Tag: intimidation

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

Stand with Nissan employees before it’s too late

Next week marks the culmination of one of the biggest civil rights battles in a generation. Thousands of people who work at Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi factory will vote whether to join together in union to improve their jobs and communities. Veteran auto assemblers are uniting to protest dangerous conditions, insecure permatemp jobs, and punishing schedules. Nissan is responding with an ugly unionbusting campaign to suppress the voices and dignity of its predominantly Black workforce. It’s no accident that Nissan’s factories in the South are the only ones in the world where its employees do not have a union. Corporations deliberately ... Read more

Trumps words and actions when it comes to workers: workers always lose

UAW members are workers who believe in collective bargaining rights. We know they’re the foundation of fair treatment in the workplace, good health care coverage for our families, job safety, retirement security and everything we negotiate as equals with management. Voting for Donald Trump for president in November is the same as voting against your own collective bargaining rights. Trumps words and actions tell us that. Let’s look at his disregard for his own workers as long as he, personally, is benefiting. The Associated Press reported in June 1990 that he ignored standard business practices by using his casinos and ... Read more