMMUNITY LEADERS, CLERGY, WORKER ADVOCATES LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE NISSAN DEALERS AND BUYERS NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Community leaders, elected officials, faith leaders, labor unions, student groups and racial justice organizations today protested at Nashville’s Action Nissan dealership to raise awareness of civil rights abuses at Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Canton, Miss. “We are proud to stand with our friends in Mississippi to call attention to civil rights abuses at Nissan’s assembly plants,” said the Rev. Ed Thompson, chair of Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH), a coalition of faith leaders, community organizations and labor unions. “We believe workers’ rights ... Read more

VIDEO: Nissan worker Robert Hathorn speaks to DNC platform committee

Thank you to Nissan technician Robert Hathorn for speaking in Washington, yesterday to the committee drawing up the platform for the Democratic Party. Hathorn discussed the temporary worker issue, the threats Nissan has made toward union supporters, and the unequal playing field.