Tag: Labor Rights Are Civil Rights

Actor and Activist Danny Glover Wins NAACP Image Award

Danny Glover may be best known for his acting, but last week he was honored by the NAACP for his philanthropy and commitment to promoting civil rights around the world. Glover has been a long-time ally of the UAW, serving as a strong advocate for efforts to unionize the workers at Nissan in Canton, Mississippi. When he received the President’s Award, Glover spoke of the Nissan organizing efforts, saying, “Civil rights and labor rights have always been one and the same.” We congratulate Mr. Glover and thank him for his continued efforts to support workers’ rights around the globe. For more ... Read more

Common performs in support of Nissan workers

Grammy award-winning singer and actor Common performed before a sold-out audience at Jackson State University March 21 in support of Mississippi Nissan workers as they expand their effort to organize a union at the Nissan plant in Canton. Other guests at the event included actor and activist Danny Glover, local performance artists, Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN) members, Nissan workers, and student supporters from Mississippi Student Justice Alliance (MSJA) and Concerned Students for a Better Nissan (CSBN), who are calling on Nissan to respect its workforce’s labor rights. Workers who have adopted the slogan “Tell Nissan: Labor rights ... Read more