Tag: labor rights

Nissan Workers, UAW Official, Human Rights Expert to Testify Before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Hearing will address the attack on human rights in the U.S. automotive industry, and will focus on the case of Nissan in Mississippi The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, a body of the Organization of American States, is set to hear testimony about the effective denial of the right to collective bargaining for U.S. workers, in the auto industry and throughout the economy. The hearing will focus on the anti-union campaign conducted by Nissan in Mississippi. Nissan workers will testify about their personal experiences during the anti-union campaign. Experts will testify that U.S. corporations and right-wing politicians have waged a ... Read more

UAW Endorses Lumumba for Jackson Mayor

(Jackson, Mississippi) – Citing his commitment to worker safety and labor rights, the Mississippi UAW CAP Council has endorsed Chokwe A. Lumumba for mayor of Jackson. “The citizens of Jackson have an opportunity to elect a mayor in Chokwe A. Lumumba who understands that labor rights are civil rights and that raising the wages, health and safety and labor standards of all workers builds the economy of Jackson,” said Ray Curry, director of UAW Region 8. Lumumba has demonstrated support for workers including his participation in the March on Mississippi earlier this year to argue for labor rights at Nissan ... Read more

Roundtable discussion with UAW President Dennis Williams

Today, UAW President Dennis Williams gave a wide-ranging interview – his first since wrapping up bargaining with the Detroit 3 in late 2015. Check out the video below to hear President Williams speak about issues like trade, organizing, labor rights, the state of the UAW, the Flint water crisis and the upcoming presidential election.